Theodore Long, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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General Internal Medicine


Theodore Long, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. In this capacity, he teaches about health policy and administration. He is also an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Dr. Long is the Senior Medical Officer for the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which covers over 20 federal programs including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Dr. Long focuses on the development and implementation of quality and cost measures in these programs.

Before coming to CMS, Dr. Long served as Medical Director at the Rhode Island State Department of Health. He additionally worked under CMS contract to develop hospital quality measures at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation.

He is a practicing primary care physician who did his undergraduate work, residency training, and post-graduate Master’s work in health services research at Yale University. His research interests include quality of care assessment and cost measurement.

Education & Training

MHS Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2015)
MD Keck School of Medicine of the Univ of So Calif (2010)
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Yale School of Medicine
Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Yale School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2013)

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