Amanda Dranch is a research assistant at L&M, with qualitative research experience in sociology and health policy. At L&M, she provides support in client management, environmental scans, developing and executing qualitative research protocols, and conducting primary data collection with healthcare consumers, providers, and other stakeholders. She primarily contributes to projects aiding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Currently, Ms. Dranch contributes to projects supporting CMS through monitoring and evaluation of Medicaid Section 1115 demonstrations, transcribing and synthesizing interviews with home health agencies to create case studies assessing the impact of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model on their organizations, and assessing the implementation of Value-Based Care Learning System Contract (VBC) in community-based organizations. Recently, Ms. Dranch supported data collection and the development of case studies for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and a report for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).
Prior to joining L&M, Ms. Dranch interned for multiple community- and health-oriented non-profits. Ms. Dranch holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, summa cum laude, with a Highest Honors designation on her senior thesis from Emory University.