Austin B Frakt

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc How much do hospitals cost shift? A review of the evidence
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Milbank Q 89:90-130. 2011
  2. pmc Directed funding to address under-provision of treatment for substance use disorders: a quantitative study
    Austin B Frakt
    Healthcare Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System and School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Implement Sci 8:79. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Beyond capitation: how new payment experiments seek to find the 'sweet spot' in amount of risk providers and payers bear
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1951-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The effects of market structure and payment rate on the entry of private health plans into the Medicare market
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Ave, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Inquiry 49:15-36. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Should Medicare adopt the Veterans Health Administration formulary?
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Econ 21:485-95. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Payment reduction and Medicare private fee-for-service plans
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System and BU School of Public Health, MA 02130, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:15-24. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Beneficiary price sensitivity in the Medicare prescription drug plan market
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Econ 19:88-100. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Attribute substitution in early enrollment decisions into Medicare prescription drug plans
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Econ 17:513-21. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Voluntary partial capitation: the Community Nursing Organization Medicare demonstration
    Austin B Frakt
    Boston University School of Public Health, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 26:21-37. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint A first look at the new Medicare prescription drug plans
    Austin B Frakt
    Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:W252-61. 2006

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc How much do hospitals cost shift? A review of the evidence
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Milbank Q 89:90-130. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Directed funding to address under-provision of treatment for substance use disorders: a quantitative study
    Austin B Frakt
    Healthcare Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System and School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Implement Sci 8:79. 2013
    ..We study the 'flypaper effect' or the extent to which these directed funds have actually increased SUD treatment spending...
  3. doi request reprint Beyond capitation: how new payment experiments seek to find the 'sweet spot' in amount of risk providers and payers bear
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1951-8. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The effects of market structure and payment rate on the entry of private health plans into the Medicare market
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Ave, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Inquiry 49:15-36. 2012
    ..We predict that the market presence of CCPs and PFFS plans will decrease and that of PDPs will increase in response to payment reductions included in the new health reform law...
  5. doi request reprint Should Medicare adopt the Veterans Health Administration formulary?
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Econ 21:485-95. 2012
    ..According to our estimates, Medicare beneficiaries could be compensated for the loss in consumer surplus associated with tighter PDP formularies with the savings generated by such formularies...
  6. ncbi request reprint Payment reduction and Medicare private fee-for-service plans
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System and BU School of Public Health, MA 02130, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:15-24. 2009
    ..We find that small reductions in payment rates would reduce PFFS participation and enrollment; if Congress reduces payments to traditional FFS levels it would cause the vast majority (85 percent) of PFFS plans to exit the market...
  7. doi request reprint Beneficiary price sensitivity in the Medicare prescription drug plan market
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Econ 19:88-100. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Attribute substitution in early enrollment decisions into Medicare prescription drug plans
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Econ 17:513-21. 2008
    ..We find statistically significant evidence that greater support for the Bush administration is associated with increased PDP market share...
  9. ncbi request reprint Voluntary partial capitation: the Community Nursing Organization Medicare demonstration
    Austin B Frakt
    Boston University School of Public Health, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 26:21-37. 2005
    ..Results showing CNO enrollees to be more costly to Medicare for non-CNO services are consistent with cost shifting, but could also be accounted for by biased provider selection into the demonstration...
  10. ncbi request reprint A first look at the new Medicare prescription drug plans
    Austin B Frakt
    Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:W252-61. 2006
    ..One national stand-alone drug plan, though, covers brand-name drugs with no gap. Variations in cost sharing and formularies provide beneficiaries with choices as well as complexity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Defective design: regional competition in Medicare
    Steven D Pizer
    Health Care Financing and Economics, Veterans Affairs VA Boston Health Care System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..A little-noticed section of the regulations implementing MMA offsets this disadvantage and gives PPOs a strong incentive to bid in some regions, but costs to the taxpayer will be high: up to dollar 60 billion over ten years...
  12. doi request reprint Nothing for something? Estimating cost and value for beneficiaries from recent medicare spending increases on HMO payments and drug benefits
    Steven D Pizer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 9:59-81. 2009
    ..In light of these results, we suggest that HMO bidding procedures should be modified to reduce payments to HMOs by about $67 billion over the next 10 years...
  13. ncbi request reprint Payment policy and inefficient benefits in the Medicare+Choice program
    Steven D Pizer
    Boston University School of Public Health, Center for Health Quality, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 3:79-93. 2003
    ..These results strongly suggest that current Medicare policy induces plans to offer benefits that are not valued by enrollees at or above their cost...
  14. doi request reprint Uninsured persons with disability confront substantial barriers to health care services
    Lisa I Iezzoni
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:238-44. 2011
    ..The study objectives were to characterize working-age adults with disabilities who lack health insurance and to examine their self-reported barriers to care...
  15. pmc Plan-provider integration, premiums, and quality in the Medicare Advantage market
    Austin B Frakt
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Health Serv Res 48:1996-2013. 2013
    ..To investigate how integration between Medicare Advantage plans and health care providers is related to plan premiums and quality ratings...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting risk selection following major changes in Medicare
    Steven D Pizer
    Health Care Financing and Economics, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Econ 17:453-68. 2008
    ..We predict that adverse selection into PDPs will be substantial, but that enrollment and premiums will be stable. Our predictions correspond well to actual experience in 2006...
  17. ncbi request reprint Payment policy and competition in the Medicare+Choice program
    Steven D Pizer
    Boston University, Department of Veterans Affairs, Abt Associates Inc, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:83-94. 2002
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Sound policy trumps politics: states should expand Medicaid
    Austin B Frakt
    VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 38:165-78. 2013
    ..We argue that despite the politics, expansion is in fact good for patients, providers, and taxpayers, and states should therefore comply...
  19. doi request reprint Uninsured adults with chronic conditions or disabilities: gaps in public insurance programs
    Steven D Pizer
    US Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1141-50. 2009
    ..These regional and categorical differences reflect gaps in current policy that pose challenges for incremental health reform...