Barbara Coughlin is the Vice President Quality and Government Programs for HCA Physician Services Group (PSG). Barbara provides oversight for all quality and risk programs for HCA PSG including the ambulatory physician practices, urgent care centers, and hospital based programs. Barbara provides guidance and leadership around government payer programs for more than 5,000 physician and advanced practice providers. Barbara has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare focusing on emergency medicine, ambulatory care, quality and risk, and process and operational improvement.
Prior to joining HCA PSG, Barbara was the Vice President of Operations for QRx Medical Management / Questcare Partners. During this tenure, Barbara provided quality and operational oversight for 16 emergency medicine contracts. She opened and operated an urgent care center and started a physician practice management operations including the management of two physician practices.
Previously, Barbara was the Director for Emergency Services in the Clinical Services Group at HCA, providing oversight for over 160 emergency departments across the United States. She also worked as a healthcare consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Barbara earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.