Advising Government Clients
Ms. Shepherd is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. She has devoted her career to accountability in state and federal government programs as an auditor, consultant, forensic auditor, innovator, and leader. She has more than 25 years of experience performing and leading state and federal program financial, cost report, and compliance audits for health care and social programs under Medicaid, Medicare, and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). She has been a project manager providing professional services to state clients for programs such including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Promoting Interoperability, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, State Innovation Model Grants, Recovery Audit Contractor, Long Term Services and Supports, Durable Medical Equipment, Physician Services, Pharmacy Program, Non-Emergency Transportation, and Home and Community-Based Services. She has performed audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Audit [Yellow Book] Standards (GAGAS), Generally Accepted Audit Standards GAGAS), and OMB Uniform Guidance. Having an understanding of the claim payment process and underlying data, she has developed analyses to identify data trends and anomalies in both Fee for Services claims and Managed Care encounters. She was Georgia’s first Chief Auditor of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at its inception in 1995 and performed investigative audits and provided expert testimony in high profile Skilled Nursing Facility and Home Health Agency cost report fraud trails, resulting in over $30 million in recoveries for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.