Scott R. Mertie

  • CHFP
  • CMPE
  • CPPM
  • CCRS
  • CHA
  • CHCO


Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC

555 Great Circle Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37228

Scott Mertie is the president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC, an affiliate of KraftCPAs PLLC. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Scott consults on areas involving third-party reimbursement, operations, and compliance for clients throughout the United States. Additionally, Scott provides expert reports and testimony for healthcare-related litigation engagements. His clients include hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians, and other providers, as well as law firms. His previous experience includes working for a Nashville-based hospital management company, a Nashville hospital system, and other CPA firms.

Scott regularly presents on a variety of healthcare topics to organizations such as the HFMA, MGMA, NMGMA, MTHEA, AAPC, and TSCPA, among others, and has guest lectured at Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. He has also partnered with the American Institute for Healthcare Compliance (AIHC) to develop a Medicare/Medicaid cost report boot camp course. In addition, he worked with the AIHC to create the Certified Cost Report Specialist (CCRS) credential, as well as its related education and testing.


  • Saint Thomas Health Foundation, Board Member
  • Metro Nashville Historical Commission Foundation, Treasurer
  • Visitation Hospital Foundation, Board Member; Treasurer
  • Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Knight
  • Neighborhood Health, Past Board Member and Treasurer
  • Nashville Health Care Council, Board Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Board Member, VP of Middle District-Tennessee Chapter
  • American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, Instructor
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • National CPA Health Care Advisors Association
  • American Association of Professional Coders
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Leadership Health Care, Past Board Member
  • Medical Group Managers Association, Past Board Member
  • Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee, Past Board Member

Other Professional Accomplishments

  • Health Care Awards, Nashville Business Journal, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Power Leader in Accounting/Finance, Nashville Business Journal, 2015, 2017
  • InCharge Health Care, Nashville Medical News, 2010-2020
  • Organized and led a delegation for healthcare professionals to Cuba in 2014
  • Served as a healthcare delegate, along with former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, for a trade mission to China, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Economic Development
  • Participated in numerous Nashville Health Care Council international delegations
  • Participated in and led multiple Leadership Health Care delegations to Washington D.C.
  • Guest lecturer at Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, and others
  • One of the Top Small Businesses in the South, Business Leader Magazine
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