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Bulletins

VA Health Economics Bulletin
Health Economics Resource Center, August 2017 | View »
VA Health Economics Bulletin
Health Economics Resource Center, June 2017 | View »
VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 17, Issue 1
Health Economics Resource Center, February 2017 | Download »

Comparing Chronic Conditions in ICD-9 and ICD-10
De-Implementing Low Value Care
Major Changes for Healthcare Cost Effectiveness Studies
HERC Econometrics Course
Upcoming HERC Cyberseminar

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 16, Issue 4
Health Economics Resource Center, November 2016 | Download »

HERC Panel: De-implementing Low Value Health Services
New Technical Report: Mental Health Codes for ICD-10
Updated Recommendations for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
New Technical Report: Costing Methods in VA Research
2017 Econometrics Course Overview
Econometrics Lecture Descriptions
Upcoming HERC Cyberseminar

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 16, Issue 3
Health Economics Resource Center, August 2016 | Download »

Costing Telehealth Interventions
New Dataset for Choice Care
Interventions to Reduce Low-Value Care
Gap between Recommendations and Practice in Supportive Care
FY2015 Inpatient Average Cost Dataset
Using Economics to Inform Policy
Second Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine
Upcoming HERC Cyberseminar

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 16, Issue 2
Health Economics Resource Center, May 2016 | Download »

Correcting Outliers in Pharmacy Data
Understanding Professional Costs in VA Fee Basis Data
New VA/CMS Data Available from VIReC
HERC is now on Twitter
External Determinants of Veterans VA Healthcare Utilization

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 16, Issue 1
Health Economics Resource Center, February 2016 | Download »

Ask an Economist:
How to address outliers in cost data?
How to identify providers in Fee data?
Cost Effectiveness Analysis Courses happening now
Understanding inpatient costs
Error in FY 2015 Treating Specialty NDE
HERC Cyber Seminar

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 15, Issue 4
Health Economics Resource Center, November 2015 | Download »

Workgroup Created to Reduce Low-Value Services
Cost Effectiveness Analysis Course
Estimated Labor Costs Database Released
New Medicare Wage Index for VA
Extended Economist Help
Fee Basis Guidebook Available
HERC Staff Update

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 15, Issue 3
Health Economics Resource Center, August 2015 | Download »

HERC's FY14 Cost Data Now Available
CDW ICD Domain Updated for ICD-10
HSR&D/QUERI National Conference Highlights
How HERC Can Help You
Upcoming Cyberseminars

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 15, Issue 2
Health Economics Resource Center, May 2015 | Download »

Measuring overuse of low-value care using claims data
Federal Supply Schedule has moved
HERC welcomes its new director
HERC guidebooks updated
New VA/CMS data
Using propensity scores to correct for bias
Cyber Seminars

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 15, Issue 1
Health Economics Resource Center, February 2015 | Download »

New Risk Scores for VA Cost Analyses
Spring Econometrics Course
Budget Impact Analysis Methods for QUERI Projects
New HERC Discharge Data
How much does that medication really cost?
HERC Cyber Seminars

VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 14, Issue 4
Health Economics Resource Center, November 2014 | Download »
New Research Finds Link between PTSD and Spontaneous Preterm Delivery
HERC Average Cost Data on VHA Data Portal
HERC Average Cost Guidebooks Updated
HERC Website Updated
Staff Update
HERC Cyber Seminars
VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 14, Issue 3
Health Economics Resource Center, August 2014 | Download »
NPCD to Stop in FY14
QUERI Economic Guidelines Updated
HERC Staff Update
Upcoming HERC Cyber Seminars and Call for 2015 Presenters
FY13 HERC Average Cost Data Available at VINCI
Cyber Seminars
VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 14, Issue 2
Health Economics Resource Center, May 2014 | Download »
HERC Cost Datasets at VINCI
  • Instrumental Variables Technical Report Released
  • Spring 2014 CEA Course
  • HERC Staff Update
  • Cyber Seminars
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 14, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, February 2014 | Download »
    HERC Organizes Affordable Care Act Research-Operations Workgroup
  • Tobacco Use Technical Report Released
  • Updates from the DSO/MCAO
  • HERC Guidebooks Updated
  • FY12 Person-Level Cost Summary Updated
  • Staff Updates
  • HERC Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Course
  • HERC Cyber Seminars
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 13, Issue 4
    Health Economics Resource Center, November 2013 | Download »
    Estimates of New Coverage Options for Uninsured Veterans under ACA
  • HERC Funding Renewed
  • New Steering Committee Members
  • Updated Budget Impact Analysis Guidelines
  • HERC Staff Update
  • Cyber Seminars & Course
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 13, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, August 2013 | Download »
    HERC Releases FY2012 Average Cost Data
  • HERC Data Moving to CDW
  • HERC Guidebooks Updated
  • New Publications on Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making
  • HERC Presentation on Health Care Efficiency
  • HERC Staff Update
  • HERC Cyber Course and Seminars
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 13, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, May 2013 | Download »
    Health Services Decision Analysis Resources
  • Assessment of Alternative Hepatitis C Treatment Strategies
  • National Patient Care Database Transition to CDW Delayed
  • DSS Costs for the Southern Nevada Health Care System
  • Budget Impact Analysis
  • HERC Staff Update
  • HERC Cyber Course and Seminars
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 13, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, March 2013 | Download »
    Choosing Wisely Campaign Expands List of Low-Value Care
  • New HERC Guidebook on Patient Travel Data
  • DSS Data Moved to VA Corporate Data Warehouse
  • New Cites Added to VA Cost Bibliography
  • Prevalence and Cost of Common Chronic Diseases Determined
  • Cost-Effectiveness Findings Found to Influence Health Care Policy
  • HERC Releases Annual VA Patient-Level Cost Data
  • HERC Cyber Course and Seminars
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 12, Issue 4
    Health Economics Resource Center, November 2012 | Download »

