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Daniel J. Marino, Managing Partner

Daniel J. Marino

Managing Partner

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Daniel J. Marino, Managing Partner

Daniel J. Marino specializes in shaping strategic and economic initiatives for healthcare organizations and senior healthcare leaders in areas that include board retreat facilitation, collaborative growth strategy and partnerships, network development and structure, hospital/physician/payer alignment and analytics/digital insights.

With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Daniel’s commitment to healthcare quality and care excellence allows him to develop meaningful relationships with clients and guide them through transformative change.

Daniel is a frequent speaker at healthcare industry conferences where he shares his insights into the shift to value-based care and trends in provider economic performance, population health and data analytics. He also regularly writes articles for healthcare industry publications about topics related to transformation in healthcare delivery.

Specialties:

  • Value-Based Strategy
  • Strategic Board Retreat Facilitation
  • Data and Governance
  • Analytics

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Lucy Zielinski, Managing Partner

Lucy Zielinski

Managing Partner

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Lucy Zielinski, Managing Partner

Lucy Zielinski specializes in helping health systems and medical groups achieve top financial and operational performance. With more than 25 years of experience, she achieves this optimization through physician-hospital alignment, which includes clinically integrated networks, value-based programs, telehealth services, coding and revenue cycle improvement, and physician leadership programs. Lucy believes that investing in leadership, strategy, and technology are a company’s greatest investment.

She is an industry-renowned thought leader who has been featured in numerous healthcare industry publications such as HFMA, AMGA and MGMA. Her expertise is in population health management, key performance indicators and benchmarking, Quality Payment Programs including MIPS and APMs, and women in leadership. She is a frequent presenter at regional and national healthcare conferences for physicians, practice administrators, and finance executives.

Specialties:

  • Ambulatory Revenue Cycle
  • Value-Based Programs
  • Telehealth
  • Physician Leadership

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George Mayzell, MD, MBA, FACHE, Managing Principal

George Mayzell, MD, MBA, FACHE

Managing Principal

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George Mayzell, MD, MBA, FACHE, Managing Principal

Dr. George Mayzell is a physician executive who specializes in helping healthcare organizations transform their delivery of care through population health strategies, care management redesign, and physician leadership programs. His extensive career spans more than two decades in healthcare and includes direct experience with hospitals, health plans, integrated delivery systems, and clinical practice.

An expert on innovative payment models at both the system and provider level, Dr. Mayzell collaborates with physicians and provider networks to build Accountable Care Organizations and financial risk models that improve quality care and effectively manage clinical variation (including cost per care and outcomes).

Specialties:

  • Population Health
  • Physician Compensation Models
  • Physician Leadership

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Doug McKinley, Psy.D., MCC, Managing Principal

Doug McKinley, Psy.D., MCC

Managing Principal

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Doug McKinley, Psy.D., MCC, Managing Principal

Doug McKinley specializes in working with business leaders, helping them grow, become more effective, and reach their full potential. An experienced clinician, Doug discovered his career passion in 1999, zeroing in on the field of executive coaching, where he guided Fortune 500 executives, small business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and churches.

In the healthcare field, Doug is a highly sought-after facilitator for executive leadership teams at hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Universities. His skills in coaching have been integral to the development of both existing and emerging physician and nursing leaders. By identifying the specific psychological markers and drivers that define how each person is motivated and how they can accelerate their growth, Doug helps leaders break out of stagnation and find the drive and direction they need to be the best versions of themselves.

Doug is best known for his design and implementation of cultural transformation initiatives and physician engagement and resiliency initiatives. He has a passion for building bridges between people, whether he’s working carefully past impasses as a conflict mediator in high-stakes leadership situations, or mapping out employee motivators to improve coaching, performance, and engagement.

Specialties:

  • Culture Transformation
  • Leadership Development and Assessments
  • Board Retreat Facilitation
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Team Cohesiveness
  • Organizational Health

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John Malone, Principal

John Malone

Principal

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John Malone, Principal

John Malone specializes in developing and activating strategic performance improvement initiatives with hospitals, health systems and physician groups. His focus includes population health, value-based care and clinical variation reduction. Leveraging his strong background in analytics, organizational change management and project management, John helps clients achieve improvements in cost and quality outcomes.

John also works with financial and clinical leadership in hospital systems to develop and implement clinical variation reduction programs to improve quality and reduce cost. This includes development of physician performance scorecards, and carefully executed communications and change management processes. Resulting performance improvements typically include significant reductions in length of stay, excess days, and average cost per case, as well as improvements in key quality indicators.

