The Bing Center for Health Economics works with a wide variety of clients to design and conduct innovative health economics and health services research. The clients listed below currently fund a number of our high-impact projects.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is part of the federal government and is responsible for administrating programs that deal with the health and welfare. The Department's programs are administered by 11 operating divisions composed of eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. Their mission is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and it responsible for administration of several key federal health care programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science; and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. The ASPE leads special initiatives; coordinates the Department's evaluation, research, and demonstration activities; and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations. Integral to this role, The ASPE conducts research and evaluation studies; develops policy analyses; and estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives under consideration by the Department or Congress.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services and works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. The CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the nation's medical research agency, making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH's mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH and has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people. Their mission is to discover what may contribute to a healthy old age as well as to understand and address the disease and disability sometimes associated with growing older. In pursuit of these goals, research program covers a broad range of areas, from the study of basic cellular changes that occur with age to the examination of the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of age-related conditions, including Alzheimer's disease.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is in charge of programs and laws that cover all facets of employment and work affecting millions of workers and businesses. The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental, organization located in Washington, DC, and was authorized by Congress in 2010. Their mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community. Specifically, they fund comparative clinical effectiveness research, or CER, as well as support work that will improve the methods used to conduct such studies.