Fulfilled NH CHIS Limited-Use Data Requests

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Log of Fulfilled NH CHIS Limited-Use Data Requests

Request Date Requestor(s) Organization(s) State(s) Service Year(s) Request Description/Purpose(s)
12/18/2015 Craig Garthwaite Northwestern University IL 2005-2014 Examine the effects of NH price transparency initiatives on cosumer demand and on prices.
12/17/2015 James Whedon Southern California University of Health Sciences CA 2014 To describe state-level variations in provider availability, patient utilization, and health plan expenditures associated with insurance claims for integrative health services. The findings will inform the appropriate utilization of integrative health services, and will help healthcare consumers, providers and policy makers monitor progress towards achieving equitable access to integrative health services.
08/26/2015 Amanda E. Kowalski Yale University, National Bureau of Economic Research CT 2005-2014 The objective of this study is to measure the amount that young, healthy individuals subsidize the healthcare of older, sicker individuals. This information would help inform a decision regarding the amount of cross-subsidization that is socially optimal in insurance markets. These answers, in turn, have implications for other portions of the ACA, including individual mandate.
08/26/2015 Andrew J. Houtenville Institute of Disability, UNH NH 2007-2014 Given that the existence of health disparities suggest a differential receipt of services among people with intellectual disabilities compared to the rest of the population, identifying and addressing unmet need (e.g., inadequate cancer screening, poor management of epilepsy, higher risk for other chronic conditions, poor vision, and mental health problems with potential misuse of psychotropic medications) associated with service use in health related areas for people with intellectual disabilities by researching valid and reliable data sources and analytic techniques to understand risk factors associated with health disparities between people with and without intellectual disabilities.
05/14/2015 Chrysalyne D. Schmults MD, MSCE Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School MA 2005-2014 The purpose of this reasearch study is to estimate the occurrence, treatment, and cost of care for skin cancer in the United States state-by-state utilizing All-Payer Claims Databases of healthcare expenditures in states with these systems, and via data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all 50 states.
05/14/2015 Haizhen Lin Indiana University IN 2009-2014 Health insurance carriers face a “two-sided market”: A larger provider network leads to more consumer enrollment, which in turn encourages more providers to join the plan’s network. Therefore consumer behavior and provider behavior jointly create a positive network effect. Network effect is crucial in determining market structure in health insurance markets. Despite its importance, the two-sidedness of insurance market has been largely ignored in the literature. This project aims to fill the gap in the literature and will shed lights on insurer competition and provide policy implications for insurer mergers.
05/14/2015 Stacey Eccleston Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute MA 2009-2014 The purpose of the project is two-fold: To evaluate the extent of variation in costs and quality of care for similar conditions or episodes, to attribute the variation to differences in prices versus utilization and to include that information in national benchmarks. The second is to provide transparency on costs and quality of care by publishing metrics for the state and specific to providers. The information will be made available and published free of charge.
05/14/2015 Steve Cicala and Ethan Lieber Harvard University and University of Chicago IL 2005-2014 Many states and the federal government have established medical loss ratios that could influence how health insurers behave. Very little is known about insurer's responses to mandated medical loss ratios. We will use regression analysis to compare the probability of claim denial for patients as well as the supply of care provided before and after the medical loss ratio goes into insurance from a self-insured company (not subject to the medical loss ratio regulation) as control groups.
04/22/2015 Craig Garthwaite Northwestern University IL 2005-2014 We are interested in studying how the NH HealthCost transparency initiative affected consumer choice and provider pricing. The HealthCost initiative is the most comprehensive healthcare transparency initiative in the country, and therefore interesting in its own right. Furthermore, understanding the consequences of the initiative is important because of the broader movement towards consumer directed health care plans (CDHP).
04/22/2015 Craig Garthwaite Northwestern University IL 2005-2014 This project will look at the relationship between macroeconomic fluctuations and the health of the pool of privately insured patients.
04/22/2015 Craig Garthwaite Northwestern University IL 2005-2014 This project will investigate the determinants of medical treatment decisions. A central questions in healthcare economics and most important questions underlying health policy decisions is whether providers make "the right" treatment decisions. Determining when physicians make "the right" treatment decisions, as well what forces (such as immediate financial incentives, monitoring by patients/insurers or long run reputational concerns) affect the extent of deviations is of great policy import.
04/22/2015 Ateev Mehrotra, MD Harvard Medical School MA 2006-2014 To understand the impact of Health Cost and price transparency initiatives more boradly, we propose a comprehensive evaluation assessing its impact on utilzation and price shopping behavior.
04/22/2015 Jianjing Lin Department of Economics, University of Arizona AZ 2005-2014 The purpose of this project is to study the effect of price transparency on health care expenditure. The way to shop medical goods and services is different in the sense that price actually paid is remarkably opaque. The goal of this project is to fill gaps in this evidence base and provide sound empirical support for future policy.
