Divvy Kant Upadhyay, MBBS, MPH is a Research Associate at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center in Washington D.C. He focuses on qualitative research and analysis pertaining to the current health reform measures at the federal and state levels. His research interests include reforms in healthcare delivery, physician payment, primary care and the practice of medicine among other health policy issues. Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Divvy worked with the editorial team of Health Affairs as the 2012 Fellow of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He did his M.P.H with a focus on Health Policy and Organization at the University of Alabama-Birmingham after obtaining his medical degree from India.


Recent Posts by Divvy Upadhyay

Refining The Framework For Payment Reform

Moving from a system that rewards volume over value is a complicated and messy process. No method is ever implemented in isolation---either one at a time or in a vacuum---and many payment methods do not yet have a sufficient track record to help us prioritize among them.

September 19, 2016Costs and Spending, Payment Policy

Understanding How Payment And Benefit Designs Work Together In Health Care

While Medicare and Medicaid benefit design is set by law and effectively frozen, private health care purchasers are able to innovate freely. The Urban Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform partnered to define and categorize the payment methods and benefit designs available in the market...

Learning From Missed Opportunities To Diagnose US Ebola Patient Zero

Over a century ago American physician Richard Cabot wrote about misdiagnoses, recognizing: “A goodly number of ‘classic’ time-honored mistakes in diagnosis are familiar to all experienced physicians because we make them again and again. Some of these we can avoid; others are almost inevitable,...

Controlling Costs and Improving the Quality of US Health Care: The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Report

On April 19, 2013, the Washington, DC–based Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a comprehensive report with several recommendations for reducing the cost and improving the quality of health care in the United States. Funded by the Peter G Peterson Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson...