DeBrunner & Associates has a special practice dedicated entirely to working with health care interests in Pennsylvania: hospitals and health systems, provider associations, long-term and acute-care providers, LIFE (PACE) organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, behavioral health care and rehabilitation providers, and more. For these organizations we provide expert counsel, creative solutions, and highly effective advocacy while working on their behalf with state agencies to address reimbursement, regulatory, licensure, and other concerns; interpret new state Medicaid policies; and identify opportunities to pursue state research, program, and demonstration grants.
With our years of experience with all things health care in Harrisburg, DeBrunner & Associates helps health care organizations with everything from state budgets to regulations to proposed legislation, ensuring that state government understands their needs before it makes decisions that affect them. Much of this work involves Medicaid, one of the most important payers for most of our Pennsylvania clients, and we work closely on our clients’ behalf with the Department of Human Services, which administers the state’s Medicaid program, as well as with the governor’s office – regardless of the political party of the governor in office at any given time – the Health Department, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Insurance Department.
In support of these efforts we help our clients identify their state public-sector objectives and then work with them to craft strategies designed to achieve those objectives. Those strategies involve helping them cultivate relationships with decision-makers in the state’s executive and legislative branches of government; developing creative proposals that address our clients’ specific needs; and engaging in the informed, effective advocacy for which we have become known in Harrisburg since our founding in 1996. Most important, we understand where health policy is made in Pennsylvania and have strong, long-standing relationships with policy-makers – relationships that extend to both the executive and legislative branches of state government and on both sides of the political aisle – that we regularly leverage on our clients’ behalf.
Through all of the endeavors we track administrative actions and legislation, manage issues, and contribute to our clients’ strategic planning by helping them understand how Pennsylvania Medicaid policies and practices will affect their financial health. We work with their executives and government relations staff, keep them apprised of the political and policy environments in Harrisburg, brief their boards, and make other valuable contributions that have left countless Pennsylvania health care clients over the years in better financial health than when they first turned to us for assistance.
To learn more about how DeBrunner & Associates can ensure that you’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania, contact us.