Michael Cheung brings experience in Massachusetts health care payment models and database analytics. He has worked with various data sources within the Commonwealth and non-profit healthcare organizations to support reporting related to consumer price transparency and performance tracking.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School, Cheung was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Health Information and Analysis, where he analyzed employers’ financial impact of enhanced insurance coverage based on the 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform law. In addition, he worked extensively with the agency’s All Payer Claims Dataset, utilizing its de-identified data to calculate total medical expenses and average prices for mammography services by facility.
Cheung is currently focused on payment analyses related to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital cost reports, including calculating disproportionate share payment amounts for New Hampshire providers. He is also providing financial and data analysis to support program activities at the MassHealth Office of Long Term Services and Supports.
Previously, Cheung was a lead analyst at Partners Healthcare’s Center for Population Health, where he analyzed and tracked the healthcare system’s internal performance metrics from various physician groups and hospitals. He also provided analytical support for the design of a patient dashboard where the quality of care metrics are linked to Partners’ Electronic Health Record system.
Cheung holds a master's of business administration degree in finance from the UMass Boston and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University.