Tanya Alteras, Deputy Director, Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project
Tanya Alteras is the deputy director of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project at the National Partnership for Women & Families. The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project is a group of leading employer, consumer, and labor organizations working toward a common goal: to ensure that all Americans have access to publicly reported health care performance information. Our shared vision is that with this information, Americans will be better able to select hospitals, physicians, and treatments based on nationally standardized measures for clinical quality, consumer experience, equity, and efficiency. Alteras heads the Disclosure Project’s work on tracking measures as they go through the National Quality Forum endorsement process; quality measurement, public reporting, and payment programs related to hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care settings; and quality initiatives related to the Medicaid and CHIP programs. She also works extensively on issues related to patient-reported measures, measurement of patient experience to improve outcomes and care coordination, implementation of quality metrics in the Meaningful Use of Health IT program, and tracking developments in innovative health care delivery models such as the patient-centered medical home and Accountable Care Organizations.
Prior to joining the National Partnership, Alteras was a senior consultant at Health Management Associates, where she specialized in researching health system reforms at the community, state, and national levels; hospital strategies for improving quality and patient-centered care; public-private collaboratives to increase opportunities for consumers and purchasers to make value-based decisions; and efforts to expand coverage for uninsured populations. Alteras has also conducted research as a senior policy analyst at the Economic and Social Research Institute, and worked on a national evaluation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program as an analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Alteras has a B.A from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.