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Matthew Handley

Matthew Handley is a consultant for Fulcrum Strategies. Previously he worked as a producer for a nationally syndicated talk radio program.

Fulcrum Strategies

Fulcrum Strategies is a health care consulting firm specializing in payer contract negotiation and strategic planning for physician practices.

Ron Howrigon

Ron Howrigon is President and CEO of Fulcrum Strategies. He has 18 years of experience in the managed care industry. He has held Senior Management level positions with Kaiser, CIGNA, and BlueCross BlueShield covering much of US.