Joseph Newhouse

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Steps to reduce favorable risk selection in medicare advantage largely succeeded, boding well for health insurance exchanges
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2618-28. 2012
  2. pmc Perspectives from deductible plan enrollees: plan knowledge and anticipated care-seeking changes
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Center for Health Policy Studies, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:244. 2009
  3. pmc The impact of generic-only drug benefits on patients' use of inhaled corticosteroids in a Medicare population with asthma
    Vicki Fung
    Center for Health Policy Studies, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, California, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:151. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Assessing health reform's impact on four key groups of Americans
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1714-24. 2010
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Econometrics in outcomes research: the use of instrumental variables
    J P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 19:17-34. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Medicare Part D and nursing home residents
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1115-25. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Incentive formularies and changes in prescription drug spending
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:360-9. 2007
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Attrition in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: a response to Nyman
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 33:295-308; discussion 309-17. 2008

Research Grants

  1. HEALTH POLICY TRAINING PROGRAM
    Joseph Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Reimbursement Policy and Cancer Chemotherapy
    Joseph Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. pmc Steps to reduce favorable risk selection in medicare advantage largely succeeded, boding well for health insurance exchanges
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2618-28. 2012
    ..Because insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act will employ similar policies to combat risk selection, our results give reason for optimism about managing competition among health plans...
  2. pmc Perspectives from deductible plan enrollees: plan knowledge and anticipated care-seeking changes
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Center for Health Policy Studies, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:244. 2009
    ..We examined knowledge of deductible plan details among new enrollees, as well as anticipated care-seeking changes in response to the deductible...
  3. pmc The impact of generic-only drug benefits on patients' use of inhaled corticosteroids in a Medicare population with asthma
    Vicki Fung
    Center for Health Policy Studies, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, California, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:151. 2008
    ..We examined changes in ICS use following the introduction of generic-only coverage in a Medicare Advantage population from 2003-2004...
  4. doi request reprint Assessing health reform's impact on four key groups of Americans
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1714-24. 2010
    ..Although not a panacea, all-payer rate setting, in which a federal or state agency establishes standard payment rates for each class of payer, may be the only feasible alternative, at least in the short run...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Econometrics in outcomes research: the use of instrumental variables
    J P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 19:17-34. 1998
    ..We illustrate the use of the technique with an application to aggressive treatment of acute myocardial infarction in the elderly...
  7. ncbi request reprint Medicare Part D and nursing home residents
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1115-25. 2007
    ..Finally, it is unclear how well nursing homes and the pharmacies they work with will work across Part D plans, and vigilance will be required as the benefit proceeds...
  8. ncbi request reprint Incentive formularies and changes in prescription drug spending
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:360-9. 2007
    ..To examine the impact of incentive formularies on prescription drug spending shifts in formulary compliance, use of generic medications, and mail-order fulfillment in the year after introduction of a new pharmacy benefit strategy...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Attrition in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: a response to Nyman
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 33:295-308; discussion 309-17. 2008
    ..Finally, we obtained follow-up health-status data on the great majority of those who left prematurely. We found the health-status findings were insensitive to the inclusion of the attrition cases...
  11. pmc Rejections of drug claims for nursing home residents under Medicare Part D
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:560-7. 2008
    ..We examined data on claims in rejected status for one large long-term care pharmacy as of December 2006. There was considerable variation across PDPs in both rejection rates and reasons for rejection...
  12. ncbi request reprint Estimates of physician productivity: an evaluation
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:33-9. 2007
    ..This evaluation describes six assumptions to which the results are likely to be relatively sensitive as well as a number of other assumptions to which the results are likely to be less sensitive...
  13. ncbi request reprint What does the RAND Health Insurance Experiment tell us about the impact of patient cost sharing on health outcomes?
    Michael E Chernew
    Department of Health Policy, Harvard University Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Ste 207, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:412-4. 2008
  14. pmc Medicare part D and the nursing home setting
