New Series Helps Sift Through Research Base on Health Reform Issues
Health care reform is a process. It will require ongoing, creative thinking and vigorous dialogue among all stakeholders on important issues. To support this dialogue, Mathematica launched a series of briefs that highlight issues central to the process of health care reform. The series is intended to help policymakers understand the research base for the critical choices they will make in implementing the federal health reform law.
"How Does Insurance Coverage Improve Health Outcomes?" (April 2010)
"Encouraging Appropriate Use of Preventive Health Services" (May 2010)
"Basing Health Care on Empirical Evidence" (May 2010)
"Disease Management: Does It Work?" (May 2010)
"Financial Incentives for Health Care Providers and Consumers" (May 2010)
"Medical Homes: Will They Improve Primary Care?" (June 2010)
About the Authors
Jill Bernstein consults with private- and public-sector organizations on matters related to health insurance coverage, health care cost and quality, and access to care. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University.
Deborah Chollet, a senior fellow at Mathematica, conducts and manages research on private health insurance coverage, markets, competition, and regulation. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Deborah Peikes, a senior researcher at Mathematica, conducts research on the effectiveness of medical homes; chronic care coordination and disease management; and integrating health and employment supports for beneficiaries with severe disabilities. She has a Ph.D. in public policy from Princeton University, where she currently teaches a graduate course on program evaluation.
G. Gregory Peterson, a research analyst at Mathematica, focuses on issues related to accountable care organizations, health informatics, and chronic care improvements for Medicare beneficiaries. He has an M.P.A. in public policy from Princeton University.
Stephanie Peterson, a research analyst at Mathematica, focuses on issues related to Medicare Advantage, medical homes, and health care quality and costs. She has an M.P.P. in public policy from the College of William & Mary.