U.S. Health

Health Policy

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Abt is a leading expert in health services research, health economics, and policy evaluation. Our work informs national policies and debate related to providing high-quality health care services in a time of rising costs and scarce resources.

Our clients include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, medical specialty societies, and individual states.

Our work has included estimating the resources required to achieve electronic health records for all Americans; creating a consumer-friendly star rating system for evaluating nursing home quality; designing and implementing a national evaluation of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers; and creating electronic specifications for clinical quality measures to improve the quality of care in hospitals.

Our health services research includes:

  • Medicare and Medicaid provider payment, including case mix reimbursement and value-based purchasing
  • Medicare consumer research and communications
  • Medicare and Medicaid administrative and clinical data, including claims, provider costs reports, and clinical assessment data
  • Quality measurement
  • Access to care and patient safety
  • Implementation support
  • Evaluation
  • Quality measurement
  • Health information technology
Learn more about Abt's programs driving progress in Health Policy Research.