Washington & West was founded in 2002 by attorneys and nationally-recognized denial and appeals management experts Linda Fotheringill and Tracy Wade. Ms. Fotheringill and Ms. Wade are the sole owners of W&W and Quantum Appeals© (a Denial Management software platform that is a product of W&W). Together their backgrounds represent over sixty years of experience in the healthcare industry. From its founding, W&W has been devoted exclusively to assisting hospitals with revenue recovery for wrongfully denied & underpaid claims. Understanding the complexity involved in managing highly detailed denials, the founders staffed W&W with an interdisciplinary team comprised of attorneys, physicians, registered nurses, certified coders and recovery specialists. They developed a process that leveraged the multidisciplinary expertise of the team and worked with leading technologists to build a proprietary software to manage that process.