Steven Heath, M.P.A., is a Senior Data Manager at Dobson | DaVanzo. He specializes in developing quantitative models to estimate the effect of various legislative initiatives and proposed new services on the Medicare program. Examples include a financial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) type scoring model for DME competitive bidding that he kept current and was able to quickly analyze changes for clients as the policy making process unfolded. His work was shared with the CBO. Additionally, he modeled the likely financial impact of implementing a radiation benefit management program for advanced imaging procedures in the Medicare program. This model was shared with policy makers. Mr. Heath also develops models to help health care managers answer operational questions about their organizations. He recently worked with a large post-acute care chain to identify the facilities within the system that were performing efficiently vs. those that were not. He developed a dashboard for this client to use on an ongoing basis to determine facility performance.
Mr. Heath worked on several large studies of Medicare payment bundling that used multi-year linked claims data. This study was designed to help the organization understand important considerations for Medicare bundled payment, illustrating the concepts with data analyses.
Mr. Heath regularly leads analyses of the CMS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for clients. Clients use the results of these analyses in their public comments on the proposed rule. His analyses also support clients in the operation of their CMS Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) on Models 2, and 3. He works with numerous hospitals and post-acute care providers to provide analyses of the claims files. He built dashboards for clients so they could query the claims data quickly and easily. Mr. Heath led a recent study of the long term care services and supports (LTSS) system in a state Medicaid program.
Mr. Heath earned a Masters in Public Administration from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Central Florida.