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Mathematica Health Care Experts Chart Progress Together at AcademyHealth’s 2019 Annual Research Meeting
More than 20 of Mathematica’s health care experts will present at AcademyHealth’s 2019 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), held Sunday, June 2, to Tuesday, June 4, in Washington, DC. They will join more than 2,500 attendees to discuss and share how today’s evidence-based research drives tomorrow’s progress in health care.
In a series of paper and poster presentations and interest group meetings, our experts will highlight their work in a variety of health care policy areas, including primary care, health information technology, payment models, and the opioid crisis.
Agenda highlights include the following:
- Researcher Rachel Machta will present a study selected as Best of ARM 2019 on alternative payment models. The study’s coauthors include Mathematica Senior Fellow James Reschovsky, Associate Director David Jones, and Senior Fellow Eugene Rich as well as Michael Furukawa from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- Findings from Mathematica’s primary care research on the evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (known as CPC Classic) include a presentation by Researcher Kaylyn Swankoski on changes in primary care staffing practices, a paper by Senior Researcher Arkadipta Ghosh on overall impacts of CPC Classic, and a study by Senior Researcher Laura Kimmey on whether financial incentives reduce expenditures for beneficiaries receiving home-based primary care.
- On the health information technology front, Researcher Genna Cohen will discuss in a session how health information exchange supports interoperability and decision making in clinical practice, and Researcher Paul Messino will present on the impact of electronic health record technology on childhood immunizations among Maryland’s Medicaid managed care providers.
- Additional Medicaid presentations include a talk by Senior Researcher Kara Zivin on using the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network to evaluate Medicaid policies to address the opioid crisis and a presentation by Senior Fellow Debra Lipson on factors affecting enrollment in integrated care demonstrations for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
A full agenda of our activities is available here.
Visit Mathematica’s booth (513/515) to learn more about our work and employment opportunities. While you’re there, you can participate in an interactive data analytics activity with us as we track the challenges experts face in their work.
Evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
Mathematica and its partner, Group Health Cooperative, evaluated the effects of CPC on cost, quality, utilization, and patient and provider experience. We also provided rapid cycle (quarterly) feedback to participating practices, CMS, and CMS’s regional partners.