Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Senior Researcher
  • Quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Provider payment reform
  • Program evaluation
  • Income security in retirement
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Disability
  • Economic Well Being and Income Support
  • Medicare
  • Human Services
About Michael

Michael Anderson specializes in the design and implementation of quantitative program evaluations. His work spans a variety of topic areas, including alternative payment models for health care services, new models of health care delivery, and claiming behavior for Social Security retirement and disability benefits.

Anderson currently works on a Disability Research Consortium project to study the impact of the business cycle on trends in Social Security Disability Insurance awards in the decade following the Great Recession. He also supports Mathematica’s evaluation of the Medicare Independence at Home demonstration by leading a quantitative analysis on the impact of home-based primary care on Medicare expenditures and other outcomes. In prior work at Mathematica, he was a task leader for the implementation of alternative Medicare payment models, including the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative and the Value-Based Payment Modifier program. Anderson’s graduate school research focused on the sufficiency of retirement savings and household decision making in relation to claiming Social Security retirement benefits.

Anderson is a member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Key Projects
  • home health
    Evaluation of the Independence at Home Demonstration

    Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.

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