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Healthcare Council has a identified a group of niche business partners to assist members with specific operational areas including human resources, finance and reimbursement, population health management and other areas. Each business partner is an Allied Member of Healthcare Council and is located in western Pennsylvania. In addition, each business partner offers Healthcare Council’s facility members discount pricing on services.  Healthcare Council’s business partners are listed below.

For organizations interested in becoming Healthcare Council Business Partners, contact Pat Raffaele about Allied Membership at or click the button below.

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

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 | Partner
Phone: 724-658-1565
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 | National Industry Partner – Health Care
Phone: 417-865-8701

BlueOrange Compliance

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.

Contact: Michael Freedman | Client Development Executive
Phone: 614.567.4130
Web Address:

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
Phone: (330) 717-5817


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 | Business Development Manager
Phone: 412-680-2780

Cowden Associates

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 Crnjarich

OC Reilly

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.

Contact: Vicki L. White | VP Business Operations
Phone: 412.889.2739

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.

Contact: Michael J. Evans MPH FACHE | Managing Principal
Phone: 412-322-2100 x 101

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