2023 Cooperative Exchange Board Elections


Eric Grindstaff

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.

Eric currently serves as the Cooperative Exchange Secretary and replaced Deb McCachern after retirement.  He wishes to be re-elected to this position to finish out the term.

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Mike Denison

Mike Denison, PMP is Senior Director, Regulatory and Standards Engagement with Change Healthcare and has worked there for over 25 years.

Mike has worked in various leadership capacities in Technology, Operations, Product Management, and Healthcare Compliance across several sectors within the U.S. healthcare market including Lab, Hospital, Health Plan, and Clearinghouse Exchange. Is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) and served on the local Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter Board of Directors for 4 years.

With the Cooperative Exchange, Mike has served as Chair of the Industry Affairs Committee for many years.  In this position, he has been instrumental in driving many of the RFPs we present as an association to government authorities. 
Oh behalf of the Change Healthcare, Mike has served as:

  • ADA Primary Contact / Voting Representative, Standards Committee on Dental Informatics
  • CAQH CORE Primary Contact / Voting Representative / Rule Development Participant
  •  HL7 Primary Contact / Voting Representative
  • HL7 Da Vinci Operating Committee Voting Representative / Participant
  • HL7 & Da Vinci Working Group Participant
  • WEDI Working Group Participant
  • X12 Primary Contact / Voting Representative
  • X12N/TGA/WG1 – Chair, Regulatory Advisory/Collaboration Work Group
  • X12N/TGB Working Group Participant

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Dawn Duchek

Dawn Duchek serves as Market Intelligent Specialist for the Product Management Teamat Trizetto Provider Solutions.  Dawn is responsible for monitoring industry, regulatory and market research for TPS. Dawn joined the organization in 2000 and has 22 years of clearinghouse and RCM experience.  She began in healthcare working in a physician practice where her responsibility included managing the office of an OBGYN and ENT practice.  

Dawn is a member and contributor for a number of workgroups including the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), X12 Regulatory, CAQH CORE and the Cooperative Exchange.  Dawn is currently the Cooperative Exchange liaison for WEDI.

Dawn has been a large contributor in many of the Cooperative Exchange committees and currently serves as WEDI Liaison the In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.

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