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2021 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting


Monday, June 14, 2021 – Thursday, June 17, 2021

Abt Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2021 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, which will take place online June 14-17. The meeting brings together a large and diverse group of researchers working at the intersection of health care and policy.

Visit our virtual booth to chat with our health services research experts. You can also engage virtually with our experts during the following sessions:


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

Monday, June 14 | 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Home Health Agency Star Ratings and Patients Who Switch Home Health Agencies
Presenter: Margot Schwartz, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Momotazur Rahman, Brown University School of Public Health; R. Tamara Konetzka, University of Chicago; Kali Thomas; Vincent Mor, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence VA Medical Center

Tuesday, June 15 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The Effect of Health Systems’ Opioid Quality Improvement (QI) Efforts on Prescribing Practices: Findings from the CDC Opioid QI Collaborative
Presenter: Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Ellen Child, Abt Associates; Christina Mikosz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Catherine Hersey, Douglas McDonald, Abt Associates; Wesley Sargent, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Video | Presentation download

Patient-Reported Outcomes from the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Evaluation
Presenter: Rayan Joneydi, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Matt Trombley, Dave Roe, and Louisa Buatti, Abt Associates; Ian Morrall, Lewin Group; Jessica McNeely, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Karen Schneider, Lewin Group

Impact of the Oncology Care Model on End-of-Life Care
Presenter: Qing Zheng, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Thomas Christian, Sean McClellan, Roberta Glass, Abt Associates; Nancy Keating, Harvard Medical School; Gabriel Brooks, Dartmouth College - Geisel School of Medicine; Andrea Hassol, Abt Associates

Enrollee Transitions from the Medicare Care Choices Model to the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Presenter: Thomas Christian, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Kimberly Groover, Chao Zhou, Giulia Norton, Ryan Klein, and Katherine Harris, Abt Associates

Investigating Applications of Prognostic Scores to Balancing Weights: Evidence from an Evaluation of Accountable Care Organizations
Presenter: Matt Trombley, Abt Associates


POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Monday, June 14 | 1:45–2:45 p.m.

Construction and Performance of the Hospice Care Index Claims-Based Quality Measure
Presenter: Michael Plotzke, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Thomas Christian, Kim Groover, and Zinnia Harrison, Abt Associates; Ihsan Abdur-Rahman, Cindy Massuda, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Tuesday, June 15 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Utilization of the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Presenter: Michael Plotzke, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Betty Fout, Thomas Christian

Medicare Home Health and Post-Acute Care Under COVID-19
Presenter: Betty Fout, Abt Associates
Co-Author: Michael Plotzke

An Evaluation of the Service Intensity Add-on Payment Policy Reform in the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Presenter: Thomas Christian, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Pedro Gozalo, Brown University School of Public Health; Joan Teno, Oregon Health and Sciences University; Michael Plotzke, Abt Associates

Quality of Supportive Care Delivered through the Medicare Care Choices Model
Presenter: Giulia Norton, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Thomas Christian, Katherine Harris, Kimberly Groover, and Chao Zhou

Does Performance in Medicare’s Home Health Value Based Purchasing Affect Agency Exit Rates?
Presenter: Betty Fout, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Alan White, Ariana Bengtsson, Morris Hamilton, Abt Associates; Jennifer Donovan, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid; Jared Hite, Abt Associates

Findings from an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Study on the Use of the Six Building Blocks for Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care
Presenter: Holly Swan, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Leigh Evans, Abt Associates; Brooke Ike, University of Washington; Michael Parchman, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt, Olivia Bacon, Caroline Kupersmith, Micaiah Wheeler, Abt Associates

A Comparison of Home Infusion Therapy Utilization before and during the COVID-19 Period
Presenter: Morris Hamilton, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Wing Zheng and Mary Juergens, Abt Associates

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Evaluation: Early Qualitative Results
Presenter: Caroline Logan, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Christine LaRocca, Telligen; Sarah Bergman, Lewin Group; Daver Kahvecioglu, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Wednesday, June 16 | 1:15–2:15 p.m.

Clinicians’ Experience with Oncology Care Model: Results from a National Survey of Clinicians in OCM Participating Practices
Presenter: Qing Zheng, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Sean McClellan, Abt Associates; Nancy Keating, Harvard Medical School; Gabriel Brooks, Dartmouth College - Geisel School of Medicine; Andrea Hassol, Abt Associates

Satisfaction and Mental Health Outcomes Associated with a Large Regional Helpline
Presenter: Sean McClellan, Abt Associates
Co-Authors: Meaghan Hunt, Lauren Olsho, Abt Associates; Amrita Dasgupta, Mifta Chowdhury, New York City Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity; Alicia Sparks, Abt Associates

Video | Poster download


EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

Wednesday, June 16 | 10:15–10:30 a.m.

Auditing Algorithms: The Need for New Tools to Promote Equity in Artificial Intelligence

Speaker: Jason Brinkley, Abt Associates