About DataGen

Simplifying the complexities of healthcare payment change

Early awareness and understanding is critical.

When new Medicare policy is introduced affecting the way providers are paid, it creates confusion and uncertainty. DataGen provides peace of mind by communicating notice of payment policy changes, translating them into easily understood terms, and providing important insight.

Data insight accelerates readiness.

Simply knowing that a payment change is coming and what you need to do to be ready is not enough. DataGen creates algorithms that illustrate the financial impact of the change. Insight empowers better decisions, allowing providers to prepare by adjusting business or clinical practices.


changes in healthcare payment policy.

We provide customers with advanced visibility into—and proper understanding of—federal payment policy change. DataGen's deep understanding of healthcare policy allows the team to proactively identify, translate, and alert customers to impending change.


the impact of healthcare payment.

We use provider-specific data to model and illustrate financial implications of payment policy changes, promoting a pragmatic view of how changes will affect your revenue, quality, and profitability.


on insight to drive organizational change.

Healthcare provider organizations can leverage DataGen analyses to proactively drive necessary action. Our solutions help identify how an organization must respond to meet the needs of payment change and thrive in an uncertain regulatory and payment environment.


Michael Ilnicki

Michael Ilnicki


Michael Ilnicki has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, with demonstrated success serving in senior level positions at several companies providing decision support tools and consulting services to the healthcare field. Mike was instrumental in the formation of DataGen in 2004. As President, Mike is responsible for overseeing all the activities and services for DataGen and HANYS Solutions, the largest state healthcare association-based business subsidiary in the country.

Kate Poglitsch

Kate Poglitsch

Chief of Analytics

Kate Poglitsch is a healthcare analytics and informatics strategist with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare. As DataGen’s Chief of Analytics, Kate oversees DataGen's data analytic business lines focused around Medicare policy analytics and emerging healthcare payment models including bundled payments, ACOs, and other value-based payment initiatives. With expertise in developing roadmaps for innovation, benchmarking and measuring outcomes, and proactively managing change, Kate helps DataGen’s clients navigate the complex landscape of payment reform.

Susan Dolan McDonough

Susan Dolan McDonough

Senior Director

Susan McDonough has worked in healthcare for 30 years. As Senior Director, Susan leads a team that contracts with 47 state hospital associations and eight multi-state health systems to research and analyze the financial impact of regulatory and legislative changes on Medicare reimbursement to hospitals and health systems. Susan previously worked at St. Peter’s Health Partners and Northeast Health in Albany, New York, where she developed and implemented strategic plans, conducted market analyses for new program development, and was responsible for regulatory filings.

Darcie Hurteau

Darcie Hurteau

Senior Director

Darcie Hurteau has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years. For the last ten years, Darcie has helped hospitals and other healthcare providers understand changes in Medicare’s reimbursement systems. As Director, she leads the DataGen team that provides decision support and education to hospitals and health systems across the country as they prepare for health reform payment strategies. Darcie started her career in healthcare finance at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.



Our clients have benefited from our informed insight on payment and policy analysis, using that information to guide strategic decision making and develop key tactics to drive success.

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