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

May
21

NCCI AIS research review – Comparing work comp to group health

Joe Paduda

Barry Lipton PhD did a quick review of a few ways work comp and group health differ – and how they are sometimes comparable. The biggest difference is that workers’ comp is very focused on return to work, and more … Continue reading NCCI AIS research review – Comparing work comp to group health

May
20

2018 Work Comp results – key takeaways part 2 – the details

Joe Paduda

NCCI Chief Actuary Kathy Antonello’s presentation on the state of the industry has just too much information for a single post – so here’s three key details. Reserves Private carriers are over-reserved. That means there’s several billion dollars of excess … Continue reading 2018 Work Comp results – key takeaways part 2 – the details

May
15

NCCI AIS 2019 – Quick Takes

Joe Paduda

This year’s Annual Issues Symposium was the best I’ve attended – and I’ve been to 20 or so. The hotel and conference center were excellent – great service, everything was right on site, food was very good, all around best … Continue reading NCCI AIS 2019 – Quick Takes