November 17, 2021

Case to depart role as Chief Compliance Officer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chief Compliance Officer Edward (Ted) Case, JD, is leaving VUMC to return to private law practice.


by Craig Boerner

Edward (Ted) Case, JD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chief Compliance Officer Edward (Ted) Case, JD, is leaving VUMC. He will be returning to Rochester, New York, where he lived and worked for more than 25 years before joining VUMC in 2019. His last day will be Dec. 17.

Case joined VUMC in 2019 following an 18-year career as chief compliance officer and senior regulatory and compliance counsel at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He will be a partner in the health care practice group at Harter Secrest & Emery, a highly respected regional law firm with offices across New York State. He will focus on health care regulatory compliance and reimbursement issues — essentially what he did at VUMC and at URMC for the past 20 years.

While at VUMC, Case led VUMC’s Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity, which is charged with identifying and mitigating risks associated with potential violations of laws and regulations related to federal health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid (TennCare). He expanded the breadth of VUMC’s compliance auditing programs, oversaw development of a formal research compliance program, and extended the compliance program to VUMC’s regional hospitals and to Vanderbilt Health Services and Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

Case also participated in a comprehensive reorganization of VUMC’s compliance committee structure and led a VUMC-wide effort to train VUMC clinicians in new documentation and coding rules for outpatient clinical visits. He oversaw several significant projects designed to reduce VUMC’s risk under the Stark, Anti-Kickback and Civil Monetary Penalties laws.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This is a very exceptional place,” Case said.

“I am proud that I was able to help VUMC move forward in developing an industry leading compliance program. While I am very excited to return to Rochester and to work with outstanding attorneys I have known and worked with for many years, I will miss the Compliance Office team and the great colleagues and friends I have come to know at VUMC.”

“Ted has made a significant impact during his time at VUMC, and I’m so sorry to see him leave us,” said Michael Regier, JD, general counsel and secretary for VUMC.

“He has been instrumental in advancing key enhancements of our health care compliance program, which includes formalizing the compliance programs for our research enterprise, and for our affiliated entities and joint ventures. All of us will miss Ted and wish him great success in his return to private law practice.”