Healthcare Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


Healthcare reform, Medicare and Medicaid funding cuts, fluctuating third-party reimbursement rates ― you’re being pressured to remain competitive and succeed like never before. We are committed to changing the business of healthcare.

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CARES Act Grants: How Can Healthcare Providers Lawfully


Following up on our recent podcast on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), to date the U.S Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has paid out or designated for payout, over $100 billion to be distributed as relief payments to health care providers to "prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19." Recipients should carefully consider how they

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Is Healthcare Spending Really Dropping


A recent New York Times article entitled “Health Spending Rises Only Modestly” highlighted 2013 as the year with the lowest rate of increase in healthcare spending since recording began in 1960. 1 One day earlier, the White House published the following statement on its blog: “Today’s data make it increasingly clear that the recent slow growth in the cost of health care reflects …

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Health Insurance & Managed Care


In the midst of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, healthcare leaders have been – and will continue to be – inundated with grand proclamations: things will never be the same; you must prepare for “the new normal;” adapt or perish.While framed as platitudes, there can be no doubt that most players in the healthcare sector have had to quickly adapt to new and often painful economic and

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A Case For Retail Healthcare Alvarez & Marsal


Texas Health Resources, one of the largest health care systems in North Texas, is emblematic of this trend having been in a retail pharmacy clinic partnership with CVS/Caremark two years and more recently, with Target.

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Ronald Vance Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


  • Ronald Vance is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group in Washington, D.C
  • He is Co-Head of the Health Insurance & Managed Care service line
  • Vance has more than 25 years of experience in restructuring, turnaround management, growth plans, product development, operational improvements, provider contracting, mergers and acquisitions and the

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David Howard Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


  • He began his career with Huron Consulting Group, working on healthcare restructuring and health system/physician enterprise performance improvement
  • Howard earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of New Hampshire, a master's degree in public health from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Illinois at

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primary healthcare driven by pressure on government budgets, demographic shifts (including ageing populations) and increasingly health-conscious, digitally savvy and value-driven consumers. This has the potential to reduce pressure on hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments and general practitioner (GP) practices, improve patient outcomes

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Karishma Sharma Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


Previously, Ms. Sharma led the operational restructure of a regional ambulatory care delivery system of a large national integrated health care organization, improving access, throughput and productivity; spearheading staffing model redesign for physician, administrative and nursing resources; and reducing care delivery costs by 15 percent over

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Michael Cole Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


Mr. Cole has assisted numerous private equity firms and strategic buyers with transactions across a wide spectrum of healthcare and life sciences segments, including acute care hospitals, long-term care, home health, hospice, specialty and institutional pharmaceuticals, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, physician and dental practices and clinics, pharmacy benefit management

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Steven Bussey Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


Steven Bussey is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York in the Healthcare Industry Group (HIG) who brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, sales, and operations across the financial services and healthcare sectors. In this role, he blends expertise in corporate finance, restructuring and workouts, raising capital and interim management and has

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Colleen Curran Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


  • Colleen Curran is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Healthcare Industry Group in Chicago
  • She has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, focusing on life science and healthcare regulatory, compliance and consulting
  • Curran has served in various senior roles, including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of medical group

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  • 5 BROKER PRICING LEVERAGE IN THE FULLY-INSURED GROUP HEALTH MARKET » Narrow Network – Insurers have different network options available for large employers for many plans
  • By reducing the number of providers in a network, insurers are able to provide more competitive pricing
  • Pricing differential between the comprehensive and narrow networks is determined by the insurer and …

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Compliance Essentials For Healthcare Transactions


Healthcare transaction scrutiny is becoming increasingly more common in today’s complex regulatory environment. Deals such as the consolidation of physician practices, hospital mergers and acquisitions, and hospital purchases of physician groups and specialty clinics all require a high level of valuation and healthcare compliance expertise to ensure that all state and U.S.

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Private Exchanges, Healthcare Costs And Employee


Healthcare benefit consultants have described private exchanges as innovative, revolutionary and transformative. 13 Among consulting firms that have invested heavily in private exchanges are: Aon-Hewitt (Aon Active Health Exchange), Mercer (Mercer Marketplace), Buck Consultants (RightOpt) and Towers Watson (OneExchange).

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Utilization And Case Management Programs: Linchpins To


In 2012, there were 13.7 million hospital discharges of people over age 65: 48.0 percent were sent home, 43.6 percent received post-acute care services (i.e., skilled nursing facility, home health care, inpatient rehab facility, long-term acute care hospital), 3.2 percent died and 2.2 percent transferred to another hospital.7 A risk-adjusted

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Providers: Balance Cost And Quality Care Alvarez


  • The Affordable Care Act presents unique challenges for all healthcare providers
  • Acute care hospitals, hospice and rehabilitation centers, health and outsourcing services, and management service organizations all bear the brunt of its demands
  • We help you continue to provide premium, affordable care without sacrificing your bottom line.

