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- Program and Policy Evaluation
- Payment and Delivery System Reforms in Medicare
- Health Care Costs and Quality of Care
- Health Information Technology and Analytics
- Population Health
Arkadipta Ghosh is an expert in program evaluation with extensive experience evaluating Medicare payment and delivery system reforms, including primary care redesign, financial incentives for care management, and other health care innovation and integration efforts. He studies population health issues, health care use and costs, and quality of care, with a special interest in the Medicare and Medicaid populations.
Ghosh plays a lead role in studies related to primary care expansion and payment reform in Medicare. For the Evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, he leads the impact analysis examining the effect of CPC+ on Medicare costs, service utilization, and quality of care using a quasi-experimental research design. Previously, Ghosh led the claims-based impact analysis for the evaluations of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, the Independence at Home Demonstration, and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. In addition to U.S. health policy, he is interested in international development and population health issues.
Ghosh publishes in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and Economic Development and Cultural Change. He is a referee for several journals including the American Journal of Managed Care and the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and he has presented his research at conferences organized by AcademyHealth and the American Society of Health Economists. Ghosh holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and was an assistant policy analyst for the RAND Corporation before joining Mathematica in 2008.
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.