Liisa Hiatt

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Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in public policy, University of Rochester


Liisa Hiatt is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has more than a decade of experience managing federal contracts for CMS, ASPE, ONC, NISOH, and AHRQ.  She is currently managing a project evaluating the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) for CMS as well as one to evaluate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) for NIOSH.  She recently finished an evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) demonstration for CMS and another that examined consumer responses to menu labeling for ASPE. Past work includes a project to develop quality indicators for the Seattle Children's Hospital Center of Excellence for the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) for AHRQ. She also oversaw the development of a system that tracks all federal government contracts and assists with management of several indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity master contracts. Other recent work includes managing a project to recommend quality indicators to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for use in monitoring health care quality in prisons; overseeing the development of a medical record abstraction tool for mental health quality indicators for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; supervising a large medical record collection effort in 12 communities and overseeing the subcontractors involved; and managing a feasibility study of a condition-specific outcomes database. Hiiat received her M.S. in public policy from the University of Rochester.

Recent Projects

  • WTCHP Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning for Translational Research
  • Evaluation of the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) model
  • Development and Maintenance of Post-Acute Care Cross-Setting Standardized Patient Assessment Data
  • Examining Consumer and Producer Responses to Restaurant Menu Labeling Requirements