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Our Team

Catie Heindel, JD, CHC, CHPC, CHPS

Managing Senior Consultant

Catie Heindel
Corporate Headquarters
5911 Kingstowne Village Parkway
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22315

Professional Experience

Ms. Heindel is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC).  She has nine (9) years of experience in health care compliance, with expertise in Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Laws, HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements, Managed Care compliance, and Clinical Research laws and regulations.  Ms. Heindel specializes in evaluating compliance program effectiveness, conducting risk assessment and management activities, assessing compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations, and providing expert subject matter consulting services relevant to compliance program daily operations.

Ms. Heindel works with a variety of health care organizations throughout the country, including hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations (Medicare and Medicaid), home health and hospice providers, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, long term care hospitals, independent diagnostic facilities, and medical device companies.  She assists clients with compliance consulting services involving compliance program development, implementation, management and assessment, regulatory risk assessment and management, external government audit/review support and independent review organization (IRO) responsibilities.  She also assists clients in developing, assessing and implementing policies, procedures and remediation plans to address areas for improvement identified during compliance program reviews, assessments and audits, including those conducted by government enforcement agencies. She currently provides lead consultant compliance advisory services to three large academic hospital systems in the Chicago area.

Ms. Heindel performs regulatory 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, Clinical Research, Physician Arrangements).  She works with clients to develop and implement risk remediation plans based on assessment findings and recommendations.  She also 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 provided expert witness services related to HIPAA.

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 annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute 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.