Faye Griffin

Senior Compliance Specialist
Alexandria, VA

Professional Experience

Faye Griffin is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) and is a Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA) with over 25 years of experience in healthcare compliance in a variety of compliance related capacities. For a decade, she served in leadership positions including the Regional Corporate Compliance officer for a large health care system with compliance responsibilities for 18 hospitals across four states that included 4 post-acute care facilities and 1000+ clinic physicians. Range of duties included development and management of the compliance & privacy programs for acute care, clinics, laboratory, home care, hospice, and DME.  Ms. Griffin is experienced in performing risk assessments, leading compliance investigations, creating action plans, developing staff education, and providing responses relative to Corporate Integrity Agreements, and settlements with the DOJ. She has also analyzed compliance processes to suggest and facilitate improvements to streamline compliance activities.

As a Compliance Officer, Ms. Griffin had responsibility for HIPAA Privacy that included, developing & approving privacy policies, privacy education, breach investigations, breach reports to the Office of Civil Rights, etc.  She developed mitigation plans to lower risk of future privacy breaches.  She worked closely with the Information Technology department to assess HIPAA Security compliance.

Ms. Griffin is trained to conduct compliance/privacy program gap and effectiveness evaluations and to serve as an Interim or Designated/Interim Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, or Health Information Management Director.  She also has worked as a consultant leading a HIPAA project involving completing a privacy/security risk assessment and the development of privacy policies and procedures; and created annual privacy education programs. She maintained a successful HIPAA/Privacy release of patient information function with no major breaches, as well as a process for auditing and monitoring of coding to support compliant billing. 

Ms. Griffin has also served in the position of Health Information Management (HIM) Department Director, responsible for six managers and 95 co-workers and charged with acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital, electronic, and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. Duties included implementation of a compliant clinical documentation improvement department/program.