With over 40 years of experience as a strategist, executive, and negotiator, Nate Kaufman is considered one of the nation’s experts in the healthcare industry. He serves as a strategic advisor to healthcare executives, boards, physician groups, and other healthcare companies and is known for his practical advice focusing on succeeding in the new post-ACA, MACRA, value-based- risk environment. In addition, Nate is a seasoned negotiator, having completed hundreds of transactions involving payer contracts, physician compensation, service line development, acquisition/sale of surgicenters and imaging centers, restructuring employed physician groups, and developing clinically integrated networks. His experience not only studying industry trends but operating in the ‘trenches’ of them gives him a unique viewpoint and a deep understanding of the physicians’ perspective.