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Gerontologist 48:432-41. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to explore how the introduction of Medicare Part D is changing the operations of long-term-care pharmacies (LTCPs) and nursing homes, as well as implications of those changes for nursing home residents...
  15. pmc Would having more primary care doctors cut health spending growth?
    Michael E Chernew
    Department ofHealth Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1327-35. 2009
    ..Additional research is needed before the potential causal impact of PCPs can be fully assessed. However, these findings suggest that changes in the composition of the physician workforce will not be sufficient to address spending growth...
  16. doi request reprint A new medicare end-of-life benefit for nursing home residents
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:130-5. 2010
    ..Nursing homes would be paid directly for end-of-life care services and held accountable for their quality...
  17. pmc Geographic correlation between large-firm commercial spending and Medicare spending
    Michael E Chernew
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:131-8. 2010
    ..To investigate the correlation between geographic variation in inpatient days, total spending, and spending growth in traditional Medicare versus the large-firm commercial sector...
  18. ncbi request reprint Productivity adjustment in the Medicare physician fee schedule update
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:5-14. 2007
    ..This article also shows productivity changes varied widely across manufacturing industries, so that the use of an average across the economy or even across service industries could have substantial error for physician services...
  19. ncbi request reprint Coverage and prior authorization of psychotropic drugs under Medicare Part D
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, and Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:308-10. 2007
    ..The effect of Part D will depend on the restrictiveness of the prior authorization and appeals processes, which is currently unknown...
  20. ncbi request reprint Future directions for the national health expenditure accounts: conference overview
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 28:1-8. 2006
    ..This article summarizes the 2005 conference and highlights changes made since the previous conference, commissioned papers on future directions for NHEA projects, and participant recommendations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Medicare's challenges in paying providers
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:35-44. 2005
    ..The conclusion remarks on the prescription drug benefit and the possibility of paying higher quality providers additional amounts...
  22. ncbi request reprint Consumer-directed health plans and the RAND Health Insurance Experiment
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:107-13. 2004
    ..Although the RAND experiment established the effects of varying prices to patients, future experiments with how physicians respond to the various tools of managed care may be useful...
  23. ncbi request reprint The Institute of Medicine committee's clarion call for universal coverage
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..The complications suggest that the committee's cost estimates may be too low and that there may be sizable political barriers to the proposals...
  24. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the moral hazard-risk avoidance tradeoff
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    J Health Econ 25:1005-14. 2006
    ..Even if total costs increase, the value of a change in health could increase more. In that case such a subsidy is consistent with recent work in behavioral economics for those with self-control problems...
  25. ncbi request reprint Variation in patients' hospice costs
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inquiry 45:232-44. 2008
    ..However, replicating these results using data from a broader, more representative sample of hospices is needed before making changes to the per diem system...
  26. ncbi request reprint How much should Medicare pay for drugs?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:89-102. 2004
    ..Because all four methods have substantial drawbacks, Medicare should not initially attempt to set prices, but to prevent abuses in pricing, Congress should allow cost to be considered in coverage decisions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Financing Medicare in the next administration
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1714-6. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Managed care and efficient rationing
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:1-10. 2002
    ..Further research on the nature of provider and consumer rationing decisions is needed to inform the design of supply-side and demand-side incentives that will lead to an efficient allocation of services...
  29. doi request reprint A cost-effectiveness framework for profiling the value of hospital care
    Justin W Timbie
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:419-34. 2008
    ..Using cost-effectiveness methods to profile hospital "value'' permits the comparison of the benefit of a service relative to the cost using existing societal weights...
  30. ncbi request reprint The costs of a national health information network
    Rainu Kaushal
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:165-73. 2005
    ..The use of information technology may result in a safer and more efficient health care system. However, consensus does not exist about the structure or costs of a national health information network (NHIN)...
  31. ncbi request reprint The economic impacts of the tobacco settlement
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 21:1-19. 2002
    ..To the extent that the value of the health benefits is not offset by the value of the pleasure foregone, the economic impacts of the MSA will include a share of these health benefits...
  32. ncbi request reprint Frequency and cost of chemotherapy-related serious adverse effects in a population sample of women with breast cancer
    Michael J Hassett
    Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, 454 STE 21, Boston, MA 02115 6084, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1108-17. 2006
