In this report, the authors address how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can improve the methodology or update data used for setting practice expense payment rates under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Aug 4, 2020
Flora Sheng is a statistical analyst at the RAND Corporation. She performs statistical analysis in combination with various quantitative methods to evaluate the impact of healthcare policies on health and well-being outcomes among vulnerable populations, including Medicare and Medicaid patients, people with substance and/or opioid use disorders (SUD and OUD), as well as people who live with HIV and HCV. She also worked on multiple NIH studies examining the associations between psychological-behavioral-environmental factors and adverse children outcomes, such as obesity, ADHD, and second-hand smoking. Her statistical skills include, but are not limited to, multivariate regressions, difference-in-difference analysis, inverse probability weighting, and latent change score modeling. She is highly proficient in SAS, STATA, and QGIS.
Prior to RAND, she was a senior research analyst at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and served as a consultant at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Sheng earned her Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.B.S.) degree from West-China Medical College and M.P.H. degree from Tulane University.