Public Housing Authority Smoke-Free Policy Implementation Technical Assistance Resource Development

Public Housing Authority Smoke-Free Policy Implementation Technical Assistance Resource Development

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Market: Housing & Community Development

Start Year: 2016

Role: Prime

Client: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Services Provided: Policy Development, Technical Writing and Editing, Training and Technical Assistance, Webinars, Data Graphics Design/Production, Text Analysis

Econometrica developed guidance materials to assist public housing agencies to implement HUD’s new requirement for a smoke-free policy. The materials developed for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing include a guidebook, factsheets, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, webinars, and a digital resource library. Most of these materials are now available on HUD’s website: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/phecc/smokefree. Econometrica is currently finalizing a methodology to evaluate the experiences of PHAs implementing their smoke-free policies.

State Data Resource Center

State Data Resource Center

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More than 11 million individuals are enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and most Medicare–Medicaid enrollees receive fragmented care. The Affordable Care Act established the Medicare–Medicaid Coordination Office within CMS to advance quality, reduce costs, and improve the experience of Medicare–Medicaid enrollees.

The purpose of this contract is to provide CMS with services to support State programs to integrate care for Medicare–Medicaid enrollees. Econometrica supports CMS efforts to facilitate State access to and use of data, and it supports Medicare–Medicaid Plan (MMP) access to Medicare historical claims data (Parts A, B, and D) in conformance with all applicable statutes, regulations, and policies on privacy and protecting beneficiary data. Econometrica assists CMS with processing data requests, conducting reviews, and maintaining the tracking system, as well as with identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies in the process. Econometrica also assists the State Medicaid agencies with technical advice, including providing information on linking databases, creating analytic databases, conducting training calls and webinars, and providing consultation and data support. Econometrica also provides guidance to States on how to address the limitations in CMS data and helps States optimize their use of available data based on State priorities for care coordination and program integrity. Econometrica assists MMPs with receiving historical Medicare claims data for new enrollees and tracking data that are being disseminated.