Aaron Wesolowski is a Senior Research Director in the health care department at NORC at the University of Chicago. He has over a decade of experience in health services policy analysis, program development, and evaluation. Wesolowski has extensive experience designing, implementing and monitoring components of complex health reform initiatives, including the Affordable Care Act, Massachusetts health reform, and the Medicare Part D drug benefit.
Wesolowski is currently a State Technical Assistance Lead for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Alternative Payment Model Innovation Accelerator Program. He also leads Provider Network IQ, a custom analytic tool designed to help health plans create smarter provider networks. Previously, he served as a State Technical Assistance Lead for the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation State Innovation Model initiative. He also led an evaluation of an America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) pilot program to identify solutions to improve the accuracy and efficiency of health plan provider directory data collection.
During his time at CMS, Wesolowski was the recipient of the Leadership Development Review Board “Excellence in Leadership” Award, the CMS Administrator's Achievement Award for his work on the EHR meaningful use rule, and the Secretary's Achievement Award for his work on Part D implementation.