About Us

Principal Joseph Paduda and his associates tap a wealth of industry insight and experience to deliver programs and services that reduce the cost and improve the performance of managed care programs without compromising the quality of health care.

We are smart and fast. Our continuous analysis of the health care industry and macro-economic factors along with our practical experiences working with clients to develop real savings keep us on top of the industry and able to respond with immediately actionable plans.

Services encompass research, competitive analysis, operational and sales improvements to the health care industry. It’s all highly customized – there are no cookie cutters in our briefcase.

Our national and regional client list includes insurers, managed care companies, employers, health care providers, and venture capitalists. Join them, contact us today.

Joseph Paduda
Principal of Health Strategy Associates

Joseph Paduda is a nationally recognized expert, speaker, media source and author on managed care in group health and in workers’ compensation. He translates complex data into actionable knowledge and is able to take an aerial view or to drill down into intricate niches.

His practical approach and more than 25 years of experience in the field give clients precise direction and applicable programs.

He writes the popular weblog Managed Care Matters attracting more than 1500 unique visitors a day and a good deal of comment in the health care world. His blogs are frequently republished on other sites. Mr. Paduda also conducts industry surveys, including one focused on managing pharmacy costs within workers’ compensation.

Prior to founding Health Strategy Associates in 1997, Mr. Paduda served in sales, marketing and management positions with managed care and insurance companies, including MetraComp, a United Health Care Company, Travelers Health Company, Liberty Mutual and American International Healthcare/AIG.

Mr. Paduda has a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Management from American University. Health Strategy Associates is based in Skaneateles, NY and can be reached at 203-314-2632 or jpaduda@healthstrategyassoc.com.

Mr. Paduda also has a lifetime commitment to competitive rowing and is author of the book The Art of Sculling. He continues to row in masters competitions and has won multiple national championships. (See photo in the upper right of this page.)

To arrange an interview or speaking engagement, contact: Helen King Patterson, King Knight Communications at 813-690-4787 (mobile); or helen@kingknight.com.

The latest from Joe’s blog

Jan
21

Hospital costs, Medicaid expansion, and workers’ comp

Joe Paduda

Three pictures tell the story of the biggest problem in workers’ comp medical cost management. A reminder that facility costs are the biggest chunk of medical spend from Kaiser Family Foundation. A seemingly-unrelated graphic illustrating the status of Medicaid expansion; … Continue reading Hospital costs, Medicaid expansion, and workers’ comp

Jan
16

Iowans aren’t buying Medicare for All

Joe Paduda

There’s a big problem with Sen Bernie Sanders’ Single Payer plan. [I think it is Sen Warren’s plan too, but she’s dithering these days.] Nope, not the cost, not the “gubmint taking over my Medicare”, not the pharma or physician … Continue reading Iowans aren’t buying Medicare for All

Jan
15

The greatest healthcare system in the world.

Joe Paduda

No better description of our totally dysfunctional “healthcare” “system” from a good friend and colleague. (this is not my situation) I thought you might get a kick out of something that happened the other day.  I got a call from … Continue reading The greatest healthcare system in the world.