Robert E Mechanic

Summary

Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The new era of payment reform, spending targets, and cost containment in Massachusetts: early lessons for the nation
    Robert E Mechanic
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2334-42. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Many large medical groups will need to acquire new skills and tools to be ready for payment reform
    Robert Mechanic
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1984-92. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Payment reform options: episode payment is a good place to start
    Robert E Mechanic
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w262-71. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Medical group responses to global payment: early lessons from the 'Alternative Quality Contract' in Massachusetts
    Robert E Mechanic
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1734-42. 2011
  5. pmc The 'Alternative Quality Contract,' based on a global budget, lowered medical spending and improved quality
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1885-94. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Private-payer innovation in Massachusetts: the 'alternative quality contract'
    Michael E Chernew
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:51-61. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint What will become of the medical mecca? Health care spending in Massachusetts
    Robert E Mechanic
    Robert Mechanic and Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:130-41. 2003

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi request reprint The new era of payment reform, spending targets, and cost containment in Massachusetts: early lessons for the nation
    Robert E Mechanic
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2334-42. 2012
    ..Finally, the effectiveness of new cost control laws will depend on changes in providers' and insurers' behavior; in Massachusetts, private market activity has had a complementary impact on the pace of health system change...
  2. doi request reprint Many large medical groups will need to acquire new skills and tools to be ready for payment reform
    Robert Mechanic
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1984-92. 2012
    ..The difficulty of implementing these changes in complex health care organizations should not be underestimated...
  3. doi request reprint Payment reform options: episode payment is a good place to start
    Robert E Mechanic
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w262-71. 2009
    ..We argue that episode payments are the most immediately viable approach, and we recommend that payment reforms precede any payment reductions so that new delivery models can gain traction...
  4. doi request reprint Medical group responses to global payment: early lessons from the 'Alternative Quality Contract' in Massachusetts
    Robert E Mechanic
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1734-42. 2011
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  5. pmc The 'Alternative Quality Contract,' based on a global budget, lowered medical spending and improved quality
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1885-94. 2012
    ..These results suggest that global budgets with pay-for-performance can begin to slow underlying growth in medical spending while improving quality of care...
  6. doi request reprint Private-payer innovation in Massachusetts: the 'alternative quality contract'
    Michael E Chernew
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:51-61. 2011
    ..This arrangement exemplifies the type of experimentation encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. We describe this unique contract and show how it surmounts hurdles previously encountered with other global-payment models...
  7. ncbi request reprint What will become of the medical mecca? Health care spending in Massachusetts
    Robert E Mechanic
    Robert Mechanic and Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:130-41. 2003
    ..Applying new information technologies to proactively manage patients with expensive chronic illnesses is a critical area for future collaboration between payers and AHCs...