Founded in 2012 in Wilmington, DE by Julie Sheppard, First Healthcare Compliance is a privately-owned women business enterprise created to address the void of healthcare compliance resources available to help physicians and other healthcare providers in private practice, hospital networks and health systems, healthcare billing companies, and skilled nursing facilities comply with federal rules and regulations.

Professionally as a nurse and an attorney, coupled with her personal perspective as a physician’s spouse, Julie Sheppard identified a widening gap between the expectations of government and the reality of healthcare compliance. Witnessing firsthand the increasing demands of complying with federal rules and regulations, her concern escalated.

The challenges of managing healthcare compliance became the sole focus for Julie to resolve not only for her spouse, but other healthcare providers confronting this. Rather than viewing this as a problem, Julie considered it an opportunity. This became the impetus of the mission and the formation of First Healthcare Compliance.

After months of development, First Healthcare Compliance began offering its comprehensive healthcare compliance program management solution in January 2013.