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Cristian Lieneck

Cristian Lieneck


How I Might Be Able to Assist

Dr. Lieneck has over 10 years of experience in the field of healthcare administration with a focus in medical group practice management.  Initially entering the field as a Medical Service Corps officer in the United States Army, Dr. Lieneck led a garrison medical clinic and a field medical evacuation platoon in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.  As a Captain, he served as an Executive Officer and Dental Company Commander, managing four dental practices and one hospital-based oral surgery clinic.  As a civilian, Dr. Lieneck held positions of leadership in organizations such as the Community Living Assistance Support Services (CLASS) program for the Texas Medicaid-Waiver Program (Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services), Austin Radiological Association (ARA), as well as serving as the medical group practice administrator of an Austin-based physiatry and pain medicine physician group practice, consisting of multiple locations and an outpatient procedure suite in central Texas.

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

Dr. Lieneck is a fellow and board certified in medical group practice management by the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the credentialing body of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) — the premiere professional association for medical group/ambulatory care practice administrators.  He is a fellow and board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and a fellow in the Academy of Healthcare Management (AHM).  He is also a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), credentialed through the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Dr. Lieneck continues to participate in professional leadership roles at national, state, and local levels.  He has been appointed and continues to serve as the MGMA Forum Representative for the state of Texas, serves on the Education Committee for both the Texas MGMA and the ACHE-Central Texas Chapter organizations.  He is a member of the ACHE Regent’ s Advisory Council for ACHE and is an AUPHA undergraduate program review committee member.  His research interests include healthcare quality, physician services billing and reimbursement, and core competencies of healthcare administrators.



PhD, Adult, Community, and Professional Education, Texas State University
MHA, Healthcare Administration, Texas State University
BS, Natural Science, Xavier University

Courses Taught at CCG

MHM 502 Quantitative Methods and Metrics
MHM 600 Strategic Planning in Healthcare (Capstone)

Professional Experience

2010-present, Principal Consultant, MedGroup Management, LLC, Austin, Texas

2007-2010, Practice Administrator, PainCare Physicians, Austin, Texas

2006-2007, Business Office Manager, Medical Claims/Billing & Account Receivable Departments, Austin Radiological Association, Austin, Texas

2004-2006, Program Director, Caregivers Home Health, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Austin, Texas

2000-2004, US Army Medical Service Corps officer (Medical Clinic Manager, Field Evacuation Officer, Dental Activity Executive Officer and Company Commander), Fort Carson, Colorado

2000-2002, Emergency Medical Technicial, Medic-One Ambulance, Cincinnati, Ohio

Publications and Lectures

Lieneck, C. & Mileski, M. (in press). Measuring for success: Continuity of care systems that incorporate patient responsibility. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connection.

Lieneck, C. (in press). Taking “selfies” for academic credit: Two methods for teaching personal branding to early careerist healthcare administration professionals. Journal of Health Administration Education.

Lieneck, C. & Morrison, E. (in press). Exploratory analysis of personality type and residency performance in the undergraduate health administration student. Is success inherent? Journal of Health Administration Education.

Lieneck, C. & Nowicki, M. (2015). Healthcare finance executive personalities revisited: A 10-year follow-up study. Health Care Manager 34(3), 187-191.

Lieneck, C. (2015). Breaking the bean-counter stereotype: Member research assesses personality traits for healthcare financial managers. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connection, 15(6), 32-33.

Lieneck, C. & Greathouse, D. (2015). Use of experiential learning activities to teach implicit communication in healthcare services marketing. Journal of Health Administration Education, 32(1), 149-156.

Lieneck, C. (2015). Accounting with “LIFO” vs. “FIFO” : The devil is in the details. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connection, 15(3), 26-29.

Lieneck, C. (2014). Member perspectives on the ACA insurance exchange grace period. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connection, 14(5), 45-48, 60.

Lieneck, C., Morrison, E., & Price, L. (2013). Criterion-referenced exit examinations: An institution’ s internal process for psychometric analysis. Current Issues in Education, 16(2), 1-15.

Lieneck, C. (2013). Assessing the other “ R” in RHIOs. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connection, 13(8), 42-43.

Lieneck, C. & Weaver, E. (2013). Capital questions: Balance sheets and leasing changes. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connexion, 13(2), 44-45.

Lieneck, C. (2012). Service scripts, pay for performance, and practice liability: Learn how to manage what will be measured. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Virtual Connexion, 12(8), 61-63.

Lieneck, C. (2012). Avoiding pitfalls: Integration survival techniques for the practice manager. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connexion, 12(7), 40-43.

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