Amanda Napoles

Amanda Napoles assists clients with research and analysis to understand the latest developments in payment reform and care transformation initiatives.

She focuses on health system and provider impacts related to quality measurement, value-based payment, and alternative payment models. She applies her background in public health and health policy to a broad range of clients, including manufacturers, health plans, and specialty societies.

Prior to joining Avalere, Amanda was the program manager of payment programs at the American Academy of Neurology, where she led Quality Payment Program education efforts and developed specialty-specific alternative payment models. She previously worked as a qualitative researcher at the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center, where she contributed to the State Innovation Models evaluation, which aimed to transform Minnesota Medicaid and achieve accountable health goals. Additionally, she worked at the Urban Institute, where, among other initiatives, she managed a large government contract to provide analysis, training, and other technical assistance to key CMS and State Medicaid Agency staff.

Amanda earned a BA in political science from UC Santa Barbara and an MPH from the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Authored Content

Avalere collaborates with the Endocrine Society and Pottstown Medical Specialists to launch a quality improvement intervention study aimed at addressing care gaps in the identification and management of hypoglycemia in older adults with type 2 diabetes.

On July 9, Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the formation of the Quality Summit (QS), as directed by a recent executive order aimed at improving price and quality transparency.

On May 24, Avalere policy experts published a piece on the Health Affairs blog highlighting opportunities to leverage quality measurement tied to payment to drive adult immunization uptake and achieve national population health targets.

A proposed rule released by the Treasury Department, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services would expand the allowed uses of employer-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA). Comments on the rule can be submitted until December 28, 2018.