Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Piper Report?

The Piper Report is Kip Piper’s blog on Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform.  The blog offers information, insights, and resources on hot issues in health policy and business.  On the web at www.PiperReport.com.

What is MediStrategy?

MediStrategy is Kip Piper’s new podcast on business and policy issues in Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  The MediStrategy podcast offers interviews with leaders and experts and insights on health policy, finance, and business strategy.  Learn more at www.KipPiper.com/Podcast.

What is the Health Results Group?

The Health Results Group is a strategic consultancy specializing in Medicare, Medicaid, and health reform issues. Combining business instinct and policy insight, the boutique practice advises health care organizations throughout the U.S.  Kip Piper is founder and president.  Based in Washington, DC, the Health Results Group LLC was founded in 2003. On the web at www.HealthResultsGroup.com.

What is Medonomics?

Medonomics is dedicated to improving the economic, clinical, and management decision making and performance of health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and Obamacare) and organizations (health care providers, health plans, health agencies, and manufacturers).  A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank specializing in health policy, finance, and operations, Medonomics offers research, analysis, training, technical assistance, and advisory services.  Areas of expertise include patient access, coverage and reimbursement, payment reform, care delivery reform, cost containment, quality improvement, value-based purchasing, health program management, health informatics, consumer education, communications, and special needs populations.  Kip Piper is CEO of Medonomics.  Based in Washington, DC and founded in 2013, Medonomics, Inc. is on the web at www.Medonomics.org.

What is Sellers Dorsey?

Sellers Dorsey is a influential consultancy specializing in Medicaid, health reform, and health finance and policy. Sellers Dorsey advises states, health plans, hospitals, and other major health care organizations. Their team includes top experts on policy, financing, waivers, coverage, reimbursement, government relations, cost containment, managed care, technology, and business development.  Highly regarded for its strategy and insight, Sellers Dorsey works at the forefront of Medicaid and health reform. Services include Medicaid financing, cost containment, state health reform, coverage expansion, payment reform, care delivery reform, long-term care reform, Medicaid and Medicare waivers, reimbursement strategy, and business development.  Kip Piper is a senior consultant to the Sellers Dorsey team. Learn more at www.SellersDorsey.com.

What is TogoRun?

TogoRun is an award-winning specialist in healthcare public relations and public affairs, with offices in the U.S. and U.K.  TogoRun offers digital and social media, employee communications, issues management, marketing communications and brand support, media relations, patient education, scientific data support, signature campaigns, business-to-government (B2G) communication, coalition development, issue advocacy, global market landscape and strategy, reimbursement strategy (including Medicare, Medicaid, and private payors in US and public payers like UK’s National Health Service), stakeholder engagement, and thought leadership.  Kip Piper is senior consultant to the TogoRun team in US and Europe.  Learn more at www.TogoRun.com

What is American Health & Drug Benefits?

American Health & Drug Benefits is a peer-reviewed journal for decision makers in health plans, drug plans, PBMs, Medicare, and Medicaid.  Subscribers include some 25,000 senior executives, public officials, thought leaders, and influential researchers.  With a practical, multidisciplinary focus, American Health & Drug Benefits provides insights and actionable advice on clinical, business, and regulatory issues. Topics include drug benefit design, coverage, reimbursement, CMS and FDA policy, and value-based benefits.  Kip Piper, who helped launch the journal in February 2008, is an editorial board member and frequent contributor. See current and past issues at www.AHDBonline.com.

How Did You Get the Nickname Kip?

My given name is Kevin B. Piper. The summer when he was 15, I lived on a military base attending a flight school sponsored by the Air Force Reserve. I reminded a flight instructor of a friend of his, a late helicopter pilot nicknamed Kip. I looked and flew kinesthetically like his friend. The nickname ultimately stuck. Today, virtually no one calls me Kevin.

What Does FACHE Stand for?

FACHE means Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development in healthcare management. Nationwide, only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction.  To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits, and demonstrating ongoing community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years. Learn more at www.AHCE.org.