Joshua Mast, Senior Strategist, Regulatory Strategy Team, joined Cerner in September of 2011 on the Regulatory Compliance Practice consulting team and began researching Meaningful Use as well as consulting on the MU program with clients. Josh became the go to expert for the EHR incentive program at Cerner while gaining knowledge of EHRs, providers, and various regulatory topics.
For the past two years, Josh has been focused entirely on research, solutions strategy, and providing education to clients on regulatory topics for acute-based programs. Josh also has taken on several topics from the 21st Century Cures Act, including information blocking, conditions of certification, and interoperability.
Prior to joining Cerner, Josh earned his Bachelors of General Studies (BGS) from the University of Kansas with a major in psychology and a concentration in applied behavioral sciences. He subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Kansas School of Law. After graduation, he worked as a private practice attorney at a law firm in Leavenworth, Kansas.
After one year working as a private practice attorney, Josh moved on to the public domain to work for the Kansas Health Policy Authority as the Third Party Liability (TPL) Manager for Kansas Medicaid. In this role, he oversaw the provider enrollment, SURS, program integrity and TPL units of Kansas Medicaid. He wrote and implemented the Request for Proposal for the Kansas Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) as well as assisted in implementing the EHR incentive program for Kansas Medicaid.
Josh is a member of the Kansas and Missouri State bars as well as a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).