Wakely Consulting Group Inc. Continues National Expansion with New Boston Office Headed by Former Massachusetts Health Care Reform Executive

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New office of Health Care Consulting and Actuarial Firm to be headed by Patrick Holland, leading Massachusetts figure in health care reform.

Wakely Consulting Group Inc. http://www.WakelyConsulting.com, a national financial and actuarial services consulting firm serving the health care industry, today announced the opening of its fourth office in Boston, MA, as well as the appointment of Patrick Holland, a health care industry veteran, as its Managing Director.

Most recently noted for his work in the innovative health insurance exchange in Massachusetts called the Health Connector, Mr. Holland brings to Wakely Consulting Group broad experience in the healthcare market. With direct experience in working with payers, providers, regulatory agencies, and federal and state government, Patrick holds a unique health care reform-driven perspective that is in high demand in today’s changing healthcare landscape.

“Patrick is a tremendous addition to Wakely Consulting Group, especially with the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the national health care reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2010,” said Brian Weible, President of Wakely Consulting Group. “Melding strategy, finance and data analytics, Patrick has been instrumental in creating managed care models that effectively align provider and insurer incentives in the private and public health insurance market at national and regional levels, as evidenced by his success with Massachusetts’ landmark government-sponsored insurance exchange.” Adds Mr. Weible, “His strategic and financial perspective, especially in this era of health care reform, is the perfect complement to our existing suite of services and will allow us to bring one-stop shopping to the private and public health care market segments we serve.”

Wakely Consulting Group’s opening of its Boston office, with Mr. Holland at the helm, expands the firm’s national presence into the New England region, a market noted for its heavy concentration of health care providers and insurance companies. Other Wakely Consulting Group offices are located in Clearwater, FL; Denver, CO; and Louisville, KY.

“I am delighted to join Wakely at this very exciting time in health care,” notes Mr. Holland. “With passage of the PPACA, continued double-digit premium trends, and state budgets across the country creating havoc with subsidized health insurance programs, market participants need to find innovative solutions to reduce the underlying cost of care.” Mr. Holland also states that ”As a result of the PPACA, there will be more overlap of the private and public health insurance markets. Joining Wakely Consulting Group will allow me to assist carriers and state governments around the country in blending the best of the private and public sectors to successfully implement healthcare reforms and to enable outreach to the under and uninsured.”

Prior to joining Wakely Consulting Group, Mr. Holland served as Chief Financial Officer for the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (Health Connector), a government-sponsored health insurance exchange responsible for the implementation of landmark healthcare reform legislation in Massachusetts. Prior to the Health Connector, Mr. Holland held leadership positions in a national health care cost management company, as well as with health insurance carriers and providers. Mr. Holland has significant experience in financial modeling, provider contracting strategy, risk adjustment, managed care operations and data analytics.

About Wakely Consulting Group Inc. http://www.WakelyConsulting.com
Wakely Consulting Group is a health care financial and actuarial consulting firm serving nationwide health plans, insurance companies, government regulators, employers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders in health care, managed care and health care reform marketplaces. Wakely Consulting Group assists clients with product pricing/premium development, feasibility studies, predictive modeling, actuarial certifications and filings, operational analysis, compliance, and other financial and management aspects of their business. Wakely Consulting Group is headquartered in Clearwater, FL, with additional offices in Denver, CO; Louisville, KY and Boston, MA.


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