O&A Healthcare Consulting Group

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O’Connell and Aronowitz Healthcare Consulting Group assists clients in navigating the rapidly changing healthcare market.

Offering financial, operational and planning services for healthcare service firms.

We understand that the operating environment of nursing homes, assisted living residences, managed long term care plans and long term care service providers is impacted by reimbursement, technology and systems challenges, as well as societal and demographic trends that require fresh perspectives and practical advice.

To complement our array of legal services, the O&A Healthcare Consulting Group offers assistance to healthcare providers who are looking at new opportunities or coping with pressures related to growth, competition, business mix changes or compliance. With in-depth healthcare expertise, we deliver tangible solutions that drive clients toward innovation and success.

Launched in 2013 with Director Carla Williams, MPA, the O&A Healthcare Consulting Group provides market-based insight and strategy to owners, board members and leaders looking for direction to assure sustainable business models in a dramatically changing market full of challenges and opportunities.

Our unique team of Healthcare Consultants, offers consultation services on:

  • Managed Long Term Care
  • Medicare and Medicaid Utilization
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Clinical Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development

Contact our Albany office to find out how these vital services can assist your organization

Managed Long Term Care

  • Provide guidance on risk capability
  • Analysis of market population
  • Compliance readiness reviews
  • Clinical capability and assessment needs
  • Ramp up evaluation for new plans
  • Subcontracting strategy
  • Operational assistance: Policy and procedure development; process analysis and staffing reviews

Medicare and Medicaid Utilization

  • Documentation review
  • Management training and staff development: to improve quality and compliance in the most efficient manner
  • Review and Implementation of Corporate Compliance plans

Regulatory Compliance

  • Operations review and implementation
  • Assessment integration
  • Risk management
  • Quality assurance/performance improvement: Development of corporate and facility-specific programs, industry benchmarking, validation against existing systems
  • Quality measurement and reporting in managed care environment

Clinical Analysis

  • Regulatory compliance and implementation
  • Assessment integration
  • Risk management
  • Medical record documentation review and standardization including care planning
  • Quality assurance/performance improvement: Development of corporate and facility-specific programs, industry benchmarking, validation against existing systems
  • Quality measurement and reporting in managed care environment

Business Planning

  • Increase consensus and occupancy levels to budgeted levels
  • Create efficient expansion projects
  • Research marketplace feasibility
  • Guide staff and/or management on issues which interfere with optimal delivery of quality care and services
  • Assess current systems and develop strategic plans to foster operational efficiencies, quality assurance and regulatory compliance including government affairs representation

Business Development

  • Regulatory Planning: Licensure strategies, Certificate of Need process, and compliance
  • Governing Body/Leadership: Assessments, organizational restructure, executive mentoring
  • Marketing: Vision planning, education, project management, focus group facilitation & vendor management
  • Mergers, Closures, and Rightsizing Projects: Create highly specific plans identifying financial and programmatic challenges, a transition plan for merger, closure or restructuring, resource staging  to accomplish the plan, and the anticipated impact of the plan
  • Executive and Board Decision-making Support: Identification of industry and market trends, forecasting & policy analysis

Training Programs for Justice Center Mandates

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

HCA-01
Home Care Association of New York State
Long Term Home Health Care Program Forum

Technical Assistance Panel Member:
Carla Williams, MPA


HCA-01
Home Care Association of New York State
Hospital and Home Care Collaboration Programmatic & Legal Nuts and Bolts Presentation

Presented by:
Carla Williams, MPA


Iroquois
Iroquois Healthcare Association
CFO Meeting
Care Management for All – Why Should Upstate Healthcare Organizations Care?

Presented by:
Carla Williams, MPA


ACLAIMH-01
Association of Community Living Agencies in Mental Health Annual Conference
Working Together for Success: Partnering with Managed Care Organizations

Presented by:
Carla Williams, MPA
Kurt Bratten, Esq.
Caitlin Monjeau, Esq.


nyshfaimg
New York State Health Facilities Association
Fall Conference
Taking the Mystery Out of Managed Care Contracting

Presented by:
Carla Williams, MPA
Kurt Bratten, Esq.


ACLAIMH-01
Association of Community Living Agencies in Mental Health Annual Conference
Managed Care Contracting: Tools for Navigation

Presented by:
Carla Williams, MPA
Kurt Bratten, Esq.
Caitlin Monjeau, Esq.

Locations

The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our three office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.

Albany

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670



Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441