Carl Mueller
Carl Mueller

Carl Mueller

Associate Principal

Health Management Associates

Nashville, TN

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Carl Mueller is an experienced data and policy analyst with a strong understanding of and interest in healthcare delivery systems, Medicaid, health reform, and value-based payment programs.

Prior to joining HMA, he served as an episodes data scientist on the Episodes of Care program in the Strategic Planning and Innovation team within the Division of TennCare. In this role, he led technical implementation and evaluation of the Episodes of Care program and served as the subject matter expert on all episodes of care content and methodologies. In addition to this role, he has experience on cost estimates and financial modeling, most recently showing the fiscal impact of the program.

Prior to TennCare, he served as a policy analyst at the Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In this capacity, he provided technical assistance to the State Medicaid agency on the Affordable Care Act, helped estimate the financial impact of the Medicaid expansion for Maryland and New Mexico, assisted in annual evaluations of Maryland’s Medicaid program (HealthChoice), and co-wrote policy briefs as part of the Hospital Community Benefit Program.

Prior to Hilltop, he served as a summer research associate with the Congressional Research Service, within the Health Insurance and Financing Section. In this role, he provided support for member briefings, policy papers, memorandums, and section-by-section analyses of health reform legislation.

Carl earned his bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Texas at Arlington and master’s degree in management (health administration focus) from the University of Maryland, University College. He is pursuing his PhD in public administration from Tennessee State University.