Health Management Associates acquires Wakely Consulting Group


LANSING, Mich., September 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Jay Rosenfounder, president and co-president of Health Management Associates (HMA), announced the company’s acquisition of Wakely Consulting Group (Wakely).

The premier source of healthcare actuarial advice, Wakely helps clients understand the complex and changing world of healthcare. Their actuaries have experience in all facets of the healthcare industry, from payers to providers and government agencies. Their expertise spans Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, risk adjustment and pricing, in addition to market analysis, forecasting and strategy development.

“Wakely is widely recognized for its exceptional actuarial expertise in healthcare, providing clients with essential information and tools to better understand their business and the environment in which they operate. Such services are an essential element for the sustainable success of any organization,” said Rosen. “I am thrilled to welcome such talented and accomplished professionals to the HMA team as we continue to develop the ways in which we can help our clients thrive.”

Formerly the actuarial component of a larger Wakely organization, Wakely Consulting Group was founded in 1999 and currently has six offices across the country. In 2017, Wakely Consulting Group obtained its women’s business certification.

“We are delighted to partner with the HMA team. It is clear that HMA attracts the best experts in the country and they have built a preeminent consulting firm. I am confident that the combined companies will create more opportunities for our actuaries and our consultants, who have been key to Wakely’s success thus far,” said Julia Lambert, President Wakely. “Over the years, Wakely’s consultants have worked closely with HMA to navigate the changing healthcare landscape. I look forward to the new solutions, expanded services and deep expertise that the combined companies will be able to offer our customers and the industry.

Wakely will continue to operate as Wakely Consulting Group, an HMA company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1985, HMA is an independent national research and consulting firm specializing in policy, program, financing and evaluation of publicly funded health care and social services. Clients include governments, public and private providers, health systems, health plans, community organizations, institutional investors, foundations and associations. With more than 20 offices and more than 300 multidisciplinary consultants from coast to coast, HMA’s expertise, services and team are always within reach of our clients.

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