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In Memoriam: Richard A. Keller

Richard A. Keller, above, died suddenly on Oct. 12. (Photo provided by Fitch & Associates)

Fitch & Associates retired Founding Partner Richard A. Keller, 67, passed away suddenly on Saturday Oct. 12 at his home in Gladstone, MO.

Keller was best known for his work in EMS Reimbursement, Compliance and Revenue Cycle Management. He was instrumental in developing multiple California EMS system designs and procurements.

Keller started with the firm in 1984 after previously serving as the Director of Rural Missouri EMS System and retired in 2015. During his storied career, known for his mathematical prowess and skillful insight of EMS Billing and Compliance, Rick made significant contributions to modern EMS.

He is survived by his mother Jean, wife of 43 years Betty, daughters Daryl and Alison, son-in-law Trey, five siblings, six grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, peers, and colleagues. His memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at White Chapel in Kansas City.