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Maggie Cole-Beebe

Maggie Cole-Beebe

Director, Payment Model Design and Implementation Program


PhD, Economics, Clark University
MA, Economics, Clark University
BA, Economics, University of Massachusetts

Maggie Cole-Beebe, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience in health economics and health policy research. Her specialties include Medicare policy analysis, provider payment model design and incentives, quantitative analysis, quality of care, management of large-scale projects, and process improvement.

Dr. Cole-Beebe currently co-leads RTI’s design and implementation contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In this role she provides technical oversight to the teams supporting CMS in developing and implementing refinements to the Shared Savings Program financial and quality methodologies, responding to external factors in the health care environment such as new Medicare payment models or public health emergencies, designing data reports for ACOs, and working with CMS data systems and other contractors to ensure success of the program. Dr. Cole-Beebe also serves as a senior advisor to similar contracts with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) supporting the Next Generation ACO Model and Direct Contracting Model. 

She has examined the impact of several Medicare payment model demonstrations on cost and quality of care, analyzed the clinical implications of provider workplace structure, and coordinated with providers, cancer registries, and public health departments on a variety of economic evaluations. She currently also consults on economic evaluations of cancer registration programs in the U.S. for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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