NASHVILLE, TN – KEPRO announced today the appointment of Melissa Leigh as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. In this newly created role, Leigh will lead KEPRO’s in-house legal, compliance and risk management functions.
With more than 20 years of experience in the health care, technology and government sectors, Ms. Leigh will provide guidance to the business on matters including governance, M&A, litigation, commercial, regulatory and employment. She also will work cross-functionally with leaders across the enterprise to provide counsel on risk management and contracting strategies that lead to optimal business performance, compliance and client success.
“Melissa is a selfless leader who brings an extreme amount of success seen throughout her legal career,” said KEPRO CEO Joel Portice. With Melissa’s industry knowledge of guidance on legal matters and strategic business objectives, she will be a wonderful addition to the executive team.”
Prior to joining KEPRO, Ms. Leigh worked for Intermedix Corporation for over five years where she held various leadership positions. At Intermedix, Ms. Leigh led complex diligence and acquisition activities and refocused in-house legal workflows to optimize internal efficiencies and reduce external legal spending. She was also responsible for the realignment of compliance resources across the enterprise to assure availability of resources to high-growth and high-risk business functions, as well as, assembled a multi-disciplinary team to deploy first all-hazards risk assessments, business continuity and risk communication framework.
In July of 2018, Ms. Leigh was named Female Health IT Leaders to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review. Ms. Leigh graduated from Pace University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor and Certificate in Environmental Law magna cum laude. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from New York University, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Services.
KEPRO, the nation’s largest CMS-designated quality improvement organization and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize the quality of care for public and commercial clients. KEPRO’s comprehensive, member-centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members’ quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KEPRO also has offices in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. KEPRO is URAC accredited in case management and health utilization management. We are also National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certified.
Since 1985, KEPRO has helped more than 20 million members lead healthier lives through clinical expertise, integrity and compassion. KEPRO was founded by physicians and clinical expertise is at the core of our organization.