Pete Buigas began his health care career as a senior executive for a large managed care company, specializing in Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial products.
Pete served as Deputy Director of the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) during Governor Jeb Bush’s first term. Under this position, Pete was responsible for regulating all of the State of Florida licensed health care facilities, Certificate of Need program (CON), managed care industry, and health care professional boards.
As Deputy Director, Pete managed a workforce consisting of approximately 800 people, (11) divisional offices, and responsible for a 300-million-dollar budget.
Pete has lobbied the legislative and executive branches since February 2001, involving numerous health and human service issues. He has extensive knowledge of Medicaid programs and is well-versed with the Statewide Long-Term Care and Managed Medical Assistance programs. He also provides business development advice to private equity funds in the health care sector.
Buigas and Associates have represented primary players in the following industries: managed care, nursing home, assisted living facilities, health, substance abuse, pharmacy, home health, durable medical equipment, infusion, dental, vision, and health care IT. Additionally, our firm specializes in expediting health care licenses and changes in ownership on behalf of our clients. We work with the client to help and ensure that the transactions go as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Pete graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and also completed the Harvard Law School negotiations program.