Validating Cost Savings

Julian, how did you evaluate/validate the cost savings that resulted directly from your home based interventions? Did you use an accepted model (like GHHI's) or did you conduct your own primary research on the health care utilization among program participants?


The figures shown in the HARP infographic were based on our own analysis, which was done in partnership with researchers at Brown University and also through the New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative which were analyzed by the Center for Health Policy and Research at University of Massachusetts.  In addition to this, our partnership with GHHI has included an extensive feasibility study which had statewide Medicaid claims data analyzed by independent actuaries. That analysis was for a prospective study on potential cost savings for a broader HARP + Housing rehab intervention.  Let me know if that answers your question!