Partner Carolyn heads the Network Development and Managed Care contracting divisions for Strategic Health Care and has thirty years of experience in the health care industry. In her current position, Carolyn and her team provide managed care contracting services to a wide array of health care providers including hospitals,...

Sam Gizzi has over 30 years of healthcare administrative experience in financial analysis, budgeting, revenue cycle, managed care contracting, quality management, utilization management, customer service, administration, computer systems and business consulting services. Sam’s healthcare leadership experience includes Director of a special healthcare plan, CEO of a...

Vice President Lisa Cline manages the business operations of Strategic Health Care and is responsible for accounting functions, office management, and administration of all client accounts. She has more than 22 years of experience in association management and business administration. Lisa also brings to the firm...

Partner Steve is a Partner in the Columbus office of Strategic Health Care. Prior to joining Strategic Health care, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) since January of 2011. His major duties included overseeing the over 120 programs...

Partner Erskine (Ernie) Cade brings to Strategic Health Care some 25 years of experience as a corporate lobbyist and business executive. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Director of Government Relations for Cleveland-based Key Corp, one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services...

Senior Partner and Founder Based in Washington, D.C., Paul leads Strategic Health Care’s activities in the nation’s capital, serving as the key strategist and advocate on behalf of clients on matters pending with the U.S. Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other federal...

Medicare’s Mandatory “Demo” Bundles Are Illegal, Says 179 GOP House Members Calling out CMS on its CJR, Part B demo and proposed cardiac bundles, a majority of House Republicans sent a letter to CMS urging the agency to cease all current and future planned mandatory demos....

CMS Wants Home Health Agencies to Report Major Falls To satisfy another requirement of the IMPACT Act, CMS announced last week a new measure for Home Health Agencies to determine the percentage of patients who experience a fall with major injury. CMS justifies this measure as...

All But One State Cuts Hospital Readmission Rate CMS announced last week that 49 states and the District of Columbia have cut hospital readmission rates for Medicare enrollees since 2010, with nearly a dozen states cutting avoidable readmission rates by more than 10 percent. The agency...

60 Percent of Hospitals Could Have Negative Margins by 2025: CBO According to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that examines hospitals’ potential margins in the face of Medicare cuts and other reimbursement pressures, hospital finances could be significantly impacted. The paper suggests that...