Charles Anthony Gallia, Ph.D. is the Senior Policy Advisor for the State of Oregon Medicaid program. His primary focus is quality measurement, evaluation, and monitoring of the Oregon Health Plan. Dr. Gallia is Director of the Commonwealth Fund– NASHP sponsored ABCD III project in Oregon, part of the Oregon Health Study Group that developed the Oregon Health Study—the first randomized study of the effects of health insurance, lead Investigator for the Tri-state Children Health Improvement Consortium, CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant, Co-founder and Board Member of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Oregon’s RWJ funded Aligning Forces for Quality program on measurement and reporting. He serves on the Oregon Health Authority’s Institutional Review Board, Co-Chair of the AHRQ Subcommittee of the National Advisory Committee on pediatric measures, served as Co-chair of the CMS-AHRQ Pediatric Quality Measures Expert Panel and NCQA’s panels on racial and ethnic disparities and care coordination. Dr. Gallia’s publications cover: Medicaid Enrollee’s Emergency Room Use, Effects of Benefit Changes and Cost Sharing, Using CAHPS to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities, Physician Workforce Satisfaction and Medicaid Access, and Comparison of Medicaid Claims and EMR data to assess quality. His work has appeared in Health Affairs, Heath Services Research, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Medical Care, New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Annals of Family Medicine.
From the May 23, 2011 Webinar
Coordinating Care for Young Children and Beyond: Early Lessons and Implications from Leading States