HCCI Emerging Uses of Claims Data

Date: Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
Time: 2:30pm-4EST
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The first of a two-part webinar series highlighting new research from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)-NASHP State Health Policy Grant Program, this webinar focuses on the impact of three state policies that promote alternative providers or methods of treatment: nurse practitioner scope of practice laws, open access to physical therapy, and telehealth options. These are three of six research projects funded under the State Health Policy Grant Program, a Laura and John Arnold Foundation-funded initiative that leverages national claims data to inform state health policy questions.

Speakers include:

  • NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley, moderator
  • Scott Leitz, HCCI’s Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement
  • Bianca Kiyoe Frogner, PhD is an Associate Professor and health economist in the Department of Family Medicine in University of Washington’s School of Medicine.More...
    Dr. Frogner is also the Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies. Dr. Frogner’s has published several articles, reports and book chapters on topics including health care spending, health insurance coverage, international health systems comparisons, and health workforce patterns. Currently, she is principal investigator on a project funded by the Health Care Cost Institute to investigate the impact of state access to physical therapy on healthcare utilization and costs.
  • Ulrike Muench is an Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. More...
    Dr. Muench is an interdisciplinary health services researcher at the intersection of nursing, health policy, and healthcare economics. Her research interests include the healthcare workforce, applied health care economics, roles of nurses and nurse practitioners, comparative health care systems, and patient outcomes. She is currently the principal investigator on a study evaluating prescribing behaviors and outcomes of nurse practitioners and primary care physicians in Medicare beneficiaries as well as for a study funded by the Health Care Cost Institute that examines the impact of state scope of practice laws on medication adherence.
  • Fernando A. Wilson is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director with the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. More...
    Dr. Wilson earned his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and BA in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include economic evaluation, telehealth, and immigration disparities. Currently, he is principal investigator on a project funded by the Health Care Cost Institute to monitor the impact of state telehealth policies on healthcare utilization and costs.

HCCI Emerging Uses of Claims Data Webinar Part II
Date: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Time: 3:30-5pm EST
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Part II: Join us for the second of a two-part webinar series highlighting new research from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)-NASHP State Health Policy Grant Program, an initiative that leverages national claims data to inform state health policy questions.  This webinar will focus on how external policies effect state health care markets, including findings looking at how provider consolidation, reference-based pricing initiatives, and the Mental Health Parity Addiction Equity Act may impact states.

Speakers include:

  • NASHP Project Director Maureen Hensley-Quinn, moderator
  • Scott Leitz, HCCI’s Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement
  • Dr. Rena Conti, University of Chicago Professor More...
     Dr. Rena Conti is an Assistant professor of health policy and economics at the University of Chicago.  She has specific expertise in estimating the intended (and unintended) consequences of policies that aim to increase quality of medical care and reduce spending in the United States using big data.  Her recent publications examine the demand for, supply of and pricing of prescription drugs.
  • Dr. Christopher Whaley, University of California at Berkeley Research Economist More...
    Christopher Whaley is a Research Economist at the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley. He received his PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis with a concentration in Health Economics from UC Berkeley in 2015. His research interests include price transparency and consumer information, health insurance plan design, and provider competition.
  • Dr. Lynn Vanderwielen, University of Colorado School of Medicine Assistant Professor More...
     Dr. VanderWielen is a health services researcher with expertise in public health programing and health equity. Her work explores mental health disparities and initiatives aimed to improve access, quality, and equity of care among underserved populations. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado and a Senior Evaluator at the Mental Health Center of Denver.