COPE Health Solutions has deep expertise in all as- pects of strategy, clinical
integration, population health management, managed care solutions,
financial modeling, care coordination, CMS demonstrations, and
workforce development. The firm
is known for working hand-in-hand
with clients on successful large-scale implementations of managed
care and population health management strategies. Consulting caught
up with CEO Allen Miller to discuss COPE Health Solutions’ financial performance, its exceptional
growth, its outlook, opportunities
and challenges for 2018.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your firm’s exceptional
Miller: As health care providers
continue to take on risk and move
to value-based care, COPE Health
Solutions has anticipated their
needs (e.g., predictive analytics,
value-based cost modeling, new
partnerships across the continuum) and helped them to innovate
and implement accordingly. COPE
Health Solutions clients appreciate
having a partner to drive and enable sustainable change.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Miller: COPE Health Solutions con-
tinues to grow rapidly with health
systems and physician groups com-
mitted to taking risk and growing
their population health management
capabilities. Legislative and regula-
tory uncertainty requires quick in-
terpretations of the implications of
policy changes for our clients’ core
business—something they rely on
our team to support.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2018? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Miller: Health care is in the
midst of legislative and regulatory change, however the need to
get better health outcomes for less
dollars per member/patient is not a
trend but the new reality. To be successful, health care organizations
need to make the critical move
to taking on risk and ultimately
manage the health of populations.
COPE Health Solutions is uniquely capable to enable the transformation of our clients’ health care
business as it moves from fee-for-service to value-based care. Our
team has deep expertise in the
areas of network development, care
management and managed services
organizations, and funds-flow/val-ue modeling and analytics.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2018?
Miller: Though one of the largest
health care consulting firms in the
country with clients that include
some of the most nationally recognized healthcare organizations,
COPE Health Solutions is relatively unknown in some markets.
Our challenge is to ensure health
care organizations in those markets learn about the firm and understand our qualifications and experience in providing advisory and
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Miller: COPE Health Solutions
is proud to be recognized for its
growth as it is a reflection of the
firm’s ability to innovate and anticipate the needs of clients to enable
the transformation of healthcare.