Sharon Blackwood, MBA, CHC, CHPC
Sharon Blackwood has a clinical background with an MBA, CHC and CHPC certifications, and over 13 years of Compliance and Privacy experience.
Ms. Blackwood started her healthcare career in the laboratory as a medical technologist. After obtaining an MBA and coding audit experience, Ms. Blackwood was hired as a Compliance Auditor at HealthSouth and was responsible for auditing financial and clinical aspects of the organization while it was under a Corporate Integrity Agreement.
Ms. Blackwood has served as a Corporate Compliance Officer for an IHS hospital organization, Corporate Compliance Officer for a non-profit hospital system and a post-acute organization, Regional Compliance Director with a publicly-traded for-profit organization, and Chief Compliance Officer for a non-profit hospital under a CIA. As the Corporate/Chief Compliance Officer, Ms. Blackwood had oversight of the Compliance and Privacy Programs, chaired the Compliance Committees, and reported to the Board of Directors on the Compliance Program activities including annual risk assessments, CIA reporting obligations, investigations and auditing activities.
As a consultant, Ms. Blackwood has served as interim Compliance and Privacy Officer for multiple organizations, some under CIAs, performed Program development and assessments, due diligence, litigation support, and IRO auditing for focus arrangement CIAs. Ms. Blackwood’s experience includes working with cross-functional groups including revenue cycle, IT, HIM and clinical services in acute, post-acute care, DME, and large clinical laboratories.