Burns & Associates

Innovative approaches to financing, delivery of healthcare and human services: Burns & Associates

Since 2006, the health policy consulting firm Burns & Associates, Inc., has been working with states on policy analysis, financial modeling, rate setting and program design, implementation, and evaluation. On September 1, 2020, Burns & Associates (B&A), became a division of Health Management Associates.

B&A is a leader nationally in the design, operation and evaluation of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) programs, particularly in the development of payment rates for providers serving individuals with developmental disabilities, older individuals and persons with physical disabilities, and individuals with mental health needs. Their vast rate setting expertise, including the development of innovative value-based approaches, extends to a wide array of Medicaid and human service programs.

Our B&A colleagues are known for their innovation, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence. They have been on the cutting edge of service delivery and payment reform, and the team possesses robust analytics expertise.

Together, B&A and HMA colleagues offer clients unmatched depth and breadth of experience and expertise in crafting strategies and solutions to navigate the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

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Meet the Burns & Associates Team

Stephen Pawlowski, Managing Director

Mark Podrazik, Managing Director

Alisher Abdullaev, Analyst

Steven Abele, Senior Consultant

Derek Barber, Analyst

Jesse Eng, SAS Programmer

Karl Matzinger, Senior Consultant

Akhilesh Pasupulati, SAS Programmer

Ryan Sandhaus, Statistician, SAS Programmer

Debbie Saxe, Principal

Barry Smith, Analyst

Shawn Stack, Senior Consultant

Kara Suter, Principal