Meet the Health Care Team
INCompliance consultants have decades of experience within the health care industry, navigating the issues that are critical to today’s providers, health plans and related entities. Because most of our consultants are attorneys, we combine legal knowledge with a deep understanding of health care operations. Offering practical advice and effective solutions to complex compliance issues, we have become trusted advisors to satisfied clients across the country.
Catherine focuses on the day-to-day operations of a variety of health care facilities, as well as those facilities’ dealings with administrative agencies, private accrediting agencies and court proceedings. She works with clients in the areas of hospital/medical staff integration, quality assessment/performance improvement/peer review; medical staff/AHP governing documents; Medicare conditions of participation and private accreditation; physician recruitment/employment; provider scope of practice; and general patient care.
Bette has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry and has served as regional general counsel to a national managed care plan and integrated delivery system. She has extensive experience with developing HIPAA compliance programs, staff education and training, breach investigations and compliance audits, and has consulted with health care systems, health plans, self-insured employers and business associates on virtually all aspects of HIPAA privacy. Bette is the co-author of INCompliance’s online HIPAA self-assessment program. Additionally, she is a frequent national speaker on insurance regulatory and privacy issues.
Chris has provided consultation to various state agencies on health care matters, health care providers on planning and regulatory matters, and Ohio’s Executive Branch on state long-term care policy matters. She provides expert testimony and offers presentations on Community Health Needs Assessment, Certificate of Need and cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgery service requirements. She has conducted Community Health Needs Assessments since enactment of the requirement under the Affordable Care Act and has conducted cardiac catheterization service reviews for compliance with state regulations. As director of Ohio’s Certificate of Need and Health Care Services programs from 1997-2009, she prepared legislation and developed policy directives to address standards for cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgery services, community needs, and the safe and effective re-distribution of long-term care beds, including developing and introducing the long-term care bed need methodology currently in use in Ohio. She is instrumental in effecting facility and long-term care bed right transactions. Chris works with provider associations, industry groups, state agencies, and providers on various health care regulatory matters.
Jim has earned a statewide and national reputation as a leading legal advisor in health care law. His experience includes transactional, regulatory and governance matters, specifically relating to reimbursement, executive compensation, health planning and long-term care. He is also a leader in the industry on complex health care topics, such as federal and state regulatory issues; fraud and abuse; False Claims Act; certificate of need; community health needs assessments; and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
Diane is an experienced attorney and consultant, advising in the areas of 340B compliance and general health care compliance. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of health-related topics, including the 340B program, current Office of the Inspector General investigations of health care providers, employee education and organizational compliance programs.
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