Thomas J. Force, Esq.
As a state and federally licensed attorney in both New Jersey and New York, Mr. Force has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. His success as a Wall Street insurance litigator and his tenure as General Counsel for a New York-based Accident and Health Insurance Company where he served as Chief Compliance Officer propelled the founding of The Patriot Group. The Patriot Group is a full service revenue recovery company that provides billing, collections, and follow-up services as well as assistance with managed care appeals, managed care contracting, credentialing and compliance. Mr. Force is nationally recognized as an expert in revenue collection techniques, managed care contracting and appeal strategies. Mr. Force remains an active member and frequent speaker on managed care and collection techniques for the Health Finance Management Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and other organizations. A United States Marine, Mr. Force received the prestigious Meritorious Mast Award for Leadership in 1987. Mr. Force is also co-Chairman of the Health and Hospital Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is co-founder of the Healthcare Reimbursement Attorneys Network, a national association of attorneys that represent physicians and hospital clients. Mr. Force also works closely with the American Medical Association and various state Medical Associations.