Our Healthcare Services
Strategic Business Planning, Policy Development and Guidance.
Breakaway's experts can help translate your company's health-related business goals or your organization's mission into concrete policy strategy and specific tactical plans. We also can help you develop policy proposals to achieve your objectives.
Health Reform Implementation Monitoring and Reporting.
Breakaway's team is closely monitoring regulatory developments at the federal and state level regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including health insurance exchanges, insurance regulation, accountable care organizations and many other areas. We also cover Congressional hearings and oversight of ACA implementation. We can keep clients up to date on all the latest developments with the ACA, creating tailored reports on those issues that impact individual clients.
Medicare and Medicaid Payment and Coverage Policy Tracking.
Our team tracks payment reform initiatives and demonstration programs at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), legislative proposals impacting reimbursement of specific products and services, and the deliberations of federal health care advisory boards and commissions affecting coverage and reimbursement—such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). We can help organizations navigate these changes and understand how they will impact individual clients.
Legislative and Regulatory Analysis.
Breakaway can provide easily digestible summaries and detailed analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals, as well as government agency guidance and decisions. We can help clients understand the context for the proposals, the likelihood of their success and how they may impact your organization.
Budget Impact Estimates.
Nearly every legislative initiative that becomes law must first be "scored" by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to determine its impact on the federal budget. As clients propose legislative changes they wish to advance in Congress, it is often critical to understand how the CBO will view the proposal in advance. Similarly, internal policy changes will affect an organization's budget and it is important to know how policy changes will affect the bottom line. The Breakaway team can design and conduct studies demonstrating the impact of proposed policy proposals on the federal budget and your individual organization.
Health Cost Research, Trend Analysis, Report Preparation.
Our expert team can perform deep-dive research, conduct literature reviews, report and analyze market trends and prepare reports based on specific inquiries. Breakaway will also be prepared to compare and contrast existing, published studies and explain why results may differ and how to interpret conflicting reports.
Multi-Stakeholder Policy Development.
Often in Washington, D.C. or at the state government level, individual companies or trade associations stake out policy positions but find that broader buy-in or support is needed from a community of stakeholders to advance their strategic goals. Breakaway's team has significant experience in working with "strange bedfellows" and across multiple industries to develop consensus policy positions. We can help develop policy proposals for your organization and facilitate the development of consensus among multiple stakeholders.
Breakaway's team is closely monitoring all aspects of national health reform implementation, the marketplace and many specific regulatory activities related to coverage and reimbursement of health care items, products and services. We can provide in-depth analysis of policy proposals and the impact of these initiatives on a variety of health care stakeholders.
Our experts can be available to make formal presentations to corporate boards, policy conferences, non-profit foundations and other organizations on a variety of health reform and health policy topics.