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Jose Tabuena

Jose Tabuena

Senior Consultant
Dallas, TX, USA

Jose Tabuena, M.A, J.D, CFE, CHC


Jose Tabuena is an experienced compliance and privacy officer, fraud specialist, and attorney specializing in healthcare legal and compliance management. Along with his consulting practice, PrincipledEdge, He is an active thought leader, published author, regular columnist with Compliance Week, and teaches as an adjunct faculty instructor for the Widener University Delaware Law School, Masters of Jurisprudence Program.

Mr. Tabuena has held major compliance and legal roles at Kaiser Permanente, Texas Health Resources, Orion Health, Concentra | Humana, and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has managed and conducted a variety of multifaceted fraud and misconduct investigations with emphasis on highly regulated industries. As an internal compliance professional he launched start-up programs and served as the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for complex entities in various health industry sectors. As a consultant providing assurance and forensic services in Big 4 consulting environments, he has evaluated compliance and fraud control programs and processes for global organizations in a wide-range of business areas with emphasis on the healthcare provider, payer, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Currently, Mr. Tabuena serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pan American Health Organization Foundation which mobilizes regional resources and technical expertise for the World Health Organization. His legal experience encompassed health regulatory matters primarily representing hospital systems and health insurers with liability cases including medical malpractice, medical staff proceedings, and health plan coverage and payment disputes.

Mr. Tabuena attained his Bachelor and Masters of Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is licensed with the California state bar. Mr. Tabuena is an Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG) Fellow, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).


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