Barry Smith is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ascension Medical Group (AMG). In this role, Barry provides oversight of AMG’s performance reporting, including budgeted, actual and projected financial results, while identifying best practices to improve financial performance in addition to efficiency and quality results. He also plays a critical role in implementing athenaHealth Collector and Communicator applications across AMG.
Barry has spent his career in financial operations at numerous healthcare entities, including Baylor Health Care System, as well as Cirrus Health, both headquartered in Dallas, Texas. There, he held the titles of CFO and Senior Vice President of Finance, respectively.
Barry specializes in financial strategies and budget, physician practice operations, compensation plans, practice model development and system implementations.
Throughout his career, Barry has built relationships with numerous physician groups based on trust and respect to work through the challenges of compensation, growth, capital expansion and profitability. Other accomplishments have included leading the syndication of a surgical hospital; the development and improvement of a variety of service lines to incorporate into existing facilities improving profitability; and developed strategies and helped negotiate payer contracts that resulted in substantial improvement in physician reimbursement.
He earned both his Master of Professional Accountancy and bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from University of Texas at Arlington.