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Jeanne de sa

Principal

jdesa@healthsperien.com
202.909.2871

With more than two decades of experience in health care policy, data analysis, and strategy, Jeanne helps organizations respond to challenges and opportunities in the changing health care policy environment.  She draws on her background in the government and the private sector to translate complex developments in health care reform and reimbursement policy for a range of audiences and purposes, and offers particular insights into the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Her data analysis skills, including working with cost projections, clinical data, and actuarial models, enhances client strategy and business development.  She brings a practical approach to projects that deal with health system transformation, specifically those including new models of payment and care delivery, and offers a unique perspective on the federal budget process and the health care economy.

Prior to joining Healthsperien, Jeanne worked at UnitedHealth Group as a Senior Vice President and led an interdisciplinary policy, data analysis, and research team at the company’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization.  She also served as an advisor on health policy issues (including Medicaid, Medicare, ACA implementation, and delivery system reforms), conducted analytic and quantitative research on topics related to modernizing the financing and delivery of health care and consulted on the design of pilots for alternative models of care. She authored a series of working papers and presented on topics including Medicare and Medicaid reform, specialty pharmacy, diabetes, genomics and novel diagnostics, and alternatives to fee-for-service.

From 1997 to 2008, Jeanne served as a Principal Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the Budget Analysis Division’s health care section.  As one of the agency’s primary Medicaid, CHIP and low-income Medicare program analysts, she developed ten-year spending forecasts for health care entitlement programs and estimated the financial and programmatic impacts of policy changes in Medicare, Medicaid, and public health programs. She also has experience working with state governments on improving their health care systems through work at the Alpha Center (now part of AcademyHealth) and for the state of Massachusetts.

Jeanne is from New York and has a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a degree in history from Dartmouth College. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for United Cerebral Palsy.

 

Publications and presentations, by area of expertise