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Our Team

Catie Heindel, JD, CHC, CHPC

Vice President

Catie Heindel
Corporate Headquarters
5911 Kingstowne Village Parkway
Suite 240
Alexandria, VA 22315

Professional Experience

Ms. Heindel is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC). She has seven (7) years of experience in health care compliance, with expertise in Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Laws, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, Managed Care compliance, and Clinical Research laws and regulations. Ms. Heindel specializes in evaluating compliance program effectiveness, conducting compliance risk assessments, HIPAA evaluations, and providing expert subject matter consulting services relevant to compliance program daily operations. In addition, Ms. Heindel is the lead consultant providing compliance advisory services to two large hospitals in the Chicago area.

Ms. Heindel works with a variety of health care organizations throughout the country, including hospitals, health systems, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, long term care hospitals, home health and hospice providers, independent diagnostic facilities, medical device companies, and managed care organizations. She assists clients with compliance services involving compliance program operation and assessment, risk assessment and management, external government audit/review support and independent review organization (IRO) responsibilities. She also assists clients in developing, assessing and implementing remediation plans to address areas for improvement identified during compliance program reviews, assessments and audits, including those conducted by government enforcement agencies.

Ms. Heindel assists clients with the development, implementation, and management of an effective Compliance Program, and conducts Compliance Program effectiveness reviews. Ms. Heindel also performs risk assessment and management services for clients, both general in scope (e.g., identifying all applicable risks), as well as more tailored towards specific risk areas (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH Act, Clinical Research, Physician Arrangements). She works with clients to develop and implement risk remediation plans based on assessment findings and recommendations. She frequently provides risk remediation services including policy development, employee education and training, and the implementation of proactive and reactive auditing and monitoring practices. In addition, Ms. Heindel provides guidance to clients relating to compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, particularly with respect to different types of physician and vendor arrangements.

Ms. Heindel provides her health care clients with interpretation and guidance of both federal and state-specific health care laws, as well as industry best practices. She assists clients with the development, implementation and revision of compliance policies and procedures, as well as with the design of organization systems to keep policies up to date. She is experienced in developing and delivering training and education to all levels at a health care organization, including physician and Board training.

Ms. Heindel routinely performs HIPAA Privacy Reviews and, as a Certified HIPAA Professional, she is qualified in all the core areas of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification legislation, Transactions and Code Sets Requirements, and Privacy and Security Requirements. She has also served as a HIPAA expert witness.

Ms. Heindel has published numerous articles related to health care compliance in the Journal of Health Care Compliance and Compliance Today, and is a regular speaker at nationally recognized health care conferences, such as the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) National Conference, and the HCCA Managed Care Conference.

Previous Work Experience

Ms. Heindel received her Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Strategic Management, she worked for a law firm in Chicago, IL.

Publications

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