Peter Kognstvedt

Peter Kongstvedt

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  • The Financial Crisis and its Effect on Health Insurers and Managed Care Organizations
  • The Financial Crisis and How It Could Enable True Health Reform
  • Rising Health Care Costs - Let's Find Out Who's Responsible and String Him Up!
  • Key Trends and Top Issues Facing the Health Insurance Industry
  • Consumerism and Retail Orientation in Health Care

Why Book Peter Kongstvedt?

  • His extensive knowledge of health-reform issues and trends, coupled with his entertaining wit and humor, help audiences better understand and apply what they've learned to their own work.

  • His comprehensive knowledge of health insurance and managed care position him to provide advice to organizations seeking to improve their operational performance.

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    Peter Kongstvedt, MD, FACP is a highly regarded national authority on the health care industry with particular expertise in health insurance and managed health care. Dr. Kongstvedt advises health care executives on strategy, operations and effective decision-making, and he is also a Senior Health Policy Faculty Member in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University where he teaches graduate courses on the Essentials of Health Insurance and Managed Health Care. In March of 2014, he was appointed by Virginia's Gov. McAuliffe to serve on the state's Board of Medical Assistance Services, and elected Vice Chair in 2016. He is also a Senior Advisor to Navigant Consulting, Inc. and its clients.

    Dr. Kongstvedt's unique business expertise comes from the varied roles he has performed over his career as an independent consultant, as a partner at global consulting firms, as a senior executive at a number of health plans and insurers, and through public service. Renowned as the primary author and editor of “the bibles of managed care,” Dr. Kongstvedt’s books are used by more than 230 graduate and undergraduate health administration & policy programs. Published by Jones & Bartlett, these books include The Essentials of Managed Health Care, 6th Edition. (2013), and Health Insurance and Managed Care: What They Are and How They Work, 4th Edition (2015).

    As a health care industry thought leader and media-trained communicator, Dr. Kongstvedt has consulted to and made several appearances on The CBS Evening News, and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CNN, PBS's Nightly Business Report, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, Medical News Television Network, and numerous trade publications. He is also a well-regarded speaker at industry conferences and corporate events.

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    "Peter was a big hit with our group. He was very knowledgeable, gave a strong presentation, and even took a ton of questions afterwards. Thank you very much!"

    -- Munich Reinsurance America