Angela Gasdaska is a public health analyst with the Center for the Health of Populations at RTI. She primarily supports the evaluation and implementation of payment and service delivery models for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She is experienced in analytic file building, data analysis, statistical modeling, thematic analysis, and survey analysis. She has worked with a variety of data sources, including minimum data set 3.0, Medicare claims, Area Health Resource Files, Payroll-Based Journal, National Survey of Older Americans Act participant data, and Medicare Care Compare/Provider Data Catalog data.
Ms. Gasdaska currently works as a task lead on the CMS Evaluation of the Initiative to Reduce Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents: Phase 2. This Initiative aims to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations, improve quality of care, and reduce costs for long-stay nursing facility residents. She also works on a project funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, which aims to examine the changes in staffing in nursing homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify the factors linked with these changes. Ms. Gasdaska also works as an analyst on the implementation of CMS's Comprehensive Primary Care Plus and Primary Care First models.