Economic and Cost-Effectiveness Studies from the U.S. Renal Disease Data System

This interagency agreement (IAA) provided funds to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to cover the costs of having the coordinating center for the U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS) perform economic and cost-effectiveness studies. The NIDDK contracted with the University of Michigan to be the coordinating center for 5 years. The coordinating center conducts cost or cost-effectiveness components for at least four existing data studies and for one special study focused on economic issues.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Greer, Joel
410-786-6695

PIC ID: 7198

PERFORMER: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Bethesda, MD

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/30/2000

Maximizing the Effective Use of Telemedicine: A Study of the Effects, Cost Effectiveness, and Utilization Patterns of Consultation via Telemedicine

This project is conducting an evaluation of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA's) medicare payment demonstration. The evaluation examines the medical effectiveness, patient and provider acceptance, and costs associated with telemedicine services, as well as their impact on access to care in rural areas.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Greer, Joel
410-786-6695

PIC ID: 6303

PERFORMER: Center for Health Policy Research
Denver, CO

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/28/2002

Multi-State Evaluation of Dual Eligibles Demonstrations

This evaluation is designed to assess the impact of dual eligible demonstrations in the States of Minnesota, Colorado, Wisconsin and New York. Analyses will be conducted for each State and across States.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Rudolph, Noemi
410-786-6662

PIC ID: 7186

PERFORMER: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/29/2002

Performance Assessment of Web Sites

This task order: (1) evaluates, (2) sets up an ongoing system for feedback from consumers, and (3) makes recommendations for future changes concerning two web sites sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. The web sites include www.medicare.gov, which was developed by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and www.healthfinder.gov, which was developed by the Office of Disease Prevention Health Promotion in collaboration with other agencies.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Beneficiary Services

FEDERAL CONTACT: Crawley, Barbara
410-786-6590

PIC ID: 7212

PERFORMER: Barents Group, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
Washington, DC

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 04/30//2000