Health Management Associates, Focus Group Merge


LANSING, Mich., September 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Jay Rosenfounder, president and co-president of Health Management Associates (HMA), and David Kulick, founder and CEO of The Focus Group, announced the merger of the two companies. The Focus Group will continue to operate as The Focus Group, an HMA company.

Founded in 2014, The Focus Group, based in New Orleans, helps healthcare clients navigate the intersection of healthcare policy, payment and delivery by designing and implementing strategies that create change and fuel growth. Led by public market and business transformation experts, Kulick and rich alex have partnered with hundreds of business leaders to solve complex challenges and deliver high-value projects. Focus group services include market intelligence, strategy development, business transformation and market execution for providers, payers, life sciences, healthcare foundations and investors in investment capital.

“The focus group brings deep expertise across the healthcare spectrum, driving growth for a wide range of clients,” Rosen said. “We are excited to add their unique approach to change management and commitment to innovation to our impressive lineup of experts as we continue to expand the ways we can serve our customers and partners.”

“We are excited to merge with HMA and bring greater value to our customers. This is a strategic opportunity to link HMA’s broad depth in healthcare policy and payments to our focus on business growth to lead the charge together for positive change in healthcare delivery,” Kulick said.

Kulick and Rich will continue to lead The Focus Group, an HMA company, as managing directors. 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 offices in more than 20 locations across the country and more than 500 multidisciplinary consultants coast to coast, HMA’s expertise, services and team are always within reach of clients.

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