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

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

OUR WORK

Projects

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.

Continuing Medical Education Web-Based Antibiotic Stewardship Training for MIDS Physicians

Continuing Medical Education Web-Based Antibiotic Stewardship Training for MIDS Physicians

OUR WORK

Projects

Econometrica’s Learning & Diffusion team is developing a four-part web-based training course on antibiotic stewardship for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship. Econometrica’s team of project managers, subject matter experts, instructional designers, curriculum developers, e-Learning developers, and graphic designers continue working together to develop content using the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) methodology and adult learning principles. Our efforts support CDC’s goal of combating antibiotic resistance and improving healthcare quality and patient safety. The first part of the course can be viewed here.

Course Reviews

“Content was excellent. I appreciated recognizing literature to reinforce the importance of stewardship.”

—Participant of CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

“Excellent lesson on risks associated with the use of antibiotics. Quite objective and important for daytime practice.”

—Participant of CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

“Comprehensive review with up-to-date and useful statistics.”

—Participant of CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

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

OUR WORK

Projects

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.