Healthcare Council is pleased to provide information about its Allied Members. Allied Members are organizations that work closely with Healthcare Council’s members throughout western Pennsylvania. Each Allied Member is listed below. The Allied Member list includes a key contact, a link to the member website and a description of the services provided by the organization. For more information about Healthcare Council’s Allied Member program contact Pat Raffaele at or click the button below.

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Accelerated Claims, Inc.

Accelerated Claims, Inc. (ACI) is a Motor Vehicle Accident and Workers’ Compensation Account Management Company that provides services to overcome the many challenges presented by a complicated accident claim reimbursement system. ACI has developed the AccelClaims Workflow Process™ which is unique in the fact that it staffs the hospital’s Emergency Department with a goal of meeting with as many of these particular patients as possible. We know that by meeting with the patient in person, we are 5 times more likely to receive accurate and timely information.

Accelerated Claims manages the medical claims of motor vehicle and workplace accident victims that present in a hospital’s Emergency Department (ED). These claims represent the worst performing revenue stream for the hospital. Hospitals that implement our service enjoy significant increased cash flow and improved patient satisfaction.

Quite simply, ACI offers a better process. Our model is unique in that we staff the Hospital ED. This enables us to consistently provide superior service to our partner hospitals and to their patients. Contact: Gary Serafini at or (404) 295-1030. Web Address:

Allegheny County Health Department

Altius Healthcare Consulting Group

Altius Healthcare Consulting Group, formerly American Healthcare Solutions, is focused on providing high-quality performance management solutions, including operational assessments and labor management initiatives, but with a new edge that will more effectively meet the ever-changing needs of hospitals and healthcare systems. Altius’ array of services include productivity assessment/benchmarking/monitoring, operational appraisals, market analysis, strategic planning, physician practice review, turnaround support and interim management. Contact: Stephanie Dorwart at Web Address:

Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP

Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP (ACT), Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, provides audit, tax, reimbursement, and specialized services tailored to the needs of hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians, and several other types of health care providers. Our intense focus on adding value through every type of engagement has driven our growth to one of the top health care firms in the Nation. ACT has nine offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Contact: K. James Hunt
Web Address:

Audley Law Offices

Automated Security Alert

For 25 years Automated Security Alert (ASA), with corporate offices and Life Safety Monitoring Center based in Munhall, PA, has been a leading provider of telemonitoring equipment and services for patients transitioning from hospital to home and living in their domiciles. In partnership with hospitals, home healthcare providers, managed care organizations, and as a PA Department of Aging Waiver provider, ASA has become the telehealth leader in providing cellular based monitored medication management, personal emergency medical response, and tele-diagnostic monitoring for at risk and chronic clients. Operating as a value based provider, with focus on quantitative based outcomes and quality care, ASA provides patient engagement and care satisfaction. Contact: Mark Drummey at or 814-242-9057 Web

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. The firm has approximately 2,500 employees across the United States and is one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 137 countries, with 27,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion. Contact Name: Benjamin T. Jarmul. Phone Number: 412.697.6437. Email Address: Website:

Blue Prairie Group

Blue Prairie Group is a fee‐only institutional retirement and investment consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. We provide financial consulting within three main practice areas: ERISA Retirement, Foundations & Endowments and Wealth Management. Our mission is to help our clients ‐ plan sponsors, participants and individuals ‐ achieve their financial goals while simultaneously mitigating risk by providing unbiased and holistic retirement and investment consulting services. We put our clients’ best interests at the center of everything we do.

Founded in 2002, and now with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland and Tampa we are one of the fastest growing investment consulting firms in the country. Today, BPG provides ERISA retirement and investment consulting services to over 50 institutional retirement plans totaling over $6.1 billion in assets. We are one of the largest independent RIAs in the country. Contact: Mark Muto Phone: 412.208.0481 Web: email:

Bottom Line Systems, Inc.

Bottom Line Systems, Inc. (BLS) is the premier, full-service provider of payment compliance and revenue recovery services in the country. Today, more than ever – especially with the looming conversion to ICD-10, every hospital needs additional reimbursement from all its payers. BLS finds “new” money in closed insurance and government accounts. Managed Care contract and process improvement feedback is provided alongside diligent collection and superior reporting capabilities. Additional services include denial management, refund review, credit balance reconciliation, unwarranted discount recovery, and accounts receivable. Our services are “risk free”. BLS is dedicated to ensuring fair, accurate payment for the quality care you provide to your patients. Contact: Sharon Gmutza or (330) 717-5817 Web address:


BKD National Health Care Group provides audit, tax, Medicare and third-party reimbursement consulting services to thousands of health care providers. With more than 200 professionals focused on health care and dedicated to providing unmatched client service, BKD offers insight to help health organizations improve performance , reduce risk, stay in compliance and lower costs. Contact: Eddie Marmouget Web Address:


CannonDesign is an integrated, interdisciplinary design firm bringing together architects, engineers, clinicians, healthcare executives, economists, interior designers and experiential designers. Our solutions are driven by understanding how our clients define value and helping them improve performance. Together, we develop solutions to the most complex challenges facing healthcare providers today.

