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Mahil Senathirajah

Senior Research Manager, Research and Pharmaceutical Division

Mr. Mahil Senathirajah, senior research manager at Truven Health Analytics, has over 15 years of progressive experience in health services research, covering a wide range of health sectors, with a focus on the development of comparative quality information. At the national level, Mr. Senathirajah is conducting a review of current availability of statewide Medicaid quality measures and assessing feasibility of using CMS’ Medicaid Statistical Information System to support the development of a national Medicaid performance assessment system.

In his role as project director for the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative, he led a collaborative effort among major health plans, providers and purchasers, in publishing a series of reports containing health plan and provider group quality information. For the Maryland Health Care Commission, Mr. Senathirajah managed the development of a series of HMO Quality Report Cards. At a provider level, Mr. Senathirajah was project manager for the 2003 Pay for Performance Clinical Pilot Technical Assistance initiative, assisting participating California provider organizations with the self-reporting of P4P quality measures, analyzing the results and providing methodological/program design feedback. Mr. Senathirajah also conducted an audit and provided methodological advice regarding Blue Cross of California’s physician-level performance measurement and bonus system.

For the Council on Affordable Quality Healthcare, Mr. Senathiraja managed a project that developed quality reports related to antibiotic utilization and post-AMI care across physician specialty and region. Mr. Senathirajah has also managed projects in the patient safety and hospital quality areas. Finally, he sits on the national NCQA Policy Panel and is a Certified HEDIS Compliance Auditor. Mr. Senathirajah received his bachelor’s of applied science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and his MBA from York University, Toronto.