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Sai Loganathan

Pronouns: He/Him

Principal Health Economist
Sai has expertise in patient safety and quality of care, payment and delivery system reform, and price transparency and market consolidation.

Sai has over 15 years of experience conducting mixed-methods evaluations of health care payment and delivery system reform initiatives, analyzing health care administrative and survey data to inform policy, and developing and disseminating analytic products.

Sai directs NORC’s evaluation of the CMS Innovation Center’s Vermont All-Payer ACO model. He serves as the Analytics Lead on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He serves as a methods advisor and Medicare policy expert on the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey project and the Next-Generation ACO Model evaluation.

With support from the SCAN Foundation, he published a groundbreaking study on the affordability of long-term care and housing for America’s middle-income seniors. The publication in Health Affairs was the fifth-most read article in 2019.

Project Contributions

AHRQ’s National Nursing Home COVID-19 Coordinating Center

Connecting AHRQ’s nursing home safety initiatives and the nursing home quality improvement community

Client:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model

Evaluating Vermont’s efforts to improve health outcomes and reduce health care spending

Client:

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

Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model

Assessing efforts to improve the financial health of rural hospitals and maintain access to care

Client:

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

Dissemination of AHRQ’s On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program

Disseminating a safety program to nursing homes and then assessing its impact

Funder:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model

Assessing an innovative model to reduce Medicare costs

Client:

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

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

The nation’s most comprehensive source of hospital care data

Client:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Publications