Elliott Davis, LLC Principal Speaks at Two South Carolina Medical Association Seminars

December 2, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – Dec. 2, 2008 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, announced that firm Principal Ira Bedenbaugh recently appeared as a guest speaker at the South Carolina Medical Association’s November 2008 lunch and learn sessions held throughout South Carolina.

Bedenbaugh addressed an audience of more than 35 physicians and office managers in Sumter and Newberry with a presentation titled, “Five Ways to Regain Control of Your Practice.”

The presentation helped physicians determine appropriate overhead levels, benchmark their billing departments, understand the importance of proper staffing and patient satisfaction to practice operations, and reviewed current compliance issues for medical practices.

As the leader of Elliott Davis’s medical practices group, Bedenbaugh focuses on helping physician practices and hospitals improve how they manage short and long-term financial and operational challenges. His responsibilities include analyzing physician practice infrastructure, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing workflow processes and technologies that increase business performance and address government compliance issues. Bedenbaugh served previously as a principal of Protime LLC, a medical management consulting firm, and the practice administrator of The Family Healthcare Center.

Bedenbaugh earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management and a master’s degree in business administration from Clemson University. He is a former member and past president of the Rotary Club of Laurens, S.C.; former board member and past treasurer of the United Way of Laurens County; former board member of the Laurens Chamber of Commerce and a former board member of Senior Options, also in Laurens.


Since 1925, Elliott Davis has been the accounting, tax and consulting services firm that provides clients the solutions needed to achieve their objectives while offering their people rewarding opportunities. Today, Elliott Davis has 50 shareholders and 400 employees in 10 offices throughout the Southeast. Elliott Davis’ affiliates include Elliott Davis Capital Partners, LLC, a regional investment banking firm; Elliott Davis Technology Solutions, LLC, a leading full-service network integration and security provider; and Elliott Davis Investment Partners, which creates objective and competent investment solutions customized to meet the needs of individuals, companies, endowments and foundations. The firm is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms based in the U.S., and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of 300 offices in 80 countries around the globe.

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