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.

Analytical Support of the American Housing Survey

Analytical Support of the American Housing Survey

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Econometrica has supported HUD’s American Housing Survey (AHS) since 2002. Econometrica provides technical support to ensure AHS data quality, including conducting survey quality control, maintaining survey technical documentation, developing a bibliography of sources that use AHS data, and conducting special studies.

Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases Technical Support

Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases Technical Support

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Market: Health

Start Year: 2011

Role: Prime

Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Medicare Demonstration Program Group

Services Provided: Data Collection, Data Scrubbing, OMB Clearance Support, Technical Writing and Editing, Training and Technical Assistance, Web Publishing, Text Analysis 

Econometrica supported the implementation of the Medicaid Incentives for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases demonstration program.

USDA Foods Trend Analysis

USDA Foods Trend Analysis

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Econometrica is conducting a mixed-methods program evaluation of the USDA Pilot Project for the Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables. We are developing a study design, data collection instruments, and procedures; recruiting State participants; preparing content and delivering training; creating a study database; conducting analysis; and preparing a report. Our findings for FNS will impact the potential establishment of similar programs for all States.

Building a New Knowledge Base for Public Health Financing

Building a New Knowledge Base for Public Health Financing

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Market: Health

Start Year: 2015

Role: Prime

Client: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Services Provided: Software Development for Economic Modeling, Data Scrubbing 

On behalf of NACCHO, Econometrica pilot tested and optimized a Microsoft Excel-based tool that allows city and county health officials to compare their localities to peer groups for statistics related to healthcare providers. Our efforts aligned with NACCHO’s goal of improving patient care.