Cumberland Consulting Group Acquires Arkansas-based Oleen

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Cumberland Consulting Group, a national healthcare strategic advisory, technology implementation and project management firm, today announced that it has acquired Little Rock-based Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare consulting firm specializing in IT and operations for a diverse client base, including government healthcare agencies, integrated delivery systems and health plans.

The transaction expands Cumberland’s capabilities for government and commercial health plans to include core claims and administrative systems expertise, as well as strategic advisory and other managed services, says Brian Cahill, Cumberland CEO.

“Bringing together our two organizations meets the growing need in the marketplace for high-quality strategic advisory and information technology consulting services to help payer organizations navigate increasing government regulations and changing payment models,” says Cahill. “We are boosting our presence in the payer space by combining with Oleen and look forward to leveraging the collective knowledge and expertise of our newest team members to better serve our clients.”

Oleen has served the information technology and strategic management needs of health plans and healthcare providers since 1988. The firm also has deep health information exchange and government and public health experience working with a diverse portfolio of clients.

Some 50 Oleen professionals will be joining the Cumberland team as a result of the transaction, bringing Cumberland’s total employee count to more than 320.

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