Rebecca Anhang Price

Senior Policy Researcher; Associate Director, Health Services Delivery Systems
Washington Office

Education

Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University; M.S. in health policy and management, Harvard University; B.A. in communications, University of Pennsylvania

Overview

Rebecca Anhang Price is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is also an associate director of the Health Services Delivery Systems program of research within RAND Health. Her research focuses on understanding factors influencing health care quality, and developing and deploying measures for monitoring quality, with emphasis on patient and family experiences of care. She currently serves as principal investigator of projects funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to support national implementation of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (CAHPS) Hospice Survey and the CAHPS surveys for assessment of accountable care organizations and physician groups participating in Medicare programs.

Recent Projects

  • National Implementation of the CAHPS Hospice Survey
  • Implementation of the CAHPS Surveys for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Physician Quality Reporting System, and Other Physician Quality Programs
  • Evaluation of the Medicare Care Choices Model

Commentary

  • A doctor and patient interacting

    Debunking Myths About Patient Experience Surveys

    Patient experience surveys give patients a voice. They can provide fair and relevant indicators that complement other metrics of health care quality to monitor and improve care.

    May 27, 2016 Future Hospital Partners Network

  • A doctor with a patient filling out paperwork on a clipboard

    The Great Patient Experience Survey Myth

    Patient experience with care is an essential element in any assessment of health care quality. Surveys give patients a voice and provide fair and relevant indicators that complement other metrics of health care quality to inform patients' choices and providers' decisions about how to improve care.

    Dec 10, 2014 The Health Care Blog

  • A patient and doctor talking and looking at a clipboard

    Putting Patients First Can Result in Better Care Overall

    Better patient care experiences are associated with higher levels of adherence to recommended prevention and treatment processes, better clinical outcomes, better patient safety within hospitals, and less health care utilization.

    Jul 28, 2014 The RAND Blog

  • cancer cells

    Understanding the Roots of Dramatic Black-White Cancer Disparities in the Nation's Capital

    The burden of cancer is not experienced equally across the population: Nationwide, black Americans have higher rates of death from cancer than white Americans, and nowhere has this disparity been more apparent than in the nation's capital, writes Rebecca Anhang Price.

    Oct 22, 2012

Publications