About Capra Health

Blaine W. Lindsey, JD, MPH

Overview

Capra Health, a comprehensive healthcare reimbursement, regulatory and compliance consulting firm, was founded with the simple goal to help health industry participants succeed in a rapidly-changing healthcare regulatory environment.   While many of Capra Health’s services are provided for hospitals, high-volume practices and other healthcare providers, we also serve an array of other health industry participants sharing the same objective: to survive and thrive in a resource-scarce healthcare marketplace.

Executive Leadership

Blaine W. Lindsey, JD, MPH, serves as President of Capra Health.  Mr. Lindsey is a seasoned healthcare executive and attorney whose experience includes regulatory compliance, reimbursement consulting/appeals and policy analysis for major health industry stakeholders.

Prior to founding Capra Health, Mr. Lindsey served as the Client Services Director for the consulting arm of AmerisourceBergen, a Fortune 25 healthcare corporation, in its reimbursement, managed care and health policy practice.   Mr. Lindsey began his career at one of the nation’s most highly-regarded healthcare law practices at a prominent Atlanta, GA law firm before being recruited to join a burgeoning healthcare law group at a major international law firm.

Mr. Lindsey’s experience includes advising all manner of healthcare clients on reimbursement strategy, managed care, policy/government affairs, business development/change of ownership/joint ventures, and regulatory compliance issues.  In addition to subject matter expertise, Mr. Lindsey has client management, project management, and C-suite/executive-level relations experience with all types of health industry participants.  Additionally, he has worked within a state health department by Governor’s appointment and served as an administrative intern at a major teaching hospital, giving him a 360° view of healthcare business.

Mr. Lindsey holds a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Emory University School of Law and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health where he was a Chair’s Distinguished Scholar. While in law school, he was Managing Editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and President of the Health Law Society. He was the 2004 Fellow of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys at the Georgia Hospital Association and received the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association O.J. Booker Scholarship Award. He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Mr. Lindsey has been named part of the Emerging Leadership for the New Orleans BioDistrict, has served on the Government Relations Committee for BayBio, was a leader in the Emerging Leadership Network of GeorgiaBio and has frequently presented to conferences and the media on topics surrounding the regulation of the business of healthcare.  In his down time, Blaine enjoys live music, travel, basketball/outdoor sports, and all things New Orleans.

Client Testimonials

“Blaine has been exceptionally helpful in refining presentations and materials for negotiation with healthcare organizations, and he is an excellent resource to augment the negotiation process in person using his wealth of prior healthcare experience and excellent people skills.” – David R., Managing Director, Sure Path (developer of progressive tool to aid in outpatient treatment for patients suffering from mental and physical disabilities and comorbidities)

“[Blaine] develops fantastic relationships with his clients, acting as a strategic partner. Blaine is a hard-worker filled with energy, knowledge, and compassion in every project he seeks to undertake. Capra Health is a specialized company you will want to work with.” Rachel S., VP, Innovative healthcare products firm

Committees, Papers & Presentations

Member in Good Standing, Georgia Bar Association, Present

Member in Good Standing, Louisiana Bar Association, Present (Member Health Law Section)

Member, Emerging Leadership of New Orleans BioDistrict, Present

Member, Louisiana Society for Healthcare Attorneys/Louisiana Hospital Association, Present

Leadership Committee, GeorgiaBio Emerging Leaders Network, 2006-2008

“Louisiana Medicaid RACs are On the Way”; Louisiana Hospital Association Impact Law Brief Volume 28, No. 4, April 2013

“Legal & Reimbursement Issues for Louisiana Hospitals Acquiring Oncology Practices”; Louisiana Hospital Association Impact Law Brief Volume 27, No. 10, December 2012

“Louisiana Hospitals and the Recent AHA Lawsuit Against CMS re: Medicare Payment”; Louisiana Hospital Association Impact Law Brief Volume 27, No. 9, November 2012

“Health Care”, Leyes Cotidianas (30 minute interview on PBS Television explaining health law and regulation), June 20, 2008

“Why Georgia?  The Ascent and Maturation of Georgia’s Talent Pool and Biotech Labor Market” Georgia Life Sciences Summit, Sept. 24, 2008

“Risk Management and the Medical Record”, Medical Records and the Law,February 19, 2008

“Illegal Immigration and its Effect on Hospitals” Georgia Hospital Association, In-House Counsel Meeting. November 2, 2007

“Going Bare” – How Some Physicians are Using Federal Bankruptcy Law to Skirt State Medical Malpractice Insurance Mandates Designed to Protect the Public’s Health, 4th Annual The Public’s Health and the Law in the 21st Century, June 13-15, 2005.