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HERC Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

GutmanWednesday, September 20, 2017, 11 AM (Pacific)

Is Medical Foster Care a Cost-effective Substitute for Nursing Home Care?

Roee Gutman, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet

This presentation will focus on an analysis of costs within the medical foster home program which is designed to provide a home-based alternative to nursing home care. Participants will learn about the strategies used to match the sample of Veterans from this program to Veterans residing in traditional nursing home programs. Participants would also learn about statistical methods that were employed to impute the counterfactual costs of medical foster home residents if they would have received nursing home care instead. This analysis delineates the cost implications of such program to legislators and policymakers.




Archived Seminars

June 21, 2017
Comparison of Quality, Cost, and Accessibility of Elective Coronary Revascularization Provided by Veterans Health Administration and Community Care Hospitals
Paul Barnett, Ph.D. | Slides
April 19, 2017
Recommendations of the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine
Gillian Sanders-Schmidler, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
March 15, 2017
Introduction to HERC Services
Elizabeth Gehlert, M.P.H. | Slides| Video
February 15, 2017
The Cost-Effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Treatments to Reduce Pain
Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
January 18, 2017
Panel presentation: De-implementing low value health services
Paul Barnett, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
September 21, 2016
Using Harm-based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (PSI-90): Does it Affect Assessment of Hospital Performance and Financial Penalties in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals?
Qi Chen, Ph.D.| Video
June 15, 2016
Optimizing Access Metrics in the VA
Julia Prentice, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
May 18, 2016
External Determinants of Veterans' VA Healthcare Utilization
Amresh Hanchate, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
April 20, 2016
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans' Use of Veterans Health Administration and Purchased Care Before and After Veterans Choice Program Implementation
Megan Vanneman, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
March 16, 2016
Validating and applying VA substance use disorder and mental health performance measures through operations-partnered investigation
Austin Frakt, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
February 17, 2016
Re-examining Facility-Level Effects on Diabetes Care Quality for Veterans
Adam Wilk, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
January 20, 2016
Data Sources for VA Care Costs and Providers
Jean Yoon, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
October 21, 2015
A System for Comparing Outpatient Use Between VA and Medicare
Paul Hebert, Ph.D.| Video
September 16, 2015
OEF/OIF Army Reservists' postdeployment mental health screens and linkage to the Veterans Health Administration
Alex Sox-Harris, Ph.D.| Video
June 17, 2015
Reconciliation of Different Estimates of the Impact of Nurse Staffing on Patient Outcomes: The Effect of Data Aggregation and Estimation Methods
Ciaran Phibbs, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
May 20, 2015
The Cost-Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation for Patients with Psychiatric Illness
Paul Barnett, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
April 15, 2015
Randomized controlled evaluation of an Intensive Management Patient Aligned Care Team (ImPACT) for high-need, high-cost Veterans Affairs patients
Christine Pal-Chee, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
March 18, 2015
Choosing Wisely and Overuse: Prevalence, Variation and Reform
Carrie Colla, Ph.D.| Video
February 18, 2015
Risk Adjustment for Cost Analyses: The Development and Implementation of a New System
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
January 22, 2015
Budget Impact Analysis Methods for QUERI Projects
Neil Jordan, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
October 15, 2014
VA Expenditures of Bariatric Surgery Patients and Matched Controls
Matthew Maciejewski, Ph.D.| Video
September 17, 2014
The Effect of Medicaid Expansions on Demand for Care from the Veterans Health Administration
Amresh Hanchate, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
July 16, 2014
Estimating the cost of healthcare-associated MRSA infections in the VA
Richard Nelson, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
June 18, 2014
Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Use of VA Primary Care: Lessons from the Massachusetts Health Reform
Edwin Wong, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
May 21, 2014
The VA Caregiver Support Evaluation Center: Overview of Mixed Methods to Assess Short-Term Impacts of VA Caregiver Support on Veterans and Caregivers
Courtney VanHoutven, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
April 16, 2014
The Power of Observational Data to Compare Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes on Long-Term Outcomes
Julia Prentice, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
March 19, 2014
Mental Health Care During Periodic Health Exams: How Do They Occur and How Long Do They Last
Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
February 19, 2014
Hospital Profiling with Enhanced Risk Adjustment Based on Laboratory Tests and Vital Signs Data
Amresh Hanchate, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
January 15, 2014
Updated ISPOR Guidelines for Budget Impact Analyses
Josephine Mauskopf, Ph.D., M.H.A. | Slides| Video
November 21, 2013
Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: National and State Estimates and New Coverage Options under the Affordable Care Act
Jennifer Haley, B.A. | Slides| Video
October 16, 2013
Challenges measuring healthcare costs attributable to an individual chronic condition
Steven Zeliadt, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
September 18, 2013
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma and Preterm Birth Evidence from 16,000 VA Pregnancies
Jonathan Shaw, M.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
July 17, 2013
Estimating Readmission Rates using Incomplete Data: Implications for Two Methods of Hospital Profiling
