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Patrick Hardy


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Patrick Hardy is a research associate at L&M. Mr. Hardy has experience in program evaluation and health policy analysis and works on evaluation and program support projects for federal clients such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CMS Innovation Center (CMS), and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). At L&M, Mr. Hardy works on a project supporting CMS’s oversight of Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration projects and evaluations aimed at enhancing beneficiary access to quality services. In addition, Mr. Hardy contributes to a project evaluating the impact of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model for CMS, building on existing programming experience in both Stata and SAS and working with data sources such as surveys, Medicare claims data, POS files, and other public data such as home health compare files. Mr. Hardy is also part of the L&M team providing analytical support on a project with CMS to inform the development of web tools for the federally facilitated health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Through this work, he contributes to analysis of survey data on website user satisfaction during and after open enrollment for the HealthCare.gov web pages, using statistical programming to assess satisfaction results. In prior work at L&M, Mr. Hardy collaborated on a project with the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, using interviews and private payer policies to understand issues impacting reimbursement for non-physician providers. Prior to joining L&M, Mr. Hardy worked as a community organizing intern for a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Mr. Hardy holds a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University.