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Technical Assistance from Our Team

Our center provides expert assistance on policy and payment analysis, Medicare and Medicaid data and claims analysis, measuring costs, converting health measures into economic costs, and conducting cost effectiveness analysis.

Center faculty and staff include MDs, PhD health economists, and MPH trained analysts with backgrounds in applied econometrics and health policy analysis and interpretation.

Cost Effectiveness Tool

Answer questions about your research to obtain customized information and advice on research design, available data, examples, and suggested readings in the areas of cost and cost effectiveness analysis.

Policy Analysis Toolkit

Created by the Center for Health Economics & Policy, this is a guide for researchers on being policy relevant.

Policy Brief Toolkit

Our  Policy Brief Toolkit is designed to help researchers translate research findings into policy briefs, which can be circulated to a broader audience than that of academic journals.

“Focus On” Series

The ”Focus On” series highlights various analytic tools that support research in health economics and policy in a succinct, accessible style.

Focus on Data: Health Policy Analysis Using MEPS Restricted Data
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), which began in 1996, is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, (doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc.), and employers across the United States.