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Manatt Adds Prominent Health Executive to Washington Office

Jon Glaudemans Brings Payment and Delivery System Reform Leadership to National Healthcare Team

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Jon Glaudemans has joined the firm as a managing director with Manatt Health Solutions, the firm's interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division. Before joining Manatt, Glaudemans served as chief advocacy and communications officer of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare system.

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With more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in managed care, policy issues management, public affairs and health insurance, Glaudemans is a leading advisor on a wide array of Medicare, Medicaid, and hospital and health plan matters. He works closely with boards of directors, hospital chief executive officers and key corporate and public sector leaders to develop and implement business strategies and public policy reforms designed to improve healthcare delivery and financing.

"Jon possesses a very sophisticated skill set, including both payor and provider experience, and has led complex initiatives in a variety of sectors," said William S. Bernstein, chair of Manatt's Healthcare Division. "He is an impressive, results-driven leader who understands market dynamics and will guide our clients' payment and delivery system reform projects at a senior level. We are delighted to welcome Jon to the team."

In his role as Ascension Health's senior representative and spokesperson in Washington, D.C., Glaudemans led the execution of an integrated advocacy, government affairs and communications strategy to enhance the healthcare system's ability to lead the transformation of healthcare. Prior to his role at Ascension, Glaudemans supervised major practice areas and managed operations at Avalere Health; led the Washington, D.C. office of the nation's largest independent public affairs firm, Public Strategies; and helped lead the design and development of President George W. Bush's prescription drug discount card program while serving as a transition consultant at the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration / Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He has also held various leadership roles at Aetna where he served as a principal source of industrywide policy analysis and recommendations on a wide array of insurance market reforms, and managed the sales, service, network, utilization, and quality management activities for Aetna's 1.5 million member Mid-Atlantic health plan.

Glaudemans said, "Manatt has remarkably deep healthcare expertise and is positioned at the forefront of our country's many health reform initiatives. I look forward to helping my colleagues guide public and private sector leaders through the unprecedented transformation of our healthcare financing and delivery systems."

Glaudemans earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.P.A from Princeton University.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's leading law and consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base — including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies — across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.

About Manatt Health Solutions
Manatt Health Solutions is a division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Its interdisciplinary team provides strategic business advice, policy analysis, project implementation, and coalition building and advocacy services to clients in a broad range of areas, including health delivery system transformation, coverage expansion, payment reform and mergers and consolidations. For more information, visit www.manatthealthsolutions.com.

CONTACT:
Lawrence Martinez, (310) 231-5443
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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