April Compingbutra, MPH
April Compingbutra has almost 20 years of experience in federal government and international non-profit work. April’s focus on research, policy analysis, and technical skills support her work transforming data into program information and improvements. Before joining Lantana, April worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) for over five years.
At Lantana, April works on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Practice Improvement and Measure Management Support (PIMMS) contract, which provides support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its implementation of the Quality performance category and Promoting Interoperability performance category. April and the PIMMS team support CMS and its mission to tie payments to quality and cost-efficient care, drive improvement in care processes and health outcomes, increase the use of healthcare information, and reduce the cost of care. April also supports CMS’s Hospital Compare Support Contract (HCSC) in Hospital Quality Initiatives (HQI) Public Reporting, by aligning measure changes in the Provider Data Catalog website to update the site quarterly. April and both the PIMMS team and HQI Public Reporting team support CMS and its mission to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries and provide transparency and accountability. April leads the greenLantana group which focuses on combating climate change by researching and advocating for the adoption of environmentally sustainable business practices.
When you were 8 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What was your first job?
I was a waitress at my Aunt’s and Uncle’s Thai restaurant. My uncle makes the best shrimp toast in Atlanta.
Best advice received:
Accept compliments. Also, stop eating all the shrimp toast.
If I ruled the universe:
We would all have clean water.
Downtime: how do you relax?
I dote on my rescue dog, play video games, travel, and try new workouts.