Manatt’s William Bernstein, chair of Manatt Health, was quoted by Modern Healthcare on the role of consulting in today’s increasingly uncertain healthcare landscape.
According to the publication, healthcare providers and payers are turning to consultants for answers. Consultants are advising on how to respond and stay afloat should the congressional Republicans overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the commercial insurance exchanges and government programs including Medicaid.
Hospitals and health systems that are already dealing with razor-thin margins want strategies for handling an influx of uninsured patients that they fear would arise from proposed changes to the Medicaid program.
“For us, that was generating a large amount of work,” said Bernstein.