    ..The number, nature, and costs of serious adverse effects experienced by younger women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer outside of clinical trials are unknown...
  33. ncbi request reprint Accounting for teaching hospitals' higher costs and what to do about them
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:126-9. 2003
    ..If there is to be a public trust fund to subsidize AHCs, it should be financed from general revenues...
  34. ncbi request reprint Hypertension treatment in a medicare population: adherence and systolic blood pressure control
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    Clin Ther 29:972-84. 2007
    ..Despite substantial trial evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatment for reducing blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular events, many patients are nonadherent to their hypertension treatment...
  35. pmc Cost-sharing for emergency care and unfavorable clinical events: findings from the safety and financial ramifications of ED copayments study
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1801-20. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of emergency department (ED) copayment levels on ED use and unfavorable clinical events. Data Source/Study Setting. Kaiser Permanente-Northern California (KPNC), a prepaid integrated delivery system...
  36. ncbi request reprint Selection and plan switching behavior
    Rusty Tchernis
    Department of Economics, Indiana University, Wylie Hall, 100 S Woodlawn, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Inquiry 43:10-22. 2006
    ..This transfer of costs from a less to a more generous plan increases the burden of adverse selection. Our data suggest that switching may be more important to the level of premiums than previously documented...
  37. pmc Using performance measures to motivate 'report-averse' and 'report-loving' agents
    Jacob Glazer
    Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Health Econ 26:1170-89. 2007
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  38. ncbi request reprint Medicare spending on physicians - no easy fix in sight
    Joseph P Newhouse
    N Engl J Med 356:1883-4. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of caps on Medicare drug benefits
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2349-59. 2006
    ..Little information exists about the consequences of limits on prescription-drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries...
  40. pmc Coping with prescription drug cost sharing: knowledge, adherence, and financial burden
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:785-97. 2008
    ..Assess patient knowledge of and response to drug cost sharing...
  41. ncbi request reprint Why is there a quality chasm?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:13-25. 2002
    ..Although these causes suggest that the performance of medical care may always lag behind that of other industries, greater use of information technology and improved financial incentives will help to reduce the size of the quality chasm...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cost-sharing: patient knowledge and effects on seeking emergency department care
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 42:290-6. 2004
    ..The use of cost-sharing to control healthcare expenditures is increasing, but there is scant information about patients' knowledge of cost-sharing or its influence on behavior...
  43. ncbi request reprint Does reimbursement influence chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients?
    Mireille Jacobson
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:437-43. 2006
    ..Providers who were more generously reimbursed, however, prescribed more-costly chemotherapy regimens to metastatic breast, colorectal, and lung cancer patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Survival and changes in comorbidities after bariatric surgery
    Cynthia D Perry
    The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Ann Surg 247:21-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate survival rates and changes in weight-related comorbid conditions after bariatric surgery in a high-risk patient population as compared with a similar cohort of morbidly obese patients who did not undergo surgery...
  45. ncbi request reprint Care-seeking behavior in response to emergency department copayments
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 43:810-6. 2005
    ..Patients are increasingly paying for more of their medical care through cost-sharing, yet little is known about how patients change the ways that they seek care in response...
  46. doi request reprint The effect of consumer-directed health plans on the use of preventive and chronic illness services
    John W Rowe
    Columbia University, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:113-20. 2008
    ..These results support varying the degree of cost sharing for services depending on the effect of the service on future health status and costs...
  47. doi request reprint Office visit copayments: patient knowledge, response, and communication with providers
    Nancy J Benedetti
    Center for Health Policy Studies and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 46:403-9. 2008
    ..There is limited information on patients' knowledge about their cost-sharing requirements and how that influenced their care-seeking behavior...
  48. doi request reprint Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Part D prescription drug program benefits and responses to drug costs
    John Hsu
    Center for Health Policy Studies and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Third Floor, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    JAMA 299:1929-36. 2008
    ..Medicare Part D drug benefits include substantial cost sharing...

Research Grants4

  1. HEALTH POLICY TRAINING PROGRAM
    Joseph Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We wish to expand the number of AHRQ predoctoral slots and add one postdoctoral slot, because we have high-quality applicants whom we cannot admit for lack of aid. ..
  2. Reimbursement Policy and Cancer Chemotherapy
    Joseph Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Understanding its impact on chemotherapy treatment patterns has important implications not only for Medicare spending but also for the welfare of beneficiaries with cancer. ..