Niall Brennan

Director, Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Office of Enterprise Management

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Niall Brennan is the Director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he oversees agency efforts on data analytics and dissemination, and information products. The goal of the Office is to maximize the utility and availability of CMS data for internal and external users. Specifically, the Office performs a variety of analyses on high profile issues on a quick turnaround basis, for the CMS administrator, senior leaders and other HHS department leaders. Additionally, the Office is also responsible for coordinating the agency’s strategies regarding data storage, analysis and dissemination.

Prior to leading OIPDA, Brennan was Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Policy and Data Analysis Group at CMS. In this capacity he directed the evolution of more advanced agency analytics and led CMS participation in many transparency initiatives, including the Health Data Initiative. Additionally, Niall led the rulemaking and implementation of Sections 6002 and 10332 of the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to joining CMS, Brennan worked at the Brookings Institution where he directed a range of efforts to better measure both the quality and cost of health care. Previously, Brennan was a Senior Analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) where he directed studies on measuring physician quality and cost, and the Medicare Advantage program, and a Principal Analyst in the Budget Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office, where he worked on estimates related to Medicare reform, the Medicare drug benefit, and the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system. He has also worked at The Urban Institute, and Price WaterhouseCoopers.

Brennan is a graduate of University College Dublin, and he earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.



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