that operate in the public sector are constantly seeking innovative
ways to manage the relationship between government and business. In
the age of term limits the system is more complex that ever. Political
power is diffused. Coalition groups are everywhere. For every agenda
there is a counter agenda. It is perpetual competition.
Davis & Associates help our clients understand the mechanisms
of public decision making and work with them to influence the process.
A successful government relations plan includes a
great deal more than lobbying. Understanding how the system works,
knowing the decision makers and how to reach them, and being prepared
to act when opportunities arise are all essential aspects of addressing
public policy issues.
We bring serious resources to the table to address
your problems and have been involved at all levels of government,
politics and business from strategic thinking to daily line management.
Our team of professionals has the backgrounds, connections, and
ability to manage complex operations while making them a valuable
part of your team.
Kheder Davis & Associates currently offers these
Professional government relations consultants
are strategists, advisors, grassroots organizers and promoters of
their clients' interests. They assist in defining issues, formulating
positions and gaining access for input and participation in policymaking
and the political process. For their clients, they provide the professional
skills and support needed to manage complex issues in a highly specialized
and competitive niche. For elected officials, they are a valuable
resource and a conduit to their constituency.
Spirited policy debates and heated political battles are everyday
events in a participative form of government. In this arena, lobbyists
also perform other important functions. They aid lawmakers in important
deliberations and in reaching compromise on tough issues. Likewise,
they help insulate their clients from the fallout of the process.
Their pursuit of clients' objectives does not always endear lobbyists
to public officials caught between competing interests. Their commitment
to finding workable solutions, however, ultimately defines their
importance to the process. A reporter once asked President Harry
Truman in 1948, "Would you be against lobbyists who are working
for your program?" The President replied, "We probably
wouldn't call those people lobbyists. We would call them citizens
appearing in the public interest."
As such complex issues as health care, education, the environment,
law enforcement and taxation are tackled, “appearing in the
public interest” through highly skilled representation is
essential. With so much at stake, interests need to assure themselves
of a seat at the table as proposed public policy changes are debated
and the compromises are reached.
Our system for success is rather simple:
An educational exchange is our first step. This process
is a two-way street. We begin with a simple information exchange
with our clients. It’s our chance to learn about them and
their issues. We, in turn, provide them with insight to the process,
how we operate and why we work it that way.
Strategic planning is our next step. We like to have an intensive
planning process. Then proceed to developing our strategy, carefully
considering the political, legal and ethical ramifications of each
alternative. And we decide in concert with our clients the tools
After the planning is done we will proceed through implementation
by continually considering the effectiveness of our approach and
review and revise our strategy as necessary. And as we encounter
the inevitable twists and turns the process provides, we re-evaluate
to see if there’s a better way.
Finally we have closure. Success is more than
simply providing good will or access for our clients. It’s
delivering on our promises…getting that amendment, passing
that bill, winning that procurement contract, or stopping a bad
bill. At Kheder Davis & Associates, Inc., results are all that
count. They’re the measure of our success.
assist our clients in designing and implementing creative strategies
to achieve their organization's goals by drawing upon the combined
experiences of our professionals.
Our management consulting services provide a critical
resource to our clients—objective insight. This unbiased viewpoint
allows our consultants the freedom to examine a client from all
angles, including those beyond the scope of, or within, the organization
to improve the performance of client organizations and their value.
Our consultants can function as a "devil's advocate,"
challenging the current operation of the corporation to pinpoint
weaknesses and strengths. This comprehensive analysis results in
recommendations tailored towards the client’s needs, providing
best practices and ideas for improvement. The end result improves
client functionality, effectiveness, quality of decision-making,
and ability to achieve their organization’s goals without
losing focus of their mission.
Kheder Davis professionals have consulted with professional
organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100 industry leaders
to small, family owned businesses. We specialize in taking an idea
from the drawing board to the board room. Whether it is designing
creative financing options or the development of a complete turn
key business operation, we can assist you every step of the way.
Whether you are a market leading giant in your industry
sector or an individual with the entrepreneur spirit, working with
the Kheder Davis team can improve your business plan, your fiscal
outlook and ultimately your bottom line.
Kheder Davis professionals work closely with various
state regulatory and licensing agencies on behalf of our clients,
many of whom are leaders within the health care industry. We provide
direct access to key decision makers and state agency officials
including department directors, bureau representatives and senior
level staff members.
Healthcare in the State of Michigan is highly regulated.
A Certificate of Need (CON) is required to provide covered clinical
services and regulatory agency approval is necessary whether or
not the project is reimbursed by third party payers or if it is
a fee for service business.
In addition to CON requirements which are administered
through the Michigan Department of Community Health, there are also
other state licensing issues along with payer issues, such as Blue
Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, and others which need to
be considered in every project’s work plan and addressed with
the appropriate agency.
Our professionals are unrivaled in the regulatory
service arena and focus their energies on the following issues:
Analysis and Recommendations – In
the initial phase, our team will meet with the client to review
their objectives and requirements and will prepare a detailed
written report summarizing the critical components regarding
their specific project. Our professionally written and research
report will outline a strategy for meeting the objectives, as
well as providing a timeline for CON and other regulatory processes.
- Data Compilation – members of our health
care operations group also identify the data requirements for
each project derived from the initial analysis and recommendations
phase. Then they can facilitate the collection and compilation
process in compliance with the requirements of the appropriate
- CON Application/Regulatory Filings/Licensing
– our professionals will work with our clients to construct
and file all regulatory applications necessary to obtain approval
for services. We act as the client’s agent, advocate and
liaison with the regulatory agency until a final decision has
- Monitoring and Oversight – we continue
to actively monitor and review all aspects of the application
process until a final decision by the regulatory agency has