Learn more about Clifford Marks

Clifford M. Marks is a health care researcher at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, where he focuses on issues related to health outcomes measurement and value-based reimbursement. Before pursuing a career in health policy and medicine, he worked as a journalist, primarily as a staff reporter at National Journal, a politics and public policy publication in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Harvard College, where he also served as managing editor of The Harvard Crimson. He is a native of Bethesda, Md.

Recent Posts by Clifford Marks

Measuring Readmissions For Improvement, Accountability, And Patients

Kaiser Health News recently published a list of 2,225 hospitals that will be penalized through the second year of the federal government’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The list indicated the percentage that the hospitals’ base Medicare reimbursements will be reduced (0.38% on...

“Out Of The Blocks”: Meeting The Challenge Of Transforming Health Care

No other presidential election in American history has been freighted with such significance for health care as was last month’s vote. Uncertainty over the future of health policy dominated the discourse, and we all waited with bated breath for clarity from the voters. Thirty-six days ago,...