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Division of Health Care Financing Policy (HFP)

The Division of Health Care Financing Policy (HFP) is responsible for research, policy analysis and evaluation of HHS’s health financing programs, primarily Medicare, and policies affecting health care financing, delivery system reform and health care costs. Relevant topic areas include:

  • Evaluation methods and strategies;
  • Health care sector financing;
  • Medicare financial status;
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D);
  • Medicare fee-for-service payment and coverage policy (e.g., physicians, post-acute, hospice); and
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Medicare efficiency and value based purchasing reforms.

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Research Brief

Associations Between County-level Vaccination Rates and COVID-19 Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries

October 5, 2021
The purpose of this study is to identify associations between COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths among Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries and the proportion of the population fully vaccinated at the county-level between January and May 2021.
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Building the Evidence Base for Social Determinants of Health Interventions

September 23, 2021
In an effort to help build the evidence base around the social determinants of health (SDOH), the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) engaged RAND in a project to evaluate the current evidence from programs and policies targeting SDOH and identify the SDOH research questions, data sources, and data gaps that might be used to develop an SDOH research agenda.
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Value-Based Payment and Health Care System Preparedness and Resilience

August 16, 2021
Over the past 20 years, Medicare and many private payers have transitioned to policies known collectively as value based purchasing (VBP). The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on health, health care, the economy, and our daily lives over the past 15 months.