Brian Kern


Brian S. Kern, Esq. is a well-recognized medical professional liability insurance executive, with nearly 20 years of experience.  Brian joined Acadia Professional as Partner in March 2019.

Mr. Kern is an expert in many facets of professional liability risk, including risk purchasing and retention groups, captives and loss portfolio transfers. He has helped several large physician practices implement risk management programs that incorporate patient satisfaction and other metrics aimed at both decreasing risk and increasing reimbursement.

Mr. Kern currently serves as Affiliate Chair on the Board of New Jersey Medical Group Management Association (NJMGMA) and is a member of the Union County Medical Society Judiciary Committee. Mr. Kern has testified before the NJ Legislature and worked directly on several bills impacting healthcare. In 2016, he was honored as one of “Forty Under 40” by NJBiz.

More recently, Mr. Kern has focused on helping practices enter value-based programs by educating them on where new revenue sources exist, and how to protect themselves from downside risk. He continues to advise practices, “conveners’ and consulting companies on government and private payor shared-savings models.

Mr. Kern is a thought-leader in healthcare risk, and a sought-after speaker on health law and risk issues.  He has repeatedly spoken before the American Health Lawyer Association, as well as numerous other groups. His articles have been featured in Medical Economics and MedScape (where he serves on the editorial advisory board) among other notable industry outlets. His works can be found at

Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Kern founded Toro Risk Consulting Group – a risk consulting firm specializing in value-based care. Prior to Toro, Mr. Kern was the co-founder of Argent Professional, which was acquired by Bollinger. Mr. Kern serves as an advisor to several notable healthcare companies that specialize in areas such as blockchain technology, palliative and value-based care, revenue cycle management and data analytics. As an attorney for Frier Levitt, he was instrumental in creating a “regulatory practice group” for the firm.

Mr. Kern is a member of the NJ Bar, and a graduate of Seton Hall Law School and the University of Maryland.

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