Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Support for Enhancements to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS Evaluation)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Support for Enhancements to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS Evaluation)

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Market: Health

Start Year: 2018

Role: Prime

Client: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Services Provided: Cost-Reasonableness Studies, Data Collection, Environmental Scans, Focus Groups, OMB Clearance Support, Project Management Organization, Statistical Analysis, Survey Research

As the prime contractor, Econometrica will lead this AHRQ contract with our partner, Westat, Inc., to provide recommendations to inform the fielding of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) beginning in 2020. Our work includes developing information to support two enhancements to the existing MEPS: (1) identifying effective methods to collect detailed information about the benefits covered by insurance plans from a variety of sources, and (2) assessing the feasibility of implementing a dual-frame sampling design to enable MEPS to focus on important subpopulations such as veterans and Medicaid recipients.

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.

Improving the Health and Safety of Transit Workers

Improving the Health and Safety of Transit Workers

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Market: Health, Transportation & Aerospace

Start Year: 2017

Role: Sub

Client: Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Services Provided: Benefit—Cost Analysis, Data Collection, Econometrics, Literature Review, Programming & Planning Evaluation

Econometrica is conducting a project that analyzes the health and safety of transit workers and the costs associated with their health and safety for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Econometrica will research cost estimates associated with health conditions and risks experienced by transit workers. Econometrica will conduct cost–benefit analyses of health promotion and protection programs at transit agencies. The analyses will measure the programs’ benefits, including savings from reduced absenteeism, turnover, and workers’ compensation payments, against their costs. These analyses will help identify programs that produce positive bottom-line effects for the fiscal health of transit agencies and the health of transit workers.

Monitoring Services for Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreements

Monitoring Services for Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreements

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As the monitoring contractor, Econometrica supported 33 Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP) grantees in 9 IHS Areas. Econometrica provided technical assistance and guidance in program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. In addition, Econometrica provided training, promoted knowledge sharing, and conducted other skill-building activities to improve program capacity and injury prevention program sustainability.

CACFP Sponsor Tiering Determination Study, 2015–2020

CACFP Sponsor Tiering Determination Study, 2015–2020

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Market: Health

Start Year: 2017

Role: Prime

Client: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), selected Econometrica to leverage existing data, including misclassification and erroneous payment estimates, on qualifying Family Day Care Homes (FDCHs) operating under the FNS Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) as well as age misclassification rates to model and forecast error rates and error amounts for each fiscal year from 2015 through 2020. The empirical aging approach the Econometrica Team will create will be used in lieu of additional FDCH assessments.