Sana Datar supports clients in navigating the evolving landscape of state health policy and legislation.

She contributes insights and analysis on how state legislative and regulatory developments can influence clients’ strategic priorities.

Prior to joining Avalere, Sana served as public policy analyst at Adventist Health, where she helped develop policy and advocacy strategies for the health system. She implemented an issue tracking and management system to monitor proposed state and federal legislation and conducted research on regulatory and budget impacts on nonprofit hospitals in California. Sana also served as a health policy intern at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, where she authored a white paper on the feasibility of creating a national patient safety board.

Sana holds an MPH from George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health and a BS in health science from Chapman University.

Authored Content

Most states will begin new legislative sessions in 2023. Drug pricing, patient affordability, and coverage protection will be priorities in many states.

Since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 39 states and DC have expanded Medicaid. Some of the remaining states may reconsider expansion given new federal funding incentives.

Avalere released a white paper analyzing spending and utilization among Medicare beneficiaries receiving care from independent physician practices and hospital-owned physician practices in Ohio.