Matt J. Nelson

Matt J. Nelson
CPA, FHFMA, CGMA

Partner

mattn@frgroup.net

(940) 464-4584

Mr. Nelson has over thirty-two years experience in the healthcare industry, including owning his own healthcare consulting firm, three years as Director for a healthcare consulting firm, and over twenty years as a financial officer in both proprietary and non-profit healthcare systems. His areas of expertise include decision support/cost accounting, capital planning, long-range strategic financial planning, financial feasibility studies, business process redesign planning, rate structure analysis, productivity analysis, and financial information systems.

Consulting Experience

Mr. Nelson has been a Partner with FRG, LLC since January 2000. Consulting engagements have included interim chief financial officer positions (including Maricopa Integrated Health System for thirteen months), operational and financial assessments of hospitals, and working with hospitals in implementing budgeting and financial reporting systems. Prior to opening his own consulting firm, Mr. Nelson was a Director of a regional healthcare consulting firm. In this role, he performed consulting engagements including financial advisor for a $100 million bond issue for a hospital in East Texas, interim chief financial officer for a 300+ bed hospital (five months), physician practice acquisition studies, physician practice operational improvement studies, corporate compliance plans for hospitals, developed strategic financial planning models for hospitals and new services within hospitals, development of hospital within a hospital model, analysis of senior health centers, analysis of new equipment technology for physician practices, market analysis, and development of comparative hospital data.

Industry Experience

Mr. Nelson served as a financial officer for over twenty years for both non-profit and proprietary health systems. Mr. Nelson was a financial officer for Baylor Health Care System for fourteen years. His responsibilities included directing financial decision support systems, managed care financial analysis, capital operations budgeting, cost accounting, productivity studies, financial feasibility studies, design and implementation of financial systems, third party reimbursement, financial support for bond issuances, business process redesign facilitation and financial support, and support of treasury functions.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, August 1974, University of Houston

Associations and Accomplishments

Most of FRG’s Partners and Consultants are former hospital financial staff with broad-reaching healthcare financial management experience including:

  • Certified Public Accountant - 1982
  • Fellow - Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Association of Hospital Financial Administration
  • Lone Star Chapter of HFMA (President 1988-89
  • Volunteers of America Texas – Board Member (Past President)
  • Volunteers of America National Services Board (2007 – 2013)

Contact Matt Nelson at mattn@frgroup.net or (940) 464-4584