Bill O'Brien, M.S. | Slides| Video
June 19, 2013
Risk Adjustment for Cost Analyses: The Comparative Effectiveness of Two Systems
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
May 22, 2013
Are Misinterpreted, Hospital-level Relationships Between Process Performance Measures and Outcomes Undermining Evidence-based Patient Care?
John Finney, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
April 17, 2013
New Guidelines for Cost-effectiveness Models: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force
Karen Kuntz, Sc.D. | Slides| Video
March 20, 2013
Using Systems Modeling to Evaluate the Impact of the New York State HIV Testing Law
Erika Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
February 20, 2013
Hospital Readmission: A Measure of Hospital Quality?
Peter Kaboli, M.D., M.S. | Slides| Video
January 16, 2013
Facility Variation in Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients
Chuan-Fen Liu, M.P.H., Ph.D. | Slides| Video
October 17, 2012
Colon Cancer Costs and Quality of Care
Denise Hynes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N. | Slides| Video
September 19, 2012
Overview of the Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence
Stephan Fihn, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. | Slides| Video
August 15, 2012
Cost-Effectiveness Using Decision-Analytic Modeling
Kee Chan, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
June 27, 2012
Healthcare Utilization and Costs of Veterans Screened and Assessed for Traumatic Brain Injury
Kevin Stroupe, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
June 20, 2012
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in VHA and Healthcare Cost Growth: 2001-2010
Peter Groeneveld, M.D., M.S. | Slides| Video
May 16, 2012
Outpatient Waiting Time Measures and Patient Satisfaction
Julia Prentice, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
April 18, 2012
Budget Impact Analysis: A Worked Example
Patsi Sinnott, P.T., Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
March 21, 2012
Cost of Readmission in the VHA: Implications for Reimbursement Policies
Jason Hockenberry, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
February 15, 2012
Medication Adherence in Chronically Ill Veterans: Copayments, Other Potential Barriers, and Health System Factors to Potentially Mitigate Cost Burdens
John Zeber, Ph.D., M.H.A. | Slides| Video
January 18, 2012
Organizational Slack Resources and Quality of Primary Care
David Mohr, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
December 7, 2011
Update on the VA Fee Basis Files
Patsi Sinnott, P.T., Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
October 19, 2011
Two Approaches to Identifying Non-Surgical Controls for Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
Matthew Maciejewski, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
September 21, 2011
Expanded HIV Screening in the United States: What Will It Cost and Who Will Pay? A Budget Impact Analysis
Erika Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
August 17, 2011
The Analysis of Variation in Cost of Care - An Episode Of Care Methodology
David Redfearn, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
July 20, 2011
Choosing Models for Cost Analyses: Issues of Nonlinearity and Endogeneity
Melissa Garrido, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
June 8, 2011
Is Physician Organization Related to Efficiency and Patient Outcomes?
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
May 18, 2011
Efficiency Differences Between Critical Access Hospitals and Non-Converting Rural Hospitals
Ryan Mutter, Ph.D., M.A. | Slides| Video
April 20, 2011
Efficiency in Health Care: Does Anyone Know What It Is?
Jim Burgess, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
March 16, 2011
Variations in Costs in the Veterans Healthcare System Using SFA: Relationship to Quality
Peter Almenoff, M.D., F.C.C.P | Slides| Video
February 23, 2011
Overview of Health Care Efficiency Research
Paul Barnett, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
January 19, 2011
What Have We Learned from Economic Analyses of Prevention?
Louise Russell, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
October 20, 2010
Untangling the Direct and Indirect Effects of Body Mass Dynamics on Earnings
Donna Gilleskie, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
September 15, 2010
Use of Outpatient Care by Medicare-eligible Veterans
Matthew Maciejewski, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
August 18, 2010
Forecasting Collections for the Veterans Health Administration
George Miller, M.S.E., Ph.D. | Slides| Video
July 28, 2010
Using Fee Basis Data for Research
Mark Smith, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
July 21, 2010
Spine Pain in VA: Finding the complete/right cohort
Patsi Sinnott, P.T., Ph.D., M.P.H. | Slides| Video
June 16, 2010
Modeling Healthcare Expenditures
Anirban Basu, M.S., Ph.D. | Slides| Video
May 19, 2010
New Economic Datasets
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
April 21, 2010
Designing, Conducting and Interpreting CEA under Non-Ideal Circumstances
Risha Gidwani, Dr.P.H. | Slides| Video
March 17, 2010
Benefit-of-the-Doubt Approaches for Calculating a Composite Measure of Quality
Jim Burgess, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
February 17, 2010
The Role and Future of Private Medicare Health Plans
Austin Frakt, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
November 18, 2009
Methods of Calculating Costs
Kevin Frick, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
October 21, 2009
OIF / OEF Costs
Ryan Edwards, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
June 17, 2009
The Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices: Applying a goal commitment framework
Ann Chou, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
May 20, 2009
Supply, Demand, and Waiting Times for VA Outpatient Care
Steven Pizer, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
April 15, 2009
Assessing the Costs of VA Mental Health Intensive Case Management: An Instrumental Variables Approach
Eric Slade, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
March 18, 2009
Understanding Patient Preferences in Individual Health Decisions: Conceptual and measurement considerations
Sara Knight, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
January 21, 2009
Methods Guidance on Budget Impact Analysis: An ISPOR Task Force Report
Sean Sullivan, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
September 17, 2008
