We have experience across the healthcare industry, bringing diversity and fresh perspectives to your most difficult challenges. We pair practical tactics with innovative, technology-forward approaches to deliver holistic solutions. We have worked with safety net provider organizations in over 12 states; we have hands-on experience with DSRIP in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts (in addition to PRIME and Whole Person Care in California.) Most importantly, we have a record of financial and quality success, often through adept stakeholder alignment around common goals. Lastly, we believe in building programs to service goals across all lines of business (more than only Medicaid) to simplify provider and administrative burden, and so everyone can maintain clarity on “what needs to be done day-to-day.”


  • We are known for our flexible approach, and pride ourselves on rapidly adapting to changing client perspectives and evolving engagement objectives.
  • Drawing on experience with hospitals, physicians and health plans, our team understands the importance of fitting operational improvement work into existing organizational culture through effective change management.
  • We maintain clients’ unique identities while implementing best practices to drive value.
  • Our experts specialize in value-based payment models and adeptly determine the best changes for an organization to thrive under VBP arrangements.


As technical advisor for a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) entity in New York State, we designed and implemented a value-based payment (VBP) education program. (For the New York State 2014 Amendment of the 1115 Waiver, a DSRIP entity is a called Performing Provider System.) Members of the CCG team handled the development of the comprehensive value-based payment education series for the Performing Provider System, to educate providers about various value-based payment models. Further, we hosted many live sessions and provided reference summaries.

The statements in this document are made solely by Cardinal Consulting Group. No statement in this document should be construed as an official position of or endorsement by Abt Associates Inc. or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.


Cardinal Consulting Group (CCG) is a health care consulting firm with a simple mission: “we help health care organizations thrive.” Our services fall into four categories, Strategy, Finance, Operations and Project Management. All our services focus on the development and implementation of payment and delivery system strategies. We believe in highly customizing our work for each client’s market position, business goals, external influences, and other relevant factors. The CCG team is comprised of seasoned consultants with backgrounds in healthcare administration, finance, operations, and strategy for payers and providers of all kinds. We apply our firm’s core values of Innovation, Agility and Action to ensure success in today’s increasingly challenging and complex market.


  • We are known for our flexible approach, and pride ourselves on rapidly adapting to changing client perspectives and evolving engagement objectives.
  • Our team likes to stay active outside of the office and enjoy swimming, hiking, and running regularly, often with our four-legged family members.

Actuarial and Financial

Care Coordination/Integration

Community-Based Care and Social Determinants of Health

Consumer Engagement

Flexible Services

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Performance Improvement

Population Health Management