Chair, Healthcare Divisionemail
Manatt Health Solutions is an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, one of the nation’s premier law and consulting firms. MHS helps clients develop and implement strategies to address their greatest challenges, improve performance, and position themselves for long-term sustainability and growth.
The healthcare landscape is rapidly evolving in both the public and private sectors. Clients look to MHS professionals for leading experience in healthcare coverage and access, healthcare information technology (health IT), healthcare financing and reimbursement, and healthcare restructuring. MHS also provides personalized services, such as strategic and business advice, policy analysis and research, project implementation, alliance building and advocacy, and government relations.
MHS professionals’ breadth of experience and interdisciplinary approach attract a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit clients in both the public and private sectors.
MHS applies the following core set of principles to every engagement:
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A multifaceted approach to advocacy and coalition-building is essential, no matter what the objective. Whether the goal is to change government practice, influence public policy or secure specific legislative or regulatory change, Manatt Health Solutions works closely with clients to develop and implement effective advocacy campaigns. We help clients' understand how other stakeholders are impacted by policies and how our clients' interests may compete with or complement stakeholders' goals. When needed, the team builds coalitions to advance the shared agenda, and secure policy change. Manatt Health Solutions professionals are skilled at facilitating consensus by:
Manatt Health Solutions knows the importance of rooting public policy and business solutions in the practical realities of service delivery, care utilization and public program implementation.
Manatt Health Solutions professionals collectively have decades of experience working with the healthcare safety net and the public health insurance programs upon which they rely. Our work runs the full spectrum, involving community health centers, disproportionate-share hospitals, health plans and advocates for the medically underserved and the uninsured. We help translate the good work and services offered by our clients into terms that resonate with policy makers, elected officials and funding sources.
Manatt Health Solutions also understands the opportunities and challenges of working with public health insurance programs and financing streams. Our professionals have in-depth knowledge of the multitude of insurance programs and indigent care supports on which safety net providers and patients depend, including:
Manatt Health Solutions helps clients align the laws and policies that govern these public programs and financing streams with the practical demands of care delivery and program implementation. We help our clients make public programs and public policy work.
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Manatt Health Solutions helps clients to navigate complex rules regarding healthcare finance and reimbursement. Manatt Health Solutions is at the forefront of conceptualizing, designing and implementing capital financing vehicles for the healthcare industry. Our team has significant experience in a broad range of health payment issues, including Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs, and commercial managed care payment arrangements. We are well versed in the specialized reimbursement rules impacting different types of healthcare organizations, from Part D prescription drug plans to Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Manatt Health Solutions' experience in healthcare financing is invaluable to clients in evaluating new programmatic initiatives, developing innovative capital financing programs, restructuring operations to maximize reimbursement, and evaluating mergers and acquisitions. Our broad range of financing projects has funded inner-city hospitals, community health centers, AIDS facilities and nursing homes. Manatt Health Solutions is now breaking ground in creating financing programs for health information exchange projects developed by regional health information organizations.
Manatt Health Solutions recognizes the unique financial, operational and political challenges faced by nonprofit health and human services organizations seeking to advance critically important missions with limited resources. We also understand the opportunities and challenges of working with public health insurance programs and grants for healthcare companies, including:
Manatt Health Solutions' substantive understanding of regulated industries and the inner workings of government enables our firm to develop, advocate and implement integrated business, legal and government strategies and activities. We draw on extensive knowledge, experience, and contacts to achieve our clients' goals. Manatt Health Solutions is able to provide an unparalleled breadth of public policy and advocacy services nationwide, with offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, California, and Albany, New York. Manatt Health Solutions professionals maintain strong and continuing relationships with key executive- and legislative-branch officials and their staffs in both political parties at the federal, state and local levels. Our staff members have served in leadership positions as U.S. ambassadors; presidential appointees; senior career federal and state government officials; senior congressional staff; state legislators, leaders and staff; as well as in city and county governments throughout California and New York State, and in Washington, D.C. Manatt Health Solutions' success is the direct result of the breadth, depth and diversity of its professionals who apply their policy experience and knowledge of government to benefit our clients.
Manatt Health Solutions professionals possess comprehensive knowledge of the health IT environment from a public policy and private sector perspective. Our extensive experience in developing and implementing health IT initiatives on the national, state, local and provider-specific levels, uniquely qualifies us to provide creative and practical approaches to the opportunities and challenges that arise in enabling health IT. We understand the complex interplay among healthcare stakeholders and their underlying health information needs and industry partners and their roles in transforming our healthcare system through IT. Manatt Health Solutions assists healthcare stakeholder and industry partner clients in positioning themselves not only to advance their internal goals and accelerate growth, but also to influence public policy and private marketplace developments.
