System Biology Approaches to Aging and Alzheimer’s

System Biology Approaches to Aging and Alzheimer’s

Project Overview In December 2018, the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Neuroscience and Division of Aging Biology within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will convene a workshop on system biology approaches to aging and Alzheimer’s. This project provides all operational support for this critical workshop by national experts, including directing travel and accommodation[...]

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Long-Term Care Survey: Process, Operational Support, and Analysis

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and tested a new long-term care survey process for nationwide use that will replace the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS), previously used by 27 states and the District of Columbia for nursing home inspections. This project provides support to CMS in the implementation of the[...]

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation Methods Inquiries

Project Overview The Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s (OPRE) research portfolio addresses poverty, employment and training, child and youth development, child welfare, family strengthening and fatherhood, childcare and other work supports, and cash assistance. OPRE provides guidance and technical assistance across these program areas, supporting research and evaluation methods,[...]

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CMS End-Stage Renal Disease Services Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the End-State Renal Disease (ESRD) Services Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 2011 and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in 2012 to improve the quality and efficiency of treatment for ESRD, a condition of permanent kidney failure. The most common treatment for ESRD is dialysis. In January[...]

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Evaluation of the Diffusion and Impact of the Chronic Care Management (CCM) Fees

Project Overview In 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new billing code to allow eligible professionals to be reimbursed for chronic care management (CCM) activities. The fee is designed to support primary care through financial investment in care management services. Under the program, eligible professionals can bill CMS and participating[...]

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Evaluation of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model (AIM)

Project Overview This project focuses on evaluating the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model (AIM) to assess whether infrastructure funding provided to AIM ACOs results in increased ACO participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), sustained ACO participation in those programs that were previously MSSPs, and increased willingness by ACOs to accept greater financial[...]

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Retinal Prostheses in the Medicare Population

Project Overview Insight is assessing risks and outcomes associated with retinal prosthetic sight restoration technology in the Medicare population. Retinal prostheses might significantly improve the eyesight of severely visually impaired patients with retina-related vision loss, including macular degeneration. Such improvements might considerably increase health-related quality of life and daily living activities measures for these patients.[...]

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Evaluation of the Coverage to Care (C2C) Initiative

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched its From Coverage to Care Initiative (C2C) in 2014 to help the newly insured understand what it means to have health insurance, how to find a provider, and when and where to seek health services. The initiative also aims to educate consumers about the importance[...]

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Framework for Longitudinally Evaluating Health Professions Diversity Programs

Project Overview The purpose of this project was to develop an evaluation framework and plan for a prospective longitudinal evaluation of four diversity grant programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce: Nursing Workforce Diversity, Centers of Excellence, Health Careers Opportunity Program, and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students. The project[...]

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