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)

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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.

Economic Analysis and Evaluation Services

Economic Analysis and Evaluation Services

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As a subcontractor to International Development Group LLC (IDG), Econometrica provides economic analysis and independent evaluation services in support of IDG’s post-project evaluations of the Mongolia North-South Road Project and the Roads and Bridges Activity in Cabo Verde for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

For this effort, the team is gathering information needed to estimate the economic rate of return on MCC’s investment in these two projects, evaluate the current maintenance practices, determine who is traveling on the roads, and assess the transportation market structure.

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.

CMS Grand Rounds Support

CMS Grand Rounds Support

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Econometrica is providing technical support to CMS for the web-based transmission of live Grand Rounds presentations for remote participants, development and scoring of assessment questions required for Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education Unit credit, follow-up surveys of participants, and quarterly reports for the CMS Continuing Education program.

Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Technical Implementation Support

Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Technical Implementation Support

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As a subcontractor, Econometrica assists with development of identification methods and measurements for analyzing Part D Plan-generated healthcare in the Medication Therapy Management initiative. We collect data from plans and provide access to a panel of technical experts. In addition, we collect, process, and resolve Part D model-related complaints to support the aims of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.