RICHARD GABRIEL FRANK

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Mental health policy and psychotropic drugs
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Milbank Q 83:271-98. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with high levels of spending for younger dually eligible beneficiaries with mental disorders
    Richard G Frank
    Richard G Frank is the Margaret T Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1006-13. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint The creation of Medicare and Medicaid: the emergence of insurance and markets for mental health services
    R G Frank
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:465-8. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Managed behavioral health care carve-outs: past performance and future prospects
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:303-20. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental health in the mainstream of health care
    Richard G Frank
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1539-41. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Custom-made versus ready-to-wear treatments: behavioral propensities in physicians' choices
    Richard G Frank
    Harvard University Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Econ 26:1101-27. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Trends in mental health cost growth: an expanded role for management?
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:649-59. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Should drug prices be negotiated under part D of Medicare? And if so, how?
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:33-43. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Policy toward second-generation antipsychotic drugs: a cautionary note
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:521-2. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring adverse selection in managed health care
    R G Frank
    Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Econ 19:829-54. 2000

Research Grants

  1. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2000
  2. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2001
  3. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2005
  6. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. HEALTH POLICY TRAINING PROGRAM
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. pmc Mental health policy and psychotropic drugs
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Milbank Q 83:271-98. 2005
    ..This article outlines the policy issues related to psychotropic drugs with respect to their role in determining access to mental health treatment and the cost and quality of mental health care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with high levels of spending for younger dually eligible beneficiaries with mental disorders
    Richard G Frank
    Richard G Frank is the Margaret T Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1006-13. 2014
    ..Because only Medicaid pays for case management and psychosocial rehabilitation services, Medicaid spending may need to rise if overall savings are to be realized. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint The creation of Medicare and Medicaid: the emergence of insurance and markets for mental health services
    R G Frank
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:465-8. 2000
    ..He shows that many of the themes raised at the 1965 APA conference on Medicare legislation for psychiatric disorders continue to dominate public debate...
  4. ncbi request reprint Managed behavioral health care carve-outs: past performance and future prospects
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:303-20. 2007
    ..Although not perfect, carve-outs have been instrumental in addressing long-standing challenges in utilization, access, and cost of behavioral health care...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental health in the mainstream of health care
    Richard G Frank
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1539-41. 2007
    ..Continued progress in the well-being of people with mental disorders requires expanded engagement of the mental health community with mainstream health policymakers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Custom-made versus ready-to-wear treatments: behavioral propensities in physicians' choices
    Richard G Frank
    Harvard University Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Econ 26:1101-27. 2007
    ..Some such behavior, from our studies and from the literature, proves sensible; but other behavior seems far from optimal...
  7. doi request reprint Trends in mental health cost growth: an expanded role for management?
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:649-59. 2009
    ..We show that in spite of this convergence, important differences remain between general health and mental health care in patterns of spending growth...
  8. doi request reprint Should drug prices be negotiated under part D of Medicare? And if so, how?
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:33-43. 2008
    ..We make a modest proposal for how to improve purchasing of prescription drugs in Medicare...
  9. doi request reprint Policy toward second-generation antipsychotic drugs: a cautionary note
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:521-2. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring adverse selection in managed health care
    R G Frank
    Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Econ 19:829-54. 2000
    ..These factors are combined in an empirically implementable index that can be used to identify the services that will be most distorted by selection incentives...
  11. ncbi request reprint Talbott and financing policy: Reducing fragmentation
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1150-1. 2004
  12. ncbi request reprint Government commitment and regulation of prescription drugs
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:46-8. 2003
    ..I conclude that the federal government should exercise caution when attempting to regulate prescription drug prices...
  13. ncbi request reprint Depression in primary care: quality improvement and economics
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Manag Care 17:22-4; discussion 25-6. 2008
  14. pmc Impact of alternative interventions on changes in generic dispensing rates
    A James O'Malley
    Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1876-94. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Medicaid and mental health: be careful what you ask for
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:101-13. 2003
    ..The result has been a tilting of public mental health care toward Medicaid-covered people and services...
  16. ncbi request reprint Changes in mental health financing since 1971: implications for policymakers and patients
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:601-13. 2006
    ..Recent developments suggest that financing could be further constrained in the future, even as fragmentation continues to increase...
  17. ncbi request reprint Design of mental health benefits: still unequal after all these years
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:127-37. 2003
    ..We attempt to synthesize these data with prior research as a foundation for informed debates...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prescription-drug prices
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1375-7. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance in commercial HMOs
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1895-902. 2006
    ..Although many claims have been made for the effectiveness of this approach, the extent of its national penetration remains unknown...
  20. ncbi request reprint The ongoing regulation of generic drugs
    Richard G Frank
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:1993-6. 2007
  21. pmc Behavioral health services for women who have breast cancer
    Vanessa Azzone
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:706-12. 2009
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  22. ncbi request reprint Was Part D a giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inquiry 44:15-25. 2007
    ..However, if the prior rate of introduction resumes, the government may find itself with unacceptable expenditure levels...
  23. pmc Part D and dually eligible patients with mental illness: medication access problems and use of intensive services
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1169-74. 2009
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint The medical treatment of depression, 1991-1996: productive inefficiency, expected outcome variations, and price indexes
    Ernst R Berndt
    MIT and NBER, Boston, MA 02127, USA
    J Health Econ 21:373-96. 2002
    ..Based on hedonic regression equations that account for the effects of changing patient mix, we find reductions that range from about -1.66 to -2.13% per year...
  25. ncbi request reprint Economic grand rounds: economics and the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health
    Colleen L Barry
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:409-11. 2002
  26. ncbi request reprint Using elicitation techniques to estimate the value of ambulatory treatments for major depression
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:245-61. 2002
    ..The average spending for all observed treatments was $473 (SE = 478), with a depression-free adjusted price per case of $5,995 (95% confidence interval = $5,959-$6,031)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Private long-term care insurance and state tax incentives
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inquiry 46:305-21. 2009
    ..Ultimately, the modest ability of state tax incentives to lower premiums implies that they should be viewed as a small piece of the long-term care financing puzzle...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evaluating selection out of health plans for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance abuse
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:78-92. 2003
    ..These results suggest that current risk-adjustment systems may fail to offset selection incentives in modern capitated health plans...
  29. ncbi request reprint Employers' use of value-based purchasing strategies
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:2281-8. 2007
    ....
  30. pmc Effect of insurance parity on substance abuse treatment
    Vanessa Azzone
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:129-34. 2011
    ..This study examined the impact of insurance parity on the use, cost, and quality of substance abuse treatment...
  31. doi request reprint The rise and fall of gabapentin for bipolar disorder: a case study on off-label pharmaceutical diffusion
    Catherine A Fullerton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02478, USA
    Med Care 48:372-9. 2010
    ..The case of gabapentin use in bipolar disorder provides an opportunity to study the roles of marketing, clinical evidence, and prior authorization (PA) policy on off-label medication use...
  32. ncbi request reprint Quality monitoring and management in commercial health plans
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02459, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:377-86. 2008
    ..To examine the current state of quality monitoring and management activities of US health plans...
  33. pmc Generic entry, reformulations and promotion of SSRIs in the US
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 26:603-16. 2008
    ..However, little is known about how newer strategies to extend patent life, including product reformulation introduction or obtaining approval to market for additional clinical indications, influence promotion...
  34. ncbi request reprint The impact of mental health on labour market outcomes in China
    Chunling Lu
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 800 Boylston Street 47 th Floor, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 12:157-66. 2009
    ..Mental illnesses account for 20% of the total burden of disease in China. Yet, health policy in China has not devoted much attention to mental health problems and their impact on Chinese society...
  35. pmc Changes over time and disparities in schizophrenia treatment quality
    Alisa B Busch
    Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 47:199-207. 2009
    ..However, there also have been considerable changes in the delivery of mental health care in the public sector, as well as increasing state concerns about Medicaid cost containment...
  36. pmc Schizophrenia, co-occurring substance use disorders and quality of care: the differential effect of a managed behavioral health care carve-out
    Alisa B Busch
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program and the Department of Health Care Policy, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Proctor Building, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02446, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:388-97. 2006
    ..Most pronounced across both populations were decrements in receiving the psychosocial treatments for enrollees in the CO arrangement...
  37. ncbi request reprint Demand response of mental health services to cost sharing under managed care
    Chunling Lu
    Harvard Global Health Initiative, 104 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:113-25. 2008
    ..The economics of parity under managed care needs to be under re-examination...
  38. ncbi request reprint "Usual care" for major depression in the 1990s: characteristics and expert-estimated outcomes
    Marcela Horvitz-Lennon
    Department of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital, Mass, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:720-6. 2003
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Treatment for substance use disorders in a privately insured population under managed care: costs and services use
    Shelly F Greenfield
    McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:265-75. 2004
    ..A significant minority also sought MHSA services in the medical sector. Understanding services use and associated costs can best be achieved by examining services use across treatment sectors...
  40. pmc Impact of 3-tier formularies on drug treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:435-41. 2005
    ..Many employers and health plans have adopted 3-tier formularies in an attempt to control costs for these and other drugs...
