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Adi Kumar


Adi Kumar is a partner in McKinsey’s Washington, DC, office. He has helped clients in the private and public sector design healthcare operating systems, particularly in the area of value-based payment models, and has advised clients on the operational change efforts needed to enact these models. His work in these areas has spanned strategy, operations, pricing, and technology enablement. He recently led a project across five payors to design common episode- and population-based payment models and implementation tools. He assessed the financial impact of various value-based payment strategies for different books of business across a state, and led provider clinical teams in the design of value-based payment strategies across multiple lines of specialty care.

Adi joined McKinsey as a business analyst in 2003 after graduating from Georgetown University with a BA degree in economics and government. He left the firm in 2005 to study for an MBA at Stanford University, which he earned in 2007. He became deputy CFO for Obama for America that year, was part of the presidential transition team in 2008 and 2009, and served in the White House in various roles from 2009 to 2012. He then rejoined the firm as an associate partner.