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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Under federal policies proposed in January, researchers, medical product innovators, and clinicians will gain unprecedented access to Medicare data that the Obama administration says will facilitate “smarter and more informed” health care decisions. Read More
On March 29, The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the agency’s proposal to expand access to Medicare claims data for qualified entities. The comments point out that until claims contain information on the devices used in care, the qualified entity program and other CMS initiatives to harness claims data will be missing... Read More
Insurance claims are a critical health care data resource. They facilitate payment to providers for services that patients receive. Researchers, government regulators, and health plans also use claims to analyze the quality of care, identify potential problems, and evaluate health care delivery. Read More