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.

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.

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Evaluation

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Evaluation

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Econometrica is conducting an evaluation of HUD’s RAD program to examine what new opportunities RAD creates for public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve public housing physical conditions, how RAD helps PHAs preserve those units over the long term, and the impact of these changes on tenants. Econometrica is collecting quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources and analyzing those data. In addition, Econometrica is conducting surveys to capture information on the experiences of the individuals and organizations implementing the 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.

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.