Niall Brennan is the Acting Director of the Offices of Enterprise Management (OEM). In this capacity, Niall oversees a number of efforts related to data, e-health, business operations, and project management across the CMS enterprise. Niall directs leading-edge research and analysis published by CMS, as well as efforts to make its considerable data sets available to external researchers seeking to promote better understanding of health care in the United States. He also oversees CMS’ extensive data and information product portfolio and the agency’s privacy and confidentiality policies. In addition, Niall coordinates efforts related to e-health and manages the development of information system strategies and enterprise business services to support CMS program initiatives.
Prior to leading OEM, Niall was the Director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics at CMS where he oversaw agency efforts on data storage and dissemination, analytics, and the creation of information products. Niall also served as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Policy and Data Analysis Group at CMS. In this role, he directed the evolution of more advanced agency analytics and led CMS participation in many transparency initiatives, including the Health Data Initiative. Additionally, Niall led the rulemaking and implementation of Sections 6002 and 10332 of the Affordable Care Act.
Before joining CMS, Niall worked at the Brookings Institution where he directed a range of efforts to better measure both the quality and cost of health care. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) where he directed studies on measuring physician quality and cost, and the Medicare Advantage program, and a Principal Analyst in the Budget Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office, where he worked on estimates related to Medicare reform, the Medicare drug benefit, and the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system. Niall has also worked at The Urban Institute, and Price WaterhouseCoopers. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, and earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.