Mai Hubbard

Mai Hubbard

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Value-based physician payment modifiers
  • Medicare quality measurement
  • Maternal and child health
Topics
  • Health
  • Quality Measurement
  • Care Delivery Systems
  • State Health Policy
  • Long-Term Services and Supports
About Mai

Mai Hubbard's research interests lie in health care services utilization and spending trends. She also has expertise in health care quality indicators.

Hubbard, who joined Mathematica in 2009, is a deputy project director on two projects focused on developing value-based physician payments and provider feedback designed to reduce health care expenditures and improve health care quality. She also served as the principal investigator on a project that compared hospital utilization, expenditures, and care coordination of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation to beneficiaries with other chronic conditions. Her research informed an evaluation of recent health care spending trends in Massachusetts conducted for the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. Hubbard also developed and produced composite hospital quality measures for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical safety for public reporting by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Before joining Mathematica, Hubbard held research and teaching positions at the University of North Carolina and was a teacher at the Walden Autism Research Center. She has authored book chapters in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and published in the American Journal of Medical Quality. She is a member of the American Society of Health Economists and has presented at its conference. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Key Projects
  • health-computer
    Developing Resource Use Reports for Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims

    Mathematica assisted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with designing a system to implement physician value-based purchasing for Medicare beneficiaries, which includes development and distribution of confidential physician feedback reports that inform physicians of their performance on quality...