Nick Merkin

Chief Operating Officer

Nick has a thorough knowledge of complex and rapidly changing state and federal laws and policies regarding organizational governance issues, board oversight and liability, compliance auditing, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA privacy, data security, and the False Claims Act. 

Nick also has particular expertise in the areas of alternate payment methodologies and innovative provider structures for networks within the healthcare industry. 

Nick earned 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.  Nick was also awarded an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University’s Recanati School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

A member of the California Bar, Nick is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).  Nick is also a certified California RCFE Administrator and a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the California Association of Hospital Facilities. 

A frequent author and sought-after lecturer, Nick’s recent publications and speaking engagements include the following: