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Adi Kumar

Adi Kumar is a Partner in McKinsey’s Washington, DC office. His expertise is mainly in the area of designing innovative healthcare models particularly around value-based payments. He has helped private- and public-sector clients make the operational changes needed, including leading large scale change transformation programs, to enact these models. This work has spanned strategy, operations, pricing, and technology enablement. He assesses the financial impact of various value-based payment strategies for different books of business and helps teams design value-based payment strategies across multiple business lines.

Adi joined McKinsey in 2003 after graduating from Georgetown University with a BA degree in economics and government. He left the firm in order to study for an MBA at Stanford University, which he earned in 2007. He then became deputy CFO for Obama for America and was part of the presidential transition team.  He served in the White House, where he oversaw the implementation of the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the 2009 Stimulus Bill) and served as an advisor to the President, Vice President and the White House Chief of Staff.  He rejoined McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems and Services Practice in 2012. Adi is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University.

Recent articles of Adi’s include “Risk adjustment for retrospective episode-based payment: Guiding principles and proposed methodology” (McKinsey & Company, 2014) and “It’s Time for Episode-Based Health Care Spending” (Harvard Business Review, October 2013).