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.

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Archival Credit Data History

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Archival Credit Data History

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Through the Federal Housing Administration, HUD insures HECM loans, also known as reverse mortgages. Through this program, elderly homeowners are able to borrow against the value of their home equity to support their financial needs with no requirement to repay the loan until the borrower is deceased or the home is sold. As HUD’s HECM program has grown, HUD has come to recognize the value of enabling government, academic, and other researchers to study the impact and performance of this unique loan product. Econometrica prepared usable and reliable HECM loan data files that HUD could make available for research purposes without compromising personally identifiable information contained in the source data files.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Cost Recovery Fee Study

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Cost Recovery Fee Study

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Econometrica worked for BOEM to study the activities of clients, interview them about their experiences with the BOEM fee process, advise the agency on fee changes and/or additions, and analyze fee procedures and recommend improvements.