Contact: Melissa Day or (412) 209-2923 Web

Capital Healthcare Solutions

Celtic Healthcare

Celtic Healthcare is an innovative leader in the delivery of healthcare at home. We are driven by our passion for enhancing the health and quality of life of our clients and their families—during the stages of medical recovery, aging, or end-of-life. Celtic Healthcare specializes in Medicare-certified skilled home healthcare, palliative and hospice services as well as virtual care and proven chronic disease management programs to help hospitals reduce avoidable readmissions and offer the best quality of care to patients. Contact: Jodi McKinney Web Address:

Chessboard Consulting, Inc.

Chessboard Consulting, Inc. is a nationally-recognized firm offering a continuum of services that help clients build and maintain positive employee relations at every level of their organization. Through our four core service offerings, Chessboard Consultants support clients in their effort to build and maintain strong employee engagement, while reducing vulnerability to union organizing. Our four core service offerings are leadership training, employee relations climate assessment, strategic communication, and employee relations crisis management/union awareness and avoidance. Contact Name: Christopher Cimino. Email Address: Phone Number: 312-433-0003. Website:

Cipriani & Werner, PC


Clarabyte empowers companies to exceed HIPAA compliant data destruction with an easy to use, processed based tool.  Clarabyte is the first line of defense against a data breach.  Our data destruction solution works in capacity with the entire spectrum of computers, cell phones, and tablets. Contact: Christopher Boyes at Web address:

Cohen & Grigsby

Cohen & Grigsby is a vibrant, growing middle market law firm comprised of more than 130 attorneys who practice in more than 30 distinct areas of the law, including mergers & acquisitions, business, tax, litigation, real estate, public finance, labor and employment, ERISA and employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, estates and trusts, immigration, and intellectual property. We offer a comprehensive package of legal services to nonprofit and for-profit entities as well as individuals active in the healthcare marketplace. Many of our clients include hospitals and health systems, long-term care and assisted living facilities, home care providers, physicians and other healthcare practitioners, ancillary service providers, vendors of healthcare products and services, and others directly and indirectly involved in healthcare operations. Contact: Christine A. Mazza, Chief Marketing Officer, 412.297.4980,

Commerce Bank

CommerceVantage™ offers smart innovations for smarter businesses.  Automate your AP operation, from invoice presentment through payment and reconciliation. Capitalize on process efficiencies and generate revenue share by activating a secure payment program. For 150 years, Commerce Bank has served customers’ evolving business needs, by investing in its people, technology, and service channels – all to provide the utmost value and convenience. Contact:  Aaron H. Leitch – VP, Sr. Account Executive – (724) 392-7939 or – Web Address:


Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)


Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to an additional 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Contact: Jo Campano-(412) 788-7545 Web Address:

Corazon Inc.

Corazon is a national leader in strategic program development, offering a full continuum of consulting, recruitment, interim management, and physician practice and alignment (PP&A) services for the heart, vascular, neuro, and orthopedics specialties. No other firm has our diverse range of offerings within niched clinical specialties. Corazon’s team of experienced healthcare professionals – The Service Line Experts – assists hospital leaders and physicians across the country and in Canada with unparalleled expertise, impartial advice, and progressive thinking for specialty service lines to help clients reach their highest growth potential. Corazon is the Total Program Solution, providing a full range of services for program development across multiple care continuums, operating in the unique space where business and patient care intersect. The Corazon Team uses proven methodologies to offer clients the tools necessary to create best-practice programs…clinically, operationally, and financially. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Austin, Texas, Corazon is poised to bring the necessary tools and approaches to master market challenges and achieve sustainable success. Corazon was named to the 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009 “Pittsburgh 100” list of the fastest-growing firms in the region, was voted among the “Best Places to Work in PA” four of the last five years, and has received Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” Award yearly since 2009. Contact: Karen Hartman- or (412) 364-8200 Web Address:


Cowden Associates, Inc.

