Kennedy Names Leading Firms in Evolving Healthcare Payer, Provider and Government Consulting Sectors

  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

  *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
  *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
  *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.

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