Amanda Napoles

Amanda Napoles assists health plans and manufacturers to understand the latest developments in Medicare Advantage and the corresponding impacts to their priorities.

She focuses on the impacts related to health insurance market reforms, public coverage expansion, and value-based payment initiatives. She applies her background in public health and health policy to a broad range of clients.

Prior to joining Avalere, Amanda was the program manager of Payment Programs, where she led Quality Payment Program education efforts and developed specialty-specific alternative payment models to support neurologists’ transition to value-based care. Additionally, she has worked as a qualitative researcher at the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center and the Urban Institute, where she conducted large-scale federal research and program evaluations of payment and delivery system reforms in the Medicaid program.

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

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.