Smart Moves. Winning Strategies.

Making the right moves at the right time makes all the difference between mediocrity and success.  Joe Paduda’s well-deserved reputation for keen insight and deep knowledge gives him unparalleled access to the industry’s key executives and decision makers.  Health Strategy Associates delivers timely and actionable advice to help clients build their brands, enter new markets, differentiate their services, increase sales, and make wise acquisitions. We bring an unbiased, open approach to the challenges and opportunities facing your company and draw on years of experience, continuous industry analysis and a keen understanding of economic drivers to help you make the right moves. Contact Joe Paduda to explore a consulting engagement.

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Strategic Planning

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Share Evaluation
  • Research & Benchmarking

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Operational Improvements

  • Performance assessment
  • Vendor Evaluation and Selection
  • Process Analysis and Recommendations
  • Feasibility Studies

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Sales & Marketing

  • Product/Service Development
  • Positioning and Messaging
  • Coaching and Professional Development
  • Goal-Setting

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Investor Guidance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence
  • Market sizing
  • Assessment services

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Insight

A sought-after media source, Joe constantly monitors the healthcare landscape and calls on exceptional analytical skills and 30 years of experience to deliver a fresh perspective.

PBM Report Suggests Shift in Spend from Drugs to Other Services

WorkCompCentral, April 30, 2019 Joe Paduda questioned Optum’s industry trend report’s suggestion that there may be a shift from meds … Continue reading PBM Report Suggests Shift in Spend from Drugs to Other Services

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Research

Conducting surveys on important industry issues helps detect trends and discover solutions.

2018 Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation

Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation (PDF) The Fifteenth Annual Survey Report (based on 2017 data) Over the last eight … Continue reading 2018 Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation

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Speaking

A gifted speaker, popular at major conferences and corporate meetings, Joe Paduda is adept at converting complex issues into manageable knowledge that audiences can immediately apply. To schedule Joe, contact Helen King Patterson, helen@kingknight.com, 813-690-4787.

June 6-9 – 2019 NCSI Annual Meeting

Joe will discuss how healthcare providers “price” services to different payer groups, comparing what Medicare/Medicaid, group health plans and workers’ … Continue reading June 6-9 – 2019 NCSI Annual Meeting

ManagedCareMatters.com features Joe’s thoughts, opinion – and often — breaking news.  Subscribe here.

Aug
21

High hospital costs? This may be why.

Joe Paduda

Work comp and auto payers in many southeastern states have seen a sharp rise in facility costs over the last five years. While ineffective fee schedules are partially to blame, the real driver may well be politicians’ refusal to expand … Continue reading High hospital costs? This may be why.

Aug
19

Are health insurers’ profits and costs the problem?

Joe Paduda

There’s a lot of bleating about the huge profits made by health insurers, with some – including too many who should know better – complaining loud and long. [Insurers and pharma netted about $97 billion last year.] While some would … Continue reading Are health insurers’ profits and costs the problem?

Aug
16

Conference overload

Joe Paduda

For a relatively small industry, there sure are a ton of conferences. From WCRI to NCCI to AASCIF to CSIA to CLM to PRIMA to NWCDC to SIIA to WCI360 to RIMS to AFERM to the ExecuSummit and dozens of … Continue reading Conference overload