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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.
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.
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.
Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. Our Mission: Science for a Better Life.
BKD CPAs & Advisors
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.
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.
Blue & Co., LLC
We are a professional service accounting firm with significant experience in healthcare. We have offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The firm now works with healthcare clients in Pennsylvania including Butler Health System and Heritage Valley.
Blue Orange Compliance specializes in assisting healthcare organizations navigate HIPAA and HITECH Privacy and Security requirements. Complex, ever-changing healthcare regulations and increasing risks make it difficult for organizations to stay in front of emerging cyber threats. As a single source, we equip every client with affordable, practical, comprehensive privacy and security solutions, including multiple sources of information to help manage risk. Our clients have peace of mind knowing they are compliant and prepared for potential breaches and adverse audits.
Capital Healthcare Solutions
Capital Healthcare Solutions, headquartered in Irwin, PA, provides per-diem and contract nursing workforce solutions to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, schools and physician practice offices throughout Pennsylvania. Capital’s sister company, Amare Medical Staffing, provides travel nursing workforce solutions in all 50 states. Capital is a Joint Commissioned Staffing Agency and most recently was named to the Staffing Industry Analysts fastest growing agency list for 2018.
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.
Cipriani & Werner, PC
Cipriani & Werner is a multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. With nearly 150 professionals in our 13 offices in 7 states and the District of Columbia, the firm supports the needs of our clients on both a local and regional basis. Cipriani & Werner have long been recognized as a firm that seeks first to understand the needs and interests of its clients. From that point forward our attorneys are able to deliver the results expected by our clients. In providing the highest level of legal services and achieving the results for the firm’s clients, we are governed by the highest level of integrity in our practice and our relationships. The approach to the practice of law that is found at Cipriani & Werner attracts and maintains long-term relationships with the firm’s clients and the firm’s attorneys.
Richard Citrin is an international consultant, leadership coach and organizational psychologist who has transformed client success across the United States, Asia and Europe. His clients have realized more than $500 million in value in the form of increased revenues, retention of key employees, mitigation of costly leadership errors, enhanced team and workplace performance garnered through expert facilitation, crucial conversations and a focus on building resilience.
His newest book, Strategy Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders provides a guide for every organization looking to grow its cadre of leaders.
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.
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.
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.
Cura is a professional dining service and nutrition provider, with the ultimate goal of enhancing life around great food and service. Since 1996, our founder-led company has embraced a business model based on prudent client selection and growth, creating long‐term successful relationships. Pennsylvania, and even more specifically western Pennsylvania, is the home of many of our longest client relationships. Cura is proud to sponsor HCWP’s educational efforts in tribute and appreciation for our clients!
Engage Practice Solutions
Engage Practice Solutions harnesses the power of data to help our hospital/integrated health system customers to reduce financial losses and the subsidies associated with employed physician practice.
Using our customer’s data and our clinically-based methodologies, we provide powerful analysis, robust metrics, and marketplace benchmarking.
We bridge the communication gap between the C-Suite and providers by delivering consistent results and actionable insights for improvement using tools to the appropriate audiences.
Engage Snapshots privide simple interpretation of revenue and productivity performance, delivered to providers via their smartphones and tablets, and Engage Insights deliver specific and timely benchmarking and comparisons of providers revenue, productivity and costs to peers using real market data. We assist the C-Suite and Practice Managers to see how providers are performing individually and when compared to market peers.
By interpreting and integrating results from all dimensions, we provide a clear picture of “game changing” opportunities to drive best practices, sustainable improvement, and profitability.
Ferra Executive Search
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ferra Executive Search consultants are experts in recruiting clinical, academic, and administrative support roles at any level. They have experience designing workforce plans for both industries and have an intimate understanding of job design and role responsibilities. Any clinical, financial, fundraising, research, IT/technology, or academic role is an area of recruitment they specialize in. The firm combines disruptive digital recruitment techniques with traditional recruitment methodologies to reach top talent including both active and passive candidates.
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.
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.
Health Monitoring Systems
Health Monitoring provides its clients with valuable, real-time Emergency Department, Urgent Care and Ambulatory Care syndromic surveillance data to identify trends and fast-moving events that affect public health. The service offers enhanced public health surveillance, health data forecasting and benchmarking. Health Monitoring assists public health departments in forecasting risks and predicting population health trends.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 2.5 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and through its affiliated Blue companies has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. All of Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plans in Pennsylvania received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality rating of 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs more than 4,000 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
Houston Harbaugh, P.C. has a vibrant and well-respected health care practice. The firm has been working in health care law since its inception in 1975 when changing regulations affected how physicians and physician groups were organized and how they practiced. Today, we continue to represent physicians and physician practices, but our scope of clients has expanded to include hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, home health care agencies, concierge and non-traditional health care practices, and provider entities of all types in all aspects of health care law. Our knowledge and skill set allows us to represent medical providers and businesses that must comply with health care laws including state and federal regulatory, fraud and abuse (Stark and Anti-Kickback law), Affordable Care Act and HIPAA compliance, risk management and general corporate counsel.
