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Mission Statement

The Center for Cost and Financing Studies conducts and supports studies of the cost and financing of health care and develops data sets to support policy and behavioral research and analyses. Specifically CCFS:

  1. Conducts and manages research and analysis of trends and patterns of health expenditures, public and private insurance coverage, use of personal health services, health status, and cost effectiveness of care for the general population and subgroups of policy interest.
  2. Conducts and manages health sector surveys such as medical expenditure surveys; surveys of employers and other sources of insurance coverage and health benefits; and surveys of the use, cost, and financing of care for special populations.
  3. Collects, reorganizes, and analyzes administrative databases related to health use, status, cost and financing.
  4. Provides modeling and projections of health care use, status, expenditures, and payments for policy research.
  5. Conducts and supports statistical and methodological research on survey design, sampling and estimation techniques, and data quality.
  6. Conducts and supports surveys and research of institutional and community based long term care.
  7. Evaluates administrative data sets for intramural and extramural research including policy and methodological studies.
  8. Builds research and data collection partnerships with the health care sector, employers and foundations, and represents the Agency in meetings with Federal agencies and experts on health policy issues especially issues related to health expenditures and insurance, Federal and State health care programs.

Current as of August 2001

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