Eric Barrette
Eric Barrette

Adjunct Professor of Health Enterprise Management

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Dr. Barrette is the director of research at the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) in Washington, DC. He specializes in public reporting and health economic analysis using health insurance claims data. Prior to joining HCCI, Dr. Barrette was an economic consultant supporting expert witnesses' testimony and consulting on matters regarding hospital and insurer competition, false claims act damages, and pharmaceutical pricing. Dr. Barrette's research has focused on the diffusion and impact of health information technology and geographic variation in medical resource use and prices. Dr. Barrette received his MA in Economics from the University of Arizona and a PhD and MS in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the Division of Health Policy and Management at The University of Minnesota.

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Ph.D, 2011, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota
M.S., 2009, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota
M.A., 2003, Economics, University of Arizona
B.S., 2002, Actuarial Science & Mathematical Economics, University of St. Thomas

Academic Positions
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota, 2011-2012
Graduate Research Assistant/Reden & Anders Fellow with Ingenix Consulting, University of Minnesota, 2006-2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota-2005
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, 2002-2003

Other Professional Experience
Director of Research, Health Care Cost Institute, INC, 2015-present
Senior Researcher, Health Care Cost Institute, INC, 2014-2015
Senior Economist, Bates White, LLC, 2013-2014
Senior Consultant, Bates White, LLC, 2012-2013

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Research Interests

Health Economics, Pharmacoeconomics, Geographic Variation in Health Care Prices and Utilization, Price Transparency, Commercial Claims Data, Medicare Advantage

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Health Analytics (HEMA-940-5)
Although claims data is an extremely important and useful source of information, working with claims data can be challenging. An understanding of the potential of the data as well as its limitations is key to producing valid results. This course will introduce students to the elements of administrative claims data and analyses of demographics and severity, outcomes and quality, and prices. In-class exercises will allow students the opportunity to learn firsthand about the analyses, methodologies, and techniques. The first four classes will consist of approximately 1 to 2 hours of lecture followed by an in-class project for the remainder of the period. Supplemental readings related to the material covered in classes two through five will also be assigned. A final exam, covering material from weeks 1-4, will be administered in the final class.