The American Dream

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David H. SmithMr. Smith has served in leadership roles in provider entities and has been instrumental in the creation and management of a number of health care companies for over 30 years. He is the President of Kearny Street Consulting that provides contracting strategies and negotiation for hospitals and payors, product design and positioning, network development and M&A advise to providers and provider-owned plans. Kearny has recently specialized in assisting providers in Medicaid and Medicare contracting and reimbursement. He was the Founder and CEO of a leading healthcare compliance and accreditation software company for use by firms seeking JCAHO, NCQA, URAC and HIPAA compliance prior to beginning the consulting company. Mr. Smith has held executive management positions with Kaiser Permanente, Healthsource, Blue Care Network of Michigan and Medical Value Plan (Henry Ford Hospital), and Health Power, Inc., among others. He has been responsible for profitably starting and building HMOs as well as restructuring Health Plans. His experience and leadership in the industry are key assets to his clients, and his skills include a broad spectrum in healthcare, including interim management, Medicare and Medicaid product positioning, fee schedule negotiation, strategic product design, Medicare recovery, and provider network building.Currently, Mr. Smith serves as a board member of Coventry Health Plans, Southeast Division. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance and Management from Xavier University. He lives with his wife, Sue, 2 children and a Golden Retriever in Alpharetta, Georgia.Read more »

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