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

Jun
11

Low prices every day = higher taxes

Joe Paduda

Cheap stuff isn’t cheap…you always pay way more than you think…because the hidden costs of that cheap stuff are damn expensive. Two examples… Walmart’s slogan is “Save people money so they can live better.” McDonald’s mission statement includes “make delicious feel-good … Continue reading Low prices every day = higher taxes

Jun
10

Risk management 101

Joe Paduda

There are two selfish reasons the US should send as many vaccines as possible to other countries. Variants.  The more the virus reproduces, the greater the chance it produces a much deadlier and more transmissible version. Each person vaccinated lessens … Continue reading Risk management 101

Jun
7

Has anything changed?

Joe Paduda

The internet, smart phones, electric vehicles, 9/11, genome sequencing…a lot has changed since 1990. But in workers’ comp…not so much. About 30 years ago OUCH (now part of Coventry) started the national workers’ comp PPO business. Liberty Mutual execs (literally) … Continue reading Has anything changed?