L&M Policy Research

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Founded in 2004, L&M combines a deep knowledge of public and private health care issues with extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and health services management and operations.

L&M is a women- and minority-owned health policy research firm and an 8(a) graduate.

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Claudia Schur, Ph.D.

Senior Research Director

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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.

She has contributed to a number of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) model evaluations (Pioneer/Advance Payment ACOs, HHVBP, MCCM) and recently led a synthesis of qualitative evaluation findings from 10 CMMI state-based models.

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) physicianfocused payment model technical advisory committee. She 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. Her 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.

Her 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.

She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland.