Navigant Strengthens Healthcare Payment Transformation, Medicare Advantage, and State Government Solutions

Total of six new hires deepen capabilities in rate setting, actuarial
services, managed care, population health, and long-range financial

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced a series of new hires to enhance
its investments in its payment transformation, payer, and government
healthcare solutions.

The continued growth in Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid, and
alternative payment models requires a combination of clinical,
operational, financial, actuarial, and public health expertise,” said
Rich Bajner, managing director and leader of Navigant’s healthcare value
transformation practice. “These additions strengthen Navigant’s ability
to offer integrated solutions to payers, providers, and government
agencies to help them better manage new payment models and improve the
health of the communities they serve.”

Russell Ackerman has joined Navigant as a managing director, where he
will oversee the healthcare actuarial consulting service line. Ackerman
brings more than 25 years of consulting and health plan experience
across the public and private sectors. He previously served as national
practice leader at Aon, where he led Medicaid actuarial service
offerings including assisting states with program development, rate
setting, public exchange, and accountable care organization (ACO)
strategies. Ackerman also was a principal in Mercer’s Government Human
Services consulting practice and a chief actuary in a large Midwestern
health plan.

Colby Schaeffer has joined Navigant as a director. He is a credentialed
actuary who recently served as a vice president at Aon, where his
responsibilities included Medicaid capitation rate development, reserve
analysis, and health reform modeling for state agencies. Schaeffer has
additional actuarial consulting experience with such value-based
purchasing arrangements as ACOs and patient-centered medical homes. He
also held actuarial-related positions working with several different
state programs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at both
The Lewin Group and Coventry Health Care, an Aetna Company.

Bill Van Antwerp has joined Navigant as a managing director. Van Antwerp
is an accomplished senior executive with significant experience advising
health plans and provider networks on digital, operational, and
transformational initiatives. Most recently he worked at Accenture where
he managed and led the growth and development of its go-to-market
strategy for health plans, with specific focus on consumerism, member
engagement, operations, technology, and digital health. Prior to that,
he served in leadership positions at HP Enterprise Services and American

Eric Cahow has joined Navigant as a director, where he leads risk
adjustment, quality improvement, and revenue optimization solutions for
health plans, including provider-sponsored plans. Cahow supports clients
through development and implementation of population health management
programs aimed at improving revenues for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid
managed care organizations through risk adjustment programs, Healthcare
Effectiveness Data and Information Sets (HEDIS), Medicare Consumer
Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), and Pharmacy
Quality Alliance measures. Cahow has more than 25 years of experience,
most recently serving as the national leader of Medicare revenue at
Anthem and previously leading Aetna’s Medicare Stars efforts. He also
worked at WellCare as vice president of product management.

J.T. Lane has joined Navigant as a director, bringing extensive
experience in health policy innovation and implementation. He previously
served as the chief state public health official for Louisiana, where he
led state public health and Medicaid program collaboration to create
quality improvement and payment reform projects for Medicaid managed
care. He also launched the Center for Population Health Informatics and
a statewide program aimed at improving the health of Louisiana
residents. In addition, Lane held various roles at Alvarez & Marsal and
Health Management Associates advising local, state, national, and global
government and private sector health organizations.

Scott Simerly, PhD, has joined Navigant as a director. He spent more
than two decades with Myers and Stauffer, where he led hospital and
physician reimbursement system design, development, and implementation.
His depth of expertise includes the development of hospital rates and
other system parameters to manage payment model outcomes, Medicaid
supplemental finance strategies and determinations, and the construction
of physician fee schedules and various fiscal impact models.

Navigant’s Healthcare segment is comprised of consultants, former
provider administrators, clinicians, and other experts with decades of
strategy, operational/clinical consulting, managed services, revenue
cycle management, and outsourcing experience. Professionals collaborate
with hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, payers,
government, and life sciences entities, providing performance
improvement and business process management solutions that help them
meet quality and financial goals.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at


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Navigant Investor Relations

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