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Nancy McCall

Senior Health Economist

Nancy McCall, ScD, possesses a unique set of clinical, analytical, and policy skills. Over the past 20 years, Dr. McCall has amassed considerable experience related to the conduct and supervision of large-scale data collection and research efforts and use of Medicare and TRICARE administrative data sets for assessing the cost, processes, and outcomes of care. Dr. McCall is currently the principal investigator of two CMS-sponsored projects evaluating Phase I of the Medicare Health Support Pilot Program under Traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) and the Medicare High Cost Beneficiary Demonstration. Dr. McCall is also currently engaged in a number of research projects for the TRICARE Management Activity ranging from studying existing variation in current medical practice, factors associated with it, and implications of any variation for cost and quality of MHS health care to assisting in the development of new approaches to more accurately finance the care of covered beneficiaries, including prospective payment.


ScD, Health Economics, Harvard University School of Public Health; SM, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University School of Public Health; BS, Nursing, Purdue University; RN, Registered Nurse, Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Latest Publications

Coomer, N.M., & McCall, N.T. (2013). Examination of the accuracy of coding hospital-acquired pressure ulcer stages. Medicare & Medicaid Research Review , 3 (4):E1-E11.
McCall, N., & Cromwell, J. (2011). Results of the Medicare Health Support Disease-Management Pilot Program. New England Journal of Medicine, 365 (18):1704-1712.
Cromwell, J., McCall, N., Dalton, K., & Braun, P. (2010). Missing productivity gains in the Medicare fee schedule: Where are they?. Medical Care Research and Review, 67 (6):676-693.
Brown, D.S., Kurlantzick, V.G., McCall, N.T., Williams, T.V., Gantt, C.J., & Granger, E. (2009). Use of six clinical preventive services in TRICARE Prime compared to insured, managed care, and all U.S. populations and Healthy People 2010. Preventive Medicine, 48 (4):389-391.
Van Houtven, G., Honeycutt, A.A., Gilman, B., McCall, N.T., Throneburg, W.W., & Sykes, K.E. (September 2008). Costs of illness among older adults: An analysis of six major health conditions with significant environmental risk factors: RTI Press Publication No. RR-0002-0809. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
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