Nuuko Coalesces Healthcare Reform Experts To Help Executives Cope With Rising Issues and Opportunities

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A group of independent experts steeped in the various segments of the healthcare industry have joined together to offer their expertise to corporations of any size needing a better understanding of how the fast-changing healthcare industry is likely to impact business operations and the bottom line.

This team of Healthcare Reform Experts is part of Nuuko, a unique new platform where companies can find and work with experts who have a wide variety of organizational backgrounds, but share the common characteristic of having served at the highest executive levels of business and government.

The Healthcare Reform Experts include people with various specialized areas of knowledge when it comes to healthcare including

  • national policy
  • healthcare economics
  • trends in healthcare consumerism
  • shifts in provider management, delivery systems, and profitability models

“Healthcare policies and costs are impacting every type of enterprise to a greater and greater degree; it’s a major issue for every executive team,” says Nuuko co-founder and chairman Doug Poretz. “With this group of experts, any business can now tap the experience and knowledge of people with C-suite credentials for short and highly responsive engagements, as well as more lengthy assignments and ongoing advisory roles.”

For example:

Ronald E. Bachman has extensive experience in healthcare strategy for payers, providers and employers. Ron, a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers, consulted to a broad range of clients including: employers, HMOs, hospitals, physicians, indemnity carriers, BlueCross BlueShield plans, as well as State and Federal Agency clients. He worked closely with the Bush White House and Treasury on the language and principles of the 2002 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) guidelines and is a designated expert to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Congressional Budget Office, the Department of Labor, the National Institute of Mental Health, and several members of Congress.

Nick Santoro served at the highest levels with The Travelers and UnitedHealth. Under the umbrella of the UnitedHealth family of companies as CEO and Director of Exante Financial Services, he founded the first Healthcare Bank and launched UnitedHealth’s first individual consumer-driven health plan.

Roy Ranthum led the U.S. Treasury Department's implementation of HSAs since their creation in 2003. Ramthun has 20 years experience in health policy, government relations, and private sector operations. As a member of the National Economic Council staff, he was the senior health policy advisor to President George W. Bush regarding health care issues involving the Internal Revenue Code (primarily Health Savings Accounts), Medicare, Medicaid, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Mary Kate Scott is a leader in understanding the issues and opportunities facing the health-care industry, having worked with executive-level health-care stakeholders for over 20 years, with a strong interest in retail healthcare. She works at the nexus of business and technology within the health-care sector.

For interviews with any of these execs on their expertise, issues in healthcare and on Nuuko, please contact Amber Zentis at (910)742-5383 or [email protected].


Amber Zentis, 910-742-5383
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