Dominic Hodgkin

Summary

Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The relationship of antidepressant prescribing concentration to treatment duration and cost
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Brandeis University, MS 035, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 15:3-11. 2012
  2. pmc Customization in prescribing for bipolar disorder
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Health Econ 21:653-68. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Why carve out? Determinants of behavioral health contracting choice among large U.S. employers
    D Hodgkin
    Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 27:178-93. 2000
  4. pmc Discontinuation of antidepressant medication among Latinos in the USA
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
    J Behav Health Serv Res 34:329-42. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint A publicly managed Medicaid substance abuse carve-out: effects on spending and utilization
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:197-217. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of a three-tier formulary on antidepressant utilization and expenditures
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:67-77. 2008
  7. pmc Benefit limits for behavioral health care in private health plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:15-23. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality standards and incentives in managed care organizations' specialty contracts for behavioral health
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:61-9. 2002
  9. pmc The effect of employee assistance plan benefits on the use of outpatient behavioral health care
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Mailstop 35, Brandeis University, 415 South St, Waltham MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 13:167-74. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Management of access to branded psychotropic medications in private health plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Clin Ther 29:371-80. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc The relationship of antidepressant prescribing concentration to treatment duration and cost
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Brandeis University, MS 035, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 15:3-11. 2012
    ..Little is known about the effects of concentration in prescribing on medication treatment duration and expenditures...
  2. pmc Customization in prescribing for bipolar disorder
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Health Econ 21:653-68. 2012
    ..The explanatory power of the model was low. There was variation within each physician's prescribing, but the results do not suggest a high degree of customization in physicians' prescribing, based on our measure of clinical status...
  3. ncbi request reprint Why carve out? Determinants of behavioral health contracting choice among large U.S. employers
    D Hodgkin
    Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 27:178-93. 2000
    ..Employers are less likely to carve out enrollees in health maintenance organizations (HMOs) than those in other types of plans...
  4. pmc Discontinuation of antidepressant medication among Latinos in the USA
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
    J Behav Health Serv Res 34:329-42. 2007
    ..Patients were also less likely to stop if they were older, married, had public or private insurance, or had made eight or more visits to a nonmedical therapist...
  5. ncbi request reprint A publicly managed Medicaid substance abuse carve-out: effects on spending and utilization
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:197-217. 2004
    ..Reductions were largely achieved by serving fewer clients, not by reducing payments per client. Agencies faced with revenue reductions or small increases were more likely to reduce treatment spending...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of a three-tier formulary on antidepressant utilization and expenditures
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:67-77. 2008
    ..The antidepressant class has certain characteristics that may pose problems for implementation of three-tier formularies, such as differences in which medication works for which patient, and high rates of medication discontinuation...
  7. pmc Benefit limits for behavioral health care in private health plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:15-23. 2009
    ..Plans' access to new managed care tools has not led them to stop using benefit limits for cost containment purposes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality standards and incentives in managed care organizations' specialty contracts for behavioral health
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:61-9. 2002
    ..Based on economic theory, we anticipate that MCOs should be more likely to require quality standards in contracts that transfer all financial risk to the vendor...
  9. pmc The effect of employee assistance plan benefits on the use of outpatient behavioral health care
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Mailstop 35, Brandeis University, 415 South St, Waltham MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 13:167-74. 2010
    ..It is not clear whether EAP services substitute for outpatient behavioral health care services covered by the health plan...
  10. ncbi request reprint Management of access to branded psychotropic medications in private health plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Clin Ther 29:371-80. 2007
    ..Little is known about how these policies are being applied to psychotropic medications, many of which have low rates of patient adherence...
  11. pmc Drinking patterns of older adults with chronic medical conditions
    Marian Ryan
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA, 02454 9110, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1326-32. 2013
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  12. doi request reprint Health plans' disease management programs: extending across the medical and behavioral health spectrum?
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass 02454, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:342-53. 2008
    ..In health plans, disease management has penetrated more slowly into behavioral health and depression program characteristics are highly variable...
  13. pmc Older adults' inpatient and emergency department utilization for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions: relationship with alcohol consumption
    Elizabeth S Levy Merrick
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    J Aging Health 23:86-111. 2011
    ..This study examined the relationship between drinking that exceeds guideline-recommended limits and acute-care utilization for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs) by older Medicare beneficiaries...
  14. pmc Integrated employee assistance program/managed behavioral health care benefits: relationship with access and client characteristics
    Elizabeth S Levy Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:416-23. 2009
    ..20, CI 1.17-1.24), and substance abuse services specifically (OR 1.23, CI 1.06-1.43). Results are consistent with the concept that EAP benefits may increase access and address problems earlier...
  15. pmc Substance abuse treatment client experience in an employed population: results of a client survey
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 7:4. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the role of several factors including prior service use has not been fully explored...
  16. pmc Integrated employee assistance program/managed behavioral health plan utilization by persons with substance use disorders
    Elizabeth S Levy Merrick
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:299-306. 2011
    ..Findings suggest that for service users with primary SUD diagnoses in an integrated EAP/MBHC product, the EAP benefit plays a key role at the front end of treatment and is often only one component of treatment episodes...
  17. pmc Patterns of service use in two types of managed behavioral health care plans
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:86-9. 2010
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  18. pmc Does type of gatekeeping model affect access to outpatient specialty mental health services?
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:104-23. 2007
    ..To measure how a change in gatekeeping model affects utilization of specialty mental health services...
  19. doi request reprint Management of behavioral health provider networks in private health plans
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:330-41. 2008
    ..Some standard activities are common, but some health plans are adopting other approaches to retain higher-quality providers...
  20. pmc Availability of addiction medications in private health plans
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:147-56. 2008
    ..These findings demonstrate that pharmacy benefits have an impact on access to medications for substance abuse...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality measurement and accountability for substance abuse and mental health services in managed care organizations
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, MS 035 Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Med Care 40:1238-48. 2002
    ..To analyze managed care organizations' (MCOs') use of behavioral health quality management activities using nationally representative survey data...
  22. pmc Unhealthy drinking patterns and receipt of preventive medical services by older adults
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1741-8. 2008
    ..Preventive service use among older adults is suboptimal. Unhealthy drinking may constitute a risk factor for failure to receive these services...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cost sharing for substance abuse and mental health services in managed care plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Brandeis University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:101-16. 2003
    ..Future parity initiatives should be examined for how they address differences in cost sharing as well as limits...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pediatrician coordination of care for children with mental illnesses
    Susan G Pfefferle
    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:1085-91. 2006
    ..Little is known about organizational and state level factors that might affect pediatricians' efforts to coordinate care for children with mental illnesses...
  25. pmc Changes in how health plans provide behavioral health services
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:11-24. 2009
    ..However, increased prevalence of higher levels of cost sharing suggests financial barriers have grown. These changes have important implications for enrollees seeking care and for providers working to meet patients' needs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Changing mental health gatekeeping: effects on performance indicators
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:3-19. 2008
    ..The move to call-center gatekeeping did not appear to have a negative impact on treatment process as reflected in these indicators...
  27. ncbi request reprint Managed care and the quality of substance abuse treatment
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:163-74. 2002
    ..Although research suggests that these plans have successfully reduced public sector spending, their impact on the quality of substance abuse treatment has not been established...
  28. pmc Unintended consequences of cigarette price changes for alcohol drinking behaviors across age groups: evidence from pooled cross sections
    Deborah L McLellan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 7:28. 2012
    ..To inform policymaking, this study investigates the association of state cigarette prices with smoking, and current, binge, and heavy drinking by age group...
  29. ncbi request reprint Managed care plans' requirements for screening for alcohol, drug, and mental health problems in primary care
    Deborah W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:879-88. 2002
    ..To determine managed care organizations' (MCOs) requirements for screening for alcohol, drug, or mental health problems in primary care settings...
  30. ncbi request reprint Selecting data sources for substance abuse services research
    Deborah W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 22:11-22. 2002
    ..Moreover, it should foster better communication among these stakeholders in collaborative projects to improve the effectiveness of services for people with addictions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Unhealthy drinking patterns in older adults: prevalence and associated characteristics
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:214-23. 2008
    ..To examine the prevalence of unhealthy drinking patterns in community-dwelling older adults and its association with sociodemographic and health characteristics...
  32. ncbi request reprint Managed care organizations' use of treatment management strategies for outpatient mental health care
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Schneider Center for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:104-14. 2006
    ..Prevalence varied from 43% to 87% depending on the technique. HMO products and products with specialty behavioral health contracts were more likely to use the techniques. Product type and contracting arrangement had independent effects...
  33. doi request reprint Does funding from donors displace government spending for health in developing countries?
    Marwa Farag
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1045-55. 2009
    ..The results suggest that aid needs to be structured in a way that better aligns donors' and recipient governments' incentives, using innovative approaches such as performance-based aid financing...

Research Grants8

  1. Specialty Mental Health Care--Expanding Access in an HMO
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The results will inform health plan decision-makers and others as they make utilization management choices that may have a major impact on patients and enrollee populations overall. ..
  2. Specialty Mental Health Care--Expanding Access in an HMO
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results will inform health plan decision-makers and others as they make utilization management choices that may have a major impact on patients and enrollee populations overall. ..
  3. Impact of 3 Tier Drug Copays on Use and Spending
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  4. Specialty Mental Health Care--Expanding Access in an HMO
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results will inform health plan decision-makers and others as they make utilization management choices that may have a major impact on patients and enrollee populations overall. ..
  5. Impact of 3 Tier Drug Copays on Use and Spending
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. The Role of Customization in Psychotropic Prescribing
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  7. The Role of Customization in Psychotropic Prescribing
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  8. The Role of Customization in Psychotropic Prescribing
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....