February 14, 2019
For Immediate Release
IMPAQ International has hired Dr. Andreea Balan-Cohen as Vice President, IMPAQ Health. Dr. Balan-Cohen will lead the Payment Models & Quality Measurement practice area, which evaluates and implements innovative care delivery and financing approaches intended to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction, and efficiency.
As Practice Area Lead, she will oversee and support IMPAQ projects such as monitoring new payment models for end-stage renal disease care and bundled payments, and evaluating new approaches to the Medicare claims appeals process.
Dr. Balan-Cohen is a health economist and an applied econometrician who brings more than 11 years of experience to IMPAQ. Most recently, Dr. Balan-Cohen led Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions quantitative practice. The Center is a think-tank that conducts internally-funded research on the nation’s newest and most pressing health care issues and approaches to care delivery, access, costs, financing, quality, and outcomes.
“Andreea’s deep experience in payment reform and value-based care is a great addition to current IMPAQ Health projects and our expanding work,” said Executive Vice President David Baker. “She also brings strong skills in solving complex design issues and advanced analytic techniques critical in today’s health care policy environment.”
“I’m excited to join IMPAQ and lead a team that is on the cutting edge of value-based care and payment reform,” said Dr. Balan-Cohen. “As new approaches to health care delivery and reimbursement evolve, IMPAQ’s growing skills and expertise will help our clients reduce cost, increase access, and deliver quality outcomes.”
Dr. Balan-Cohen earned her BA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
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