Vice President; Director, DC Health Research, Health Research Division
Myles Maxfield directs health research in Mathematica’s Washington, DC, office. He also has corporate responsibility for the areas of health care quality measurement and improvement, health care program technical assistance and learning collaborative, and health care data analytics and decision support. His more than 30 years of experience cover an extraordinarily wide range of topics, with his more recent work focusing on measuring and improving the quality and value of health care, the implementation of health care reform programs, and the design of data analytic systems to monitor the performance of health reform programs.
Maxfield’s work on health care quality focuses on measurement and improvement of the quality of care delivered by hospitals and physicians as well as the design of value-based purchasing programs. Working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), he co-directed Mathematica’s support of the development of a Medicare Physician Value-Based Purchasing program. He directed the evaluation of the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization program. He also directed the development of 43 quality and performance measures for the Physician Quality Reporting Program for CMS. Other work includes a study to develop efficiency measures and resource use reports for physicians, as well as one to design CMS's medical home demonstration, which requires development of medical home care coordination performance metrics.
For several years, Maxfield directed the development and operation of the quality monitoring system for the Medical Health Support program, a pilot of disease management in Medicare. He also headed development and operation of the Medicare Quality Monitoring System, which involved the creation of a claims-based measure set for hospitals. For the U.S. Department of Defense's TRICARE health plan, he designed and analyzed the Health Care Survey of beneficiaries, which measures beneficiaries’ experience with the system in a manner similar to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.
Maxfield publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and presents at meetings of professional groups, such as the American Public Health Association and AcademyHealth. He is a member of the American Economic Association, American Public Health Association, and Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.
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- Areas of Expertise
- Key Projects
- Professional Activities
- Health care quality and value measure development and implementation
- Health care quality improvement
- Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE (the military health system)
- Health care reform program implementation
- Health care data analytics and decision support
- Member of the American Economic Association, American Public Health Association, and Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy