Veteran industry specialist to lead national initiative
Washington, D.C., July 10, 2012 – PwC US today announced that Gary M. Jacobs has joined the firm’s Health Industries Advisory practice as a managing director based in Washington, D.C. In his new role with PwC, Jacobs will lead an initiative to help healthcare providers, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies develop strategies for Medicare, Medicaid, shared-savings programs, state dual integration efforts and managed long-term care models.
“We are pleased to welcome Gary Jacobs to PwC’s Health Industries advisory team,” said Michael Galper, leader of PwC’s US Health Insurance practice. “Over the course of his career, Gary has played a significant role in developing strategies for successfully managing and operating government programs in the private sector. His deep industry experience supports the continued growth of our practice to best serve our clients at a time when federal and state governments seek solutions to rising healthcare costs.”
Jacobs brings to PwC a broad background in health policy, having spent the past five years in Washington D.C. playing a significant role in advocating health strategies that promoted partnership models between the government and private sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Jacobs was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Relations at Universal American Corp., a New York Stock Exchange-listed healthcare services company focused on serving the Medicare and Medicaid markets. Previously, Jacobs was the founder and president of CHCS Services, which was acquired by Universal American in 2000.
Before founding CHCS Services, Jacobs was the executive director of Staff Builders Health Care Services, a Medicare-certified home health agency, and he previously served as president of HMI, a national health maintenance organization management and consulting firm.
“I am pleased to join PwC, and look forward to working with the firm’s Government Health Programs initiative,” said Jacobs. “Providers, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies are challenged by the complexity of state and federal healthcare programs. By providing them with strategic guidance as they navigate through the alternatives confronting them, we can help them make the right decisions about which programs to participate in, efficiently comply with program requirements and make a genuine difference in patient care.”
Jacobs is a board member of the Primary Care Development Corp. and Medicaid Health Plans of America, and also serves on the policy committee of America’s Health Insurance Plans. In addition, he serves as a member of the executive committee for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, co-chair of the Center to Promote Public Payer Implementation, board member of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and member of the Business Advisory Board of the National Hispanic Council on Aging. Jacobs received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University and a master’s degree in public administration from American University.
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