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Alvarez & Marsal Expands Its Healthcare Offerings With


  • He also served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Health Care and Life Sciences at Deloitte Consulting
  • Most recently, he was the President of Ciox Health
  • Mulder served in senior leadership positions at Quintiles (now IQVIA), and as Vice President and Practice Director at The Lewin Group (then a subsidiary of Quintiles

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Employee Health & Welfare Benefits: Some Common Compliance


This task has become increasingly important and challenging in recent years due to rising healthcare costs, a competitive labor market, and the expanding importance of health insurance to employees. The consequences of non-compliance with these rules can be costly and administratively burdensome on an employer and its resources, including its

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Health Plans And Managed Care Alvarez & Marsal


A&M works alongside our health plan and managed care clients to efficiently deliver lasting value that continues to be realized long after an engagement ends. We have been in your shoes – we understand the wide array of stakeholders you answer to including members, patients, boards, shareholders, and the broader community.

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Individual Employment Agreements Under ERISA Alvarez


To many, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, (“ERISA”) brings to mind broad-based corporate pension and health care plans covering scores of employees. In reality, ERISA can apply to benefit plans of nearly every shape and size, including those established under individual employment agreements.

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Ken Barrette Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


Ken Barrette is a Managing Director with Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group in Boston. With more than 20 years of experience managing P&L, business operations, technology, product and innovation, he assists clients in developing and implementing actionable strategy, driving turnarounds, increasing profitability and revenue for new business ventures and products, and improving

Mens Health
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Behavioral Health And The Total Cost Of Care Alvarez


  • National Integration Academy Council (2013)
  • Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus
  • In Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ Publication No
  • Chronic conditions and co-morbid psychological disorders, July 2008

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Recipient Of Provider Relief Funds


  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and other related legislation have appropriated more than $175 billion in funding for distribution through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (Provider Relief Fund) to healthcare providers
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been given broad discretion

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Alexander McLean Alvarez & Marsal Management


Alexander McLean is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York, with more than 15 years of experience working as a senior executive in managed care companies and as an adviser and investor in health care services sector organizations.

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Behavioral Health And The Total Cost Of Care


ingestion (15.0 million).9,10,11 Lifestyle change is difficult and requires health engagement at home, in the workplace and directly with providers. The ability of a patient to become engaged in his or her healthcare depends not only on the quality and accessibility of providers, but also level of activation and willingness to change behavior.

Oral Healthcare
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CVS Aetna Acquisition Not Leading To A New Model Of Care


  • On December 3, 2017, CVS announced an intention to acquire Aetna for $69 billion
  • Its press release promoted the “combination to provide consumers with a better experience, reduced costs and improved access to health care.”1 CVS has 9,700 retail pharmacy locations, inclusive of 1,100 walk-in MinuteClinics
  • Other high-profile acquisitions by CVS include Omnicare in May 2015, a

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John McLean, III Alvarez & Marsal Management


  • Throughout his 20 years in the healthcare industry, Mr
  • McLean has led large-scale operational improvements, strategic repositioning initiatives, and successful financial turnarounds
  • His clients include non-profit integrated health systems, stand-alone community-based organizations, regional health care alliances, and academic medical centers.

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The Emerging Role Of Health System C Suite Executives As


  • Not all hospital mergers have been successful
  • In April 2016, Community Health spun-off Quorum Health as a 35-hospital system, and subsequently divested 30 additional hospitals; another 25 hospitals are targeted for sale in 2018
  • 10,11 In November 2017, Tenet Healthcare announced plans to divest eight U.S
  • hospitals, and restructure its minority interest in Baylor-Scott & White

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Avoiding The Iceberg: How ‘prestructuring’ Can Help


COVID-19 has significantly impacted healthcare providers’ operations and profitability, but the pandemic’s effects have been unevenly distributed. While some sub-sectors, such as essential services and protective equipment suppliers, have performed very strongly, other subsectors (such as elective surgeries) have fared much worse.

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Alvarez & Marsal Responds To Increased Demand For


  • Findley was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Baylor Health Care System (now Baylor Scott and White Health) in Dallas/Ft
  • About Alvarez & Marsal Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to drive change

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Case Study: HealthSouth Alvarez & Marsal Management


A&M was hired as restructuring advisers and crisis managers after the company discovered a massive accounting fraud.Client MandateHealthSouth was the nation’s largest provider of outpatient surgery, diagnostic testing and rehabilitation services, with more than 46,000 medical and business professionals in nearly 1,700 locations throughout the U.S. A&M was hired as restructuring …

Mens Health
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Will COVID 19 Redefine Market Access In The Life Sciences


A&M has a dedicated Health Care & Life Science practice to help you address the whole market access lifecycle and adapt to a rapidly changing industry landscape. In addition, A&M’s Disputes and Investigations practice combines deep experience in life sciences with specialist litigation and disputes support.

