MICHAEL KOTCH Director
CFE, CMAS, CFCE
Michael Kotch has over 35 years of healthcare operations, regulatory compliance, business process improvement, financial, and investigative experience serving in executive leadership and consulting roles.
As a commissioned US Army Medical Service Corps officer, Michael attended numerous training courses conducted by the at the US Army Medical Department, including the US Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Armed Forces Combat Casualty Care Course, and the US Army Medical Department Health Services Comptroller Internship Program, as well as courses at the US Army Finance School, US Army Logistics College, and US Army Management Engineering College. Highlighted leadership positions include assignments in mid- and senior-level advisory and management positions at hospitals and clinics, as well as the Headquarters, United States Army Health Services Command, where he defined hospital and clinic missions, developed organization and functions manuals, applied manpower staffing standards, planned, programmed, and executed operational budgets in excess of $500 million, conducted regulatory and financial audits, and wrote healthcare standard operating procedures. Subsequently, he was selected to direct and manage financial operations at Keller Army Community Hospital supporting the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he was also designated the Assistant Inspector General for Medical Affairs.
After completing military service, Michael successfully leveraged his education, knowledge, skills, and abilities in the private sector. He has held numerous senior-level management positions and has made numerous contributions to achieving organizational goals at health care organizations across the United States including Physician Corporation of America, Comprehensive Care Corporation, Wellcare Health Plans/Harmony Behavioral Health, BeHealthy America, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage. In addition, Michael has worked in various consulting roles as a Subject Matter Expert and Project Manager in business intelligence, competitive analysis, and new business development, strategic planning, financial and operational auditing, business operations and process improvement, regulatory compliance, appeals and grievances, provider network assessment and management, and the prevention, detection, investigation and reporting of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse.
Michael has also performed extensive research and attended continuing professional education courses on regulatory compliance, ethics, healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse, project management, auditing, and relatedsubjects to meet annual certification requirements.