Bear, Michelle

Michele Bear


Senior Consultant, Compliance

Over 25 years experience in healthcare operations and management.

ABOUT MICHELE

Michele has been specifically focused on compliance and ethics, with implementing and maintaining Corporate Integrity Agreements for the past ten years. As a Deputy Compliance Officer and Compliance Director she gained experience in managing a variety of complex compliance issues including coding and billing, HIPAA, and Conditions of Participation.

Michele has a strong track record of developing, implementing and growing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments and program effectiveness evaluations, establishing auditing and monitoring plans, and delivering compliance education programs.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Compliance & Ethics

Corporate Integrity Agreements

Coding, Billing, HIPAA & Conditions of Participation

Compliance & Risk Management Assessments

Program Effectiveness Evaluations

Auditing and Monitoring Plans

Compliance Education

Department of Justice (DOJ) Investigations

Hospice

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  •  21st Century Oncology - Compliance Director
  • American Hospice - Sr. Deputy Compliance Officer
  • Diagnostic Health Corporation - HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HealthSouth Corporation - HIPAA Privacy Officer

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)