Nihal Patel, Director, Health Care Payment

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Nihal Patel joined MHA in 2022 as the director of health care payment. In this role, Nihal works with financial leaders across Maryland hospitals to effectively advocate for policies that promote the success of the Maryland Model and ensure the financial health of MHA’s member hospitals and health systems. 

Prior to coming to MHA, Nihal worked at the University of Maryland Medical System as a senior manager of healthcare strategy and data analytics and was responsible for overseeing reimbursement, budgeting, regulatory reporting, and data submissions. 

He led efforts in various areas within health care, including pioneering the development of a new data and analytics function within the department. Nihal received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.