Hangsheng Liu is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Trained in medicine and health policy, his research focuses on quality of care, health care cost and financing, employer-sponsored wellness programs, and health care markets. Liu has conducted a number of projects on managed care quality of care, as measured by CAHPS and HEDIS. He has also led several program evaluation efforts, including the impact of certified safety committees on work injury rates in Pennsylvania, an evaluation of the health and wellness program of a Fortune 500 company, and a CMS-sponsored assessment of an electronic prescribing standard to determine whether it was ready for mandatory use for the Medicare Part D program. In addition, Liu has served as co-investigator on several projects on quality of care. He compared the quality of care provided by retail clinics to that of physicians' offices, emergency rooms, and urgent care centers. He evaluated the effect of a Chronic Care Model Toolkit on the quality of care among low-income populations, which was a randomized clinical trial sponsored by AHRQ. He has used full Medicare claims from three states to examine the alignment of episode-based performance measurement and payment, a project supported by ASPE.
Liu received a B.Med. (medical degree) from Shanghai Medical University, an M.S. in social medicine and health management from Fudan University, and a Ph.D. in health services research and policy from the University of Rochester.
- Evaluation of a new primary care model
- Evaluation of workplace wellness programs
- Trends in costs and utilization of anesthesia service use among gastroenterology procedures
- Evaluation of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Structured and Codified Sig Format for e-prescriptions
- The Pennsylvania Certified Safety Committee Program: an evaluation of participation and effects on work injury rates
Liu H, Harris K, Zakowski S, Serxner S, Mattke S, Exum E, "Effect of Employer-sponsored Population Health Management Program on Medical Cost and Utilization," Population Health Management, 2012 (forthcoming)
Liu H, Waxman D, Main R, Mattke S, "Trends in Cost and Utilization of Anesthesia Services during Gastroenterology Procedures in 2003-2009," Journal of American Medical Association, 307(11):1178-1184, 2012
Liu H, Bell D, Burkart Q, "Evaluation of the NCPDP Structured and Codified Sig Format for e-prescriptions," Journal of American Medical Information Association, 18:645-651, 2011
Liu H, Burns R, Schaefer AG, Ruder T, Nelson C, Haviland A, Gray WB, Mendeloff J, "The Pennsylvania Certified Safety Committee Program: An Evaluation of Participation and Effects on Work Injury Rates," American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53(8):780-791, 2010
Liu H, Phelps CE, Veazie PJ, Dick AW, Klein JD, Shone LP, Noyes K, Szilagyi PG, "Managed Care Quality of Care and Plan Choice in New York SCHIP," Health Services Research, 44(3):843-861, 2009
Mehrotra A, Liu H, Wang M, Adams J, Lave J, McGlynn E, "Retail Clinic Care Costs and Quality as Compared to Other Medical Settings," Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(5):321-328, 2009
Noyes K, Liu H, Temkin-Greener H., "Medicare capitation model, functional status, and multiple comorbidities: model accuracy," American Journal of Manage Care, 14(10):679-690, 2008
Liu H, Phelps CE, "Non-price competition and quality of care in managed care: The New York SCHIP market," Health Services Research, 43(3):971-87, 2008