Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.
Mathematica informs health policy debates and addresses decision makers’ information needs through reliable data and analysis. Driven by broad-based public interest in finding ways to improve the quality, efficiency, affordability, equity, and financing of health care, we have contributed to the base of research and data in care delivery and financing, quality measures and health systems change. We also study longstanding issues, such as covering the uninsured, measuring and improving health care quality, controlling health care costs, and designing efficient and effective delivery systems to meet diverse needs.
Evaluation of the Independence at Home Demonstration
Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services
Mathematica provides support and technical assistance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the states as they monitor access to care for beneficiaries in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid.
Jeffrey Ballou’s research focuses on performance measurement and health care payment reform. His work informs efforts to lower costs and improve health care quality through physician performance measurement.Featured Projects
- Research and Evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grants
- Kauffman Firm Survey
- Medicaid-Financed Institutional Services: Characteristics of Nursing Home and ICF/IID Residents and Their Patterns of Care
- Matching Study Designs to Disability-Related Comparative Effectiveness Research Questions
- Quality Measurement
- Care Delivery Systems
- Long-Term Services and Supports
with at least one activity of daily living.