Ed Drozd is an expert in statistical methods, program evaluation, and quality measurement and benchmarking in our Data Analytics practice.

He measures the effect of interventions and policy changes on healthcare utilization, quality, and financial performance tailored to fit any need, including public reporting, demonstrating value, and peer-reviewed publication. He also designs interventions in ways that can be measured in a straightforward manner.

Prior to joining Avalere, Ed was a senior health economist with RTI International (and a predecessor firm, Health Economics Research, Inc.).

Ed has a PhD in economics from Harvard University and a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Authored Content

In February 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final payment error calculation methodology for its contract-level Risk-Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

Compared to beneficiaries with diabetes who are enrolled in other Medicare Advantage plans, enrollees in special needs plans experience better outcomes, after adjusting for demographic and clinical factors.

Avalere recently partnered with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to explore the role that pharmacists can play in the uptake of seasonal influenza immunizations.

Avalere recently partnered with the Physicians Advocacy Institute to examine trends in physician employment and practice ownership by hospitals and health systems from 2012 to 2015.