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Issues & Advocacy

From navigating regulatory roadblocks or payer relations to integrating seamlessly through mergers and acquisitions, we’ve helped leaders build and implement roadmaps to success in any situation.

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Media, policy influencers, lawmakers and regulators are questioning the actions and values of healthcare providers of every stripe — while competitors and others fan the flames. From skepticism about community benefit and tax-exempt status to attacks on executive compensation, billing practices and quality, providers are constantly playing defense. And the barbs thrown are affecting how patients and communities view providers.

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Payer Negotiations

Over time, we have seen distinct trends emerge in payer negotiations and have developed best practices that guide our work. Our experts have seen it all and can bring tested strategies to any scenario, so organizations maintain strength and posture throughout the dealmaking process.

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Crisis Preparedness

Our crisis and government relations experts have worked alongside hundreds of healthcare leaders to anticipate and navigate the toughest issues imaginable, from data breaches and medical errors to government investigations and legal firestorms. When lightning strikes, we’re available 24/7 to help our partners prepare for and resolve the most challenging situations.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

With healthcare transactions and partnerships under scrutiny like never before, it is essential for organizations to have the support, trust and political power of their stakeholders on the road to a deal. Getting out first and controlling the narrative makes the process easier, and maintaining cadenced communication afterward is vital to successful integration.

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