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Latest Issue

HERC Spotlight: May 2024

  • Seminar: Using VA Resource Centers through the Project Lifecycle
  • Seminar: The Changing Face of Veterans and Implications for Policy: Insurance Coverage for US Veterans from 2010-2021
  • Seminar: Identifying Regional Anesthesia Procedures in the EHR Using Natural Language Processing
  • Identifying the Average Cost of Care for Specific Services and Locations
  • FY23 Inpatient and Outpatient Average Cost Data Now Available 
  • Discharge Data with Inpatient Categories Available for FY23 
  • Nosos Risk Score Data Revised
  • Thank You for Participating in the Customer Needs Assessment


Previous Issues

HERC Spotlight: February 2024

  • Evaluating the Impact of Informal Caregiving on Health Care Use and Costs: Spotlight on Data and Methods
  • Seminar: Use and Cost of Low-Value Health Services by Veterans in VA and non-VA Settings
  • Seminar: Veterans’ Use of and Outcomes from VA and non-VA Hospitals
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis Seminar Series
  • New Pages on the VHA Data Portal
  • Inflation Adjustment for VA Cost Data
  • FY23 Nosos Risk Scores Available


HERC Spotlight: November 2023

  • Opinion: Psychedelics and mental health. Is there a role for economics?
  • Updates to the Nosos Risk Scores
  • 2024 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Seminar Series: CEA and Beyond


HERC Spotlight: September 2023

  • Seminar: Comparing Data from Multiple Health Systems to Estimate Disease Burden for VA-Medicaid Dual Enrollees
  • Seminar: Prediction of opioid-related overdose and suicide events using administrative healthcare data
  • Using Medicare and Medicaid Cost Data in VA Research
  • Discharge Dataset with Inpatient Categories of Care
  • Wage Index Updated for FY23
  • ICD-10 codes for specific conditions


HERC Spotlight: June 2023

  • Cost of Implementing COPES: An Example of Economic Analyses in Implementation Research
  • Seminar: Marginal Effects and Predictive Margins: Choosing and Using the Right Method for Reporting Your Regression Results
  • FY22 Inpatient and Outpatient Average Cost Data Now Available
  • Archived Seminars Available Online
  • HERC Consulting Service


HERC Spotlight: March 2023

  • Categorizing VA Care in Health Services Research
  • Econometrics Seminar Series
  • Seminar: Can Educational Outreach Improve Experts’ Decision Making? Evidence from a National Opioid Academic Detailing Program
  • New Webpage on State Claims Data
  • Sample Code for Love Plots in Stata
  • Identifying Costs in VA Data