Organizations 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.
Kheder 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 services:
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
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 we’ll need.
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
We 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
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
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
Our professionals are unrivaled in the
regulatory service arena and focus their energies on the
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 been made.
- 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 been made.