Informing Health Initiatives
|Source of Request||Request||Date||Staff Responsible||Assistance Provided|
|Congressional Budget Office (CBO)||Estimates on Medicaid expenditures of children vs. adults||8/12||Joel Cohen||Provided estimates from the MEPS data to Jessica Banthin of CBO on Medicaid expenditures for children vs. adults.|
|Government Accounting Office (GAO)||Cost of dental care||9/12||Steve Cohen and Rich Manski||Provided consultation to inform an analysis undertaken by GAO using MEPS data. The three focus areas given attention were: (1) trends in dental costs in the U.S., such as total and per capita expenditures; (2) factors that contribute to dental costs, and (3) how U.S. dental costs compare to other similarly developed countries.|
|Congressional Budget Office (CBO)||Income-based eligibility for Medicaid before and after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)||9/12||Tom Selden, Salam Abdus, Julie Hudson, and Steve Hill||Provided information to Jessica Banthin, Alex Minicozzi, Rob Stewart, and Jeanne Heame of CBO on the differences in the calculation of income-based eligibility for Medicaid before and after the implementation of the ACA.|
|Government Accounting Office (GAO)||Use of Psychotropic Drugs for Children||10/12||Sam Zuvekas||Provided substantive consultation to inform the GAO report, Use of Psychotropic Drugs for Children; and reviewed and provided written comments on the draft, GAO Report on Children's Mental Health (GAO13-15, 290959).|
|Congressional Budget Office (CBO)||Trends on expenses for emergency room visits||11/12||Joel Cohen||Provided technical assistance to Melinda Buntin of CBO on trends in expenses for visits to the emergency room, from the MEPS data.|
|Congressional Budget Office (CBO)||Characteristics of individuals newly eligible for Medicaid under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)||11/12||Tom Selden and Steve Hill||Provided substantive assistance using data from the MEPS to Jessica Banthin of CBO on the characteristics of individuals newly eligible for Medicaid under the provisions of the ACA.|
|Government Accounting Office (GAO)||Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Benefits and Cost Sharing||12/12||Tom Selden and Steve Cohen||Provided consultation to GAO staff on their project to acquire utilization and access to care estimates for children with CHIP coverage; specifically, to calculate the average number of office visits and prescriptions a child had in 2010.|
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 Expenditure Panel Survey.
Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Page originally created January 2013
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