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Jerry Cromwell

Senior Fellow, Health Economics

Jerry Cromwell, PhD, has more than 35 years of experience conducting federally funded technical and evaluation projects in health economics. Major fields include Medicare hospital and physician payment systems and productivity gains, disease management evaluations, federal-state Medicaid public finance, physician participation in publicly funded health programs, reimbursement of anesthesia services, and disparities in access to complex health technologies. His technical expertise includes actuarial estimation of hospital inpatient and outpatient payment rates, quasi-experimental design of payment reform demonstrations, quantification of breadth and depth of state Medicaid insurance coverage and physician work effort, and econometric analysis of business cycle effects on Medicaid eligibility. He has sat on AHCPR, VA, and OTA health care study sections and testified before Congress on Medicare and Medicaid payment reforms. He is the founder and past president of Health Economics Research, which was acquired by RTI in 2002.


PhD, Economics, Harvard University; BA, Economics, University of Southern California.

Latest Publications

Poghosyan, H., Stock, S., Kennedy Sheldon, L., Cromwell, J., Cooley, M.E., & Nerenz, D.R. (2015). Racial Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery: Findings From the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 10 (10):1404-1412.
Cromwell, J., Healy, D., Seeley, E., Trebino, D., & Cromwell, G. (2013). The Nation's Health Care Bill: Who Bears the Burden?: RTI Press Publication No. BK-0010-1307. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
Lynch, J.A., Khoury, M.J., Borzecki, A., Cromwell, J., Hayman, L.L., Ponte, P.R., et al. (2013). Utilization of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing in the United States: a case study of T3 translational research. Genetics in Medicine, 15 (8):630-638.
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  • Health Care Financing and Reimbursement
  • Health Care Efficiency and Equity
  • Federal-State Medicaid Cost Sharing
  • Medicare Demonstration Design and Evaluation