Informing Health Initiatives: Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, March 2010-June 2010

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 March 2010 through June 2010.
Source of RequestRequestDateStaff ResponsibleAssistance Provided
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs/
General Accounting Office
Expert review of a VA study on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)3/10Sam Zuvekas
John Fleishman
Detailed consultations and expert review of a VA study on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Congressional Research ServiceEstimates of COBRA enrollment for private and government sectors3/10Beth CrimmelDetailed estimates of COBRA enrollment for 2005-2008 for the private and government sectors, based on MEPS-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) data
Congressional Research ServiceEstimates of trends in total premium costs and employer and employee shares for private employers and State and local governments3/10Joel Cohen
Jim Branscome
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 AgingProvide a briefing on AHRQ's assisted living collaborative3/10Deb PotterDetailed briefing on AHRQ's assisted living collaborative, focusing on consumers and their use of assisted living
Congressional Research ServiceEstimates of individuals with group and nongroup health insurance coverage3/10Jeffrey RhoadesNational estimates from the MEPS on the characteristics numbers of individuals with group and nongroup health insurance coverage
Office of Congressman Lamar SmithCost of providing non-emergent care in the emergency room compared with physicians' offices4/10Joel Cohen
Steve Machlin
Bill Yu
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. MichaudEstimates of health insurance offer rates for large employers in Maine4/10Jim BranscomeEstimates 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, HHSEstimates of single and non-single health insurance premiums at the State level5/10Beth CrimmelEstimates 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 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 July 2010
Internet Citation: Informing Health Initiatives: Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, March 2010-June 2010. July 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/health-initiatives/summaries/ihisum0610.html