Lane Koenig, Ph.D. Named Senior Associate

Date: January 1, 2010
Location: College Park, MD

Dr. Lane Koenig is a Senior Research Associate at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal). At Optimal, Dr. Koenig provides senior-level oversight to Health Policy Research Center projects and activities. He leads the analysis and testing activities for the Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Quality Measures for Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers project. In addition, he serves as a Senior Reviewer on the Evaluation of Virginia Medicaid’s Children’s Mental Health (CMH) Program.

Dr. Koenig is President of KNG Health Consulting, which primarily serves the private health sector. His prior experience includes positions as Senior Economist at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Senior Scientist at The Lewin Group. In these roles he successfully managed portfolios of diverse projects valued at $1 million annually. He is experienced using statistical techniques to study a broad range of health care issues, including hospital cost efficiency, spending growth, and impacts of healthcare interventions. He has expertise in healthcare systems and provider reimbursement, specializing in Medicare hospital and physician payment policy. He has also regularly briefed administrator and senior staff at CMS and testified before MedPAC.

His proficiency includes development of medical claims and financial databases, conducting econometric analyses, and running microsimulation models. He has authored more than 30 publications.

Dr. Koenig earned his B.A. in economics (with honors) from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.