Austin B Frakt
Affiliation: Boston University
- How much do hospitals cost shift? A review of the evidenceAustin B Frakt
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
Milbank Q 89:90-130. 2011....
- Directed funding to address under-provision of treatment for substance use disorders: a quantitative studyAustin 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...
- Beyond capitation: how new payment experiments seek to find the 'sweet spot' in amount of risk providers and payers bearAustin 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....
- The effects of market structure and payment rate on the entry of private health plans into the Medicare marketAustin 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...
- 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...
- Payment reduction and Medicare private fee-for-service plansAustin 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...
- Beneficiary price sensitivity in the Medicare prescription drug plan marketAustin B Frakt
Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Health Econ 19:88-100. 2010....
- A first look at the new Medicare prescription drug plansAustin 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...
- Attribute substitution in early enrollment decisions into Medicare prescription drug plansAustin 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...
- Voluntary partial capitation: the Community Nursing Organization Medicare demonstrationAustin 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...
- Defective design: regional competition in MedicareSteven 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...
- Nothing for something? Estimating cost and value for beneficiaries from recent medicare spending increases on HMO payments and drug benefitsSteven 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...
- Payment policy and inefficient benefits in the Medicare+Choice programSteven 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...
- Uninsured persons with disability confront substantial barriers to health care servicesLisa 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...
- Predicting risk selection following major changes in MedicareSteven 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...
- Payment policy and competition in the Medicare+Choice programSteven D Pizer
Boston University, Department of Veterans Affairs, Abt Associates Inc, USA
Health Care Financ Rev 24:83-94. 2002....
- Sound policy trumps politics: states should expand MedicaidAustin 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...
- Uninsured adults with chronic conditions or disabilities: gaps in public insurance programsSteven 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...