Crankfrog, a national payer advisory firm, joins the Chartis group

The acquisition will amplify both Chartis and Crankfrog’s impact in the areas of healthcare financing, access, risk and payer/provider collaboration.

CHICAGO, March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chartis Group, a leading healthcare advisory and analytics company, has announced its acquisition of crankfrog, one of the fastest growing payment advisory companies who advises national, regional and local payers on strategy, operations and technology.

“Adding crankfrog allows us to extend and amplify our capabilities to serve both payers and providers,” said Ken Graboys, CEO of the Chartis group. “This is a like-minded company with exceptionally talented consultants offering complementary capabilities across payments strategy, operations, digital and IT. By combining the power of Chartis and Crankfrog, we will play a role significant in advancing health care financing, access and risk, and payer/provider collaboration.”

Atul Pathiyal, CEO of Crankfrog, added, “Chartis is a natural home for us to continue accelerating our growth and impact. Chartis and Crankfrog share many similarities: we both serve healthcare exclusively and have grown up being at the forefront of thinking. leadership and customer service, leading to demonstrable results. This partnership will allow us to expand our capabilities and expand into new segments of the payer market. Pathiyal, founder of crankfrog, and a 25-year veteran in payer consulting, will assume leadership of Chartis Consulting’s Payer practice.

The acquisition of Crankfrog reinforces Chartis’ commitment to helping its customers navigate the changing healthcare ecosystem and how care is delivered and funded.

About Chartis Group

The Chartis Group® (Chartis) is a leading healthcare consulting firm serving healthcare providers, payers, service organizations and investors. Different by design, Chartis brings unparalleled expertise in strategy, performance improvement, digital and technology, clinical quality and patient safety, and strategic communications. Find out how Chartis is helping to build a healthier world at

SOURCE The Chartis Group

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