  41. pmc Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders, 1990 to 2003
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2515-23. 2005
    ..Although the 1990s saw enormous change in the mental health care system in the United States, little is known about changes in the prevalence or rate of treatment of mental disorders...
  42. ncbi request reprint Savings from drug discount cards: relief for Medicare beneficiaries?
    Juliette Cubanski
    Program in Health Policy, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Aggregate savings estimates vary widely, based on uncertainty in discounts and program participation rates...
  43. ncbi request reprint Early experience with pay-for-performance: from concept to practice
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 294:1788-93. 2005
    ..Although there is intense interest in and optimism about pay-for-performance programs, there is little published research on pay-for-performance in health care...
  44. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of labor supply effects of interventions for major depressive disorder
    Justin W Timbie
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Suite 301, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:212-8. 2006
    ..The aims of this study were to examine labor supply effects of interventions for major depressive disorder and to compare these effects with a summary measure of clinical effectiveness...
  45. ncbi request reprint The effect of a managed behavioral health carve-out on quality of care for medicaid patients diagnosed as having schizophrenia
    Alisa B Busch
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:442-8. 2004
    ..The evidence on quality impacts is limited and suggests comparable quality overall, except that people with severe psychiatric disorders may be those most disadvantaged by MBHCOs...
  46. pmc The impact of parity on major depression treatment quality in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program after parity implementation
    Alisa B Busch
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Med Care 44:506-12. 2006
    ..Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent but often undetected and undertreated and thus could potentially benefit from parity implementation...
  47. ncbi request reprint The effect of incentive-based formularies on prescription-drug utilization and spending
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:2224-32. 2003
    ..Many employers and health plans have adopted incentive-based formularies in an attempt to control prescription-drug costs...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of a media campaign for disaster mental health counseling in post-September 11 New York
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1304-8. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the association between patterns of spending within this campaign and the volume of calls received and referred to a counseling program...
  49. pmc Changes in the quality of care for bipolar I disorder during the 1990s
    Alisa B Busch
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, McLean Hospital, Proctor Building, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:27-33. 2007
    ..This study estimated changes during the 1990s in the quality of usual-care treatment among persons diagnosed as having bipolar I disorder in a privately insured population...
  50. pmc Spending on substance abuse treatment: how much is enough?
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Addiction 100:1240-8. 2005
    ..To describe a framework that can be used to determine optimal spending on substance abuse treatment in the United States...
  51. ncbi request reprint Promotion of prescription drugs to consumers
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:498-505. 2002
    ..Guidelines issued in 1997 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding advertising to consumers through electronic media are considered by some to be responsible for unleashing a flood of direct-to-consumer advertising...
  52. ncbi request reprint Aligning incentives in the treatment of depression in primary care with evidence-based practice
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:682-7. 2003
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint What is the empirical basis for paying for quality in health care?
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Harvard University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:135-57. 2006
    ..Even in non-health settings, however, where the institutional features are more favorable to a positive impact, the literature contains mixed results on the effectiveness of analogous pay-for-performance schemes...
  54. ncbi request reprint Regulation of follow-on biologics
    Richard G Frank
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:841-3. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint Estimating Medicare Part D's impact on medication access among dually eligible beneficiaries with mental disorders
    Julie Marie Donohue
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, A613, Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1285-91. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate rates of medication switching among dually eligible beneficiaries using antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers attributable to their enrollment in Medicare drug plans...

Research Grants9

  1. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..To assess outcomes we will use clinical literature along with three expert panels of clinician-researchers to rate expected outcomes for specific combinations of consumers and treatments. ..
  2. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..To assess outcomes we will use clinical literature along with three expert panels of clinician-researchers to rate expected outcomes for specific combinations of consumers and treatments. ..
  3. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..To assess outcomes we will use clinical literature along with three expert panels of clinician-researchers to rate expected outcomes for specific combinations of consumers and treatments. ..
  4. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Finally, we will examine the proposition that offsets occur differentially across racial and ethnic groups, for high utilizers and according to the organization of insurance arrangements. ..
  5. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, we will examine the proposition that offsets occur differentially across racial and ethnic groups, for high utilizers and according to the organization of insurance arrangements. ..
  6. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, we will examine the proposition that offsets occur differentially across racial and ethnic groups, for high utilizers and according to the organization of insurance arrangements. ..
  7. HEALTH POLICY TRAINING PROGRAM
    Richard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The program is located in a growing research community of mental health policy researchers that is highly energetic, productive, collaborative and supportive of scholars that are early in their careers. ..