A results-oriented health policy analyst, Narda Ipakchi is passionate about helping stakeholders turn policy into practice.
She joins HMA after serving as the senior director of managed markets at American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), a non-profit federation of affiliate state health associations, together representing nursing facility and subacute care providers. While there, she led the federal advocacy and technical analysis efforts for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care.
She previously served as a senior analyst with Manatt Health, where she provided policy research and analysis, project implementation support and other business services to a wide array of healthcare clients, including providers, insurers and health plans, pharmaceutical companies, foundations and vendors. Her areas of focus included pharmaceutical policy and reimbursement issues and provider delivery system reform, including managed care.
Her experience in the data analytics division of Avalere Health included conducting quantitative analyses for pharmaceutical manufacturers regarding changes in drug coverage and assessing the financial impact of healthcare legislation on key stakeholders. She played an integral part in creating the business development strategy for the firm’s Medicare Part D business line and kept clients informed about pertinent Medicare policy developments that would likely impact their businesses.
She earned her Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.
She and her husband, Danny, have a young daughter and a dog, and she enjoys trying out new restaurants, new recipes and going to the movies.