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Shriram Parashuram

Pronouns: He/Him

Program Area Director
Shriram steers NORC’s efforts in conducting data-driven policy evaluations and applied health economics research.

Shriram directs NORC’s Applied Health Economics program area. He has over 18 years of experience in health services research, policy analysis, and health care management. Shriram leads multidisciplinary teams to monitor and evaluate innovative approaches to health care delivery & payment.

Shriram focuses on studying the consequences and cost of healthcare, by applying rigorous quantitative methods to secondary and primary data. His expertise in program evaluation, outcomes research, and quality & efficiency measurement stem from over a decade of experience across multiple projects for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Shriram currently leads the quantitative evaluation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) models for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Previously he led the assessment of impacts for 41 Health Care Innovation Award grantees. In these evaluations, Shriram integrates innovative quasi-experimental study designs, with exhaustive data analytic methods, to provide important insights to decision makers on the success and scalability of proposed policies within the context of a complex healthcare system. Shriram has published in several peer-reviewed journals including  Health Affairs, JAMA, Health Economics, and Medical Care.

Shriram’s research acumen was shaped by his formative experience in health systems management at tertiary care charity hospitals in India. His prior and concurrent work span a range of important areas for health care reform including alternate payment models for providers in community and hospital settings, impact of newer models of accountable care, delivery of community-based long-term care, exchange of health information via technology, and impact of innovative approaches to care for complex high-risk populations and patients with chronic conditions.

Project Contributions

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program: Value-Based Payment & Financial Simulations

Technical support in designing, developing and implementing Medicaid value-based payment approaches


Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Evaluation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model

Assessing an innovative model to reduce Medicare costs


Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Innovations to Address Health Care Data Gaps

Supporting research on physicians and social determinants of health


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of the ACO REACH Model

Evaluating the ACO REACH model that is transitioning Medicare from fee-for-service to value-based care


Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)

Supporting and evaluating physician-generated ideas for improving care and lowering costs


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation