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Rachel O. Reid, MD, MS

Physician Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Rachel O. Reid, MD, MS is a physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Also a general internist with an active primary care practice, her research focuses on measuring and improving quality, value, and costs in health care. She has particular interest in the primary care and ambulatory health care delivery system as well as in delivery and payment system reform. Dr. Reid has been engaged in the RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance, for which she has led and contributed to work assessing low-value health care delivery; measuring primary care spending as a proportion of total health care spending as a marker of health system primary care investment; analyzing primary care and specialist physician compensation and incentives; and quantifying the contributions of health systems to quality, cost, and value of health care. She is the principal investigator on an NIH-funded grant assessing novel Medicare billing codes for transitional care services provided to patients after hospital discharge. She has led, co-led, or contributed to a variety of projects related to measuring and reporting quality, utilization and spending in Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and commercial populations; non-fee-for-service health care payments and spending;  and primary care and health care delivery and workforce considerations. Prior to joining RAND, Dr. Reid worked in the Research and Rapid Cycle Evaluation Group at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Innovation Center. Her clinical work has included ambulatory primary care and hospital-based internal medicine. She is an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reid received her A.B. in biochemical sciences from Harvard University and her M.D. and M.S. in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.