    DSS Data Migrate to VINCI
    New Medical Decision Modeling Guidelines
    Labor Cost Data and Guidebook Now Available
    Facilities Get New Numbers
    HERC FY09 Person-Level Roll-Up Files Now Available
    Cyber Seminars and Course
    HERC Staff Update

    VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 12, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, August 2012 | Download »
    DSS Cost Data Move to New Cost Center
  • FY2011 HERC DSS Discharge Cost Dataset and Guidebook Now Available
  • FY2011 HERC Average Cost Data Available
  • Featured Health Economics Expert: Clara "Libby" Dismuke
  • Upcoming Cyberseminars and Course
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 12, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, May 2012 | Download »
    New Fee Basis Files Available
  • New Technical Report #27
  • HERC to Attend HSR&D/QUERI National Conference
  • Bibliography of VA Cost Studies Updated
  • Featured Health Economics Expert: Matthew Maciejewski
  • HERC Staff Update: Welcome Victoria
  • Upcoming Cyber Seminars and Course
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 12, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, February 2012 | Download »
    Changes Planned to Respond to HERC Customers' Needs
  • New Fields Added to DSS NDEs
  • Chronic Disease Main Paper
  • New FAQ on Chronic Disease Files
  • Changes to HERC DSS Technical Advisory Panel
  • NLC Considers HERC Presentation on Health Care Cost
  • HERC Staff Update
  • Upcoming Cyber Seminars and Course
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 11, Issue 4
    Health Economics Resource Center, November 2011 | Download »

    HERC's Fee Basis Discussion Recap
    Changes in the DSS NDEs
    FY10 IPD and ALB Format Catalogs Available
    Upcoming HERC Cyber Seminars and Course
    WellPoint Assesses Provider Efficiency
    Featured Health Economics Expert-Santanu Datta
    HERC Honors Jim Jackson

    VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 11, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, August 2011 | Download »
    HERC Releases Guide to Provider Data
  • Results from HERC Needs Assessment Survey
  • HERC Organizes Fee Basis Discussion Group
  • New Veteran Geographic Data Source
  • HERC Cyber Seminars and Course
  • FY10 HERC Average Cost Data Available
  • HERC Cost Datasets and Guidebook Updates
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 11, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, May 2011 | Download »
    HERC Cyber Seminars on Efficiency
  • Overview of New Updates on the HERC Website
  • HERC Creates Tool for Measuring Self-Reported Non-VA Utilization
  • Rebuilding of Outpatient Average Cost File for FY05
  • DSS Hospital Cost Dataset Released by HERC
  • Recap of HSR&D National Meeting
  • Quarterly Economics Calls for QUERI Economics Researchers
  • HERC Names New Associate Director
  • Upcoming HERC Cyber-seminars and course
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 11, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, January 2011 | Download »
    HERC Enhances Fee Basis Resources
  • HERC Description of DSS NDEs
  • HERC to Attend 28th HSR&D National Meeting
  • Staff News
  • Upcoming HERC Cyber Seminars and Courses
  • Correction on DSS Costing of Telephone and Telehealth Care
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 10, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, November 2010 | Download »
    DSS Captures Telehealth Care Cost
  • HERC Cyber Seminar and Course Updates
  • HERC Guidebook Updates Health Economics Experts List
  • Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 10, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, July 2010 | Download »
    New Variables Added to Fee Basis Data
  • HERC Cyberseminar Updates
  • Obtaining Access to the VR-36 and VR-12
  • HERC Creates Station-Level Wage Index
  • FY2009 Average Cost Data Available
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 10, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, March 2010 | Download »
    HERC Economics Experts List Updated
  • HERC Cyber-seminars and Courses
  • HERC Launches Online Discussion Board
  • Staff Update
  • HERC Updates Microcost and Fee Basis Guidebooks
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 9, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, December 2009 | Download »
    HERC Cost-Effectiveness Course
  • Tufts Cost-Effectiveness Registry Updated
  • HERC Person-Level Cost Dataset Updated
  • Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 9, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, September 2009 | Download »
    New Challenges for VA Health Economics
  • FY2008 HERC Average Costs
  • New DSS Products
  • HERC Cyber-Seminar
  • Health Care Costing Problems
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 9, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, April 2009 | Download »
    Guidebook for Research Use of PAID Data
  • Changes for FY2007 HERC Outpatient Cost Estimates
  • VA Sharing Agreements
  • HERC Course and Cyberseminar Updates
  • Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 8, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, August 2008 | Download »
    Telehealth Projects
  • Average Cost Datasets Now Available
  • HERC Recommends Deeper Integration of Economics in QUERI
  • HERC Course and Cyberseminar Updates
  • Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 8, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, April 2008 | Intranet only
    HERC Releases FY2006 Person-Level Cost Summary
  • HERC Updates Technical Reports
  • NCI Meeting on Health Care Costs
  • HERC Course and Cyberseminar Updates
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 8, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, February 2008 | Intranet only
    Data Field Changes for DSS National Data Extracts
  • HERC Course and Cyberseminar Updates
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 7, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, December 2007 | Intranet only
    New Naming Conventions for DSS NDEs
  • Updates to DSS Web Site
  • Pharmacy Comparison:DSS and PBM Data
  • Staff Update
  • HERC Course Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 7, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, June 2007 | Intranet only
    Preference Measurement Guidebook
  • DSS Account Level Budgeter - HR Data
  • Coding Community Nursing Home Stays
  • New HERC Technical Report
  • HERC Course Updates
  • Recent Publications
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 7, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, April 2007 | Intranet only
    U.S. the Exception When it Comes to Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • DSO Releases FY07 Technical Conversion Guidelines
  • Linking DSS NDEs and OPC Files
  • HERC Course Updates
  • HERC Provides Data Tabulations
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 6, Issue 3
    Health Economics Resource Center, December 2006 | Intranet only
    Duplicate encounter IDs in FY2005 NPCD SE
  • New DSS NDE for low-cost encounters
  • AMSUS
  • Econometrics Course
  • Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 6, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, October 2006 | Download »
    Econometrics Course
  • Identifying Non-Veterans in VA Utilization Files
  • Recent Publications
  • Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 6, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, April 2006 | Download »
    HERC Releases FY2004 Person-Level Cost Data
  • New Technical Report
  • Revised Guidebooks on DSS NDEs
  • Changes in the DSS Outpatient NDE
  • HERC Cyberseminar Archive
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 5, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, September 2005 | Download »

    New Report on Dialysis

    • DSS Guide Updates
    • New Staff
    • KLFMenu and the FCDM: Web-Based Tools for Accessing Summary Data
    • HERC Seminars Now Online
    • Recent Publications
    Feburary 2005 | Volume 5, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, February 2005 | Download »
    QUERI Considers Economics Outpatient Datasets to Include All CPT Codes
  • Estimating Medicare Reimbursement for Inpatient Care
  • VA Phases Out Cost Distribution Report
  • HERC Kicks Off HSR&D Cyberseminars
  • New Report on VA Staffing Costs
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 4, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, August 2004 | Download »
    Rules of Thumb When Using VA Inpatient Cost Data
  • New Report Shows VA Costs Have Shifted
  • Outpatient Datasets Exclude Duplicate Procedure Codes
  • New HERC Review Panel
  • HERC Health Economics Cyber Seminars
  • HERC Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 3, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, December 2003 | Download »
    Average Cost and Micro-Cost Methods
  • Four New Technical Reports Released
  • HERC Cost Dataset Released
  • 2003 HSR&D National Meeting
  • Highlights of Recent HERC Publications
  • HERC Staff Update
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 2, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, November 2002 | Download »
    DSS Data Validation Results are In
  • HERC Releases FY 2001 Average Cost Data
  • HSR&D Renews HERC Funding
  • New Bibliography of VA Cost Studies Available
  • HERC Micro-cost Guidebook Released
  • HERC Launches Intranet Web Site
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 2, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, August 2002 | Download »
    HERC Validates DSS Data
  • HERC Releases Guide to DSS Extracts
  • New Name for KLF Web Site
  • New DSS Cost File Released
  • Clinical Extracts to be Released
  • Cost of Chronic Disease in VA
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 1, Issue 2
    Health Economics Resource Center, December 2001 | Download »
    HERC Releases Outpatient Cost Estimates
  • HERC Releases Hospital Cost Data
  • Alternatives to HERC Average Cost Data
  • Accessing the Data
  • HERC Staff Update
  • Health Economics Seminar Series
  • HERC Offers Resources
  • VA Health Economics Bulletin | Volume 1, Issue 1
    Health Economics Resource Center, January 2001 | Download »
    Decision Support System National Extracts
  • VA Compliance Officers Meet to Improve VA Data Quality
  • New Medicare Payment Rates will Help VA Cost Studies
  • HERC Offers Resources
  • Health Economics Seminar Series