WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care strategists Krista Drobac and Kristen Ratcliff announced today that they have partnered to form Sirona Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in health care business, policy, regulatory and legislative strategy.
Until recently, Drobac and Ratcliff worked on health care issues at DLA Piper, one of the world's largest law firms. Combined, they have more than two decades of health care experience, including on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Management and Budget, and in state government.
Together, they offer their clients a deep understanding of the health care marketplace and the impact of public policy, specifically blending expertise in strategy, policy, and public affairs.
"Kristen and I have come together to provide our clients with the timely strategic advice they need as the political, regulatory and marketplace for health care changes," said Drobac, who previously served in senior positions within the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and for Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), as well as at the National Governors Association and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Illinois.
"We are unique in that we not only build effective advocacy strategies for our clients, but we also connect the dots between advocacy and business strategy, recognizing that the health care marketplace is driven more and more by government policy," said Ratcliff, who served in the Obama Administration in a senior role in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and in the Office of Management and Budget.
Drobac and Ratcliff also announced that Sirona Strategies has entered into a strategic partnership with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP, a global law firm with one of the country's largest health care policy practices. Through this partnership, the two organizations plan to collaborate on a range of health policy-related issues on behalf of their clients, including matters related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation, Medicare and Medicaid issues, payment and delivery system reform, and drugs and medical devices, as well as regulatory and legislative initiatives.
About Sirona Strategies (www.sironastrategies.com)
Sirona Strategies is a strategic consulting firm at the intersection of health policy, business and politics.
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