Melissa Paper

Melissa Paper, JD, MPA, CHC

Vice President, Head of Healthcare Compliance

Ms. Paper has 20 years of experience in healthcare ethics, compliance, and privacy. Prior to joining MCRA, Ms. Paper lead compliance programs for a variety of healthcare organizations including hospitals, physician practices, surgical centers, and urgent care centers. Ms. Paper has also lead revenue cycle compliance, coding compliance and privacy compliance teams.


Ms. Paper holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University at Albany. Ms. Paper also received a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Administration from Pace University.


Ms. Paper has extensive experience with privacy and security compliance, including cybersecurity event management and HIPAA breaches involving >500 patients. Ms. Paper is a well-rounded compliance professional with experience in managing regulatory activity, whether it be from a State or Federal agency, concerns related to Stark, Anti-Kickback, EMTALA, HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, State Privacy Laws, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and 3rd Party Risk Management.


Ms. Paper is a highly accomplished healthcare compliance leader with extensive experience in compliance and privacy program development, policies and procedures, risk assessments, work plans, training and auditing and monitoring.  Ms. Paper also has extensive regulatory experience related to State and Federal government audits, surveys and investigations (OIG, DOJ, OCR, DHHS, CMS, DEA, FDA) and enforcement actions including fines, civil monetary penalties, Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs). Ms. Paper focuses on process improvement, identifying risks and finding creative solutions to safeguard organizations.

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