Director, Quality Management Program Area Senior Research Associate
EducationSaint Peter's College, B.A. 1971; Cornell University, Regional Planning, M.A. 1974.
Areas of Expertise: Quality systems for managed care programs, particularly for Medicaid and Medicare; medical errors and adverse events.
Research Interests: Maureen Booth is Director of the Quality Management and Improvement Program within the Institute for Health Policy and in this capacity she oversees all quality-related projects. Maureen has been providing technical assistance to the State of Maine and the New England States Consortium on the design of quality management systems for managed care programs serving the dually eligible population. In this capacity, Maureen has overseen the modification and pilot testing of the CAHPS survey instrument for administration to dually eligible older persons.
For the past five years, Maureen has also served as a fellow at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) where she has been working with HCFA on the design of quality oversight systems for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Recent projects that Maureen has conducted with NASHP include:
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The integration of services and benefits for people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is a critical challenge for states and the federal government. Learn more about the situation in Maine through the Cutler Institute report Members Dually Eligible for MaineCare and Medicare Benefits: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010.
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