Avalere Health

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Avalere Health is a consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., specializing in strategy, policy, and data analysis for life sciences, health plans and providers.The company also publishes research studies on health care issues and the health care reform debate in the United States.


Avalere was founded as The Health Strategies Consultancy LLC in 2000 by Dan Mendelson. The company was renamed Avalere Health in 2005, and in 2008 Mendelson sold a minority interest to ABS Capital Partners, a Baltimore, Maryland–based private equity firm.[1] In September 2015 Avalere was purchased by Inovalon, a technology company providing cloud-based analytics and intervention platforms to the healthcare industry.[2][3] Avalere continues to operate as a subsidiary with a focus on providing advisory services on market consolidation, cost management, quality improvement, and managed care as well as business intelligence and corporate communication strategies. The firm has also published studies on drug plan coverage and managed care plans in the US.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Maryland's ABS Capital Partners Buys Minority Stake in D.C.'s Avalere". TechJournal. April 29, 2008. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30.
  2. ^ "Inovalon Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of Avalere". Inovalon. September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Avalere Joins Inovalon". Avalere (Press release). September 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "How expensive medications are increasingly out of reach". The Washington Post. March 31, 2013.
  5. ^ "Concern Over Drug Costs". The New York Times. September 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Andrews, Michelle (October 3, 2014). "What You Need to Know for Medicare Open Enrollment". Your Health. NPR. Kaiser Health News.
  7. ^ "Private Insurers Net 9.3 Million from ACA's Medicaid Expansion". Forbes. December 17, 2014.

Further reading

  • Avalere Health (June 6, 2014). "Estimated Impact on the Federal Deficit and Insurance Premiums from Creating a New Health Plan Tier with an Actuarial Value Level of 50 Percent" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-08. (Report to the Council for Affordable Health Coverage)
  • Mendelson, Dan (June 27, 2011). "Establishing Sensible Cost Sharing for Medicare Cancer Patients". Health Affairs Blog.

External links

  • Official website
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