This report proposes alternative methodologies for determining the practice expense (PE) component of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in order to avoid misvalued payment rates. A main concern is the allocation of indirect practice costs.
Apr 11, 2018
This paper uses conditional variation in the initial broadcast dates of NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) transmitters to produce cross-sectional and fixed effects estimates of the causal impact of expanding the NWR transmitter network.
Jan 4, 2018
Understanding the Economic Benefit Associated with Research and Services at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: An Approach and Three Case Studies
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) asked the RAND Corporation to develop an approach for estimating the economic benefit of NIOSH research, using three case studies. A new report details findings and recommendations.
Jan 2, 2018
This brief examines how the federal government can better promote investment in and maintenance of U.S. transportation and water infrastructure.
Dec 5, 2017
Not Everything Is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation and Water Infrastructure Funding and Finance
This report identifies policies that promote and deter investment in and maintenance of U.S. transportation and water infrastructure.
Dec 5, 2017
This report presents a framework that mission owners and civil engineers at Air Force installations can use to assess their level of energy assurance.
Nov 6, 2017
This Perspective considers how well Executive Order 13771 addresses concerns of supporters of regulatory reform and how agencies and the Office of Management and Budget can best face the challenges and opportunities of implementing regulatory reform.
May 18, 2017
The Cost and Affordability of Flood Insurance in New York City: Economic Impacts of Rising Premiums and Policy Options for One- to Four-Family Homes
This report examines flood insurance cost in New York City and homeowners' ability to afford it. It develops and evaluates several different approaches for assisting households that have difficulty affording flood insurance.
Mar 27, 2017
How Affordable Is Flood Insurance in New York City and What Can Be Done to Address Affordability Issues?
This research brief examines the affordability of flood insurance in New York City and what can be done to address the affordability issue.
Mar 27, 2017
Describes trends affecting the U.S. blood system, presents insights into its sustainability, and offers recommendations for how policymakers can ensure the safety and sustainability of the blood supply.
Nov 28, 2016
Toward a Sustainable Blood Supply in the United States: An Analysis of the Current System and Alternatives for the Future
This report aims to describe the U.S. blood system, identify and discuss potential threats to the functioning and sustainability of the blood system, and describe recommendations with the potential to improve the sustainability of the blood system.
Nov 21, 2016