About Us

Katz Brunner Healthcare (KBH) is a managed care consulting and data analysis firm specializing in the unique managed care issues confronted by healthcare providers located in small urban or rural areas throughout the country.

KBH utilizes the extensive experience of its principals in over thirty states, representing hundreds of hospitals and affiliated physician groups, and having worked with almost every major payor in the country.

The Katz Brunner principals have a national recognition and professional reputation of providing effective strategies, particularly those practical in a small community hospital setting.

KBH’s comprehensive and detailed analyses of managed care issues, contract language and implementation, data base management, and data mining, support both the establishment of new managed care contracts as well as the restructuring of existing contracts that have proven to be problematic or ineffective to healthcare providers.

Our History

Founded in 1995 by Alan S. Katz and Melinda T. Brunner, KBH is dedicated to meeting the managed care needs of healthcare providers in an effective, practical, and cost-conscious manner.

During the first thirteen years of operation under the original name of the consulting firm, Katz Healthcare Services built a solid reputation synonymous with creative, ethical, and flexible solutions.

The firm’s name was changed to Katz Brunner Healthcare in 2008 to reflect the broader array of services to be provided in the coming years, and the more significant participation of Melinda Brunner in senior level consulting, marketing and executive management of the firm.

KBH’s ability to forecast trends, “ask” the right questions and quickly respond to the ever-changing market dynamics of managed care has resulted in long-standing client relationships that often remain even after administrative team or key contact turnover.

The experienced KBH consulting team understands the inherent uniqueness of each provider market and customizes strategies and value-added services to support those identified needs.

To learn more about the services currently provided by KBH, please visit our “SERVICES” page.

Our Founders

Melinda Brunner

Co-founder / President

Alan Katz

Co-founder / Consultant Emeritus

Melinda Brunner, co-founder and President of Katz Brunner Healthcare (KBH), has been active in the healthcare arena since 1991, working with hospital administration, boards of directors, revenue cycle staff, physician groups, local employers and benefits consultants.

From 2008 to present, Mrs. Brunner has served as a senior level consultant responsible for providing market intelligence, contract negotiation, financial analytics and strategy development to hospital, physician and ancillary providers throughout the country.

Melinda also serves as the primary corporate liaison with Syntact Healthcare, KBH’s affiliate partner for unique Intuitive Application™ software and critical benchmark pricing data.

As VP of Operations from 2000 to 2008, Mrs. Brunner was instrumental in the development and analysis of multiple large data bases of national healthcare services.  Her specialized project work included complex financial modeling of various reimbursement methodologies for hospitals and physicians, strategic charge master reviews, PHO fee schedule development and maintenance and development of employer outreach programs.

Ms. Brunner completed her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance in 1997 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Business School.

Alan Katz, co-founder of Katz Brunner Healthcare (KBH), and its predecessor organization Katz Healthcare Services (KHS), is a nationally recognized managed care consultant, author, trainer, group facilitator and speaker.

Today, Mr. Katz serves in a Consultant Emeritus role, offering unique perspectives from his managed care and statistical analysis experience from both the healthcare provider and the business consumer perspectives obtained during a career spanning over 40 years.

Mr. Katz earned his MBA (1977) and BA (1972) from Michigan State University, and performed post graduate work at the Institute of Gerontology of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.

Our Partners

Antaean specializes in providing professional business services to hospitals, healthcare systems and integrated delivery systems. Our affiliates enhance the service mix by providing clinical expertise, accounting and technical services to support specific client projects.

Katz Brunner Healthcare serves as a corporate affiliate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte for its College of Health and Human Services Masters of Healthcare Administration internship program.

IRHA is a member-driven organization of rural healthcare providers throughout Indiana dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of rural populations through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration and resource development. As an IRHA Business Partner, KBH provides educational and managed care support to its membership.

Syntact Healthcare is an interactive, online resource that makes comparing analytics of hospital charges, coding & utilization patterns easy and efficient.

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