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Didem M. Bernard


Position
Economist, 1999

Education
Ph.D., Economics, Boston University
B.A., Economics, Brown University

Research Interests
Employment-related health insurance coverage
Managed Care's Impact on Provider Incentives and Hospital Quality

Current Research Projects
Private Health Coverage and the Tax Price for Insurance: 1987 and 1996 (with Thomas Selden, CCFS)
Estimates of the Tax Subsidy for Employment-Related Health Insurance for 2000 (with John Moeller and Tom Selden, CCFS)
Managed Care's Impact on Hospital Quality: Measured by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Quality Indicators (with William Encinosa, Center for Organization and Delivery Studies)

Survey Contributions
Development of MEDTAX module of the MEDSIM microsimulation model
Conversion of the database for MEDTAX module from National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) (1987) to Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) (1996)
Update of MEDTAX module from 1996 to 2000

Survey Experience
MEPS, Hospital Cost and Utilization Project SID for Massachusetts (1991-1998)
Hospital Cost Reports for Massachusetts (1994-1997)

Fellowships
Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Health Economics, Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, March 1997 - February 1999.

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