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New Client

DeBrunner & Associates is pleased to welcome its newest client: Post Acute Medical, a specialty health care company based in Enola, Pennsylvania that focuses on providing post-acute care in the most efficient and cost-effective setting.


New Client

DeBrunner & Associates is pleased to welcome its newest client: Howard University Hospital, located in Washington, D.C.


PA Wins Innovation Planning Grant

Pennsylvania is among 21 states that will receive State Innovation Models Initiative Model Design Awards from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

The award of $3 million will be used to

…engage a diverse group of stakeholders, including public and commercial payers, providers and consumers, to develop a State Health Care Innovation Plan.

The purpose of the state innovation models program is to support

…states that are prepared for or committed to planning, designing, testing, and supporting evaluation of new payment and service delivery models in the context of larger health system transformation. The Innovation Center is interested in testing innovative payment and service delivery models that have the potential to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), while maintaining or improving quality of care for program beneficiaries.

The grant funds were awarded on a competitive basis, with funding decisions based on an initial round of state innovation model planning.  Michael Chirieleison, managing partner of DeBrunner & Associates’ Pennsylvania health care consulting practice, served on the committee that developed the commonwealth’s state innovation model proposal.

Learn more about the federal State Innovation Models Initiative here.…

DeBrunner & Associates Announces Strategic Alliance

DeBrunner & Associates has entered into a strategic alliance with Feinberg Shopp Associates, a Harrisburg-based health care consulting firm.

Like DeBrunner, Feinberg Shopp Associates works only in the health care arena.  David Feinberg is a veteran of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, including as the state’s Medicaid director, and has now been consulting for nearly 20 years.  Brad Shopp worked in Pennsylvania’s state government as a legislative aide before going into consulting and has focused on health care lobbying for 20 years.

“We’re thrilled to form this new alliance with Brad and David,” said Michael Chirieleison, managing partner of the firm’s Pennsylvania health care consulting practice.  “They understand the intricacies of Harrisburg and have outstanding relationships within both the legislative and executive branches of state government – relationships that will enhance our own strong presence in Harrisburg.”

Ellen Kugler, managing partner of the firm’s federal consulting practices, agrees that this new alliance will extend DeBrunner’s expertise in Medicaid and enhance its ability to serve its clients.

“I believe this partnership makes both our firms stronger and better-equipped to bridge the gap between the statehouse and Washington and deliver the positive results our clients seek.”

To see a news release announcing the strategic …

New Client

DeBrunner & Associates is pleased to welcome our newest client:  LeadingAge PA, an association of not-for-profit providers of services to seniors.…