Thomas Force


As a state and federally licensed attorney in both New Jersey and New York, Mr. Force has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. His success as a Wall Street insurance litigator and his tenure as General Counsel for a New York-based Accident and Health Insurance Company where he served as Chief Compliance Officer propelled the founding of The Patriot Group.

The Patriot Group is a full service revenue recovery company that provides billing, collections, and follow-up services as well as assistance with managed care appeals, managed care contracting, credentialing and compliance.

Mr. Force is nationally recognized as an expert in revenue collection techniques, managed care contracting and appeal strategies.

Mr. Force remains an active member and frequent speaker on managed care and collection techniques for the Health Finance Management Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and other organizations.

A United States Marine, Mr. Force received the prestigious Meritorious Mast Award for Leadership in 1987. Mr. Force is also co-Chairman of the Health and Hospital Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is co-founder of the Healthcare Reimbursement Attorneys Network, a national association of attorneys that represent physicians and hospital clients. Mr. Force also works closely with the American Medical Association and various state Medical Associations.

Michelle Force


Michele Force has over 30 years experience as a Senior Executive in Operations, Sales and Customer Service for a West-Coast 3,000+ person technology company focused on the insurance industry. She has worked with some of the largest insurance organizations in the country and has developed extensive experience in technology infrastructure, and techniques to increase client profitability. As a result, Mrs. Force has developed significant high-level contacts at various insurance companies and other insurance-related organizations.

Mrs. Force is a very polished, and experienced senior executive. She generally manages day-to-day activities and client interface while spearheading technology initiatives within The Patriot Group. “As Chief Executive Officer, I believe what matters most are the relationships we build with our clients. My team strives to deeply understand our client’s goals, problems and needs. The better we understand the dynamics of their practice, the better we can help them maximize revenue. Our goal is their long-term success. We can help our clients succeed by being a trusted, loyal partner who ensures they get the most dedicated and passionate team working for them.”