As the Regulatory Compliance Advisor at DataFile Technologies, Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, MBA, CHPC, CHTS, is a sought-after speaker, trainer, consultant and thought leader on HIPAA, MACRA / MIPS, and interoperability. Kathryn enjoys sharing practical advice and best practices with healthcare professionals, including office managers, administrators, HIM managers, compliance officers, healthcare providers and office staff.
With a passion to assist providers and their organizations through pay-for-performance hurdles, she’s coached more than 3,000 providers to earn in excess of $45 million in government healthcare incentives and avoid more than $20 million in costly financial penalties. Additionally, Kathryn has coached 50 providers of varying specialties through successful responses to their Meaningful Use Audits and retaining their MU funds. She continues to advise and coach practices through the evolution of Pay-for-Performance programs, like MIPS, today.
Prior to joining DataFile, Wickenhauser had first-hand experience in ambulatory practices, medical research settings and providing user training for EHR systems. Because of her varied background, Kathryn has unique knowledge about modern healthcare challenges.