Mathematica continues to partner with our clients and groups like the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the area of data analytics.
- Data science solutions
- Value-based care
- Bundled payments
- Quality measurement and reporting
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence
- Health Information Technology and Analytics
Alex Bohl specializes in supporting and deploying data science solutions involving machine learning, health services research, and data operations for a variety of federal, state, and nongovernment clients. He has particular expertise with bundled payments implementation and monitoring; hospital- and area-level quality indicators; administrative data terminologies and value sets; quality measure risk adjustment, smoothing, and compositing; federal pay-for-performance programs; and the acquisition of Medicare and Medicaid claims and encounter data. As director of data innovation, Bohl is responsible for incubating data science solutions and overseeing strategic data acquisition to meet the complex analytic challenges faced by our clients.
Bohl currently directs the implementation and monitoring of the Radiation Oncology Model for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, and he previously led implementation and monitoring for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. He also directs the hospital-level quality indicators analysis and support contract for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), expanding on prior contracts he directed with AHRQ focused on recalibrating patient safety indicators for use in CMS payment programs.
Bohl led Mathematica's CMS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge team, which was selected as a Stage 2 finalist and is competing for the grand prize. Bohl also oversaw the AHRQ Social Determinants of Health Data Visualization Challenge team, which won the grand prize. At the federal level, he is engaged in AI strategy as a participant in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services roundtable titled "Sharing and Utilization Health Data for Artificial Intelligence Applications."
Before joining Mathematica in 2011, Bohl worked on projects related to quality and process improvement at hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, health systems, and nursing homes. He has a background in industrial and systems engineering. Bohl holds a Ph.D. in health services from the University of Washington, with a dissertation focused on the economic impact of clinical and community-based strategies to prevent fall-related injuries in Medicare populations.
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