Adam Swinburn

Adam Swinburn

Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Administrative Data Analysis
  • Economic Cost Analysis
  • Data Quality and Validation
  • Basic Health Program
  • Express Lane Eligibility
Topics
  • Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Data Analytics
About Adam

Adam Swinburn conducts research and provides technical assistance in a variety of health policy areas. His work focuses on administrative data analysis, data quality and validation, and economic cost analysis.

Currently, Mr. Swinburn is evaluating Connecting Kids to Coverage, which seeks to enroll eligible children in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). He provides technical assistance on outcomes measurement to grantees and leads the project’s quantitative data management, analysis, and reporting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Mr. Swinburn also assists states and the federal government as they execute health care reform. He led the implementation of CMS’s Federal Funding Methodology for the Basic Health Program, and he oversaw the analysis of enrollment patterns and trends for this program in New York and Minnesota. In addition, Mr. Swinburn supported data management and validation for the Medicaid and CHIP performance indicators for eligibility and enrollment, and he evaluated the relationship between marketplace rules and competition in state-based marketplaces.

Mr. Swinburn has worked on several economic cost studies at Mathematica. He analyzed the administrative savings from Express Lane Eligibility enrollments in Medicaid and CHIP, the societal costs of programs designed to prevent teen pregnancy, and the costs to medical practices of providing home-based primary care to high-need Medicare populations.

Before joining Mathematica, Mr. Swinburn spent four years working in economic regulation as a civil servant in the United Kingdom. He holds an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan.

Key Projects
  • Evaluating Express Lane Eligibility

    Express Lane Eligibility allows a state’s Medicaid and/or CHIP program to rely on another public agency’s eligibility findings to qualify children for public health insurance coverage. Mathematica evaluated ELE in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

  • CHIPRA 10-State Evaluation

    This study addressed a series of policy questions related to the impact of CHIP, the effective operation of CHIP programs, and the inter-relationship between and among CHIP, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored insurance coverage for low-income children.