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....
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Plan-provider integration, premiums, and quality in the Medicare Advantage marketAustin 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...
- 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...