Baseline Information for Evaluating the Implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996: Final Report. Organization of Remainder of Report


The next section of this report provides a general overview of the proposed evaluation design. It discusses comparison groups and data for the quantitative components of the evaluation. It describes generic aspects of the qualitative evaluation including site selection, case study interviews, and data analysis.

The final section of the report then covers the specific evaluation topics that we propose. It is organized by the four key outcomes that we considered in the literature review chapter: access, price, benefits, and employment. For each of these topic areas, we pose one or more key questions and present an approach to address the issue. The discussion in section III highlights the unique elements of the quantitative or qualitative design that are not addressed in the general discussion found in section II.