Use of Primary Care in VA and Medicare among VAMC and CBOC Patients
Chuan-Fen Liu, M.P.H., Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
September 3, 2008
Being Productive with STATA
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides| Video
July 16, 2008
Applying Research on Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Real-World Settings
Michael Schoenbaum, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
June 18, 2008
Instrumental Variables and Correcting for Selection Bias
Mistry Gage, M.P.H. | Slides available on the Intranet
May 21, 2008
Second-Generation Antipsychotics: Cost-Effectiveness, Policy Options, and Political Decision Making
Robert Rosenheck, M.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
April 23, 2008
Using Survival Analysis to Analyze Hospice / Palliative Care
Ann Hendricks, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
March 19, 2008
A Talk on Non-parametric Estimators for Cost Data
Andrew Zhou, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
February 20, 2008
The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization (2:30 PM EST)
Mark Duggan, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
January 23, 2008
The Impact of Nurse Staffing and Human Capital on Patient Outcomes for VA Inpatient Care
Ciaran Phibbs, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
September 26, 2007
Econometric Issues in Analyzing Health Care Cost and Utilization Outcomes
John Mullahy, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
July 25, 2007
Hip Fractures in VA/Medicare-Eligible Veterans: Mortality and Costs
Elizabeth Bass, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
May 23, 2007
Emotional Adaptation and the End of Economics
Peter Ubel, M.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
April 25, 2007
The Impact of Eligibility Reform on the Demand for VHA Services by Medicare Eligible Veterans
Yvonne Jonk, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
March 28, 2007
Evidence, HTA and Comparative Effectiveness in the U.S.
Peter Neumann, Sc.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
February 28, 2007
Estimating Cost at Each Stage of Care
Mark Smith, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
January 17, 2007
Propensity Scores and Selection Bias in Observational Studies
Steven Pizer, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
September 27, 2006
Effect of Increased Co-payments on Pharmacy Use in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Kevin Stroupe, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
August 23, 2006
Using the Net Benefit Regression Framework to Address Uncertainty and Heterogencity in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Using Patient-Level Data.
Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D | Slides available on the Intranet
July 26, 2006
Advanced Sensitivity Analyses: Probabilistic, Correlated and Scenario
Mendel Singer, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
May 24, 2006
Markov Model of Using Teleophthalmology to Screen Diabetic Veterans for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Clinically Significant Macular Edema
Santanu Datta, M.B.A, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
April 26, 2006
Beyond the Two-Part Model: Methods for Handling Truncated and Skewed Dependent Variables
Eric Slade, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
March 22, 2006
Challenges in Retrospective Cost Evaluation of New Technologies: Selection Bias and Intervening Time Factors
Bruce Vogel, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
February 22, 2006
Advances in VA Utilization and Cost Data
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides
January 25, 2006
Variations Across VISNs in End-of-Life Medical Treatments and Costs
Wei Yu, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
November 16, 2005
Cost-Effectiveness and Advanced Sensitivity Analysis Using TreeAge
Mendel Singer, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
November 9, 2005
Programming Markov Models in TreeAge
Mendel Singer, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
October 26, 2005
Investment in Evidence-based Depression Care: Organizational Activities and Costs Associated with Implementing Collaborative Care
Chuan-Fen Liu, M.P.H., Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
September 28, 2005
Measuring Quality of Life in GI Patients
Dawn Provenzale, M.D., MHSc | Slides available on the Intranet
July 27, 2005
Cost Effectiveness of Outreach Interventions for Low-Income Multiethnic Women
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides
May 25, 2005
Disease Burden, Utilization and Costs of Care Among Women Using the Veterans Health Administration
Ciaran Phibbs, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
April 27, 2005
Cost-Effectiveness of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts vs. Angioplasty for Revascularization of High Risk Patients
Kevin Stroupe, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
March 23, 2005
The cost of rehabilitation care in the VA
Mark Smith, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
February 23, 2005
Should we consider caregiver drug utilization when calculating health care savings from informal care?
Courtney VanHoutven, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
January 26, 2005
Incidence and Consequences of New-Onset Diabetes Attributable to Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
Doug Leslie, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
October 27, 2004
You Get What You Pay For: Using Cost Functions To Validate And Prioritize Quality Of Care Measures
Steven Pizer, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
September 22, 2004
The Cost Consequence of Continuity-of-Care Practices in VA Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs
Wei Yu, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
August 25, 2004
Risk Adjustment Methods in Health Care Evaluations
Dan Malone, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
July 28, 2004
Self-Reported Utilization of Health Care Services
Todd Wagner, Ph.D. | Slides
June 23, 2004
Geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) programs
Ciaran Phibbs, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
May 26, 2004
Evaluation of VA LTC under the Millennium Act
Ann Hendricks, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet
April 28, 2004
Opiate substitution therapy and VA funding allocations
Paul Barnett, Ph.D. | Slides available on the Intranet