As Vice President of Decision Support, Dustin Thomas oversees the following key areas: Forecasting, Budgeting and Analytics; Decision Support Analytics; and Revenue Integrity and Reimbursement.
The department of Forecasting, Budgeting and Analytics (FBA) coordinates the development of the annual operating budget and also serves as liaison to the UTMB Institution to develop and facilitate development of the UT-System Operational Budget, the UTMB Institutional Budget and the Biennial Legislative Appropriations Requests (LAR). The FBA department communicates with entity leadership and financial leaders regarding forecasting, budget variance explanations, budget concerns/issues, and assists in providing information for a number of initiatives and surveys.
The department of Decision Support Analytics (DSA) includes patient cost accounting and Service Line Reporting in support of strategic planning, as well as the support of a number of clinical related data requests.
The Revenue Integrity department utilizes the functions of the DSA department and, in coordination with Revenue Cycle, ensures the maximum yield from UTMB's patient care operations.
Our goal is to ensure the highest quality service and best customer experience, at the most efficient cost.
In support of UTMB and the organization's Mission and Vision, Institutional Decision Support seeks to sustain a department culture in which employees are both valued and inspired. The team strives to create an environment which fosters integrity, compassion
for others, a spirit of excellent customer service and professionalism, while maintaining work life balance and life-long learning. The department seeks to support UTMB initiatives by providing timely, accurate and meaningful financial/clinical information
and analysis in order to drive effective decision making throughout the Institution.