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.