Our Health Care Law Practice is supported and complemented by various other areas of law including corporate, employment and labor, litigation, real estate, bonds and tax-exempt financing, and estate planning. The Health Care Law Practice group has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers’® “Best Law Firms” top tier (Metropolitan Tier 1) for the Health Care Law category each year since the inception of the rankings in 2010.
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.
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Jackson Kelly is a regional law firm with a national reputation. Our Health Care group offers sophisticated problem solving for the complex business and regulatory environment faced by the industry. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in traditional business fields, including corporate reorganizations, contracts, financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Our team guides hospitals in public-to-private restructurings, in strategic affiliations and consolidations, and in the issuance of hundreds of millions of dollars of tax-exempt bonds to finance state-of-the-art facilities and technology. We also offer a strong regulatory practice with diverse compliance experience under both state and federal laws. Jackson Kelly is proud to provide its clients with a broad array of services, delivered in a fully-integrated and team-oriented approach.
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.
K&L Gates LLP
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group. Public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals are also represented by the firm. K & L Gates practice is a robust full market practice – cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope.
Kforce is a professional staffing services firm matching dynamic, cutting-edge companies with innovators, creators, and experts. Kforce works with organizations to supply talent and consulting solutions on a contract, contract to hire, and direct hire basis in the following areas:
- Finance and Accounting
- Revenue Cycle
- Health Information Technology
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 Healthcare Council. Leech Tishman attorneys have also represented numerous health care organizations of varying sizes and specialties.
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.
Lockton is a global risk management company that is committed to delivering expert risk management, insurance and consultative advice to help our clients become more successful. We have over 50,000 clients globally, and over 1,500 healthcare clients. Lockton’s Healthcare Network provides innovative specialty services to health care organizations across a wide range of areas – risk management, healthcare analytics, human resources, technology, employee benefits, talent management and culture. We have a 96% client retention rate and have been awarded a “Best Place to Work” for over ten consecutive years.
North Side Christian Health Center
The North Side Christian Health Center (NSCHC) was founded in 1993, as an anchor in Pittsburgh’s economically challenged North Side. NSCHC is a community medical practice providing whole person spiritual and physical healthcare to all people. Annually, NSCHC provides medical and dental care to approximately 4,300 patients.
NSCHC provides patients with primary and preventive health care services to improve health and well-being. The health center practice sees patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens. Services include physical exams, cancer screenings, gynecological exams, and sick visits. The center’s children’s services include well child visits, immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings.
Dental services include fillings, crowns, bridges, partial and full dentures, extractions, root canals, and minor oral surgery. When other dental services are required, the dental staff will provide patients a list of specialists. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, all dental services are available on a sliding fee scale to income eligible, uninsured residents.
Also provided are behavioral health, pharmaceutical counseling, and laboratory services. NSCHC welcomes Medicaid and private employer-based insurance for adults and children.
For more than a decade, the team of professionals in health care supply chain at OC Reilly, Inc. (OCR) has enabled their clients to discover sources of meaningful savings, enhanced cost-efficiency, and improved operations.
The OCR team of advisors in world-class supply chain solutions, biomedical / clinical engineering, perioperative logistics, sterile processing services, physician preference, purchased services, food service management and other primary areas of operations affecting the finances of industries across the board, brings its proven knowledge and applied first-hand experience to clients across the entire spectrum of health care providers and applications.
Former suppliers, vendors, and administrators themselves, the OCR team generates impressive returns on investment, and provides hands-on advice and assistance to clients in implementing game-changing plans with no conflicts of interest to improve bottom-line performance while maintaining exemplary patient care. OCR effectively understands, anticipates, and addresses trends and issues in health care supply chain because most every member of the team has been on the client’s side of the equation.
By anticipating and responding to the difficult challenges that affect today’s health care organizations and long-term care facilities, OCR develops customized solutions that increase profitability, generate revenue, and decrease total expenditures. All solutions can have a positive impact on the quality of patient care delivery. OCR believes that every client situation offers solutions that can be revealed and maximized with the advice of this team of accomplished health care supply chain professionals.
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Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC
Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC (RCS) is a healthcare consulting firm specializing in hospital and physician practice revenue cycle reviews, interim patient account management services and customized revenue-related projects. RCS offers creative and cost-effective solutions to problems related to the capture, billing issues, and collection of health care revenue. RCS also facilitates the strategic planning efforts of hospitals considering merger or affiliation, brokering negotiations until agreements are finalized.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
The 400-plus attorneys of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr are dedicated to providing client-centric counsel to businesses throughout the U.S. and internationally from 16 offices stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Miami and extending into the Midwest by way of Chicago and Minneapolis. We advise well-known corporations, exciting start-ups and an array of private companies, as well as higher education institutions, nonprofits and governmental entities. We handle bankruptcy, corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, estates and trusts, and immigration and foreign investment matters. Energy, higher education, insurance and life sciences are among our core industries of focus.
Sparq Designs, LLC
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.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million health care providers and 6,500 hospitals nationwide. In Pennsylvania alone, we serve more than 1.1 million members and provide access to more than 61,000 health care providers and 285 hospitals – including UPMC and Allegheny Health Network. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
UPMC Health Plan
The UPMC Insurance Services Division is owned by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh. The UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, WorkPartners, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance and workers’ compensation products and services to more than 3.2 million members.