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 for the RAND Corporation. She has more than a decade of experience managing federal contracts for CMS, ASPE, ONC, and AHRQ. She is currently managing a project evaluating the new FDA menu labeling rules for ASPE, as well as a project to develop data elements for post-acute care settings for CMS. She recently finished an evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) demonstration for CMS. 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

  • Evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Deomonstration
  • Development and Maintenance of Post-Acute Care Cross-Setting Standardized Patient Assessment Data