Machelle Shields is a strategic advisor who has 25 years of experience in compliance, ethics, privacy and reimbursement. Machelle previously served as Senior Executive Healthcare Policy and Compliance Advisor for the Health Law Practice of an international law firm, as well as the President of that firm’s wholly owned regulatory affiliate. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for one of the world’s “top 10” medical device companies. Machelle has more than five combined years of experience serving as an independent monitor team lead for a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) under the USAO New Jersey, for the DHHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for a HIPAA corrective action plan and the Oversight Organization lead for a DPA under the USAO Vermont. Machelle’s experience ranges from start-ups to international companies and she works to right-size compliance functions based on the company.
Machelle has an M.S.J. with distinction from Seton Hall University School of Law, with concentrations in Health and Hospital Law and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law and Compliance. Machelle is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and also holds certifications by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) in Compliance, Privacy, and Research Compliance. Additionally, Machelle holds three coding certifications from the AAPC and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She speaks regularly at industry meetings and is frequently a guest speaker at local and national meetings on compliance and reimbursement issues.