Marian V. Wrobel’s work focuses on health care payment, health care cost trends, and the development and use of evidence for public policy. She has expertise in calculating performance measures for use in public-sector payment and quality reporting, analyzing health care cost trends to inform state health policy, evaluating new programs, and guiding public agencies as they seek to make their data more widely available.
Currently, she directs Mathematica’s work to analyze data for and provide technical assistance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in implementing Section 101(e) of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act of 2015. Wrobel oversees diverse activities, including determining which Alternative Payment Models (APMs) meet the criteria for the Quality Payment Program, identifying qualifying APM participants, calculating incentive payments, monitoring for questionable billing practices, and analyzing potential policies. She is also the director of a project that analyzes cost trends and drivers for the state of Connecticut using their all-payer claims database. Past projects include developing analytic tools using data from the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System, evaluating State Innovation Models, and calculating Medicare quality measures for public reporting.
Before joining Mathematica in 2016, Wrobel held positions at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, MassHealth, Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, and Abt Associates. She has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.