Prior to joining DMU as Chief Compliance Officer, Erika Linden served in a number of leadership roles over the past 17 years with Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics, most recently as the Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, and the Director of Compliance and Risk Management. Erika led the development and implementation of the regulatory and HIPAA compliance programs and has functional expertise in regulatory compliance, federal and state reimbursement program requirements, coding, anti-kickback and physician self-referral laws, physician compensation, contracting, credentialling and provider enrollment, practitioner licensure and scope of practice requirements, release of medical information and medical records management, electronic health records, HIPAA privacy and security, identity theft prevention, and quality improvement.
Erika grew up in Central Iowa and earned her BA in religion and political science from Coe College. She also has a MA in religion from the University of Chicago and a MA in human resources management from Webster University. She has been certified in health care compliance (CHC) since 2003.