Informing Health Initiatives

Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, January 2013 - April 2013

A summary of requests to the Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT) for information to inform health initiatives, and of the assistance provided from January 2013 through April 2013.
Source of RequestRequestDateStaff ResponsibleAssistance Provided
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)Reconciling Medical Expenditure Estimates from the MEPS and NHEA, 20073/13Tom Selden and Didem BernardPresented a briefing at the Congressional Budget Office on their paper, which was published in the Medicare and Medicaid Research Review in December 2012.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)Estimates on employers that offer single, but not dependent coverage3/13Jessica VistnesProvided Dr. Banthin a copy of her paper with Alice Zawacki, Kosali Simon, and Amy Taylor:Declines in Employer-Sponsored Insurance between 2000 and 2008: Examining the Components of Coverage by Firm Size, which has relevant estimates. She also sent a copy of her paper with Ed Miller and Tom Selden: Affordability of Insurance: Application of the Affordable Care Act Definitions in a Linked Employee-Employer Data Set, which has information on the percentage of workers without access to dependent coverage.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)Impact of Medicaid eligibility changes under the Affordable Care Act and the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP)3/13Tom SeldenProvided estimates from AHRQ's PUBSIM model, which provides a more refined application of State rules regarding family composition, countable income, asset tests, spend-down and more—rules whose relevance has grown with the Medicaid eligibility and financing provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Preliminary estimates have been derived from our model showing:(a) eligibility and coverage by simulated basis of eligibility; (b) an analysis of ineligible reporters by basis of ineligibility; and (c) a comparison of income counting and assistance unit formation under 2009 Medicaid rules versus those of the ACA. The results will inform estimation of the potential impact of Medicaid eligibility changes under the Affordable Care Act with respect to Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP).
House Energy & Commerce CommitteeMental health activities and programs3/13Sam ZuvekasPresented a briefing on research activities and programs from MEPS data and related analyses, and described how they have been used in mental health.

Requests for data and publications: Descriptive statistics for all assistance provided are available upon request. Please contact Cindy Nunley at cindy.nunley@ahrq.hhs.gov.

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.

Current as of May 2013
Internet Citation: Informing Health Initiatives: Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, January 2013 - April 2013. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/health-initiatives/summaries/ihisum0413.html