Dr. Josh Rising is Pew’s director of health care programs, overseeing the medical device initiative and the improving end-of-life care project.
Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut Legislature, focusing on issues of health care access, Medicaid policy, health information technology, and health care quality. He also was legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association.
Rising received his medical degree and his master’s degree in public health from Boston University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and trained for a year as a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar at Yale University.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Aug. 31, 2015, regarding its proposed update to the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system. Read More
New research from Avalere Health LLC illuminates a number of key barriers to the collection of critical data by medical device registries. The report, Innovative Approaches to Accessing, Extracting, and Aggregating Electronic Health Data: Experience From Five U.S. Medical Device Registries, was based on interviews with the featured registries, and an analysis of the findings, to identify common... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments via a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with the co-chairs of the bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group, urging greater support for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries and patients near the end of life. Read More