Eugene Rich

Eugene Rich MD is Senior Fellow in Mathematica’s DC office. A general-internist health policy researcher, he has a career long focus on the influence of the policy, payment, and practice environment on health professionals’ decision making, including policies relevant to improving primary medical care. In addition to his expertise in health services and health policy research, he has deep experience with academic and private practice leadership, including physician hospital organization medical director and medicine department chair (Creighton University).

Since joining Mathematica in 2010, Gene has led numerous relevant projects, including directing AHRQ’s Coordinating Center for Comparative Health System Performance which has identified and characterized US integrated delivery systems. For the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Program Analysis Contract with CMS he leads the review and analysis of various proposals to reform Medicare payments to clinicians.  He has been integrally involved in a variety of policy research efforts to guide the transformation of primary care practice. For example, in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) and Primary Care First (PCF) Medicare APM evaluations he oversees work using administrative data to describe primary care practice features and their relation to variations in low value care and overall spending. He has also been involved in a variety projects relevant to expanding the primary care clinician workforce.  The author of more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, past recognition of his work includes Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship working on physician payment reform with the House Committee on Ways and Means. He is a past President of SGIM. 

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July 22, 2021 - Video
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