About Us - Our Team

Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Mr. Reed has over 30 years of experience in hospital administration and healthcare consulting. During his career he has held positions as hospital CEO and COO in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors including tertiary care and teaching hospitals, single specialty hospitals, and critical access facilities. As a healthcare consultant Mr. Reed has facilitated strategic planning retreats and strategic plan development, operational assessments, business development, physician needs assessments, and leadership development engagements.

Mr. Reed is a graduate of the IUPUI MHA program in Health Administration, and completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing from Indiana State University. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and an instructor on the Health Administration Faculty at IUPUI.

Steve Fischer

Steve Fischer
Regional Vice President of Finance

Mr. Fischer is a Regional Vice President of Finance with Alliant Management Services.  Mr. Fischer has over 28 years of experience in the healthcare field, including nine years as a hospital Chief Financial Officer, 9 years with Norton Healthcare in system and hospital finance officer roles and director roles at several hospitals along with three years as an interim CFO/consultant.  Prior to joining Alliant, Mr. Fischer served as the Chief Financial Officer for TJ Regional Health in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Mr. Fischer’s areas of expertise include revenue cycle/AR management, computer conversions, Operations insourcing and outsourcing, operating margin improvement, hospital acquisitions, debt capacity analysis and debt restructuring, productivity improvement, budgets, Long-range strategic planning and feasibility studies.

Mr. Fischer is a Certified Public Accountant, and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Ball State University and a Masters in Health Sciences from Webster University.

Michael Carr

Michael Carr, R.N., NEA-BC, CJCP
Vice President, Clinical Services

Mr. Carr is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Alliant Management Services. Having more than 30 years experience in healthcare, Mr. Carr is responsible for providing clinical consultative services to the managed hospitals as well as to selected clients in other hospitals. He provides additional services related to productivity program establishment, improvement, and management, clinical performance improvement, JCAHO/licensure preparedness, staff development, clinical education, clinical benchmarking, and new clinical service development.

Mr. Carr has a Masters of Science in Health Systems Administration from the University of Louisville. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University. He has served on the Kentucky Board of Nursing and has held numerous offices in nursing and other healthcare organizations.

Rich Ferriell
Reimbursement Manager

Mr. Ferriell has 24 years of experience in the healthcare industry. His experience includes nearly 17 years with Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services. With Jewish he prepared Medicare/Medicaid cost reports, net revenue budgets, handled Medicare audits and appeals and worked on the annual financial audit. He also spent seven years with the Louisville based Intermediary

Mr. Ferriell has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.

Carter Rieser

Kristie Moss
Senior Vice President of Operations

Kristie has assumed the position of Senior Vice President of Operations after 8 years excelling as the Alliant’s Program Manager, Vice President, and then Vice President of Operations. Under her watch, the company has significantly grown its membership, contract uptake, and revenue. Kristie has been instrumental in the company’s aggressive transformation from a regional to a national group purchasing organization.

Kristie will continue to work with Premier and many of Alliant Purchasing’s members, suppliers and strategic partners to ensure the operations and contracting functions exceed all expectations.

Kristie is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Heath Care Administration. She is currently participating in Blue and Company’s Building Leaders program and serves on Premier’s National Foodservice Committee.

Carter Rieser

Carter Rieser
Director, Strategic Planning and ACO Operations

Mr. Rieser is responsible for strategic analysis conducted biennially for each managed hospital, as well as the development and implementation of our Accountable Care Organization initiative.  In addition, he oversees the consumer and employee opinion survey process and conducts the analysis of the survey data. Mr. Rieser has worked and studied in a variety of healthcare settings. His experience includes project management, financial planning, statistical analysis, ACO integration, operations improvement, and budgeting.

Mr. Rieser has a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration, and a Bachelors of Science in Finance from West Virginia University.