Mr. Bryan Bernecker

Bryan Bernecker is a Senior Data Scientist at IMPAQ and works in the Health Insurance Access & Value Based Care practice area. He provides claims and programming expertise to the KCC and HDASP projects and is responsible for implementing outcome measures and providing quality assurance to ensure the integrity of client deliverables.


Bryan is an experienced data scientist and information technology professional with a strong background in statistics and a demonstrated history of working in the health care research industry with a focus on fraud/waste/abuse and evaluating health outcomes. He is skilled with SAS, Python, SPSS Modeler and SQL and has over 13 years of experience analyzing Medicaid, Medicare, Managed Care Encounter, and Commercial Insurer claims and enrollment data in a variety of systems and environments. He also has extensive experience implementing Medicaid claims adjustment rules for the purpose of identifying final action claims for use in various types of research and program integrity initiatives.


Bryan has a decade of experience working with a wide range of federal and state clients including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Center for Program Integrity (CPI), the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He has also worked collaboratively with private federal contractors including Northrop Grumman and General Dynamic Information Technology (GDIT) as part of the Prevention System (FPS) 2.0 contract and Program Integrity Modeling and Analytics Support (PIMAS) task order, respectively.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Bryan was a Client Service Manager at IBM Watson Health. He also held positions as a Systems Analyst and Senior Programmer/Analyst at Mathematica Policy Research Inc., and as a Clinical Data Analyst at the Massachusetts Office of Clinical Affairs.


Bryan earned his Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in 2006.

Previous Publications and Presentations

Bernecker, B., Packard, P., & Bybee, J. (May 2004).  Sensitization: A New Look at a Neglected Construct. Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Bernecker, B. & Bybee, J. (May 2006). The Developmental Benefits of Rumination. Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.