Mario Marchesi

Mario Marchesi

Senior Researcher
Name Pronunciation Mahr-e-o Mahr-k-si
Pronouns he/him

Mario Marchesi specializes in the development of quality measures and the implementation of hospital payment programs. He has extensive experience producing and reporting the results of Medicare quality and payment programs, calculating hospital penalties for Medicare value-based purchasing programs, and advising clients on implementing payment programs.

Currently, Marchesi is the deputy director of a project that supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in implementing the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP), and other hospital value-based purchasing programs. In this role, he oversees the development of stakeholder education and outreach materials, the production of hospital-level reports, and the calculation of payment reductions for hospitals in the HRRP. In addition to this work, Marchesi is the ad hoc policy research task lead on a project supporting the implementation of quality measures in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System program.

Marchesi’s previous work focused on the development, re-evaluation, and implementation of outcome measures for CMS’s Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program and Prospective Payment System-exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting Program.

Before joining Mathematica, Marchesi served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years at United Teen Equality Center in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he taught high school English and GED classes for at-risk youth. He holds an M.P.A. from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

  • Pay-for-performance
  • Quality measurement
  • Hospital quality and payment programs
  • Program implementation
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Medicare
  • Payment Reform
  • Delivery System Reforms

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