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

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.