Blog Archives

Debbie Saxe, Senior Consultant

Debbie Saxe has over 29 years of experience in Medicaid policy development with extensive experience in developing Medicaid coverage and reimbursement policies, including rate setting for both fee for service and capitated purchasing arrangements.  She is experienced with using Medicaid … Continue reading

Akhilesh Pasupulati, SAS Programmer

Akhilesh has more than 10 years of experience in data analysis and analytics specifically using the SAS software. Prior to joining B&A Inc., Akhilesh worked for CVS Health as a Senior Data Analytics Consultant within the Enterprise Analytics department. While … Continue reading

Derek Barber, Consultant

Mr. Barber has more than a decade of experience in financial auditing and analysis, financial and cost accounting, program evaluation, and financial investigations. Before joining B&A in January 2017, Mr. Barber was the Chief Audit Executive for the Arizona Department … Continue reading

Ryan Sandhaus, SAS Programmer

Ryan Sandhaus has almost 10 years’ experience with SAS software. Prior to joining Burns & Associations, Inc., Ryan worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) within the Informatics Department. While at BCBSAZ, Ryan utilized SAS for purposes of … Continue reading

Karl Matzinger, Senior Consultant

Karl Matzinger is an executive level manager with twenty-nine years of progressively responsible financial and government experience. Mr. Matzinger recently joined Burns & Associates, Inc. (B&A) in 2015. Before joining B&A, Mr. Matzinger served as the City of Phoenix, Housing … Continue reading

Barry Smith, Consultant

Barry Smith has over fifteen years of experience with financial analysis and data mining.  Since joining B&A in 2007, he has assisted numerous states in rate setting projects related to services for Medicaid long term care programs.  He has analyzed … Continue reading

Stephen Pawlowski, Vice President

Stephen Pawlowski, B&A’s Vice President, has more than ten years of experience in human services operations and financing, budget development, and government affairs.  Prior to joining B&A, he was the Chief Financial Officer for the Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES), … Continue reading

Jesse Eng, SAS Programmer

Jesse has over ten years of experience in programming and data analysis. He serves as a programmer/analyst on B&A’s engagements with the States of Indiana (external quality reviews) and Vermont (rate setting for professional services and analysis of Medicaid utilization trends).  Previously, … Continue reading

Steve Abele, Senior Consultant

Steven has over 15 years of experience in the health care industry.  At B&A, he has administered and analyzed provider cost surveys and developed HCBS rates and service specifications for developmental disability programs in Arizona, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oregon.  He also … Continue reading

Mark Podrazik, President

Mark Podrazik, B&A’s President, has over 19 years of experience in health care consulting, specializing in the reimbursement and evaluation components of health care programs.  Prior to B&A, Mr. Podrazik was a Corporate Manager at another consulting firm.  He has served … Continue reading