04/22/2015 Kate Ho Columbia University NY 2005-2014 As healthcare economists, our goal is to find ways to improve healthcare efficiency and patient welfare. To that end, we are interested in physician practice style and under what circumstances physician practice style is inefficient or conributes to wasteful healthcare spending.
04/22/2015 Keith Marzilli Ericson Boston University School of Management MA 2005-2014 We will use health insurance claims data from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Kansas to examine characteristics of physician provider networks and health insurance policies, as well as possible relationships with patient and economic outcomes. To conduct the analyses, we will use regression techniques, network analysis, and simulation. The study will be used to better understand provider and enrollee behaviors.
04/22/2015 Robert Town The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania PA 2005-2014 Our motivation is the observation by some studies that higher provider price transparency does not necessarily lead to lower prices in the health care market. Our objective is to analyze this problem both theoretically and empirically. From a theoretical perspective, we are interested in modeling the method the consumers choose providers with or without access to pricing data as well as quality data. Such model can identify various trade-offs involved in this process such as the importance of pricing data for various types of consumers and the use of prices as signal for quality.
04/22/2015 Sarah Miller University of Michigan MI 2005-2014 The goal of this project is to understand how patent protection of prescription drugs affects the utilization of these drugs, the costs faced by consumers and insurers, and the health of patients.
07/18/2011 Craig Garthwaite Northwestern University IL 2005-2010 This project will look at the relationship between macroeconomic fluctuations and the health of the pool of privately insured patients. The project will study the causes of health insurance rate increases. Also, it will study the reclassification of risk by applying market information to theory.
06/30/2011 Haizhen Lin Indiana University IN 2005-2009  
06/19/2011 Dr. Mita Lodh Optumas AZ 2009-2010 Leveraging commercial claims data in order to research market linkages, population distributions, claims cost patterns, and healthcare risk to produce generalizable knowledge. The information will be used to analyze and refine current health reform models, implications of ACA for state agencies, and produce publicly available reports to address public policy questions.
06/15/2011 Margaret Langelier University at Albany NY 2009-2010  
12/27/2010 Ross Winkelman Wakely Consulting Group CO 2006-2009 Development of the first free, publicly available, and open source Commercial Risk Adjustment Tool and commercial pricing model. These tool [sic] is designed specifically for risk adjustment implementation and actuarial benefit valuation under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and as such will be very useful to State entities.
10/04/2010 Constance Salemi U.S. Federal Trade Commission DC 2005-2009 Data will be used to examine hypotheses regarding the pricing of physician services across New Hampshire, especially in areas where pricing power may be growing. The analysis is intended to support a recommendation to the FTC Bureaus and possibly to the FTC itself to close or continue an investigation of the physician services markets in central New Hampshire.
09/17/2010 Jo Porter University of New Hampshire, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice (NHIHPP) NH 2005-2009 NHIHPP has several projects, including the NH Citizens Health Initiative, that seek to understand the cost and quality drivers within New Hampshire's healthcare system. To do this, the Initiative will produce a series of standard and ad hoc summary reports. Our hypothesis is that there are a multitude of diagnoses and medical conditions that are driving the majority of costs within the system. We expect to run a series of summary reports as the first step in order to provide an overall picture of the state, and then run a series of drill-down reports. We are interested in price variation across payers, providers, insurance product line, medical conditions, and regional differences. We also expect to apply an episode treatment grouper methodology to the data set.
03/29/2010 Judy Rees New Hampshire State Cancer Registry NH 2005-2008 Create a matched, linked database from state cancer registry, claims, and hospital discharge data. Linked data will be used to evaluate potential enhancements that can be made to New Hampshire State Cancer Registry data via linkages with other data. Additionally, with better quality registry data, it may be possible to perform evaluations of the data that will ultimately benefit the population. The project is a first step towards that goal and, as such, is unlikely to show an immediate direct benefit. However, the database that will be created by this linkage will then be available to (and owned by) NH DHHS for a variety of future research and public health uses. Project involves CDC, Westat, NH DHHS, Onpoint, Dartmouth.
12/04/2008 Stephen Norton New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies NH 2005-2008 Comparison of payments for services to providers; comparison of payments to providers by insurer; analysis of cost drivers in New Hampshire; commercial insurance coverage of mental health services
11/20/2008 Peter Antal Antal Consulting, LLC NH 2006 Analysis of potential barriers to care for near-elderly women in New Hampshire
05/23/2007 William Perry; Patrick Miller Maine Health Information Center (Perry); New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative (Miller) ME (Perry); NH (Miller) 2005-2007 Review of high-level cost drivers in New Hampshire's healthcare system; comparison of cost variation across payers, providers, employer group size, and regions of New Hampshire