Debra M. Strickland, MS
Technical Project Manager
Debra M. Strickland is a nationally recognized health care executive with experience in the corporate and insurance sectors. In her current position at Conduent Services she leads teams on product development activities related to HIPAA transactions and Medicaid system upgrades. She brings extensive knowledge and expertise in working with HIPAA transaction and code sets and national health care standards development.
She has extensive experience developing and implementing health data standards and related HIPAA Administrative Simplification regulations in diverse health care settings. As a result of her experience, she has developed a strong working knowledge of operational and public policy considerations while implementing and complying with HIPAA Administrative Simplification regulations across diverse organizations.
Ms. Strickland is a recognized expert in electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions as the developer of the HIPAA mandated Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) transaction and has authored articles on the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) transaction. She maintains leadership roles in the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In addition, she has been recognized with consecutive service awards for her leadership and commitment to ensure the success and fulfillment of WEDI’s mission and objectives.
She has participated in the CAQH CORE process throughout her career and brings solid understanding of the impacts of a highly regulated environment. She has also implemented the HIPAA Operating Rules in a Medicaid setting and has a strong understanding of federal and state challenges of limited resources and tight budgets. Earlier in her career as Health Network Manager at Aetna Insurance, she applied her extensive knowledge of the X12 standards and electronic transactions to lead a team of EDI Support consultants and EDI network managers. She holds MS and BS degrees in Human Services, both from Springfield College. Ms. Strickland was appointed to NCVHS in 2017, serving on the Subcommittee on Standards.