Founded in 2012 in Wilmington, DE by Julie Sheppard, First Healthcare Compliance, a privately-owned women business enterprise, was created to address the void of healthcare compliance resources available to help physicians 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 identified a widening gap between the expectations of government and the reality of healthcare compliance. Witnessing firsthand the increasing demands and challenges of managing healthcare compliance, her determination to solve this became the impetus of the formation of First Healthcare Compliance.