Cowden Associates, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based consulting and actuarial firm. We have a dedicated team of professionals with extensive experience in benefits, retirement programs, compensation, employee communications, benefits enrollment, actuarial and technology services. Using a total compensation based approach, Cowden Associates, Inc. provides a full range of consulting services helping clients establish and maintain high quality compensation and benefits programs aligning organizations business strategies and objectives. Cowden Associates, Inc. is a charter partner of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization. Contact: Robert Web Address:

Cura Hospitality

DeBiase & Levine Associates


e360 Technologies is a recommerce specialist for IT assets, medical equipment, and depreciated electronics.  Recover hidden value with our eco-friendly solution, emphasizing reuse over recycling. Contact: Christopher Boyes at or 412-680-2780. Web address:

Foundation Radiology Group

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm with more than 550 attorneys practicing in 19 offices coast to coast. We’ve been serving clients for more than a century, and we’ve been climbing the ranks of the nation’s 250 largest firms for many years, according to The National Law Journal. Our lawyers provide a full range of legal services to public and private companies – from family-run businesses to multinational corporations. We also represent charitable, medical and educational institutions both in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Few industries undergo the type of continual transformation that defines the health care industry in the United States. Whether your company provides health care, develops information technology or researches and develops new medical drugs and devices, you are subject to complex regulatory and business risks at multiple levels. Likewise, if you are a physician and other non-institutional provider, you need timely and practical advice that can help you not only grow your practice but also potentially avoid costly legal pitfalls. Responding to these issues with experience and personalized service has earned Fox Rothschild its reputation as a leading national health law practice. We work with our clients – locally, regionally and across the nation – carefully reviewing each situation to determine options and tailor solutions to fit the circumstances at hand and the individuals involved. Contact: William H. Maruca, or (412) 394-5575 Web Address:

Grane RX

For nearly 20 years, Grane Rx is a leading pharmacy supplier and professional clinical group for long-term care communities and PACE providers throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. Every day, we help improve care for thousands of residents, improving medication adherence while expanding efficiencies and lowering costs. We are revolutionizing the business of long-term care pharmacy. Contact: Robert Rowland or (412) 449-0577 Web Address:

Health Monitoring Systems



Honeywell provides innovative solutions that help increase the performance and profitability of healthcare facilities. Honeywell has decades of experience developing cost-effective building solutions that help protect hospital facilities and their most important assets-patients and employees. For both new construction and retrofit solutions, from hospitals to stand-alone medical practice facilities, Honeywell can help improve  the performance of medical facilities, which in turn, helps improve the bottom line so patients continue to get the care they need. Contact Kevin Conley at or 412-736-8036. Web address:

Human Arc

Human Arc has been an innovation leader in hospital reimbursement services for three decades. Our Eligibility Enrollment Solutionssm offers the widest range of Medicaid and charity care eligibility screening and enrollment solutions from full outsourcing to IQualify software to improve full in-sourcing, or any combination. Our Disproportionate Share (DSH) Servicessm helps providers meet DSH reporting/qualification requirements and receive accurate distributions. PayerLogicsm Denial Solutions successfully appeals denials and helps reduce their incidence through improved processes. PayerLogic Audit Response helps hospitals prepare for, and respond to, all audits. PayerLogic Out-of-state Medicaid Solutions provides complete Out Of State billing, follow-up and provider enrollment support. Contact: Joe Farago 216-426-3535 x2187


Intalere focuses on elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers by designing tailored, smart solutions that deliver optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes. We assist our customers in managing their entire non-labor spend, providing innovative technologies, products and services, and leveraging the best practices of a provider-led model.

Contact: Sean O’Brien, CMRP | Director, Account Management
Phone: 412-518-7618 Email:

Jackson Lewis, LLP

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the world, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 650 class actions.
Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region. Contact Name: Donna J. Geary. Phone Number: 412-338-5145. Email Address: Website:

K&L Gates LLP


Laboratory Corporation of America

LabCorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests/services through a national network of clinical laboratories. Recognized for their innovation, quality and customer convenience, LabCorp delivers timely, accurate results for improved clinical care. Contact Name: Ian M. Dryburgh, Hospital Development Executive. Email address: Phone Number: 412-304-8668. Website:

Leech Tishman

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, litigation, real estate, and taxation. We have been a proud supporter as well as counsel to the Hospital Council. Leech Tishman attorneys have also represented numerous health care organizations of varying sizes and specialties. Contact: Kelli Miller Web Address:

Littler Mendelson

Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest labor and employment firm with 950 attorneys in 57 offices. It exclusively represents employers in all areas of labor, employment and employee benefits law. Its attorneys, including those in its Pittsburgh office, handle every type of management labor and employment law matter from counseling, to compliance and administrative issues, to litigation. Its representation of employers ranges across multiple subject matter areas, including wage and hour, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reductions in force, disability accommodation, FMLA, ERISA, COBRA and WARN Act issues, plus union organizing, collective bargaining, labor arbitration and NLRB proceedings. Littler has a strong focus on healthcare issues and represents hospitals of every size, academic medical centers, other medical service providers and many companies that service these providers. Contact: Robert Cameron Web Address:

Main Street Medical Consulting

Main Street Medical Consulting provides Medical Billing Services, consulting, and revenue cycle management services to practices and regional hospitals in Pittsburgh and the tri-state area. We have helped hundreds of physicians and their practices become more efficient and compliant through technology as well as more profitable by managing their revenue through our comprehensive billing service.

