Sound healthcare policy stems from thoughtful analysis of available information. At Arbor Research, we provide careful, impartial analysis to policy makers in the federal government and the health care industry. This analysis helps inform decisions that eventually guide policy development and implementation.
We have built a strong background in support of policy development through several of our projects. As the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) contractor from 2000 to 2010, Arbor Research provided analytic support that led to changes in policies on organ transplantation. With data and analysis from Arbor Research, policy-making committees changed national guidelines governing the allocation of lungs and livers for transplant, saving many lives.
Since 1998, the Arbor Research Healthcare Policy study team has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the quality and efficiency of treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Our study team works with decision-makers, using Medicare claims and other data sources to model the effects of proposed policy aimed at improving the delivery and payment for healthcare. For an in-depth description of our work supporting and implementing the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), click here