Who We Are

Claudia Amortegui, President

Claudia Amortegui

Claudia received her Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. She joined Palmetto Government Benefits Administrators (DMERC Region C) as an ombudsman. She worked with Palmetto for three years assisting Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) providers in learning medical policies and proper claims submission. She then became a sales representative for Quickie Designs, a division of Sunrise Medical, with responsibility for the sale of wheelchairs and seating systems in the Northern Florida and Southern Georgia territory.

Claudia then moved to Chicago to become the Director of Reimbursement for American Pharmaceutical Services, a national long-term care supplier. In early 1998, she returned to Sunrise Medical to begin a new venture for the company as Director of Consulting Services. In this role, she oversaw the management of a national consulting group specializing in Medicare reimbursement. In November 2002, she purchased Sunrise Consulting and formed The Orion Group.

Claudia has presented on various DMEPOS topics at state and national meetings, and has worked with local and national DME providers in improving their overall Medicare business. She has been published numerous times in national industry publications and has written her own monthly feature for Mobility Management magazine. Claudia is a member of the Medicare MAC Jurisdiction C Council. In addition to working with DME providers, manufacturers and referral sources in the area of reimbursement, her business knowledge allows her to assist customers in making their business as efficient and profitable as possible.

Claudia’s experience comes from having worked on all sides of the industry, including funding source (Medicare), supplier, manufacturer, and consultant. This rare combination of industry experience enables Claudia and her team at The Orion Group to assist people in understanding the reimbursement process and to teach them how they can not only be successful, but also outperform others in the industry.

Claudia resides in Denver, Colorado. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She enjoys the outdoors and enjoys visiting her family and doting on her nephews and nieces, Cristina Maria, Vincent Jose, Max, and Olivia.