2022 Cooperative Exchange Board Elections
Kathy Sites is currently Principal, Mandates and Standards at Availity, LLC. She has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has worked on all sides of the healthcare market to include health plan, provider CBO, hospital managed care operations and revenue cycle management.
Kathy has extensive knowledge of HIPAA transactions and processing, claim adjudication, EDI payer connectivity and all aspects of healthcare. She currently participates in multiple workgroups for X-12,WEDI and the Cooperative Exchange.
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Eric Grindstaff served in various capacities in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. He is currently a senior business analyst and compliance analyst for Allscripts Payerpath clearinghouse where I have worked in EDI for the last 12 years monitoring federal and state legislation, regulation, and policy, including Medicare and Medicaid, and commercial insurance communication channels for changes impacting electronic healthcare clearinghouse, identifying scope and critical elements to guide development efforts.
In his capacity with Allscripts, he participated with the Cooperative Exchange, WEDI, CAQH CORE, and served as the chair and co-chair of the Transactions, Code Sets, and Identifiers Workgroup for the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. from 2011 to 2020. Prior to working at Allscripts, Eric served as a Consumer Protection Specialist with the Managed Care Patient Assistance Program (MCPA) in the NC Department of Justice, a Senior Process Analyst with Mid Atlantic Medical Services Inc., and a High-Risk Intervention Mental Health Technician with the Homecare Management Corporation following graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.