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Our Team

Cornelia Dorfschmid, PhD, MSIS, PMP, CHC

Executive Vice President

Cornelia Dorfschmid
Corporate Headquarters
5911 Kingstowne Village Parkway
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22315

Professional Experience

Dr. Dorfschmid has over 20 years of private and government sector experience in compliance consulting, the majority of which was in management and executive capacities. She is a recognized expert in the areas of corporate compliance, HIPAA and compliance risk assessments, enterprise risk management (ERM), RAT-STATS sampling and overpayment estimation, and litigation consulting.She specializes in providing senior advisory services in “turn around” situations to health care organizations ranging from hospital systems, group practice networks to managed care disease management, and DME organizations. She has operational experience with organizations under CCA/CIA and settlement agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). She works with various law firms and their clients in arriving at satisfactory solutions to payment error issues, overpayment settlements, fair market value issues, and self-disclosure. Her advisory services cover such areas as corporate compliance program (CP) development and implementation, CP effectiveness assessments, including enterprise risk management (ERM/COSO), litigation and self-disclosure support (SDP) and resolution, RAT-STATS sampling and estimation of overpayments related to Medicare, Medicaid and private payers. As VP for Surveys & Evaluations for the firm she developed survey instruments and health care compliance indices (HCCI™, Compliance Benchmark Survey™, Compliance Monitor™) and various compliance assessment and risk assessment protocols.As Senior VP & CIO for the firm, she was instrumental to the development of training software tools (, ComplianceSAVER™, CPBasics™, CPEssentials™, In her past capacity as CIO of the firm, she oversaw the firm’s technology efforts to advance compliance through technical tools and offerings, and designed and managed FACIS® (, a web-based data search service on disciplinary actions that continues to operate as an independent company, as well as the Compliance Interactive Tutorial System™ (CITS™ for the AMA).She has served as Interim or Designated Compliance Officer for health care organizations.She is particularly experienced in compliance risk management, including internal control reviews and revenue cycle risk analysis and oversight. She has presented at various associations and professional organizations and events on such issues as Risk Management and Methodologies, Compliance Risk Areas, Benchmarking Compliance Program Effectiveness, and HIPAA Privacy and Security.


Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Strategic Management Systems, Inc. and Strategic Management Services, LLC, Dr. Dorfschmid was a full time research and teaching staff member and involved in competition policy and antitrust/cartel law issues at the Institute for Economic Research Policy Division at Albert-Ludwigs-University at in Freiburg, Germany (Institut for Allgemeine Wirtschaftsforschung – Abteilung Politik), where she taught economics courses and labs at the graduate level and oversaw student master’s thesis work. Subsequently, as an adjunct professor in the Economics Department of New York University (NYU), she developed class curriculum and taught macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics for the Department of Economics at New York University. She later worked as a statistical consultant to investment firm Morgan Grenfell, Finance where she used her expertise in applied economics and econometric models of financial instruments and participated in bond option portfolio pricing projects by estimating bond option portfolio volatilities using time series analysis with the statistical software package RATS (Regression Analysis of Time Series).