Health Economics & Financing
Abt helps private-sector and government clients examine the economic consequences of healthcare programs and policies. Our economists design, conduct, and evaluate programs pertaining to healthcare product pricing, health system financing, and provider payment systems.
For private sector clients, Abt has projected the implications of alternative programs for financing long-term care in the United States. We have also developed models to forecast the need for certain healthcare professionals over time.
Our projects for federal and state government clients have included:
- Leading the design and evaluation of new incentive payment systems, including reforming the way Medicare hospice providers are reimbursed;
- Examining the potential for using market forces to set prices for health maintenance organizations, durable medical equipment manufacturers, and laboratories; and
- Designing and implementing payment systems for inpatient and outpatient hospitals, home health agencies, and nursing facilities.