Peter S. Hussey

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Vice President and Director, RAND Health Care; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in biology, Johns Hopkins University

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Peter Hussey is vice president and director, RAND Health Care, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on innovations in health care payment and delivery. His portfolio of current research projects includes bundled payment, episode-based performance measurement, patient-centered medical homes, care coordination, clinical decision support, and health care efficiency measurement. Prior to joining RAND, Hussey worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Previous Positions

Coordinator of an international effort to compare health care quality at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Recent Projects

  • Analysis of health care cost containment approaches for Massachusetts
  • Study of episode-based payment reform options


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    Improving MACRA's Chances of Success

    Starting in 2019, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will integrate and potentially simplify performance measurement by combining many measures and programs. Research provides insight into how to avoid pitfalls in MACRA's rollout.

    Jan 9, 2017 The Health Care Blog

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    The Winding Path to Effective Bundled Payment

    It's not unusual for a demonstration to fall short of its original objectives. Learning from such cases is part of the innovation process. This is especially worthwhile for bundled payment, which has many potential benefits for patients, providers, and payers.

    Aug 29, 2014 Health Affairs Blog

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    Do You Get What You Pay For? Maybe Not in Health Care

    While the current state of the evidence does not provide clear guidance to policymakers seeking to address the twin pillars of health care quality and cost, it is apparent that researchers must produce more detailed data on how to reduce health care spending while improving quality, writes Peter Hussey.

    Feb 12, 2013 The RAND Blog