About Us

Principal Joseph Paduda and his associates tap a wealth of industry insight and experience to deliver programs and services that reduce the cost and improve the performance of managed care programs without compromising the quality of health care.

We are smart and fast. Our continuous analysis of the health care industry and macro-economic factors along with our practical experiences working with clients to develop real savings keep us on top of the industry and able to respond with immediately actionable plans.

Services encompass research, competitive analysis, operational and sales improvements to the health care industry. It’s all highly customized – there are no cookie cutters in our briefcase.

Our national and regional client list includes insurers, managed care companies, employers, health care providers, and venture capitalists. Join them, contact us today.

Joseph Paduda
Principal of Health Strategy Associates

Joseph Paduda is a nationally recognized expert, speaker, media source and author on managed care in group health and in workers’ compensation. He translates complex data into actionable knowledge and is able to take an aerial view or to drill down into intricate niches.

His practical approach and more than 25 years of experience in the field give clients precise direction and applicable programs.

He writes the popular weblog Managed Care Matters attracting more than 1500 unique visitors a day and a good deal of comment in the health care world. His blogs are frequently republished on other sites. Mr. Paduda also conducts industry surveys, including one focused on managing pharmacy costs within workers’ compensation.

Prior to founding Health Strategy Associates in 1997, Mr. Paduda served in sales, marketing and management positions with managed care and insurance companies, including MetraComp, a United Health Care Company, Travelers Health Company, Liberty Mutual and American International Healthcare/AIG.

Mr. Paduda has a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Management from American University. Health Strategy Associates is based in Skaneateles, NY and can be reached at 203-314-2632 or jpaduda@healthstrategyassoc.com.

Mr. Paduda also has a lifetime commitment to competitive rowing and is author of the book The Art of Sculling. He continues to row in masters competitions and has won multiple national championships. (See photo in the upper right of this page.)

To arrange an interview or speaking engagement, contact: Helen King Patterson, King Knight Communications at 813-690-4787 (mobile); or helen@kingknight.com.

The latest from Joe’s blog

Aug
18

WCRI’s Primer on Behavioral Health Care in Workers’ Comp

Joe Paduda

is one of the most important papers WCRI  has published in recent memory. Authors Vennela Thumula PharmD and Sebastian Negrusa PhD have produced a comprehensive analysis of the subject, one every work comp manager, claims exec, regulator clinician and risk manager … Continue reading WCRI’s Primer on Behavioral Health Care in Workers’ Comp

Aug
17

Climate change’s hidden impact on workers’ comp

Joe Paduda

Storms are more intense and more frequent; so are droughts. Everywhere is getting hotter. When it comes, rainfall is more intense. The direct impacts of climate change on workers’ comp are pretty obvious: higher risk for public safety workers; increasing heat … Continue reading Climate change’s hidden impact on workers’ comp

Aug
15

I’m turning optimistic…

Joe Paduda

After too many months of doom-scrolling catastrophic weather events, rising inflation, ridiculously high medical costs, Russian fascism, social media wars over gender issues and elected officials that can’t seem to do anything but campaign for their next election, I’m starting … Continue reading I’m turning optimistic…