Health Management Associates in Lansing merges with two New Orleans companies

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Health Management Associates of Lansing merged with two New Orleans healthcare companies. // Image bank

Health Management Associates, an independent national research and consulting firm based in Lansing, announced its merger with The Focus Group and Adaptation Health, both based in New Orleans. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Founded in 2014, The Focus Group helps healthcare clients navigate the intersection of policy, payment and healthcare delivery by designing and implementing strategies that create change and fuel innovation. growth.

“The focus group brings deep expertise across the healthcare spectrum, driving growth for a wide range of clients,” said Jay Rosen, Founder, President and Co-President of HMA. “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.”

Led by public market and business transformation experts, David Kulick, Founder and Managing Director of The Focus Group, and Alex Rich have partnered with hundreds of business leaders to solve complex challenges and deliver breakthrough projects. great value.

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. It will continue to operate as The Focus Group, an HMA company.

“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 payment with our focus on business growth to together lead the charge for positive evolution in healthcare delivery. says Kulick.

Kulick and Rich will continue to lead The Focus Group, an HMA company, as managing directors.

Adaptation Health is a New Orleans-based innovation consultancy and incubator that works with state Medicaid programs and managed care organizations (MCOs) to drive the adoption of new delivery and health care solutions. commitment. Adaptation brings together leaders from these sectors to address systemic issues in publicly funded healthcare.

“Like HMA, Adaptation Health has innovation in its DNA,” says Rosen. “I am thrilled to combine HMA’s unparalleled Medicaid expertise with Adaptation Health’s creative approach and laser focus to address complex Medicaid challenges for the benefit of those the program serves.”

Adaptation Health has worked in dozens of states and MCOs to drive private-market innovation through the sourcing, diligence, and deployment of expert providers, driving improvements in member care, accelerating fairness and supporting positive development in public procurement delivery. They’ve worked directly with more than 500 startups and early Medicaid-focused companies to enable world-class solutions for the public good.

“We are thrilled to join HMA as they are preeminent Medicaid experts. We believe that through this partnership, Adaptation Health can continue to help states and MCOs across the country accelerate Medicaid performance, value and innovation,” Kulick said.

Kulick will continue to lead Adaptation Health, an HMA company.

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.

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