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

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Re-Awarded the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Support Contract to Dobson | DaVanzo

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Re-Awarded the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Support Contract to Dobson | DaVanzo

Dobson | DaVanzo was re-awarded a five-year contract to assist CMS with Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rulemaking activities related to Medicare DSH.

Dobson | DaVanzo Presented at the National Association of Long Term Hospitalsí (NALTH) October Meeting

Dobson | DaVanzo Presented at the National Association of Long Term Hospitalsí (NALTH) October Meeting

Dobson | DaVanzo’s Alex Hartzman and Kimberly Rhodes presented at NALTH’s Fall meeting on Friday,
RAND Cited Al Dobson and Joan DaVanzo's 2006 Study on Cost-Shifting in Healthcare

RAND Cited Al Dobson and Joan DaVanzo's 2006 Study on Cost-Shifting in Healthcare

A recent RAND report cited Al Dobson's and Joan DaVanzo's 2006 cost-shifting article’s conclusion to support the theory that as Medicare underpays hospitals, patients insured privately are charged higher so that hospitals can stay afloat.

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