Three example sources of benchmark data are: Maryland Health Services Commission for Rate Control (HSCRC); Health Care Investment Analysts (HCIA
); and Market Insights, Inc., a data-management company.
Section 3 presents a case study of using REM and sequential cohort matching to select a comparison group for 4 HCIA
"Official" categories have been developed for purposes of grouping HCIA
grantees for cross-site evaluations (Berry et al., 2013).
cites lowered pesticide use, down by 380 million pounds globally from 1996 to 2004, as a key benefit to biotechnology.
The data used in this study came from the 1995 Series of HCIA
's HMO Database.
Hospital data for the years 1991 and 1995 were obtained from the Medicare Cost Report (MCR) with support from HCIA
An earlier study of the BBA by HCIA
(1999) predicts that small rural hospital total profit margins will decline by 9.8 percent from 1998 to 2002.
(213) According to a survey done by HCIA
, a leading company in providing
Named one of the top 100 orthopedic and stroke hospitals by HCIA
; Sarasota County Business Recognition Award for outstanding support of education in 2001.
A 1999 study by Ernst & Young and HCIA
, however, pointed out that recent estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) indicate that actual savings from the Act from 1998 through 2002 will be billions of dollars more than the original CBO estimate.
Two new studies bolster the case: Consulting firm HCIA-Sachs conducted two studies using an HCIA
database that includes more than 3.5 million pediatric discharges and concluded that there are consistent differences between actual hospital practice and the M&R guidelines.