For more information on Billing Services, Consulting or Revenue Cycle Management Services – visit us online at or contact Mike Phillips – – 412-428-7700 x 201

MedCom Solutions


MediTechnix is solely dedicated to improving the strategic, financial, operational, and clinical performance of entities which populate the healthcare market. Whether your healthcare challenges are strategic or tactical, chronic or new, or caused by internal or external factors, we work with you to: • Improve what is in place • Create what is needed • Answer complex questions • Adapt and create useful technologies and models And… work shoulder to shoulder with you to implement and make it sustainable. MediTechnix has extensive experience with Emergency Departments, Transplant, Interventional Cardiology, Operating Room, Perioperative Services, Nursing Units, Pharmacy, Quality Management, Multi-Hospital System Management, Project Management Office (PMO), and Information Technology (IT) Management. Contact: Eugene (Gene) Web Address:

Mt. Lebanon Office Equipment

OC Reilly


Owens & Conley

Paris Companies

Perkins Eastman

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, Perkins Eastman is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. With 700 staff in 13 global offices, the firm prides itself on progressive and inventive design that meets client goals and enhances the human experience. Because of its depth and range, Perkins Eastman works seamlessly with developers and owners on assignments from niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities. Our healthcare practice is one of the largest in the eastern United States and Canada – with over 40 percent of the firm’s staff members focused on healthcare design, planning, research, and related projects. We believe that a thorough knowledge of our clients’ programs, operations, financial, and technical needs supports our strategic problem solving skills and results in the creation of innovative environments noted for design excellence. Perkins Eastman’s healthcare studios have developed expertise in the programming and design of the following: cancer care, ambulatory care, imaging departments, emergency departments, surgery departments, cardiology facilities, critical care units, pediatric units and facilities, inpatient units, psychiatric departments, rehabilitation facilities, laboratories, public spaces, and service and support areas. Contact: Emily Pope- or (412) 894.8375 Web Address:

Primary Health Network

Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Qualaris is a Pittsburgh-based health IT company with a mission to make healthcare safer, easier and lower cost. Qualaris strives to be a leader in innovative enterprise mobile and web solutions for patient safety and healthcare improvement. Contact: Daniel Bishop- or (412) 437.8259 Web Address:

Saul Ewing


Sentact offers a comprehensive and sophisticated rounding solution designed to help nursing, safety, and patient experience leaders reach their goals while streamlining processes and saving money. Contact Lynn O’Donnell 412-367-3903. Website:


Sequentia Corporation works with hospitals to increase the retention of Medicare reimbursement by decreasing Medicare Spend per Beneficiary. Sequentia focuses on improving the care transition process those activities that enable patients to be discharged to the most appropriate post-acre care provider. (Skilled Nursing, Home Health and others) less expensively with better outcomes. Sequentia assists hospitals with predicting alerting hospital staff of patients at high risks for admission and the need for a specialized care pathway within eight hours of a patient admission. Contact: Gennaro Luc at visit or call 440-258-2322.

Strategy Solutions, Inc.


Strategy Solutions, Inc. (SSI) is a planning and research firm with the mission “to create healthy communities.” We provide strategic planning, market research, community health needs assessment, board development and business growth services across the continuum of acute and post-acute health care. What sets us apart? Strategy Solutions, Inc. has several distinguishing characteristics that separate us among other firms that provide similar services. Strategy Solutions, Inc. has extensive community health needs assessment, planning and program development/evaluation experience. We also have extensive product/market positioning experience that supports strategic business planning. While we provide research and planning consulting services, we will also teach organizations how to build their internal planning and research capabilities so that they do not have to rely on external consultants for ongoing support. We also help our clients fund projects and achieve outcomes by facilitating cross-sector collaboration in communities. At Strategy Solution’s, Inc. we realize each organization is unique, and custom design each process to meet individual needs. Our projects and clients have been recognized as “best practices” by the International Economic Development Council, the International Association of Facilitators, The US Department of Health and Human Services, The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, The Pennsylvania and New York Departments of Public Health, The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Partners (the state Workforce Association), the Maryland Workforce Association as well as US News and World Report. Contact: Debra A. Thompson Web

Tucker Arensberg

UPMC Health Plan


VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahss) Innovative Hospice Care® provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness. VITAS is the nation’s leading hospice provider and strive to deliver comprehensive hospice services, including pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support for patients and bereavement support for families. Contact: Jennifer Web


Johnson & Johnson