Alex Hartzman is the director of analytics in Health Care Strategy. Hartzman is a health policy expert with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has experience in policy analysis, impact modeling, program evaluation, and leading quantitative analytic projects for a diverse array of healthcare stakeholders. Hartzman is an expert on the use of secondary data sources in healthcare and policy research; while his focus is on CMS data systems, he also works with other government systems from Census and CDC as well as proprietary private data sources on special topics.
Hartzman's research portfolio includes work on seniors housing among Medicare enrollees, Medicare Advantage insurance plans, hospital finances, Medicaid secondary data quality and demographics and utilization for conditions of interest (e.g., Parkinson's Disease, bilateral hearing loss). Hartzman is developing a broad claims-based infrastructure to support faster and more detailed research on chronic and potentially other disabling conditions across CMS claims data systems. Additionally, Hartzman contributes to the ongoing evaluation of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) alternative payment model by leading the section on New Entrant organizations with particular history in Medicare Advantage.
Prior to joining NORC, Hartzman led quantitative analytics for membership advocacy organizations and private healthcare firms to project and assess the impact of proposed policy changes at Dobson DaVanzo & Associates. Previously, Hartzman spent three years working at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a foundational member of the Improving Healthcare Systems program; here, he provided study oversight as well as developed multi-stakeholder advisory panels and technical expert panels to prioritize research topics. Previously, Hartzman worked as an emergency preparedness planner at the State of Wisconsin, where he designed rapid mass vaccination and prophylaxis clinics and supported local jurisdictions in disaster planning.