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J. Ira Bedenbaugh

Healthcare Consulting Principal

Professional Overview

Ira has more than 15 years of experience providing consulting services to physician practices, hospitals, and other healthcare entities, specializing in physician compensation, HIPAA and data privacy, strategic planning, merger and acquisitions, and operations.

Ira regularly works with customers with their compensation formulas, including updating formulas, addressing STARK concerns, and performing the compensation calculation. Ira provides fair market valuation and commercial reasonableness opinions related to physician compensation, including on-call and medical director compensation, and physician/hospital lease arrangements. 

Ira helps customers with data privacy to include HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules, GDPR, and CCPA. Ira and his team perform HIPAA Security Rule Risk Assessments and assist entities with the implementation of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules.

Before joining Elliott Davis in 2006, Ira served as the practice administrator for a multi-physician primary care practice in South Carolina, where he successfully integrated an electronic health record system in 2001. The practice was named a Better Performing Practice by the Medical Group Management Association in both 2000 and 2005 for physician productivity and cost containment. Ira’s current physician practice customers benefit from the insights he brings to bear from his experience as a practice administrator and his unique understanding of the regulatory and operational pressures physician practices face.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • M.B.A, Clemson University
  • B.S., Financial Management, Clemson University

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA)

Civic and Community Activities

Board of Directors, The South Carolina Baptist Ministry of Aging


Consulting & Advisory

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Data Privacy




Physicians & Physician Practices

Authored by J. Ira Bedenbaugh


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