Karen Newton is the Director of Third Party Reimbursement for Clinton A. Harkins, P.C. where she has been employed for 13 years. With 35 years of hospital financial experience, she has held the positions of Admission Supervisor, Manager of Patient Accounts and Director of a Centralized Business Office responsible for nine (9) Long Term Acute Care Facilities located in the Eastern half of the United States. Karen has been active with Georgia HFMA for 19 years serving on the Managed Care committee, Chairing the PFS and Physician Practice Management Forum and Chairing the CPAR committee. Karen served as the Georgia Chapter Treasurer, Program Chair, President-Elect and is currently the President for the Georgia Chapter of HFMA. Karen is the recipient of the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold Merit Award, Sister Rose Margaret Schweers Most Valuable Member Award and the 2008 –2009 President’s Award.Karen has been married 21 years to her husband Jim and lives in Marietta. In her spare time, she is an active Tennis player and enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends.