Timothy Cleary has been named vice president for Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaleida Health.
In his new role, Cleary will further develop Kaleida Health’s compliance program to prevent non-compliant, unethical and improper conduct, and will advise Kaleida Health’s management and executive team on structuring and maintaining compliant business relationships, transactions and functions. Cleary will act as staff to the General Counsel, CEO and Audit and Corporate Compliance Committee of the Board, helping each to implement all necessary actions to ensure that a robust and effective compliance program exists across Kaleida Health and its affiliates. Cleary and his team will also work closely with other Kaleida Health departments to assess compliance risks, make recommendations and provide guidance to reinforce system-wide integrity of protected health information, operational quality, documentation, coding and billing.
With 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance, Cleary has held previous positions as senior and special investigator at the Office of the New York State Inspector General (OIG) and the Office of the New York State Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) respectively.
Prior to joining Kaleida Health, Cleary served as vice president of compliance, privacy and internal audit at CarePoint Health System in New Jersey, a 1,000-bed system which includes three hospitals and a 350-physician practice. He has also served in senior compliance positions at Health Quest Systems in downstate New York and Yale New Haven Health System in Connecticut.
Cleary is certified in healthcare compliance, healthcare privacy compliance, healthcare research compliance and also holds certifications from the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He received his bachelor’s degree at Marist College, his Masters in Public Administration from the Inspector General Program at John Jay College, and his Masters in Economic Crime Management at Utica College.