About Us


Habanero Inc. is your Medical Practice Rx.   Habanero is based in Patchogue, NY and serves clients across the United States.  We offer Healthcare Reimbursement Consulting Services that maximize provider reimbursement while maintaining the letter, spirit & intent of compliance rules.

Since 1996 we’ve been providing consulting services to the healthcare industry.  


  • Medical providers, both individual and group
  • Dental providers
  • Home care agencies
  • Attorneys, supporting their work with healthcare providers
  • Accountants, supporting their work with healthcare providers
  • Billing companies


  • Support for Medicare and other insurance audits, pre-payment reviews and take-back actions (there’s a very good chance they are wrong!)
  • RVU analysis and valuation (how much are you worth?)
  • HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security documentation updates (every medical practice must update these materials by September 2013)
  • Reimbursement maximization (increase your cash flow by up to 25%)
  • Medical coding consulting (how to properly document and code for your services)
  • Internal billing and coding audits (how well are you and your staff doing?)
  • Medical billing reviews (how well is your billing company doing?)
  • Staff training (coding, compliance, policies, etc.)
  • Policy & Procedure documentation creation and/or updates (required for many entities)


Susan Montana has worked in the healthcare finance industry for many years and worn many hats, but always from a consulting perspective.

She’s worked with providers and practice managers from many specialties, large hospital systems, and governmental and private payors.  She has extensive experience in all transactional aspects of healthcare finance (eligibility, billing, payment, cost avoidance, audits, etc.) which enables her to uniquely understand the financial interrelationship between provider and payor.

She’s particularly successful in implementing effective ways to enable providers to get, and keep, payments from payors.

Ms. Montana is an AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and an AHIMA Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist – Trainer (CHTS-TR).  She has extensive Project Management experience, and is well versed in current healthcare trends and issues.  She obtained her BBA from The College of Insurance.

Susan hosts a live radio program at WUSB Stony Brook, 90.1fm (or listen online at wusb.fm) alternating Friday afternoons from 1-3pm. Tune in for education, discussion and Q&A about the latest in The Business of Healthcare.

She lives on Long Island and enjoys sailing.

We look forward to helping your business.

To learn more, please contact Susan M. Montana:

(631) 244-5661