wild horse hammer of the high desert
Robert Hammer is a healthcare revenue cycle analytics manager and native Utahan. He has several newspaper op-eds and professional articles to his credit, and enjoys writing third-person autobiographical sketches (maybe a little too much). His ground-breaking “Estimated Payment Ability” algorithm for allocating charitable care was detailed in a peer-reviewed article published in the March 2006 edition of HFM, the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s monthly journal. You may also remember him as the creator of the “3-Rs” approach to revenue cycle outcomes analysis (No? Well, maybe a friend can loan you the Winter 2007 edition of AAHAM’s quarterly journal). He once entered a meeting with his superiors stating, "Some of you may have heard whispers about the Nobel Committee creating a new category for revenue cycle analytics. Let me just say that no one has contacted me directly about that." It was worth a shot, but the rumor never gained traction. Non-professionally, the Salt Lake Tribune has published several of his essays on various social and political topics over the years.
Robert and his adoring wife (his best friend and easily the best thing that ever happened to him) make their home in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Robert Hammer is an avid eventing and endurance rider. Her handsome Arabian, Legend, and her Cedar Mountains Mustang, Odin, also believe she is the best thing that ever happened to them.
People who know Rob will be amazed that he made it this far without mentioning that his younger days included a state high school bodybuilding championship and being named honor graduate in Marine Corps Infantry Training School. Now a few years into his second half-century, he still clings desperately to the belief that these musty accomplishments mean something. Just smile and nod approvingly (or knowingly), for his sake. He also seems to think having a Jeep, camera, GPS device and adventurous spirit qualifies him to create a website like this one. Whatever.
One final note: we cannot confirm the rumor that the Pulitzer Prize Administration might establish a new category for specialized internet tour guides devoted to increasing awareness of American mustangs and the little-known areas they inhabit. Please stop asking.
"Keep your wheels beneath your heels, and your eyes on the horizon."