The Lewin Group at a Glance

The Buzz

  • "Great people, dedicated to health care"
  • "Intellectual and policy-focused"
  • "Research type work environment"
  • "United ownership compromises independence"

About The Lewin Group

Healthy help

For nearly 40 years, The Lewin Group has been in the business of helping clients keep their budgets, bottom lines and employees healthy.  The Falls Church, Virginia-based health and human services research and consulting firm provides modeling, statistics, actuarial analysis, policy research and data analysis, program evaluation, strategic planning and technical assistance services to improve clients' health care and human services.  Associations, the federal government, foundations, hospitals, health systems, health providers, payers and insurers, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as state and local governments all look to Lewin for help in improving their health-related polices and systems, setting up and evaluating their programs, keeping up with changes in health care practice and regulations, and improving the performance, quality and efficiency of their health care and services.

The firm's 140 consultants are experts who have worked as health care professionals, or with the government or in academia.  As a result, they have first-hand knowledge and expertise in a number of issues related to children, youth and family policy; chronic disease and the costs of illness; community health needs assessment; emergency preparedness and response; employment, training and workforce development; comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based medicine; health professionals workforce; health reform; income security; long-term care; Medicaid and CHIP; Medicare; mental health and substance abuse; and program integrity.  Each answers to Senior Vice President Lisa Chimento, who has been in the top seat since September 2007.

Grand associations

The Lewin Group was founded by Lawrence S. Lewin in 1970, and was acquired by ICF International in 1987.  Value Health purchased Lewin-ICF in 1992, and in 1996 sold it to Quintiles Transnational Corp, a clinical research firm serving pharmaceutical and biotech companies.  Nine years later, in June 2007, health care information and research firm Ingenix, Inc., acquired The Lewin Group from Quintiles.  Ingenix is a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified global health company that also owns one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States.  The Lewin Group states that it operates with editorial independence and has firewalls in place to remain separate and independent from its parent company.

9001 percent certified

To be safe, The Lewin Group is bringing in the experts to prove its business is squeaky clean.  It prides itself on its certified ISO 9001:2008 status, which is a standard set and monitored by the International Organization for Standardization.  The certification indicates that a business has applied a set of formalized business processes across its organization.  

There are several things that companies must do to meet the ISO 9001 standards.  These include: having a set of procedures that cover all key processes in the business; monitoring business processes to make sure they are effective; keeping adequate records; checking output for defects; reviewing individual processes for effectiveness; and always working to improve these processes.  While some businesses may advertise their ISO 9001:2008-compliant status as a marketing tool, Lewin says it is important for clients to know they are certified, since the group's services are "highly specialized and technical in nature," meaning its control must therefore be "rigorous."

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The Lewin Group

3130 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 800
Falls Church, DC 22042
Phone: 703-269-5500
Fax: 703-269-5501


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Senior Vice President: Lisa Chimento
  • 2009 Employees: 140