Impact Advisors Hires James McHugh

Experienced Revenue Cycle professional to join senior leadership team

Impact Advisors, a leading provider of strategy, performance excellence, revenue cycle management, ERP, implementation, and technology consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced that James McHugh, FACHE, has joined its senior leadership team. He will lead efforts to expand the Revenue Cycle practice and the digital offerings in the broader Performance Excellence service line.

“We are excited to have James expand our Revenue Cycle practice,” said Andy Smith, president and co-founder of Impact Advisors. “His experience and track record in the industry will help us build out and grow an industry-leading Revenue Cycle solution. In addition, his commitment to culture and passion for developing consulting professionals is a perfect match for our firm and our values.”

McHugh has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has demonstrated success in building and growing technology-based Revenue Cycle consulting services. As the co-founder and former managing director of McKinnis Consulting Services, McHugh brings a proven track record of building successful businesses and delivering high-quality client results. McHugh is joining Impact Advisors from Guidehouse (f/k/a Navigant), where he led the Revenue Cycle business unit and subsequently created and led the Healthcare Innovation and Digital Optimization Team (HIDOT).

As a sales and delivery leader, McHugh led many of McKinnis’ largest accounts and was the administrator of the business that grew from three consultants to more than 75 professionals at the time of its acquisition by Navigant in 2016. Upon acquisition, McHugh was trusted to lead the joint Revenue Cycle business unit and was responsible for integration efforts. As a leader in technology and innovation, he created and drove solutions focused on automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in both revenue cycle and clinical optimization.

McHugh has a Master of Business Administration in Health Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago. McHugh has been designated a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Quinlan School of Business Board of Advisors at Loyola University Chicago.

About Impact Advisors

Impact Advisors is a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm that is solving some of the toughest challenges in the industry by delivering strategic advisory, technology implementation and performance improvement services. Our comprehensive suite of digital health, clinical optimization and revenue cycle services spans the lifecycle of our clients’ needs. Our experienced team has a powerful combination of clinical, revenue, operations, consulting and IT experience. The firm has earned a number of prestigious industry and workplace awards, including Best in KLAS® for 13 consecutive years, Healthcare Informatics HCI 100, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty, as well as “best place to work” awards from: Modern Healthcare, Consulting Magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review and Achievers. For more information about Impact Advisors, visit