Aparna Higgins


April 11, 2019

Policy Fellow,
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University

Aparna Higgins is Founder and CEO of Ananya Health Innovations Inc., a Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and previously served on the LAN Guiding Committee. She is a nationally-recognized leader and expert in payment and delivery system reform, quality measurement, and healthcare analytics with experience in both public and private sector healthcare programs. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Private Market Innovations and Center for Policy and Research at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). At AHIP she led her organizational efforts in payment and delivery system reform, performance measurement, healthcare analytics, and identifying and sharing industry best practices. She led and established in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a national multi-stakeholder initiative called the Core Quality Measures Collaborative to align measures across public and private sector programs. Prior to AHIP, she was at Booz Allen Hamilton where she led a team of health services researchers focused on studies related to value-based purchasing, quality measurement, electronic health record (EHR) adoption, HIV simulation modeling, and cost-benefit analysis.