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Federal & State Policy

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As the nation continues to struggle with improving outcomes, elevating quality, reducing costs, and driving value, federal and state policy activities remain core to making sound decisions for your business. Armed with policy experts and business strategists, Avalere guides organizations through the continued complexities of all aspects of healthcare public policy at both the federal and state levels. We help companies understand how changes to healthcare policy will affect coverage, access, payment, care delivery, and consumer choice. We partner with stakeholders from across the healthcare spectrum to help plan for insurance market reforms, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D changes.

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  • ​Policy Impact and Analysis
  • ​Policy Tracking and Monitoring
  • ​Comment Letters
  • ​Beneficiary Enrollment Trends

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Elizabeth Carpenter

Senior Vice President


Elizabeth Carpenter, Senior Vice President, leads the Policy Practice at Avalere. Specifically, Elizabeth focuses on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, trends in commercial insurance, drug pricing policy, and the impact of politics on the policy landscape. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Elizabeth was a Senior Advisor in the Health Policy practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and the Associate Policy Director for the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. Previously, she served on both the legislative and campaign staffs of Senator Lincoln Chafee (RI).

Elizabeth has a BA in Political Science from Brown University.

Robin Duddy-Tenbrunsel

Senior Associate


Robin Duddy-Tenbrunsel, Senior Associate, analyzes the implications of health reform and applies her background with the health insurance exchanges, evidenced-based policy, and the federal budget process to providing strategic advice to clients on their policy and advocacy priorities.

Prior to joining Avalere, Robin worked in the Pay for Success field, where she researched cost-saving, evidenced-based health interventions. She also interned at the Office of Management and Budget’s Health Division, analyzing Health and Human Services data as part of the budget approval process and assisting with the preparation of OMB recommendations. Additionally, she has internship experience with the Kaiser Family Foundation where, as a member of the Healthcare Marketplace Team, she co-authored a paper on 2015 premium changes on the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare Marketplace. 

Robin has a BA from Tufts University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. 

Michael Lutz

Vice President


Michael Lutz, Vice President, supports clients serving members in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health programs. He applies his background in plan operations and strategy to help customers anticipate and implement changes in federal and state regulations to ensure program compliance and operational efficiency. Michael has special expertise in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Part D and behavioral health programs. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Michael was an Associate Director at Navigant Consulting, providing strategic guidance to health insurers, state Medicaid agencies, CMS and state and local governments. Previously, as Director of Care Management Strategy and Development at Bravo Health, Michael was responsible for multiple operations and strategy projects in support of health plan launches and health services initiatives.

Michael has an MBA from Temple University and a BA from Dickinson College. 

Daniel Goldberg

Senior Associate


Daniel Goldberg, Senior Associate, provides research and strategic support to health plan and pharmaceutical clients on health reform implementation and state health policy activities. In particular, he applies his expertise on policy issues related to commercial market benefit design, insurance exchanges, Medicaid managed care, and dual-eligible beneficiaries. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Daniel interned on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions providing research and legislative initiative support to Senator Harkin’s health policy team. In this role, he authored memos on congressional briefings and hearings related to health policy. He also conducted research services for the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Memorial Hermann Hospital and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 

Daniel has a B.S. in Healthcare Management and Policy and a minor in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from Georgetown University.  

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