Dobson|DaVanzo

Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC is a health economics and policy consulting firm based in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Over the past dozen years, the work of our principals has influenced the design of demonstrations and many public policy decisions and appears in numerous instances in legislation and regulation. Our litigation support efforts have helped courts, plaintiffs, and defendants understand the economic value of various health care issues. 

Latest News

Latest News

Al Dobson Serves as an Expert Witness in the Connecticut Department of Social Services Medicaid Rate Appeals Case

Al Dobson Serves as an Expert Witness in the Connecticut Department of Social Services Medicaid Rate Appeals Case

Allen Dobson, Ph.D. recently served as the plaintiff’s expert witness in the Connecticut Department of Social Services Medicaid rate appeals. These appeals were part of a broader set of legal claims that Connecticut hospitals, under the Connecticut Hospital Association, filed against the State challenging the hospital user fee. 

Dobson | DaVanzo Commented on Practicality of Implementing the IMPACT Act

Dobson | DaVanzo Commented on Practicality of Implementing the IMPACT Act

Dobson | DaVanzo presented a critique of efforts to build a unified post-acute care (PAC) prospective payment system (PPS) at the annual board meeting of a major PAC trade association in December 2019.

Dobson | DaVanzo's Evaluation of ACOs Finds $755 million in Net Savings from 2013-2017

Dobson | DaVanzo's Evaluation of ACOs Finds $755 million in Net Savings from 2013-2017

Dobson | DaVanzo’s latest evaluation of Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) found positive net savings of $755 million for performance years (PY) 2013-2017 using a difference-in-differences analysis.

Publications

Dobson | DaVanzo's principals are committed to being on the cutting-edge of healthcare research. Backed by the team's decades of experience, Dobson | DaVanzo's numerous studies of hospitals, finance, Medicare provider payments, and preventive healthcare services have been published in a variety of journals and are used as a resource by researchers, policy makers, legislators and others.

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Accountable Care Organizations

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Behavioral Health

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Bundling and Episodic Payment

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Cohort Comparison of Clinical Outcomes

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Community Health Care

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Cost Estimation

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Durable Medical Equipment

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Economic Impact

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ESRD

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Group Purchasing Organization

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Health Care Reform

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Hospital Finance

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Post Acute Care

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Quality Measures

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Workforce