Barry Lindeman

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Barry Lindeman, Director of Internal Audit and Consulting Services, Covenant Health

Barry Lindeman is the Director of Internal Audit and Consulting Services for Covenant Health, where  he ensures the work performed by the department assists the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, and Covenant leaders in the evaluation and improvement of risk management, control, and governance processes. Lindeman is responsible for coordinating the effective delivery of a broad range of health care-related audit services, including financial and process reviews, information technology assessments, medical documentation, coding, & billing audits, consulting projects and special investigations.  He oversees the coordination of audit activities with the other Covenant Health departments (e.g., Integrity-Compliance and Revenue Integrity). Lindeman joined the health system in 2001 as the Supervisory Compliance Auditor before being promoted to senior auditor, lead auditor and director of the department. 

Lindeman is a registered nurse and holds an associate degree in nursing from the University of Alabama and Calhoun Community College in Tanner, Ala. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organizational management from Tusculum College, headquartered in Greeneville, Tennessee.  Lindeman is a certified compliance professional and holds his MHP certification from the Health Insurance Association of America. He has received several Marquis “Who’s Who in America” Awards including the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Lindeman is a member of the Tusculum College Omicron-Psi Honor Society.


Why I work at Covenant Health:

“It’s obvious from its emphasis on people – the patients and employees – that Covenant Health would grow to become a dominant healthcare system in East Tennessee. The opportunity to contribute to making Covenant Health not just the largest, but also the best healthcare provider, is exciting and gratifying.”