Leverage Health Solutions Welcomes Healthcare Business Leader Charles Falcone as Partner, Expands to NY-based Headquarters

MT. KISCO, N.Y. – July 27, 2009 – Leverage Health Solutions, market-leading experts in healthcare business development with a focus on delivering best-in-class services to the healthcare payer marketplace, announces that Charles Falcone, a recognized industry innovator and healthcare strategist who served as president of Devon Health Services (PPO), has joined the firm as a Partner. Leverage Health Options will re-locate its headquarters from Tampa, Florida to an expanded office location in the northeast at 100 South Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

“Charlie Falcone broadens the depth of experience and expertise that Leverage Health Options can offer to its customers throughout the healthcare marketplace, and his specialized understanding of the needs of healthcare payers and vendors – as well as emerging trends in the industry – represent an invaluable asset to the firm,” says Richard Lungen, president and founder of Leverage Health Options.

With 18+ years of experience in managed care, technology, healthcare delivery, pharmaceutical management, and medical device development and distribution, Falcone has earned a reputation for executing innovative business strategies that drive corporate growth. He is credited with shepherding preferred provider organizations toward remarkable revenue and income growth while helping them to establish a national presence.

From 2000-2009, Falcone led Devon Health Services, as executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2000-2005 and as president from 2005-2009, creating and managing strategic alliances with some of the largest payers, providers, and vendors in the industry. Additionally, he oversaw several spinoff
companies, which included Supply Marketing, a “point of care” marketing and communications company, and Devon Medical, a medical device manufacturing and sourcing company.

His experience includes the development and management of fee-for-service and risk bearing networks, marketing, sales, care management, and operations for multiple stakeholders including insured individuals; small and large group plans; self-funded employer and Taft Hartley plans; workers’ compensation and motor vehicle programs; and various government payer plans.”Leverage Health Options is ideally positioned as a leading strategic partner and coordinator of payer-to-industry solutions, and I look forward to contributing my talents to this exceptional firm,” says Falcone. “Our clients can turn to us as a trusted advisor for strategic guidance and market relationships that will impact their capabilities for generating improved revenues, operational savings, and market-facing enhancements. This office expansion and move to the greater New York City area signals a pivot point in the company’s growth, and further positions Leverage Health among the country’s top business development and M&A strategists.”

As of August 1, 2009, Leverage Health Options can be found at:

Suite 340
100 South Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 304 – 8127 Phone
(914) 304 – 8137 Fax

Charles Falcone lives outside of Philadelphia in Newtown Square, Pa.

Leverage Health Solutions – Leverage Health Solutions is a market-leading expert in healthcare business development, delivering best-in-class services to the healthcare payer marketplace based on unique and unparalleled industry experience. Principals employ deep healthcare payer knowledge to cost-effectively
drive profitable revenue on behalf of service providers. Business development initiatives are supported by operational project management based on actual experience working in the payer, provider, and service sectors. As specialists in building business relationships, Leverage Health Options provides personalized attention to efficiently and cost-effectively implement services that meet client expectations for optimal satisfaction. Visit www.leveragehealthsolutions.com .