Steven D Pizer

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Why are hospital-based nursing homes so costly? Relative importance of acuity and treatment setting
    Steven D Pizer
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 40:405-15. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Time is money: outpatient waiting times and health insurance choices of elderly veterans in the United States
    Steven D Pizer
    US Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, Health Care Financing and Economics, 150 South Huntington Ave, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Health Econ 30:626-36. 2011
  4. 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
  5. pmc What are the consequences of waiting for health care in the veteran population?
    Steven D Pizer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, VA Boston Health Care System, 150 South Huntington Avenue Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:676-82. 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Is fragmented financing bad for your health?
    Steven D Pizer
    Health Care Financing and Economics, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, 150 South Huntington Ave 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Inquiry 48:109-22. 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Why are hospital-based nursing homes so costly? Relative importance of acuity and treatment setting
    Steven D Pizer
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 40:405-15. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Time is money: outpatient waiting times and health insurance choices of elderly veterans in the United States
    Steven D Pizer
    US Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, Health Care Financing and Economics, 150 South Huntington Ave, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Health Econ 30:626-36. 2011
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. pmc What are the consequences of waiting for health care in the veteran population?
    Steven D Pizer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, VA Boston Health Care System, 150 South Huntington Avenue Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:676-82. 2011
    ..S. healthcare policymakers and clinicians will need to consider policies and interventions that minimize potential harms for all patients...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Is fragmented financing bad for your health?
    Steven D Pizer
    Health Care Financing and Economics, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, 150 South Huntington Ave 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Inquiry 48:109-22. 2011
    ..We find that a change of one standard deviation in financing fragmentation increases the risk of an adverse outcome by one-fifth...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  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. pmc Primary care and health outcomes among older patients with diabetes
    Julia C Prentice
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston University School of Public Health, Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:46-67. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the relationship between days spent waiting for primary care and health outcomes among patients diagnosed with diabetes, especially among the elderly population...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
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  17. ncbi request reprint Outpatient wait time and diabetes care quality improvement
    Julia C Prentice
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Boston University School of Public Health, 150 S Huntington Ave, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e43-54. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels and the number of days spent waiting for primary care appointments...
  18. pmc Delayed access to health care and mortality
    Julia C Prentice
    Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Health Care System, 150 Huntington Avenue, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:644-62. 2007
    ..To measure the relationship between time spent waiting for health care services and patients' mortality...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Cost sharing and decreased branded oral anti-diabetic medication adherence among elderly Part D Medicare beneficiaries
    Naomi C Sacks
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:876-85. 2013
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  25. ncbi request reprint Which outpatient wait-time measures are related to patient satisfaction?
    Julia C Prentice
    1VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Am J Med Qual 29:227-35. 2014
    ..Standard practices can be improved by targeting wait-time measures to patient subpopulations. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Assessing the RUG-III resident classification system for skilled nursing facilities
    Chapin White
    Harvard University, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:7-15. 2002
    ..Receipt of special treatments such as intravenous medications and respiratory therapy is strongly associated with high residual costs (p < 0.01). Modifications to the RUG-III system can increase its variance explanation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Fee-for-service Medicare in a competitive market environment
    Bryan E Dowd
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:113-26. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to explore the roles of private plans and FFS Medicare and to attempt to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each...