Health Care Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW, Room 5K-12
Washington, DC 20548
Jessica Farb, MA, is an assistant director in the Health Care team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She supervises the preparation of health policy analyses, testimony, and reports to the U.S. Congress on Medicare payment systems and other health care financing issues. Since joining GAO in 2000, Ms. Farb’s extensive Medicare payment work has included detailed analyses of Medicare’s physician payment sustainable growth rate (SGR) and the supply and composition of physician services, as well as end-stage renal disease payment reforms and skilled nursing facility payment and staffing issues. Ms. Farb completed a 17-month detail during the 112th Congress working with majority staff of the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, on physician payment and other Part B issues. Ms. Farb received her MA degree from the George Washington University and her BA and BS degrees from Appalachian State University.