Expanding Healthcare Research Capacities through the Integration of Medicaid and

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$702,362.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
4R44AG039918-02
Agency Tracking Number:
R44AG039918
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIA
Solicitation Number:
PA10-051
Small Business Information
ACUMEN, LLC
500 AIRPORT BLVD, STE 365, BURLINGAME, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
83778964
Principal Investigator:
THOMAS MACURDY
(650) 558-8882
tmac@acumenllc.com
Business Contact:
ELLEN BANH
(650) 558-8882
ebanh@acumenllc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This STTR application requests funding to expand the capabilities of Acumen LLC's Medicare/Medicaid Research Information Center (MedRIC). To advance the quality of the data available for public policy research, MedRIC facilitates the acquisition of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participants of surveys and registries sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). By linking administrative and survey data into a cohesive structure,Acumen will significantly reduce the financial and time costs that researchers currently bear to acquire and use CMS administrative data. Although MedRIC has already linked NIA survey data to Medicare enrollment and claims files, this project will augmentthese efforts to include linkages to Medicaid claims databases. By successfully expanding MedRIC's capabilities, this project will significantly reduce the burden that researchers and policy analysts face as they investigate health care utilization, quality, and expenditure patterns among low- income individuals, children, and pregnant women.

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