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Table 2 Technical expert panel interviewees their roles and responsibilities

From: The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey program: Overview, context, and near-term prospects

TEP Interviewees Role & Responsibilities
Steven Clauser, Ph.D. Clauser is currently a Senior Scientist at the National Cancer Institute. He is interested in using HOS data to study the impact of cancer on health outcomes. From 1997–2001, Clauser was Director, of the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group (QMHAG), the organizational unit within which HOS was located.
Samuel C. "Chris" Haffer, Ph.D. Current Director of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Program since 1997.
Stephen Jencks, MD, MPH Current Director, of the Quality Improvement Group at CMS since 1998.
Jeffrey Kang, MD, MPH Kang was Director, of the Office of Clinical Standards & Quality at CMS from 1998–2000. Kang was the principal champion within CMS leadership for developing a health outcomes measure for Medicare. He also served on NCQA's Committee for Performance Measurement, which played a key role in the development of the HOS instrument.
Lewis Kazis, ScD Kazis is Director of the Veterans SF-36 Project for the Veterans Administration and Chief of Health Outcomes for the Center for Health Quality at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. He has provided technical expertise in the development and refinement of the HOS instrument, as well as conducted comparative analyses using Veterans SF-36 and HOS data.
William Rogers, Ph.D. Rogers is Senior Statistician at The Health Institute and has worked for nearly three decades to apply statistical methods to studies of health and health care delivery. He served as senior statistician for both the RAND Health Insurance Experiment and the Medical Outcomes Study. He collaborated in the development of the HOS survey, case mix adjustment methodology, and studies of the psychometric properties of the HOS.
Marcia Stevic, RN, Ph.D. Stevic is a nationally recognized expert in health outcomes measurement and improvement, who was involved in the initial discussions at CMS/HCFA on designing an outcomes measure. She served as Director of Health Outcomes at the Health Services Advisory Group from 1995–1999 and previously worked in the Administrator's office at CMS (HCFA).
John E. Ware, Jr., Ph.D. Ware is the Founder, President, CEO, and CSO of QualityMetric, Inc., and Executive Director of HAL. He served as Principal Investigator for the Medical Outcomes Study, which developed the SF-36® Survey. Ware collaborated in the development of the HOS instrument, case mix adjustment methodology, and studies of the psychometric properties of the HOS.
Barbara Paul, MD Paul was Director of the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group at CMS from 2001–2003.
Catherine Gordon, RN, MBA Gordon was Director of the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in QMHAG from 1997–2003. She conducted the initial research on state-of-the-art instruments available for measuring functional health status to inform the development of the HOS instrument.
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