Mark Desmarais has 11 years of experience with Medicare and Medicaid policy consulting. Mark specializes in large dataset analysis, including all Medicare datasets available to the private sector. Mark has extensive experience analyzing Medicare and other health datasets and applying the results in solving public policy challenges and supporting policy advocacy in the regulatory and legislative arena.

As a Principal at The Moran Company, Mark manages project teams tackling policy issues across the healthcare spectrum. He has extensive experience assisting pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers as they navigate the regulations surrounding the Outpatient and Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems. He has performed in-depth modeling of issues related to the 340B program as well. In addition, Mark has deep experience with regulatory issues in ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. He has led modeling of the MIPS scoring proposals advanced by CMS in implementing the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). In addition, Mark has analyzed client data warehouses to inform public policymaking on issues where publicly available datasets lacked essential information.

Mark graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Mathematics. He has 10 years of SAS® programming experience with large healthcare datasets.