Michael E. Chernew
Michael E. Chernew, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School

Michael Chernew, PhD, is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the Director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chernew’s research examines several areas related to improving the health care system including studies of novel benefit designs, Medicare Advantage, alternative payment models, low value care and the causes and consequences of rising health care spending.   

Dr. Chernew is currently serving as the Chair of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) while previously serving as the Vice Chair from 2012-2014 and a Member from 2008-2012. In 2000, 2004 and 2010, he served on technical advisory panels for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that reviewed the assumptions used by Medicare actuaries to assess the financial status of Medicare trust funds.  He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors and Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Health Connector Board. Dr. Chernew is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior Visiting Fellow at MITRE. He is currently a co-editor of the American Journal of Managed Care.

Dr. Chernew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in economics from Stanford University. In 1998, he was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Public Health. In 1999, he received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from the Association of Health Services Research.

Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment
Authors: Song Z, Ji Y, Safran DG, Chernew ME
New England Journal of Medicine
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Getting More Savings from ACOs - Can the Pace Be Pushed?
Authors: McWilliams JM, Landon BE, Rathi VK, Chernew ME.
New England Journal of Medicine
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Initial Opioid Prescriptions among U.S. Commercially Insured Patients, 2012-2017.
Authors: Zhu W, Chernew ME, Sherry TB, Maestas N.
New England Journal of Medicine
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Paying Patients To Switch: Impact Of A Rewards Program On Choice Of Providers, Prices, And Utilization.
Authors: Whaley CM, Vu L, Sood N, Chernew ME, Metcalfe L, Mehrotra A.
Health Affairs
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Paying Patients To Switch: Impact Of A Rewards Program On Choice Of Providers, Prices, And Utilization.
Authors: Whaley CM, Vu L, Sood N, Chernew ME, Metcalfe L, Mehrotra A.
Health Affairs
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Social Risk Adjustment of Quality Measures for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in a Commercially Insured US Population.
Authors: Nguyen CA, Gilstrap LG, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM, Landon BE, Landrum MB
JAMA
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Potential Effects Of Eliminating The Individual Mandate Penalty In California.
Authors: Fung V, Liang CY, Shi J, Seo V, Overhage L, Dow WH, Zaslavsky AM, Fireman B, Derose SF, Chernew ME, Newhouse JP, Hsu J.
Health Affairs
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The Case For Downside Risk (Or Not)
Authors: Michael E. Chernew Austin B. Frakt
Health Affairs
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Adverse Selection Into and Within the Individual Health Insurance Market in California in 2014
Authors: . Vicki Fung, Cassandra Peitzman, Julie Shi, Catherine Liang, William Dow, Alan Zaslavsky, Bruce Fireman, Stephen F. Derose, Michael Chernew, Joseph P. Newhouse, John Hsu
Health Services Research
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Changes in end-of-life care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Authors: Gilstrap LG, Huskamp HA, Stevenson DG, Chernew ME, Grabowski DC, McWilliams JM
Health Affairs
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