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Cheryl Gregory

Senior Manager | JD, RN, BSN, MNE, LHRM, CPHQ

A Senior Manager on BerryDunn’s Compliance and Credentialing team, Cheryl is dedicated to building high-reliability systems to support practitioners in their delivery of quality and value. She is an accomplished and results-driven healthcare quality professional with expertise in building effective strategies to secure gains in quality, patient safety, cost controls, and the overall patient and provider experience. She is skilled in building risk and compliance frameworks from the ground up.

Cheryl’s legal background provides her with a comprehensive understanding of how malpractice claims proceed through the system, from managing Notices of Intent, to discovery, depositions, mediation, and trial. She is well-versed in healthcare liability both from the plaintiff and defendants’ perspective and enjoys crafting policy, teaching, and advocating for healthcare organizations and individuals.

A Senior Manager on BerryDunn’s Compliance and Credentialing team, Cheryl is dedicated to building high-reliability systems to support practitioners in their delivery of quality and value. She is an accomplished and results-driven healthcare quality professional with expertise in building effective strategies to secure gains in quality, patient safety, cost controls, and the overall patient and provider experience. She is skilled in building risk and compliance frameworks from the ground up.

Cheryl’s legal background provides her with a comprehensive understanding of how malpractice claims proceed through the system, from managing Notices of Intent, to discovery, depositions, mediation, and trial. She is well-versed in healthcare liability both from the plaintiff and defendants’ perspective and enjoys crafting policy, teaching, and advocating for healthcare organizations and individuals.

Cheryl assists organizations, facilities, and providers with program building, crisis management, organizational risk assessment and leadership development. With over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including med-surg and oncology, cath labs, occupational health, emergency departments, and ICUs.

Experience highlights 

Cheryl helps clients with a variety of issues including: 

  • Regulatory compliance and remediation
  • Litigation support
  • Program building for clinical risk management, compliance, privacy integrity and Health Information Management (HIM)
  • Process and performance improvement
  • Business Associate Agreements (BAA) and confidentiality agreements
  • Professional and general liability claims management
  • Privacy audits
  • Breach and disclosure response
  • Corrective Action Plans (CAP)
  • Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Publications and Presentations

  • Corporate Integrity Agreements and Independent Review Organizations: A Primer
  • Telehealth Preparedness: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
  • Telehealth Liability Concerns in Behavioral Health
  • How Behavioral Health Clinicians Can Avoid a Lawsuit
  • Behavioral Health Integration: Building an Effective Population Management Program
  • Building a Compliant Chronic Care Management Program: The Basics
  • HIPAA Privacy: How to Build an Effective and Manageable Program
  • Clinical Risk Management: An Organizational Overview
  • Nursing Peer Review: How to Build an Effective Quality, Safety and Staff Retention Culture
  • False Claims Act: What Every Organization Needs to Know
  • Health Information Management Privacy Integrity Laws and Regulations
  • Business Associate Agreements: What every healthcare organization needs to know
  • Contract Lifecycle Management: Building an Effective Program
  • Emancipated Minor Healthcare Rights in Florida
  • Advocacy and Advance Directives
  • Professional Liability Claims Management and Cost Containment Strategies
  • Certified Emergency Nursing Conference: Fluid and Electrolyte Management

Memberships and committees 

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), Social Media Committee, National Chair
  • FSHRM (Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management (FSHRM)
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Community service 

  • Canine Companions for Independence

Insights

Education

BSN, University of Central Florida

MNE, University of Miami

JD, Barry University School of Law

Certifications

  • JD
  • RN
  • BSN
  • MNE
  • LHRM
  • CPHQ