Ancorat Consulting

Ancorat Consulting

Ancorat Consulting provides business services to health plans, delegated entities, and provider groups participating in government programs, focusing on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.


About Regan Pennypacker

Regan Pennypacker is President of Ancorat Consulting. With 20 years of experience with government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Exchange, she refines compliance programs and operations using the most up-to-date industry guidance and best practices. Recent projects include operational assessments, compliance program builds, Part C and Part D audits, department restructure and design, and training engagements.

In addition to consulting, Regan speaks at a number of industry events on topics such as perspectives on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program audit process, appeals and grievances operations, vendor oversight, and what it means to be a first-tier entity. Whether the group is large or small, she personalizes content, making it relatable and retainable for the audience.

As Senior Vice President in an innovative DC consulting firm, she was responsible for overall Compliance Solutions division performance and all marketing content. Prior to that time she served in operations and compliance roles in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

She currently serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors for Wood River Health Services, a private non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.

She holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Regan received Managed Healthcare Professional and Fellow, Health Insurance Advanced Studies designations from America’s Health Insurance Plans and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.


  • Interim Management
  • Compliance Program Builds and Refinement
  • Compliance Program Audits and Assessments
  • Employee and Board of Directors Training
  • Operations Gap Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Corrective Action Remediation
  • Policy and Procedure Implementation
  • Speaking Engagements


Recent News

  • Compliance is the Conscience March 30, 2020 - I’ve been struggling to consider what might be helpful, applicable information to apply during this health crisis. The questions abound: Should we still do credentialing? Do I need to send written appeal responses? When will program audits start up again? How long do waivers last? After weeks of reading updates, guidance, the new law signed on Friday, and …


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