Informing Health Initiatives: Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, March 2010-June 2010
|Source of Request||Request||Date||Staff Responsible||Assistance Provided|
|House Committee on Veterans' Affairs/|
General Accounting Office
|Expert review of a VA study on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||3/10||Sam Zuvekas|
|Detailed consultations and expert review of a VA study on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)|
|Congressional Research Service||Estimates of COBRA enrollment for private and government sectors||3/10||Beth Crimmel||Detailed estimates of COBRA enrollment for 2005-2008 for the private and government sectors, based on MEPS-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) data|
|Congressional Research Service||Estimates of trends in total premium costs and employer and employee shares for private employers and State and local governments||3/10||Joel Cohen|
|Detailed estimates of trends in total premium costs and employer and employee shares for private employers and State and local governments, based on MEPS-IC data|
|Senate Committee on Aging||Provide a briefing on AHRQ's assisted living collaborative||3/10||Deb Potter||Detailed briefing on AHRQ's assisted living collaborative, focusing on consumers and their use of assisted living|
|Congressional Research Service||Estimates of individuals with group and nongroup health insurance coverage||3/10||Jeffrey Rhoades||National estimates from the MEPS on the characteristics numbers of individuals with group and nongroup health insurance coverage|
|Office of Congressman Lamar Smith||Cost of providing non-emergent care in the emergency room compared with physicians' offices||4/10||Joel Cohen|
|National estimates of the cost of providing non-emergent care in the emergency room compared with physicians' offices, using MEPS household data|
|Office of Congressman Michael H. Michaud||Estimates of health insurance offer rates for large employers in Maine||4/10||Jim Branscome||Estimates of health insurance offer rates for large employers in Maine, derived from the MEPS-IC 2008 private coverage data|
|Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS||Estimates of single and non-single health insurance premiums at the State level||5/10||Beth Crimmel||Estimates of single and non-single health insurance premiums at the State level, based on MEPS-IC data, for use in determining the small business tax credit that was included in the health care reform legislation|
Requests for data and publications: Descriptive statistics for all assistance provided are available upon request. Please contact Cindy Nunley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: HHS is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; MEPS is the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey.
Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.