University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Barbara Gage PhD

Barbara Gage

Research Adjunct Professor

Room: CHP 133
Phone: (323) 442-2850
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Barbara Gage is a national expert in Medicare post-acute care policy issues, including bundled payments, episodes of care and case-mix research. For more than 20 years she has directed numerous studies analyzing the impact of Medicare post-acute payment policy changes, including the Congressionally-mandated Medicare Post Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration and the Development of the Standardized CARE Item Set.
Dr. Gage’s research has included numerous studies of the relative use of post-acute care before and after the Balanced Budget Act; case-mix analysis of long-term care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health and outpatient therapy patients; and the development of items to monitor the impact of the Medicare payment systems on access and quality of care.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania State University

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
University of Maine

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Boston University