Specialties:

  • Performance Improvement
  • Clinical Variation Reduction
  • Organizational Change Management

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Shaillee Juneja, Principal

Shaillee Juneja

Principal

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Shaillee Juneja, Principal

Shaillee Juneja specializes in developing and managing innovative technology solutions for health systems, accountable care organizations, and clinically integrated healthcare collaboratives. With years of experience in leading information technology and advanced analytic strategy development, she provides transformative solutions for organizations investing in data-led and person-centric care delivery models.

She has led several initiatives aimed at operational optimization and managing performance for complex healthcare verticals. She works with clinically integrated networks to build functional analytic roadmaps that align organizations’ business and information objectives. She regularly works within complex technology environments to establish integrated information architectures, data-transformation roadmaps, and enterprise-level data governance models that advance analytic capabilities while driving actionable reporting.

Specialties:

  • Data Governance
  • Analytics

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Kathy Najarian, MHA, Principal

Kathy Najarian

Principal

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Kathy Najarian, Principal

Kathy Najarian specializes in advising healthcare provider organizations regarding direct-to-employer innovations, value-based contracting and reimbursement, and payer strategies and negotiations.

Kathy is a dynamic and results-oriented healthcare executive with a 25-year track record of leading payer strategy and payer relationships including managed-care contracting and value-based risk negotiations for health systems, clinically integrated networks and independent physicians in the commercial, governmental and direct-to-employer environments.

She was one of the first to create centers of excellence programs in the direct-to-employer arena with national Fortune 500 companies and was an innovator of provider-based clinical integration incentive programs with national payers.

Specialties:

  • Payor Strategy and Contract Negotiations
  • Value-Based Contracting and Reimbursement
  • Direct to Employer Innovations

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Steven Berger, Principal

Steven Berger

Principal

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Steven Berger, Principal

Steven Berger specializes in teaching and consulting with healthcare organizations on financial and general management strategies. Steven is a results-driven professional with more than 40 years of healthcare financial management experience, including more than 20 years of serving as a hospital financial administrator and over 20 years teaching financial and executive leaders.

Steven served as the financial executive for hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey and gained extensive knowledge of healthcare financial and general management from a provider’s point of view. He also founded and was President of Insights, a healthcare financial management software solutions firm that was sold 15 years later to an Industry-leading Group Purchasing and analytics firm. He is currently putting his extensive healthcare financial and general management knowledge to work again in a consulting and teaching capacity.

Specialties:

  • Financial Performance
  • Financial Recovery
  • Clinical, Operational and Financial Metrics (KPIs)

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Clifford Frank

Principal

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Clifford Frank, Principal

Clifford Frank specializes in advising healthcare provider organizations regarding direct-to-employer innovations, value-based contracting and reimbursement, and payer strategies and negotiations. Cliff has over 30 years of managed care executive leadership and consulting experience, working for payers, hospitals, IPAs, PHOs and Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN). His focus on reducing waste, enhancing quality, and creating clinical and financial alignment among providers and payers for the benefit of patient care is what sets him apart as an industry leader.

In his previous roles, Clifford has served as CEO for several provider-sponsored risk-bearing entities including FirstCare Health Plans of Texas, Vermont Managed Care, and Shore Quality Partners. He was the vice president of managed care for St. Vincent’s Health System and provides leadership to CIN’s operating shared savings relationships with payers and Medicare.

Today, Clifford routinely consults with leading hospital and health care systems across the U.S. on their managed care contracts, strategy, preparation for provider risk transfer, and innovative provider-payer partnerships.

Co-author of Physician Empowerment through Capitation (Aspen, 2000), Cliff has published numerous articles on capitation mechanics, operations, and risk assessment. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences on population health including HIMSS, National Association of Managed Care Physicians, and the National Association of ACOs.

Specialties:

  • Managed Care Consulting
  • Executive Leadership
  • Physician Empowerment
  • Population Health Expertise
  • Clinical Assessments
  • Financial Evaluation
  • Marketing & Operations
  • Public Speaking

Kate Geick, Senior Program Manager

Kate Geick

Senior Manager

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Kate Geick, Senior Manager

Kate is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over seven years of demonstrated history in the healthcare management consulting industry. She has delivered over 60+ projects across US, UK, Ireland, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, helping clients improve their financial, operational and clinical performance.

Kate specializes in process improvement and change management initiatives of any size and scale. She takes a collaborative approach to every engagement, assimilating herself into the client’s organization. Kate utilizes extensive project management tools in her work to translate conceptual discussions and ideas in to practical and actionable terms. She uses these tools in supporting value-based strategy, medical group revenue cycle and quality payment programs. Kate also focuses her work on the learning/ leadership development space, where she identifies the critical behaviors, mindsets and key systems/ structures/ processes needed to drive results.

Specialties:

  • Process and Performance Improvement
  • Quality Payment Program
  • Leadership Development
  • Change Management

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