Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office Regulatory Compliance

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About the SIU SOM Office of Regulatory Compliance

The SIU School of Medicine (SOM) has established an Office of Regulatory Compliance under the administrative direction of the Chief Compliance Officer within the Office of Dean and Provost as detailed in the Organization chart. The SOM Office of Regulatory Compliance shall work in close cooperation with the various academic and administrative offices throughout the SOM and the various support units of SIU HC in the development, dissemination and enforcement of policies, procedures, and guidelines related to a broad range of compliance and regulatory issues.


The SOM Office of Regulatory Compliance consists of the following personnel:

Candice Long

Chief Compliance Officer

The Chief Compliance Officer has overall administrative responsibility for all compliance functions and operations of the SOM, including clinical services, externally funded research, conflict of interest and commitment, industry relations and a multitude of other regulatory compliance requirements. The position reports directly to the Dean and Provost and has an indirect reporting relationship to the SIUC Chancellor, SIU President and the Audit Committee of the SIU Board of Trustees.

Candice Long, CPA,CIA,CHC
Chief Compliance Officer
(217) 545-8532     clong@siumed.edu

Jodie Carey

Assistant Director of Regulatory Compliance

The Assistant Director has the primary function of assisting the Chief Compliance Officer in the strategic management and oversight of the SIU School of Medicine's (SOM) multiple and varied compliance programs primarily related to clinical services and organized research. This position manages and directs the audit function for professional fee billing and other compliance areas. This position will administratively report to the Chief Compliance Officer.

Jodie Carey, CPA, CIA
Assistant Director or Regulatory Compliance

(217) 545-2110     jcarey@siumed.edu

Mary Curry

Health Care Compliance Officer

The Health Care Compliance Officer shall function as the lead administrative and technical authority for matters relating to coding, billing and documentation of clinical services of the faculty practice plan at the SOM. The position assists in the day-to-day operations and clinical compliance activities of the health care service enterprise. The Health Care Compliance Officer reports to the Assistant Director.

Mary A. Curry, CPC
Health Care Compliance Officer
(217) 545-6012      mcurry@siumed.edu

Courtney Lantz

Compliance Coding Specialist

The Compliance Coding Specialist shall function as administrative and technical authority for matters relating to coding, billing and documentation of clinical services of the faculty practice plan at the SOM. The position assists in the day-to-day operations and clinical compliance activities of the health care service enterprise. The Compliance Coding Specialists report to the Health Care Compliance Officer.

Courtney M. Lantz, CPC-A
Compliance Coding Specialist
(217) 545-8993      clantz@siumed.edu

Lindsay Cunningham

Compliance Coding Specialist

The Compliance Coding Specialist shall function as administrative and technical authority for matters relating to coding, billing and documentation of clinical services of the faculty practice plan at the SOM. The position assists in the day-to-day operations and clinical compliance activities of the health care service enterprise. The Compliance Coding Specialists report to the Health Care Compliance Officer.

Lindsay N. Cunningham, CPC-A
Compliance Coding Specialist
(217) 545-9659      lcunningham@siumed.edu

Lindsay Cunningham

Compliance Coding Specialist

The Compliance Coding Specialist shall function as administrative and technical authority for matters relating to coding, billing and documentation of clinical services of the faculty practice plan at the SOM. The position assists in the day-to-day operations and clinical compliance activities of the health care service enterprise. The Compliance Coding Specialists report to the Health Care Compliance Officer.

Brooke Whitlow, CPC-A
Compliance Coding Specialist
(217) 545-4123      bwhitlow@siumed.edu

The SIU Compliance Line is a toll-free, 24-hour, 7 day-a-week, telephone resource that allows you to report workplace concerns, including suspected illegal or unethical behavior; non-compliance with laws regulations and policies; patient privacy issues; patient safety concerns; criminal offenses; or other concerns. Callers may remain anonymous if they so choose.

"The mission of the SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community."