Senior Research Director
Claudia L. Schur, Ph.D., is a senior research director at L&M. Dr. Schur has more than 30 years of experience in health policy research, program evaluation, survey design and implementation, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Dr. Schur has contributed to a number of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) model evaluations (Pioneer/Advance Payment ACOs, HHVBP, MCCM) applying quantitative and qualitative approaches to assess model impacts and led a synthesis of qualitative evaluation findings from 10 CMMI state-based models.
Recently, Dr. Schur led two literature reviews, one to identify evidence-based approaches to scoring that could be applied to the expanded SNF VBP Program design and the second to gather evidence on the factors that motivate beneficiaries in choosing Medicare coverage options. For the Center for Medicaid and CHIP services, she currently directs the Section 1115 Demonstration Monitoring and Evaluation Support contract, providing technical support to CMS, including review of a range of state evaluation and monitoring deliverables. Dr. Schur also leads the Pediatric Quality Measures Program-Learning Collaborative, providing support to six grantee teams in synthesizing learnings on measure implementation. Prior to joining L&M, Dr. Schur served as the project director providing technical and logistical support for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) physician focused payment model technical advisory committee. Dr. Schur has designed surveys of a variety of provider populations, including physicians, home health agencies, nurse executives, pharmacy directors, and public health department directors, and has experience conducting qualitative studies using site visits, expert panels, focus groups, and semi-structured telephone interviews. Dr. Schur’s quantitative research has relied on Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and private claims data as well as a large number of national health-related surveys to explore access to care for vulnerable populations, choice of insurance coverage, the effect of coverage on use of services, prescription drug spending, and payment issues. Dr. Schur's research has been disseminated in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Rural Health, as well as through policy briefs and conference presentations.
Dr. Schur's project management experience spans over 15 years in three organizations, where she has directed large research studies, managed organizational and contract budgets, and directed multidisciplinary staff.
Dr. Schur holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland.