Randall S. Brown
Director, Health Research Senior Fellows
Randall Brown is an expert in health care policy issues related to care for the chronically ill, long-term care, managed care, and quality of care. His work has dealt primarily with Medicare and Medicaid populations.
Brown is nationally known for his evaluations of care coordination and disease management programs for Medicare beneficiaries, as well as studies of long-term care issues and Medicare managed care. As area leader for the firm’s work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2000 to 2007, he oversaw scores of studies funded by this agency. He has also directed studies for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and prepared papers on key policy issues for the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Brown led the study team that received the 2009 Health Services Research Impact Award from AcademyHealth for work on the Cash & Counseling Demonstration, a three-state demonstration that tested an innovative form of expanded consumer direction for Medicaid beneficiaries who are frail or have disabilities. The award recognizes outstanding examples of the positive impact of research on health policy or practice. He also was senior author on a paper on care coordination published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that was awarded Best Paper in 2009 by both AcademyHealth and the National Institute for Health Care Management. His current work includes leading a major study for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to evaluate 8 innovative programs designed to coordinate and integrate care for people with disabilities, and leading the evaluation of CMS’s Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, a program intended to improve primary care. He is also principal investigator for Mathematica’s evaluation of the Money Follows the Person program, which provides enhanced federal support for states to facilitate the ability of Medicaid beneficiaries in institutions to return to the community.
Brown, who has been with the firm since 1977, has co-authored six reports to Congress, briefed congressional staff, published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and made numerous invited presentations at professional meetings. He has also served on Mathematica’s board of directors and on the board of directors for the Center for Studying Health System Change, an affiliate of the company that analyzes change in the U.S. health care system. He has participated in numerous advisory boards and expert panels for federal government agencies and foundations, and is a member of AcademyHealth’s methods council. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.
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- Areas of Expertise
- Key Projects
- Professional Activities
- Costs and quality of care for the chronically ill, long-term care recipients, and managed care enrollees
- Medicare and Medicaid populations
- Care coordination and disease management programs
- Member, AcademyHealth Methods Council
- Member, boards of directors, Mathematica and Center for Studying Health System Change
- Member, numerous advisory boards and expert panels for federal government agencies and foundations