Ms. Higgins is Founder and CEO of Ananya Health Innovations Inc., where she is focused on leading the development of analytics-driven solutions and providing strategic advisory services in the design and implementation of value-based care models. She is currently serving as a senior advisor to government and private sector clients on strategic and policy issues related to value-based payment including best practices and innovative models. She is also a Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis center for Health Policy. She is a recognized leader and strategic thinker in payment and delivery system reform, quality measurement, and healthcare analytics with experience in both public and private sector healthcare programs. 
Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Private Market Innovations and Center for Policy and Research at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for nearly a decade. At AHIP she led her organizational efforts in healthcare analytics, payment and delivery system reform, and performance measurement. She led and established in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a national multi-stakeholder initiative called the Core Quality Measures Collaborative to align measures across public and private sector programs. Prior to AHIP, she was at Booz Allen Hamilton where she led a team of health services researchers focused on studies related to value-based purchasing, quality measurement, electronic health record (EHR) adoption, HIV simulation modeling, and cost-benefit analysis.

Authored by Aparna Higgins, M.A.