Manatt Health Solutions offers hands-on assistance to help clients navigate the seismic shifts in the way healthcare information is shared, stored, aggregated, analyzed and applied to save lives and money. Our team has the industry knowledge to determine the options that health information technology provides for large-scale transformative projects, payment system reform, public reporting of health information, and advancing consumer participation in healthcare.
Manatt Health Solutions has in-depth understanding of how providers, payers and life sciences companies are investing in health IT and using health information, and how high-tech companies and standards and certification bodies are supporting adoption and the issues they face. We monitor and assess these trends, understand their implications on our clients, and translate this knowledge into workable solutions.
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Members of our firm have spent the last 30 years helping financially distressed entities develop and implement strategies to fulfill their mission and meet their bottom line. Our clients include a range of healthcare entities as well as public and nonprofit hospitals and academic medical centers. Many are “safety-net” providers furnishing uncompensated services in vulnerable communities. Manatt Health Solutions helps our clients address a broad range of governance, administrative, financial, operational and clinical matters on the road to financial and operational recovery. Manatt Health Solutions' critical “turnaround” advice and supportive services include:
Manatt Health Solutions has developed creative financing techniques to provide relief to our financially distressed clients. Our restructuring practice has helped nonprofit, as well as state, city and county-sponsored hospitals and community health centers address their structural and financial challenges. Each restructuring is done in a comprehensive, practical manner, helping institutions survive and continue to serve their communities. Our restructuring services can assist providers in becoming more efficient and in adapting to the constantly changing healthcare environment. Manatt Health Solutions professionals work with healthcare systems to conduct in-depth organizational reviews and develop a template for change in the following areas:
The on-the-ground, operational experience of Manatt Health Solutions professionals uniquely qualifies us to assist clients in getting initiatives and partnerships up and running. We help translate government programs or market developments into successful and sustainable programs and operations for individual organizations. Manatt Health Solutions provides implementation services to leading health IT initiatives and has content expertise in a wide variety of technical, policy, business, organization and legal aspects of healthcare programs. We manage and execute projects by:
Manatt Health Solutions professionals have the experience needed to address real-world problems in the healthcare sector. Over the years, they have earned the respect of policy makers and industry experts through consistent, informed and sophisticated research and analysis such as:
The strategic and business advice we provide enables clients to understand and take advantage of new healthcare programs, public-private collaborations and the developing market for health information technology. Our advice also aligns and informs community, regional and state strategies to improve healthcare delivery nationwide. This strategic component includes:
Achieving Continuity of Insurance Coverage for Lower-Income New Yorkers in 2014
Toward a High Performance Health Care System for Vulnerable Populations: Funding for Safety Net Hospitals
The Role of the Basic Health Program in the Coverage Continuum: Opportunities, Risks and Considerations for States
Analysis of the Basic Health Program Options for New Hampshire
Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options
Medicaid Managed Care: How States' Experience Can Inform Exchange Qualified Health Plan Standards
Implementing National Health Reform in California: Payment and Delivery System Changes
Medicaid Supplemental Payments: Where Do They Fit in Payment Reform?
HHS Proposed Rules on Exchange Implementation Requirements
Accountable Care Organizations in California: Programmatic and
Considerations for the Development of Accountable Care
Organizations in New York State
Implementing Health Homes in a Risk-Based Medicaid Managed Care
Medicaid's Role in the Health Benefit Exchange: A Road Map for States
Implementing National Health Reform in California: Opportunities for Improved Access to Care
"Revisioning" Medicaid as Part of New York's Coverage
Implementing Federal Health Care Reform: A Roadmap for New York State
The Impact of Federal Stimulus Funds on Community Health Centers in California
NYSHealth Report: Streamlining New York Medicaid's Excess Income
Health Information Exchange Projects: What Hospitals and Health Systems Need to Know
Rethinking Recertification: Keeping Eligible Individuals
Enrolled in New York's Public Health Insurance Programs
Spending Our Money Wisely
Closing Coverage Gaps: Improving Retention Rates in New York's Medicaid and Child Health Plus Programs
Coverage Gaps: The Problem of Enrollee Churning in Medicaid Managed Care and Child Health Plus
Implementing Express Lane Eligibility in New York State
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