Covid 19 Health
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Substance Abuse: A Crisis In Need Of Disruption Alvarez


  • Substance abuse and dependency disorder (SUD): A multifactorial and relapsing chronic condition
  • The direct cost of substance abuse treatment (2014: $31 billion), is dwarfed by the indirect costs (2011: $193billion) driven by lost productivity ($120billion), crime ($61billion) and non-homicide and other health costs ($12billion)
  • 23 The indirect cost figure does not include the cost of family

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Alvarez & Marsal Expands Healthcare Industry Practice With


Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has expanded its Healthcare Industry Group with the appointment of Managing Directors Scott Hodson in New York and John Holiver in Boston, and Senior Director Timothy Murphy in Chicago. The appointment of these seasoned professionals demonstrates the firm’s commitment to helping clients improve their financial …

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the “corporatization” of healthcare, with hospitals merging into ever-larger health systems and insurance companies privatizing (e.g., Anthem) and acquiring each other. The five largest for-profit hospital systems own 425 hospitals, whereas the top 10 largest non-for-profit systems have 383 hospitals; 15 health systems account for 16.6 percent

Physician Healthcare
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Diana Wong Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


Diana Wong is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare and Life Sciences Group in London. She brings 15 years of experience in strategy, M&A and operational excellence in health insurance, life sciences and healthcare across North America and Europe.

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insured health plan enrolling 60 percent of covered workers, have under-utilized their market “power.”5 Importantly, the management of healthcare benefits (and health outcomes) has been largely outsourced to third-parties without an adequate internal understanding of health care delivery, condition and/or disease progression,

Health Insurance
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Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew About The FFCRA And The CARES


  • With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Pub
  • 116-127, on the books for over eight weeks, the CARES Act, Pub
  • 116-136, on the books for seven weeks, and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPPHCEA), Pub
  • 116-139, being enacted almost three weeks ago, we thought it would be helpful if we look back and provide our …

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Mary Findley Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


  • She also spent almost 20 years at Baylor Health Care System (now Baylor Scott and White Health) serving in a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer
  • Findley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s …

Mens Health
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A Better Approach For Managing Care And Costs Of


A population health based perspective on managing HCV Given the industry’s current focus on improving outcomes, better managing costs and increasing patient satisfaction (aka the “triple aim” of healthcare reform), it’s no surprise that population health initiatives are part of …

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The Emerging Role Of Health System C Suite Executives As


Health system and hospital consolidation continued unabated in 2017 and the 1Q2018, consistent with the merger and acquisition trends of the prior five years. Growing concerns with health system debt levels, combined with divestitures by 8Advocate Health Care finalizes merger with Wisconsin hospital system; April 2, 2018

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Alvarez & Marsal Names Kaustav Ganguli As Managing


  • National, January 04, 2018 – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) today announced the elevation of Mr
  • Kaustav Ganguli to Managing Director, Corporate Solutions Group, leading the advisory firm’s healthcare vertical in India and the Middle East
  • Ganguli joined A&M as a Director and has spent over two years building and expanding its presence in

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Meeting Certification


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) and the subsequent Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act appropriated over $175 billion in funding for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (“Provider Relief Fund”) to be distributed as relief payments to health care providers.

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the range of interactions that patients have with the health care system, including their care from health plans, and from doctors, nurses, and staff in hospitals, physician practices, and other health care facilities. Satisfaction, on the other hand, is about whether a patient’s expectations about a health encounter were met.”131 The

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Tere LeBarron Alvarez & Marsal Management Consulting


  • Tere LeBarron is a Senior Director with Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group
  • LeBarron is a senior healthcare executive with extensive experience in ambulatory care, health plan, practice plan, hospital and academic environments
  • She has specific expertise in organizational performance, strategy, planning, execution and human resources.

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The Impact Of COVID 19 On US Health Systems Alvarez


This podcast was recorded on December 9, 2020 Responding to the Continued COVID-19 Cases and Recent Surge, Health Systems Face Challenges and Respond with Solutions to Continue to Serve their Patients and Communities.As the COVID-19 crisis continues to rage on with surges across the nation, health systems are faced with similar challenges from the height of the crisis in the spring. …

Covid 19 Health
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Alvarez & Marsal Forecasts The Potential Winners And


  • “Regardless of which sectors are ‘victorious’ in a re-imagined system, rising health expenditures represent a threat to U.S
  • competitiveness, aging Baby Boomers and the financial security of the middle class,” said Dr
  • “A continued shift from fee-for-service (volume) to value is required for U.S
  • healthcare to be sustainable.”

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Implications Of The IMPACT Act Of 2014 Alvarez & Marsal


The IOM Committee recommended continued testing of payment reforms that “incentivize the clinical and financial integration of healthcare delivery systems” and encourage (a) care coordination among providers (b) real-time sharing of data, and tracking of service use and health outcomes (c) distribution of provider payments and (d) risk sharing/management across the care continuum.

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