Colton has been employed by ADVOCATE since 2017. He oversees the ADVOCATE Compliance Program, reviewing compliance issues and concerns within the organization, as well as for clients of ADVOCATE. Colton ensures ADVOCATE’s adherence to all laws and administrative regulations affecting the medical billing and reimbursement process, and serves as a resource for training and education of ADVOCATE employees and clients on these matters. Specifically, Colton oversees ADVOCATE’s compliance with health care laws such as HIPAA/HITECH and the Affordable Care Act, and supervises ADVOCATE’s compliance with CMS regulations, as well as those requirements imposed by commercial payers. Colton is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association.
Prior to joining ADVOCATE, Colton obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. While studying Biology Colton spent his summer researching plant pathology at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Colton obtained his Juris Doctorate from The Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. While attending law school Colton was a law clerk for Standley Law Group LLP, an intellectual property firm in Dublin, Ohio.