Brian Ackerman

Partner

Based in our Washington, D.C. office, Brian directs Ascendient engagements related to hospital and health system strategy, public health planning, physician development and planning, and financial feasibility studies. Brian leverages his unique analytical skills, financial knowledge and consulting experience to help clients think strategically while ensuring they adhere to ever increasing regulatory pressures. Brian also assists clients with service line business plans, market demand studies, community health needs assessments, merger/acquisition analysis, and CON preparation. Brian has presented at industry conferences and authored articles for healthcare publications of leading associations, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He received his Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health.

  • Transforming Primary Care
  • The Maryland Fixed Payment Model
  • Physician/Provider Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare Industry Trends
  • Community Health Needs Assessments

Ascendient’s experts regularly speak to audiences of executive and Board leadership of health systems, hospitals, post-acute providers, medical groups, and health departments, as well as associations and national conferences.

  • “The Maryland Model – Strategic Considerations for a Fixed Payment System.” Webinar. North Carolina Hospital Association, October 8, 2015.
  • “Community Health Needs Assessment: Why Just Checking the Box Isn’t Enough.” Invited Speaker. Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 2012.
  • “Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA): A Case Study of a Practical Approach.” Webinar. Healthcare Financial Management Association, June 2012.
  • “Medical Staff Planning: A Strategic Approach.” Forum for Healthcare Strategists: Physician Strategies Summit, Orlando, Florida, February 2012.
  • “Joint Planning for Health Manpower in Growth Communities.” Association of Defense Communities, Norfolk, Virginia, July 2011.
  • “FHA/HUD’s Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Determining Financial Feasibility.” Webinar. Healthcare Financial Management Association, July 2011.
  • “Key Considerations for Physician Planning.” Invited Speaker. Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2011.
  • “Prioritized Physician Planning in a Reformed Industry.” Forum for Healthcare Strategists: Physician Strategies Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2011.
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