Education: Hampshire College, BA, 1974; Boston University, Health Care Management Program, MBA, 1978
Areas of Expertise: Payment and quality of long term care services including nursing home and residential care facilities, home and community based services and managed care programs for people dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.
Research Interests: Ms. Fralich has worked for over 15 years in the design, development and analysis of health policy options with a particular emphasis on issues related long term care. She has expertise in the design and implementation of nursing home and residential care case mix payment systems, the development of quality indicators for use in home and community-based settings, the development of LTC assessment instruments and the use of assessment information for policy, practice and research. She also has experience in the synthesis, design and analysis of the policy and financing issues associated with programs that serve elders and adults who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.