Naila Wahid

Naila Wahid advises clients on commercial and policy issues related to quality measures and performance.

She applies her project management experience and background in policy, hospital administration, and patient protections to provide evidence-based solutions.

Naila was a consultant at the Lewin Group. She conducted policy analysis, data synthesis, environmental scans, and stakeholder interviews to develop recommendations for federal clients. As a CMS contractor, she maintained 10 outpatient quality measures related to acute myocardial infarction and stroke care, and provided operational support and industry training for Medicare Advantage network adequacy standards. She previously supported hospital administrators and physician practices through business intelligence and quality improvement projects, and she served as an analyst at the Dispensary of Hope and at Vanderbilt’s Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy.

Naila has an MS in health systems administration from Georgetown University and a BA in both economics and finance from Vanderbilt University. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Authored Content

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving greater demand for digital mental health products and services. Stronger scientific evidence is necessary to determine value and increase payer reimbursement.

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) provides an opportunity to diagnose and treat patients facing neurological diseases. Given that multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy require intervention from specialized care teams, effective management of these chronic neurological conditions can be supported through RPM to improve patient outcomes. Although RPM has been shown to be a complement and in some cases an alternative to office-based care, reimbursement and coverage barriers remain.

Healthcare, like many areas of modern life, has been transformed by the internet and related digital technologies.