Open Payments Program Analytics

Open Payments Program Analytics

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Open Payments is a congressionally mandated national transparency program, designed to provide the public with information regarding the financial relationships between the healthcare industry (pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and their distributors) and healthcare providers (physicians and teaching hospitals). The purpose of this contract is to ensure that data collected through the Open Payments system are accurate and complete prior to publishing to the public. Econometrica and our partner, Acumen, LLC, will assist the Government by aggregating and matching information from various datasets to accurately summarize the business relationships between the healthcare industry and providers. On a weekly basis, Econometrica and Acumen will analyze the data for completeness and accuracy. The team will flag errant records and will work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to correct the incorrect data. The Econometrica Team will also work to identify parties that should be entering data into the Open Payments system but are not. Econometrica will also conduct ad hoc tasks that will reinforce the Open Payments system, such as identifying ways to increase the speed at which compliance checks can be made.

CMS Grand Rounds Support

CMS Grand Rounds Support

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Econometrica is providing technical support to CMS for the web-based transmission of live Grand Rounds presentations for remote participants, development and scoring of assessment questions required for Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education Unit credit, follow-up surveys of participants, and quarterly reports for the CMS Continuing Education program.

Evaluation and Monitoring of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model 1 Initiative

Evaluation and Monitoring of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model 1 Initiative

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Econometrica provided full program evaluation and monitoring services for the BPCI initiative. We created primary and secondary data collection tools; developed standard operating procedures; developed measures and identification methods for “unintended consequences”; and performed advanced analytical and econometric analysis. Our efforts aligned with CMS’ goal to improve the quality of care.

Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Quality Measures for PACE

Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Quality Measures for PACE

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Under CMS’ Measure & Instrument Development and Support program, Econometrica is developing, implementing, and maintaining quality measures for the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). We conduct validity, reliability, and feasibility testing of measures, the domains of which are selected by input from PACE Organizations and technical experts. Our efforts support PACE’s goal of keeping beneficiaries in the community and improving the quality of life.

Post-Acute Care Training

Post-Acute Care Training

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Under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, Econometrica is developing comprehensive training plans and content; planning and conducting national trainings (online and in person); and facilitating webinars for CMS’ Post-Acute Care program at long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Our trainings support CMS’ mission of aligning measures across settings (including hospice) and training providers.