(Harrisburg, PA) DeBrunner & Associates and Feinberg Shopp Associates announced today that they have created a new alliance that will bring together two of Pennsylvania’s leading health care consulting and advocacy firms to leverage their respective, distinct strengths on behalf of current and future clients.
Independently, the firms have established well-earned reputations as experts in health care consulting and government relations, representing a wide array of clients. Among those clients are hospitals and health systems; providers of long-term care and human services; behavioral health organizations; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; health care management, information systems, and technology companies; and other organizations and providers.
“Our firms have maintained a singular focus on health care over the years and our team members have dedicated most of their professional lives to working in this sector,” said Brad Shopp, a partner at Feinberg Shopp. “We’re confident that our shared decades of experience put us in a unique position to help clients navigate the changing health care landscape.”
As a result of this new alliance, the firm’s shared resources will deliver far greater value to clients seeking expert advice and guidance in Harrisburg and across Pennsylvania as well as in Washington, D.C.
Michael Chirieleison, who heads DeBrunner & Associates’ health policy consulting practice in Pennsylvania, said the firms’ complementary strengths will greatly benefit their clients.
“We’re thrilled to form this new alliance with Brad and David. They understand the intricacies of Harrisburg and have outstanding relationships within both the legislative and executive branches of state government – relationships that will enhance our own strong presence in Harrisburg. At the same time, our deep experience in health policy consulting and advocacy will bolster David’s and Brad’s efforts on behalf of their clients.”
Ellen Kugler, who leads DeBrunner & Associates’ federal health policy consulting practice in Washington, D.C., said she welcomes the opportunity to work with Feinberg Shopp’s clients in the nation’s capital.
“It’s fair to say that no industry has undergone as much upheaval as health care in recent years. The landscape will only continue to change, and I believe this partnership makes both of our firms stronger and better-equipped to bridge the gap between the statehouse and Washington and deliver the positive results our clients seek.”
Feinberg Shopp’s David Feinberg, Pennsylvania’s former state Medicaid director, agreed.
“I’m confident that our work together will benefit DeBrunner’s clients and I’m certain it will benefit those served by Feinberg Shopp.”
DeBrunner & Associates is a national health policy consulting and advocacy firm that specializes in government health care reimbursement for programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. In Pennsylvania the firm works with a wide variety of organizations, including hospitals and hospital associations; long-term care and nursing facilities and their associations; pharmaceutical companies; and others. The company offers a broad range of consulting services, including policy development, data analysis and modeling, advocacy, and strategic advice on policy, politics, and future health care trends. For further information about DeBrunner & Associates, visit the firm’s web site here.
Feinberg Shopp Associates is a Pennsylvania-based health care consulting and government relations firm. A staff with more than 65 years of experience in government health care programs, public service, consulting, and advocacy offers health care organizations a broad range of services in the areas of government relations, state and federal advocacy, public policy, Medicaid policy, Medicaid revenue maximization, Pennsylvania state procurement and appropriations, state and federal grant funding, and marketing products and services to public payers and the private sector. To learn more about Feinberg Shopp Associates, visit the firm’s web site here.