Kennedy Names Leading Firms in Evolving Healthcare Payer, Provider and Government Consulting Sectors Unprecedented change is driving demand for consulting expertise, and Kennedy’s exclusive research identifies the core competencies of top practices. Business Wire KEENE, N.H. -- April 16, 2013 Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, the leader in market analysis on the consulting profession, announces the launch of Consulting to Healthcare Payer, Provider and Government Sectors, a new report for consulting buyers that identifies current engagement trends, and rates top firms’ specific capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. “Healthcare providers are seeking expertise to help them navigate required performance improvements under accountable care organizations (ACOs), manage reimbursement levels from payers, and modernize health records and operational efficiencies,” according to Liz Leonard, Project Lead and Associate Director of Research. “Spend for consulting expertise aligns with these evolving health industry needs as healthcare providers face competition from new market entrants and heightened regulations — while technology-led innovations afford improvements to cost, patient engagement and efficient operations more so than ever before.” The exclusive research examines these and other core issues impacting demand for Payer, Provider and Government advisory services — and includes valuable, in-depth profiles of Payer, Provider and Government consulting firms with capability maps illustrating each practice’s standing across the major service lines: *Strategy Consulting *Operations Management Consulting *HR Consulting *IT Operational Consulting *Financial Advisory …and practice strengths in the key competency areas of: *Compliance & Governance — improving payers' and providers' operational accountability in accordance with the company-wide systems that provide direction and controls. *Operational & Strategic Risk — payers' and providers' methods and processes of managing risks and opportunities related to the achievement of their objectives. *Marketing — communications, multichannel strategies, and customer analysis and experience capacities. *Healthcare System Program Management — management of a healthcare environment, such as a country-wide or regional healthcare ecosystem, with fundamental strategic and operational design aimed at improving the payer, provider and patient interactions, opportunities and accountability holistically. *Health IT Consulting — skill in providing the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of health care information, data, and knowledge for communication and decision making *Healthcare Provider Revenue Cycle — addressing providers' full spectrum of revenue cycle needs — from patient access to claims denials, including the decisions and process that ensure HC providers get paid fairly, in a timely manner, for services rendered—which could potentially improve net patient revenue *Healthcare Payer Medical Management — enabling payers to help improve care delivery by creating incentives for providers and members that reward medical costs containment while improving health outcomes by providing clear, timely and correct patient information to providers, care managers and individuals; engage providers and members in providing the right level of care at the right time. *Healthcare Payer Claims Management — improving payers' claim processes to enable cost efficiencies, appropriate reimbursement rates, communication back to providers on revenue cycles Plus objective, expert assessments of consulting firm capabilities within: *Private Payer — includes insurance carriers, other third-party payers, and health plan sponsors (employers or unions) *Public Payer — financed by a single public body from a single fund, typically managed by a state or federal body, as in the case of universal care *Private Providers — hospitals, clinics, healthcare professionals or group of healthcare professionals who deliver health services to patients *Public Providers — the same group of providers listed above, yet typically managed by a state or federal body, as in the case of universal care *Ecosystem Collaboration — distinct focus of firms that align offerings to serve collaboration among payers, providers and government Profiled firms in Consulting to Healthcare Payer, Provider and Government Sectors include: *Accenture; Aspen Advisors; A.T. Kearney; Beacon Partners; The Boston Consulting Group; Booz Allen Hamilton; Booz & Company; Broadreach Healthcare; The Camden Group; Capgemini; Cumberland Consulting Group; Deloitte; ECGMC; Ernst & Young; GE Healthcare; Huron Consulting; IBM; Impact Advisors; KPMG; Maxwell Consulting; McKinsey & Company; Oliver Wyman; PwC; and SAIC. About Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory A Bloomberg BNA Business Founded in 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory provides accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services world-wide, needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, timely and insightful intelligence on the top consulting firms in their respective markets, and operational benchmarks that measure consulting performance. Kennedy's research spans multiple service areas, client vertical industries, and geographies. Our analysts provide expert commentary at consulting industry events world-wide, and offer custom research for Management Consulting and IT Services firms. Kennedy's advisory services provide results-oriented strategic guidance to buyers and sellers of consulting services. Our clientele consists of Fortune 500 companies and the most highly regarded professional services firms in the world, representing over 90% of the service providers in consulting. Kennedy’s parent company, Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P., is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. More information is available for you at www.KennedyInfo.com/Consulting. Contact: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory Dan Houder, COO, +1-603-357-8200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kennedyinfo.com/consulting
Kennedy Names Leading Firms in Evolving Healthcare Payer, Provider and Government Consulting Sectors
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