Phap-Hoa Luu, M.B.A, Research Analyst, joined Dobson | DaVanzo in January 2014. Phap-Hoa brings a macroeconomic perspective and experience conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses in health services research. Phap-Hoa has been working on various issues related to current health care reform. Most recently, Phap-Hoa modelled the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act on hospital revenues and net income. She also completed a study that reviewed and analyzed the methodology and assumptions that the Office of Actuary (OACT) adopted in their econometric models for medium- and long-range projections of prescription drug spending in the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) in light of the complexity estimating and reporting manufacturer drug rebates.
An important part of Phap-Hoa’s work has been projects related to value-based purchasing. For example, she worked on a 3-year project, funded by a Health Care Innovation award. Under the grant, the project aimed to assist the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in evaluating the impact of an eConsult and eReferral program embedded in the Epic health records on the utilization, quality, and cost of care at the interface of primary care and specialist care. An important goal of the project was to develop an alternative payment model that could incent provider participation through financial incentives while enhancing their cost and quality accountability. In another example, Phap-Hoa drafted comments and analyses for the CMS’ proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on mandatory bundling for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) – one of the Agency’s landmark efforts to shift Medicare payment away from fee for service. She also conceptualized and developed a series of key presentations to policymakers on the evolving landscape of value-based purchasing reform and the challenges faced by providers in their current transitions to the new payment system.
Before joining Dobson|DaVanzo, Phap-Hoa had seven years of experience with transitional economies that underwent economic and public administration reforms − working for the International Finance Corporation/ The World Bank Group as an Investment Officer and for J.E. Austin Associates as a Private Sector Specialist. Her prior expertise comprises economic policy analysis, industry analysis, national competiveness benchmarking, financial analysis, investment appraisal, portfolio management, equitization, private sector development, and capacity building.
Phap-Hoa holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment from the George Washington University. She also received intensive advanced trainings on economics, macroeconomic management, economic policy analysis, financial management, and advanced business management from the London School of Economics, the University of Manchester, and Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).