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Leslie Carabuena

Senior Research Analyst

Leslie Carabuena is a Senior Research Analyst for PINC AI Applied Research®, the research and analytics division of Premier. She has more than seven years of experience in healthcare analytics working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Committee for Quality Assurance certified auditors, health plans, healthcare providers and hospital administrators. Her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry includes healthcare quality metrics such as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and the CMS STAR Rating measures, CMS Risk Adjustment processes, inpatient utilization metrics, workforce allocation models, claims processing and six sigma applications in healthcare. Prior to joining Premier, Carabuena worked as a Clinical Quality Analyst at Unitedhealth Group, a Senior Reports Analyst at Convey Health Solutions, a Senior Healthcare Analyst at Centene Corporation and a Senior Data Analyst at Advantmed LLC. She earned a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University.


  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University

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