COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact of residents of long-term care facilities. In response, Connecticut hired Mathematica to conduct an independent assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities and develop short-term and long-term recommendations...
- Long-term services and supports
- Quality measurement and public reporting
- Qualitative research methods
- Implementation evaluations
- Long-Term Services and Supports
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Quality Improvement
Patricia Rowan is a senior health services researcher with expertise in qualitative research methods, quality measurement and improvement, and long-term services and supports. Her areas of research include quality measurement in Medicaid and Medicare, technical assistance for quality reporting, and qualitative program evaluations.
Rowan recently directed a project for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) focused on the use of quality rating systems in Medicaid managed care. She is also involved in Mathematica's COVID-19 profile, currently leading an examination of nursing facility discharges during the public health emergency as part of the national evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Money Follows the Person Demonstration. Past work related to the public health emergency includes directing Mathematica's review of the impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut's long-term care facilities and contributing to research with the Rockefeller Foundation on COVID-19 testing protocols.
Rowan also has subject matter expertise in the delivery and measurement of high quality long-term services and supports for Medicaid beneficiaries. She currently leads a team providing technical assistance and analytics for Medicaid health homes and has assisted in developing and implementing a quality assurance and performance improvement system for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Transitions to Community Living program.
Before joining Mathematica in 2019, Rowan spent eight years at Abt Associates. She holds an M.P.P. from Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.
Assessing Connecticut’s Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities
To Help Long-Term Care Residents, Connecticut Should Focus on Reducing Community Spread and Addressing Psychosocial Impacts
Mathematica has released a final report assessing the COVID-19 outbreak in long-term care (LTC) facilities in Connecticut. The report recommends ways to help the state and LTC facilities prevent future infectious disease outbreaks.
Mathematica Releases Interim Report for Connecticut’s COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care Facilities
Mathematica released an interim report detailing its preliminary assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in long-term care facilities as well as a set of short-term recommendations to help Connecticut and long-term care facilities prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19.
Connecticut Engages Mathematica to Assess and Improve Its Response to COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities
Mathematica’s work will focus on interim and long-term recommendations to help Connecticut understand the impacts of the current outbreak on long-term care facilities and their residents.