Barbara J. Gage

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Managing Director, Center for Health Policy | Fellow, Economic Studies

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Dr. Gage is a national expert in Medicare Post Acute Care policy issues, including bundled payments, episodes of care, and case-mix research. She has directed numerous studies analyzing the impact of Medicare post-acute payment policy changes, including the Congressionally mandated Medicare Post Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration (PAC PRD) and the Development of the Standardized CARE Item Set. Dr. Gage's research has included numerous studies of the relative use of PAC before and after the Balanced Budget Act, case-mix analysis of long-term care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy patients, relative use of inpatient and ambulatory rehabilitation services, bundled post-acute payment demonstrations, and the development of items to monitor the impact of the Medicare payment systems on access and quality of care. She earned her P.h.D. in Health Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Maine at Orono.

Dr. Gage is a national expert in Medicare Post Acute Care policy issues, including bundled payments, episodes of care, and case-mix research. She has directed numerous studies analyzing the impact of Medicare post-acute payment policy changes, including the Congressionally mandated Medicare Post Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration (PAC PRD) and the Development of the Standardized CARE Item Set. Dr. Gage's research has included numerous studies of the relative use of PAC before and after the Balanced Budget Act, case-mix analysis of long-term care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy patients, relative use of inpatient and ambulatory rehabilitation services, bundled post-acute payment demonstrations, and the development of items to monitor the impact of the Medicare payment systems on access and quality of care. She earned her P.h.D. in Health Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Maine at Orono.