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Gregory C. Pope

Director, Health Care Financing and Payment Program

Gregory C. Pope has more than 25 years of experience in health economics and health policy research. His specialties include management of large-scale projects, Medicare policy analysis, risk adjustment, provider payment design and incentives, program evaluation, statistical and quantitative analysis, and quality-of-care indicators. He has led the development of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hierarchical Condition Category risk adjustment models for managed care organization capitation payment. He has directed the evaluation of Medicare's Preferred Provider Organization and Physician Group Practice demonstrations and is co-developer of the Geographic Practice Cost Index used in Medicare physician payment. Mr. Pope has published more than 35 articles in leading health economics and health policy journals and has made numerous presentations at major health services research professional conferences.


MS, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; AB, Economics, University of Chicago.

Latest Publications

Competitive bidding for Medicare Part B clinical laboratory services — Int J Health Care Finance Econ
Kautter, J., & Pope, G.C. (Dec 2013)
Improvements in Medicare Part D risk adjustment: Beneficiary access and payment accuracy — Medical Care
Kautter, J., Ingber, M., Pope, G.C., & Freeman, S. (Dec 2012)
Minimum savings requirements in shared savings provider payment — Health Economics
Pope, G.C., & Kautter, J. (Nov 2012)
The national market for Medicare clinical laboratory testing: Implications for payment reform — Medicare & Medicaid Research Review
Kandilov, A.M.G., Pope, G.C., Kautter, J., & Healy, D. (Mar 2012)
Pay for Performance in Health Care: Methods and Approaches
Cromwell, J., Trisolini, M.G., Pope, G.C., Mitchell, J.B. & Greenwald, L.M. (Eds.) (Mar 2011)
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