Kelly Barnes
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Kelly Barnes is the leader of the U.S. Health Industries Practice at PwC. In this role, Kelly oversees services across all health-related industries, including assurance, tax and advisory lines of services in the payer, provider, pharmaceutical and life sciences practices in the United States. Kelly also leads initiatives and points of view regarding public and private collaboration to create greater value in the health system and help shape the dialogue around health reform. Kelly is a nationally recognized speaker and has served on the Principles and Practice Board of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She serves on the board of the Texas Institute of Health Policy, is a member of the AICPA Healthcare Committee Audit Guide Task Force, and is involved with Leadership Dallas and the American Diabetes Foundation. Kelly earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from the University of Arkansas.

Recent Posts by Kelly Barnes

Behind The Numbers: Slight Rise In Health Care Spending Growth Projected

PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) released its ninth annual Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers report today. This forward-looking report is based on interviews with industry executives, health policy experts, and health plan actuaries whose companies cover a combined 93 million members....

Behind The Health Spending Numbers

Millions more Americans are expected to join the ranks of the insured in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- and with the expansion in coverage will come additional expense. Even so, the rate of spending growth in the health sector will head in the opposite direction, continuing a...

Scoring Health Care

Families typically spend more on health care than on any other product. Yet today’s ratings culture with its stars, grades, and scores on everything from hiking boots to mountain villas has yet to establish credible, easy-to-use quality guides for doctors, hospitals or health...

Examining The Newly Covered Under The Affordable Care Act

In a little more than a year, physicians and insurers will begin serving a large new patient population that looks, and in many ways behaves, distinctly different from today’s insured population. The Affordable Care Act's coverage provisions -- representing the single largest insurance...