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.

Grant Closeout and Grants Management Support

Grant Closeout and Grants Management Support

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This effort provides grants management support services to assist ONC’s Office of Grants Management (OGM) with the day-to-day administration of grants management and closeout activities. Econometrica assists OGM with maintaining its official grant closeout files. Econometrica collects information and data records from various OGM accounting and program-tracking systems to ensure grantees are following the cooperative agreement that OGM issued. Econometrica reviews grant closeout files to determine completeness of each grantee file and what documents and reports are missing; contacts grantees to collect required documents; provides special briefings to the Contracting Officer’s Representative and OGM officials on financial audit findings and response results; submits routine and specialized reports and files as needed; and provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly reports to OGM as needed. These reports include grant closeout tracking logs, reconciliation reports, and closeout inventory tracking spreadsheets.

Additionally, Econometrica generates and issues pre-closeout letters, closeout letters, and memorandums requesting certification for completion; reconciles all financial reports received by grantees; develops and maintains a grantee expenditure tracking system; reviews documents to determine whether any unobligated balance or unliquidated obligation exists; ensures that all property, equipment, or supplies have been disposed of in accordance with grant regulations; follows up with grantees as needed; uses administrative closeout procedures when necessary; and prepares closed grant files for transfer per record retention requirements.

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.

Post-Acute Care Training

Post-Acute Care Training

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Under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, Econometrica is developing comprehensive training plans and content; planning and conducting national trainings (online and in person); and facilitating webinars for CMS’ Post-Acute Care program at long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Our trainings support CMS’ mission of aligning measures across settings (including hospice) and training providers.

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.