Jennifer Perloff

Director of Research

Jennifer is the Director of Research at the Institute for Accountable Care and a Senior Scientist at Brandeis University with over 15 years of evaluation and health services research experience. In addition to supporting ACO analytics for NAACOS, Dr. Perloff is developing a number of new research projects focused on the policy and implementation of population health models including beneficiary attribution, nurse practitioner/ACO staffing and low value care. She has done a larger amount of work in the area of bundled/episode payments, including the design of analytic reports for health systems participating in CMMI’s bundled payment for care improvement (BPCI) demonstration. Dr. Perloff was also on the team that built the Episode Grouper for Medicare (EGM), a comprehensive system with over 800 chronic, acute and treatment episodes designed specifically to assess resource use. She is currently adapting this tool for use with military health data. In addition to bundled/episode payment work, Dr. Perloff has developed a methodology for assessing the value of Medicare Advantage plans, drawing on the principals of hospital value-based payment. In the area of primary care, she has done extensive research on the cost and quality of nurse practitioner lead primary care. Dr. Perloff currently sites on the National Quality Forum’s Scientific Methods Panel and the Heller School Information Security Committee.