Thomas G. Goddard JD, PhD

CEO, Integral Healthcare Solutions

Thomas G. Goddard, PhD, JD, the founder and CEO of Integral Healthcare Solutions, has more than 35 years of experience in law, health, insurance policy research, and management consulting. His practice focuses on helping healthcare and pharmacy-related organizations with accreditation, particularly URAC, NCQA, VIPPS, and ACHC, as well as healthcare compliance issues. In the last decade, Dr. Goddard has participated as a consultant in over 200 accreditation processes with applicants accreditation.

Before going into health care consulting, Dr. Goddard was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of URAC. While at URAC and more recently as a consultant to URAC, he served on accreditation review teams of more than 200 HMOs, PPOs, and health Web sites. In addition, Dr. Goddard served as the Project Manager in URAC's successful effort to obtain deemed status as an accreditation organization (AO) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Dr. Goddard also has served as:

  • Vice President and General, Counsel of NYLCare Health Plans of the Mid-Atlantic;
  • Counsel for Government and Media Relations for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners;
  • President and CEO of the Goddard Public Affairs Corporation; and
  • Executive Director of the Alliance for Consumer Rights.

Dr. Goddard received his B.A. in political science, his law degree from the University of Arizona, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from George Mason University. His doctoral dissertation was on physician decision-making.