Mr. Cogan conducts health outcomes research, and provides analytic support and statistical expertise for the Health Policy and Practices Program area. He has excellent experience performing quantitative analyses with Medicare claims, especially through contract work on Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) and Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design, and Analysis (RMADA) projects. His current contract work through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) includes a project to monitor and evaluate the effects of the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP). He also plays a key analytic role on a RMADA project focused on evaluating how Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) incentives have influenced Home Health Agency (HHA) behavior, quality of care, Medicare expenditures, beneficiary experience, and utilization in selected states. His research additionally includes National Institute of Health (NIH) grant work focused on the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) and health disparities in ESRD. Mr. Cogan’s experience on MIDS contracts has also included validation work supporting the ESRD QIP implementation, and the development of quality measures in the areas of ESRD and population health. Prior to joining Arbor Research in 2012, Mr. Cogan was a biostatistician at Henry Ford Health System where he was funded on NIH grants and served as a consulting statistician to physicians and residents within the hospital. He has co-authored papers accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to several abstracts presented at major scientific meetings. He received his BS in Applied Statistics from Western Michigan University in 2008 and an MS in Biostatistics from Grand Valley State University in 2010.