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MAKING HCFA DATA ACCESSIBLE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7845
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7845
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Solon Consulting Group, Ltd.
12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: MAKING HCFA DATA ACCESSIBLE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,152.00
 

Abstract:

HCFA HAS A WALTH OF INFORMATION ON EXPENDITURES AND RESOURCEUTILIZATION IN THE FORM OF MEDICARE PART A AND B CLAIMS FILES, MEDICARE MASTER BENEFICIARY FILES, MEDICAID PAID CLAIMS AND ELIGIBILITY DATA (VIA MEDSTAT FILES) AND AGGREGATED STATISTICAL REPORT DATA. HOWEVER, THIS INFORMATION IS SELDOM USED BY RESEARCHERS NOT FUNDED BY HCFA BECAUSE THE FULL HCFA DATA ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE, THE SIZE OF THE FILES MAKE PROCESSING EXPENSIVE, AND THE LIMITED UTILITY OF THE CLEANSED PUBLIC USE TAPES DUE TO THE REMOVED DATA ELEMENTS (E.G. IDENTIFIERS FOR LINKING A PATIENT BILL TO A PROVIDER). IN ADDITION, DOCUMENTATION IS OFTEN POOR OR OUT OF DATE, AND DATA QUALITY WITHIN SOME OF HCFA FILES IS SUSPECT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM TO MAKE EXISTING HCFA DATA INEXPENSIVELY AND EASILY AVAILABLE FOR UTILIZATION BY RESEARCHERS AND OTHERS. THIS WILL ALLOW NEW AND EXPANDED RESEARCH INTO TOPICS SUCH AS EXPENDITURES AND UTILIZATION PATTERNS FOR THY ELDERLY ANDENHANCE SURVEYS LIKE THE SURVEY OF INCOME BY ADDING HEALTH AND SERVICE UTILIZATION VARIABLES. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECESSARY ANALYSIS FILES TO SUPPORT RESEARCH INTO THESE IMPORTANT TOPICS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Solon Consulting Group Ltd
12510 Prosperity Dr Ste 135 Silver Spring, MD 20904

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No