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.
Baker Tilly US, LLP
Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion.
Corazon is a national leader in program development for the Heart, Vascular, Neuroscience, Spine, and Orthopedic service lines. Corazon offers a full continuum of consulting, accreditation, peer review, recruitment, and interim management to provide the strategic, clinical, operational, market, and financial expertise necessary to help clients reach their highest growth potential.
Cowden Associates, Inc.
Cowden Associates, Inc. is a recognized consulting and actuarial leader in business enterprise, compensation, benefits, retirement, and Taft-Hartley consulting. Using a comprehensive total compensation approach, Cowden works with clients on an individualized basis to tailor customized solutions for each client and engagement. This individualized and interactive approach sets Cowden apart from similar, and larger consulting firms. Cowden helps clients establish and maintain high quality compensation and benefits programs to align each organization with its strategies and objectives.
In 2017, Cowden joined parent organization Acrisure, the industry’s fastest growing insurance broker, delivering high quality insurance and risk management services and solutions through its global network of agency partners.
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 775 attorneys in 29 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in labor & employment, litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our Pittsburgh office was established in 2017, and we have grown to include more than 30 attorneys in western Pennsylvania. At Cozen O’Connor, we have litigators, transactional lawyers, and corporate counselors who are both leaders in their legal disciplines and masters of the complex and ever-changing statutory regime that healthcare organizations face every day.
Cura is a professional dining service and nutrition provider for acute care hospitals and quality senior living organizations. By embracing a business partnership model based on a shared vision of true person-centered care, Cura enjoys many successful long-term relationships. Pennsylvania is the home of many of our longest client relationships, and continues to grow! Cura is proud to continue our sponsor Healthcare Council’s educational efforts in tribute and appreciation for our mutual client partners!
At FORVIS, our Healthcare Practice is one of the nation’s largest assurance, tax, and advisory firms comprised of more than 950 professionals dedicated to delivering Unmatched Client ExperiencesTM and value-added solutions. We are the professional services provider of choice to more than 6,100 healthcare organizations who rely on our depth of expertise, breadth of resources, technical specialization, and innovative insights.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild is a national law firm that delivers strategic and practical solutions for clients. We are innovative and entrepreneurial – a spirit that attracts some of the brightest legal talent from across the country. Home to 950 attorneys nationwide, Fox offers a team of accomplished professionals who deliver high qualify, industry-specific solutions to clients’ toughest challenges. We understand today’s competitive business environment and take a value-driven, business-minded approach to the law. With more than 70 practice areas, we provide a broad range of legal services in order to meet our clients’ needs.
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, researches and develops new medical drugs and devices or otherwise provides services or goods in the health care sector, you are subject to complex regulatory and business risks at multiple levels. Likewise, if you are a physician or 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.
Healthworks, Inc. is a Clinical Specialist Private Practice organization serving the cardiovascular and imaging specialties. Healthworks is a full-service provider of administrative, specialty nursing and technical personnel for the provision of expert cardiovascular solutions which include staffing, industry solutions, clinical education, training, quality and outcome management and abstraction services. Healthworks provides specialty nursing and technical personnel to healthcare providers in the fields of invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular services to assist with and/or perform diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures, including cardiovascular catheterizations and interventions, electrophysiology studies and procedures, interventional radiology procedures, vascular, echocardiography exams and ultrasound scanning.
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.
Intalere, a Vizient Company
Intalere, a Vizient company, is dedicated to driving performance improvement in health care. We empower our customers and deliver measurable results through our highly personalized approach of creating strategies and programs focused on their goals.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Paymerang provides streamlined invoice and payment automation solutions that bring Accounts Payable (AP) departments into the modern age. Paymerang’s solutions save AP departments hundreds of hours annually, enhance visibility, increase accuracy, improve efficiency, and earn rebates while reducing paper, fraud risks, and operating costs.
Print Tech of Western PA
Print Tech of Western PA is your trusted provider of printing, mailing, and print marketing solutions. Print Tech has been specializing in communication solutions for over 50 years and is committed to creating superior printing, graphic design, marketing materials, bindery and fulfillment services for the healthcare market. Print Tech also provides solutions for medical device, manufacturing, education, real estate, public and private, and nonprofit sectors. Print Tech is both HIPAA compliant and ISO certified.
Revecore is a leading provider of revenue integrity solutions for underpayments, denial prevention, and complex claims reimbursement solutions for motor vehicle accident, workers’ compensation, and Veterans Affairs claims. With more than 700 employees, we serve nearly 600 hospitals across the country. Revecore offers hospitals and health systems over two decades of unrivaled technology and expert insight into the most challenging areas of revenue cycle to ensure they are appropriately reimbursed for the care they provide. In addition to being #1 Ranked in Complex Claims by KLAS, Revecore holds the distinguished HFMA Peer Review Status for underpayment recovery and complex claims solutions.
Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC
Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC (RCS) is a healthcare consulting firm specializing in hospital and physician group practice revenue cycle reviews, interim patient financial services management, virtual revenue cycle management and customized revenue-related projects. RCS offers creative and cost-effective solutions to problems related to patient access, charge capture, documentation and coding, billing, and collection of health care revenue. RCS also advises hospitals and physician practices regarding payer contract renegotiations and facilitates the strategic planning efforts of hospitals considering merger or affiliation, brokering negotiations until agreements are finalized.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP offers clients the best of both worlds: the national reach and sophisticated experience of a large firm and the local connections and value of a small boutique. With 16 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.
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.
Vertilocity, An HBK Company
Vertilocity is a healthcare-focused, managed IT service provider that helps organizations address their technology needs. By providing proactive end user support and helpdesk services, threat protection, on-premise or cloud-based network support and strategy development, Vertilocity allows you to focus on your core business, not your technology.