The Lewin Group provides data analysis and insight to help associations evaluate and respond to critical and complex health care and human services issues. 

We provide our clients with timely, independent, and objective assessments of legislative, policy, and clinical issues facing their industry and their members. Our clients benefit from our access to a range of capabilities, including proprietary data sets. Client engagements are further strengthened by our substantive and technical experts, who have a comprehensive understanding of the policy and legislative environments and nationally recognized modeling and analytic expertise.


Throughout its long history, The Lewin Group has worked with a range of association clients to produce studies that are considered a hallmark in the industry and referred to frequently.

Policy Analysis
  • Develop evaluation criteria and define opportunities for improvement
  • Identify and evaluate alternative policies
  • Prepare reports that communicate findings to diverse stakeholder groups
Health Reform Analysis
  • Design, develop, and analyze health care reform proposals
  • Develop health reform options
  • Estimate cost and coverage impacts of health care reform plans
Workforce Analysis
  • Develop models that project supply and demand for medical professionals
  • Examine policies and programs affecting workforce recruiting and retention
  • Analyze data to determine economic implications of supply imbalances

Our Clients

Our association clients have included:
  • AARP
  • Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
  • Coalition to Protect Access to Affordable Health Insurance
  • Connecticut Association of Health Plans
  • Healthcare Leadership Council
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
  • Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)
  • National Association of Children's Hospitals
  • National Association of Public Hospitals
  • National Council of Child Support Directors
  • National Health Council
  • New Mexico Medical Review Association
  • Pennsylvania Health Care Association
  • Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

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Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007

Diabetes mellitus is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes also contributes to higher rates of morbidity — people with diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, extremity amputations, and other chronic conditions.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) hired The Lewin Group to study the economic toll of diabetes. As an update to our 2003 study, The Lewin Group estimated the national economic burden of diabetes at $174 billion in 2007. This consists of approximately $116 billion in additional health care expenditures attributed to diabetes, and $58 billion in lost productivity from absenteeism, reduced productivity, permanent disability, and premature mortality. Highlights include:

  • Diabetes cost calculator that provides prevalence and cost estimates
  • Assessment of continued growth in diabetes prevalence
  • Analysis of changing practices, technology, and cost to treat people with diabetes
  • Improvements in data sources and methods to estimate economic and social burden

"We have used The Lewin Group for around five to six projects over the past few years and anticipate using them again. Their work is always top-notch. We use their materials again and again."