Nicholas Merkin is the Chief Executive Officer of Compliagent, a regulatory consulting firm that designs, manages and maintains compliance programs for healthcare providers. Nicholas combines his experience as a healthcare regulatory attorney with his business background to lead Compliagent’s development. His clients benefit from his deep understanding of changing state and federal laws and policies as they relate to organizational governance issues, compliance auditing and training, the Stark Law, the Anti-kickback Statute, HIPAA privacy and security, and the False Claims Act.
Nicholas earned his M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University’s Recanati School of Business and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) and is a HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner. Nicholas is also a certified Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) administrator.
Board members of healthcare organizations are under more scrutiny than ever as a result of the unique compliance requirements in the healthcare industry, as well as increased regulatory enforcement and third-party lawsuits.