Mathematica helps Medicare assess whether a new pay-for-performance model reduces heart attacks and strokes for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries.
- Evaluation design
- Quasi-experimental design
- Effectiveness of care coordination and disease management
- Primary care
- Delivery System Reforms
- Long-Term Services and Supports
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Human Services
Gregory Peterson has technical and substantive interest in the effectiveness of care coordination and disease management for people with chronic illnesses; studying approaches for improving the delivery of primary care and assessing their effectiveness; and approaches for helping people who need long-term care services and supports live independently in their communities.
Peterson currently serves as the project director of a multiyear evaluation of the Extended Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration. This project is analyzing qualitative information, estimating program impacts on Medicare service use and costs and quality of care, and synthesizing implementation findings and impact estimates to draw inferences about program features that contributed to improved outcomes. In addition, he is a task leader for an evaluation of primary care redesign initiatives funded through the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Care Innovation Awards. Peterson also leads an assessment of the impacts of waiting periods for Medicaid home and community-based services on consumers and Medicaid costs.
Before joining Mathematica in 2008, Peterson served as an analyst for the Government Accountability Office. He holds a Ph.D. in health policy from the School of Public Policy and Administration at George Washington University and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk-Reduction Model
Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration
Mathematica tested whether care coordination and disease management programs in the fee-for-service setting lower Medicare expenditures, or increase the quality of health care services and beneficiary and provider satisfaction without increasing expenditures for beneficiaries with chronic illnesses....
HCIA Evaluations: Primary Care Redesign
Mathematica evaluated the 14 primary care redesign programs, which operate at different levels (that is, physician practices, hospitals, or health systems). The evaluation team assessed improvements in the coordination, efficiency, and quality of patient care.
Mathematica Presents Findings on Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model
Greg Peterson presented findings on the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model at the 2020 AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions.
Positive Findings from Year 2 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model
Mathematica has released positive evaluation findings from Year 2 of the Million Hearts® model, just in time for American Heart Month this February.
New Study Finds that CareFirst’s Medical Home Model Needs Refinement Before Expansion to Medicare Beneficiaries
In a new edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, Mathematica’s Greg Peterson and co-authors found that extending CareFirst’s medical home model to Medicare beneficiaries did not reduce hospitalizations or Medicare spending as intended.