Health Care Financing Initiative


The McCourt School established the new Health Care Financing Initiative (HCFI) in June 2018 with the generous support of the Institute for Critical Care Foundation (ICCF).

HCFI was established with two objectives.  First, to conduct activities fostering engagement between our students and faculty, legislative and policymaking leaders, and industry leaders in the areas of health care financing.  Second, to begin to conduct research in the area of health care financing.


Call for Articles

The Impact of COVID-19 on Post-Acute Care Patients, Providers and Public Policy 

The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy invites Post-Acute Care (PAC) thought-leaders to contribute articles for possible publication in 2021. This effort seeks to increase awareness of PAC issues among policymakers, partners, and other stakeholders, as these issues are relatively understudied in health services research.

Click here for a description of the publication, instructions for authors, (formatting, important dates, etc), and a submission cover page to accompany any submitted manuscripts.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Capitol Hill Briefing Series: IMPACT Act
Author: Lisa M. Grabert, Georgetown
Date: June 26, 2019

Capitol Hill Briefing Series: The Future of Post-Acute Care
Authors: Lisa M. Grabert, Georgetown; Hillary Loeffler, CMS; Lisa Charbonneau, Encompass Health
Date: April 12, 2019

An Overview of Post-Acute Care Services
Author: Lisa M. Grabert
Date: April 12, 2019

A Look into the Past to Help Navigate the Future: The History of Medicare’s Long-Term Care Hospital Payment System
Author: Lisa M. Grabert
Date: January 31, 2019

Key Personnel

Thomas Deleire, Director

DeLeire is a professor in the McCourt School at Georgetown University; his research is focused on health economics with extensive experience conducting health policy evaluations. He previously was Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, Senior Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Thomas DeLeire

Lisa Grabert, Research Professor

Grabert is a research professor at the McCourt School at Georgetown University and a visiting professor of research in the School of Nursing at Marquette University. She previously served in a senior policymaking position on the staff of the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Lisa Grabert, Research Professor

Carol Davis, Assistant Research Professor

Carol B. Davis is an Assistant Research Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on public policies that govern access to healthcare and medical-financial security. She is currently working to establish a forum for research on financing post-acute care for critically-ill patients within the Health Care Financing Initiative Research Center.

Headshot of Carol Davis


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ICCF is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation that promotes academic research related to the delivery of healthcare to critically ill or injured patients (