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Health Care Financing & Economics (HCFE)


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About Us

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HCFE provides health economics expertise at the VA Boston Healthcare System Research & Development Service and the Boston University School of Public Health. Our research agenda focuses on the interplay between health care financing policy and consumer choices regarding health insurance and health services utilization, primarily within the VA health system and the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Our Mission

To conduct economic research, support health services research, and disseminate the results of our research with the aim of improving health delivery systems for veterans and others.  

Health Care Financing & Economics (HCFE)
VA Boston Healthcare System Research & Development
150 South Huntington Avenue, Bldg 9, 4th floor (Mail Stop 152H)
Boston, MA 02130
Office: (857) 364-6058  Fax: (857) 364-4511

VA Boston Healthcare System Research & Development Service 

Research is an integral part of the VA Boston Healthcare System's mission and plays a key role in enhancing the healthcare services provided to our veteran population. The total Research and Development Program for the three campuses, Brockton, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, is one of the largest and most active in the VA system. In addition to VA projects, Boston researchers conduct studies for other federal agencies (NIH and DOD), private proprietary companies, voluntary agencies and foundations.

VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) 

VA's Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) works to advance knowledge and promote cost-effective innovations that improve the health and care of veterans and the nation.