Jonathan Morse Joins Mathematica

Morse Will Lead Health Program Improvement Work
May 15, 2018

Jonathan MorseMathematica Policy Research welcomes Jonathan Morse as a senior vice president and managing director of the company’s Health Program Improvement (HPI) Division. He will lead the expanding work of the HPI Division to strengthen programs and operations of mission-driven health clients across the federal, state, and private sectors. Morse brings to the position extensive leadership experience from the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where he led the agency’s efforts to develop and implement CMS program integrity policy as well as strategy and operations for the Medicare, Medicaid, and marketplace programs. Before his work at CMS, Morse gained deep experience in health policy and practice while working at the Office of Management and Budget and in the private sector at Deloitte.

“Jonathan’s breadth of leadership experience is ideally suited to promoting innovative, evidence-based, and cost-effective ways to improve programs in both the public and private sectors,” said Christopher Trenholm, senior vice president and general manager of Mathematica’s Health Unit. “In tandem with Jonathan’s experience and insight, our team’s extensive capabilities and knowledge of the programs and policies that define today’s health environment will help our clients achieve their goals and improve programs for the people they serve.”

Morse will support Mathematica’s work across numerous offerings led by the HPI Division, including data analytics, clinical quality measurement, data validation and testing, payment model implementation, program integrity, learning collaboratives, and technical assistance. Many projects in the HPI Division combine these offerings and bring together teams with a vast range of expertise in analytic methods, data science, measurement and testing, solutions architecture, systems development and testing, security, visualization, project management, and clinical care. These projects inform, support, and promote the work of government, philanthropic, and private sector clients that share Mathematica’s mission and passion to improve public well-being through better health and high quality health care for all.

Before joining Mathematica, Morse served as acting deputy administrator and deputy center director for the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Among his diverse responsibilities, Morse led oversight of Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, Medicare and Medicaid improper payments, investigations, audit strategies, recovery audit program oversight, prior authorization initiatives, provider burden reduction efforts, and program vulnerability identification. He also represented the agency to the White House, members of Congress, and health care stakeholders to address inquiries on program integrity and improper payments. Morse also served as senior budget examiner at the Office of Management and Budget, where he helped develop the president’s budget and led Medicare physician payment and program integrity budget policy. While at the Office of Management and Budget, he developed several Medicare payment policy proposals from the White House Office of Health Reform for the Affordable Care Act, including Medicare program integrity provisions, the Independent Payment Advisory Board, primary care bonus payments, and Physician Sunshine Act. Morse also spent five years at Deloitte, leading strategy engagements on federal and state health reform issues, at CMS and in state Medicaid programs.

Morse has a J.D. from the University of Maryland and serves on the health law section of the Board of the American Bar Association.