This project is funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s research program, “Health Data for Action (HD4A),” which makes valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers to answer important research questions. The goal of the study is to understand the impacts on patients and payers of dialysis facilities' shifts away from Medicare coverage to private insurance after implementation of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace for purchasing private insurance. Using US Renal Data System and Colorado all payer claims data, the study seeks to: 1) identify patient shifts away from Medicare into private insurance; 2) characterize the types of patients affected by these changes; and 3) assess the impact on patient care and spending. Descriptive analysis and multivariable regression models will be used to address the research questions. Deliverables will include a project work plan and final narrative. The researchers will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication and present findings at national research meetings and to other stakeholder audiences as appropriate, including policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels and other key stakeholders, as part of the deliverables for this grant.

Grant #78960
Grantee Organization: Duke University
Grantee period: 12/1/2021– 12/31/2023

Principal Investigator:

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Virginia Wang, Ph.D., MSPH

Assistant Professor - Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Virginia Wang is an Associate Professor in both Population Health Sciences and Medicine at the Duke Univer... Read Bio