Nils Franco conducts quantitative research and supports qualitative research to advise clients on federal and state health insurance programs.
Prior to joining ATI, Franco served the Altarum Institute’s Center for Value in Health Care and Center for Eldercare Improvement as a research analyst. His work there included economic modeling of the impact of social policies, business consulting on home- and center-based services, and federal research on Medicare–Medicaid integration amid COVID-19. In a key project, he derived county-level data from Medicare administrative files to describe Part D outcomes for beneficiaries aged 65+ and describe users of post-acute and long-term care, including their functional and cognitive conditions, their diagnoses, and their use of healthcare.
At a federal level, Franco’s past work has included consulting and data management for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and the Medicare Ombudsman Group, as well as designing statistical methods for a research project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Franco received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from American University. He was a fellow of the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program in 2017 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.