The Office of Health Policy is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is designed to help inform policy that improves the health of America’s children, families, individuals, and communities.
The Office of Health Policy conducts policy research on health care financing, health care access and coverage, public health, and health care quality and outcomes. They work on programs and issues across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, the Exchanges, HRSA safety net programs, and the Indian Health Service.
By clicking on this link, one can find summaries and links to various reports the office has recently published on a range of topics including prescription drug spending, Hepatitis C screening in the Indian Health Service, premium and plan choice in the Exchanges facilitated by HealthCare.gov, social determinants of health, and accomplishments achieved from a portion of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research funding that ASPE manages on behalf of the Office of the Secretary. The office undertakes research on a wide variety of topics, in addition to these.