Vicki Fung

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Falling into the coverage gap: Part D drug costs and adherence for Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan beneficiaries with diabetes
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:355-75. 2010
  2. pmc Using medicare data for comparative effectiveness research: opportunities and challenges
    Vicki Fung
    Vicki Fung, Kaiser Permanente, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:488-96. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Meaningful variation in performance: a systematic literature review
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Med Care 48:140-8. 2010
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Meaningful variation in performance: what does variation in quality tell us about improving quality?
    Joseph V Selby
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 48:133-9. 2010
  6. 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
  7. pmc Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:164. 2010
  8. pmc Medicare Part D coverage gap and diabetes beneficiaries
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:189-93. 2009
  9. 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
  10. pmc Adverse clinical events among medicare beneficiaries using antipsychotic drugs: linking health insurance benefits and clinical needs
    Vicki Fung
    Mid Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Rockville, MD, USA
    Med Care 51:614-21. 2013

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Falling into the coverage gap: Part D drug costs and adherence for Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan beneficiaries with diabetes
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:355-75. 2010
    ..To compare drug costs and adherence among Medicare beneficiaries with the standard Part D coverage gap versus supplemental gap coverage in 2006...
  2. pmc Using medicare data for comparative effectiveness research: opportunities and challenges
    Vicki Fung
    Vicki Fung, Kaiser Permanente, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:488-96. 2011
    ..These data are a promising resource for comparative effectiveness research (CER) on treatments, benefit designs, and delivery systems...
  3. doi request reprint Meaningful variation in performance: a systematic literature review
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Med Care 48:140-8. 2010
    ..Recommendations for directing quality improvement initiatives at particular levels (eg, patients, physicians, provider groups) have been made on the basis of empirical components of variance analyses of performance...
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Meaningful variation in performance: what does variation in quality tell us about improving quality?
    Joseph V Selby
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 48:133-9. 2010
    ..However, the absolute amount of variation, expressed in clinically meaningful units, is less frequently reported. Moreover, changes in variance components have not been studied as quality improves...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:164. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Medicare Part D coverage gap and diabetes beneficiaries
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:189-93. 2009
    ..To examine drug costs and entry and exit rates into the Part D coverage gap for beneficiaries with diabetes in Medicare Advantage managed care plans...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Adverse clinical events among medicare beneficiaries using antipsychotic drugs: linking health insurance benefits and clinical needs
    Vicki Fung
    Mid Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Rockville, MD, USA
    Med Care 51:614-21. 2013
    ..We investigated the impact of Part D coverage on antipsychotic drug spending, adherence, and clinical outcomes among beneficiaries with varying indications for use...
  11. 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...
  12. pmc Distributing $800 billion: an early assessment of Medicare Part D risk adjustment
    John Hsu
    Center for Health Policy Studies and Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:215-25. 2009
    ..Combining RxHCCs with individual-level information on prior-year drug use greatly improves performance and decreases incentives for plans to select against bad risks...
  13. pmc COBRA ARRA subsidies: was the carrot enticing enough?
    Ilana Graetz
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1980-98. 2012
    ..We examined COBRA enrollment levels with the subsidy and the health, access, and financial consequences of enrollment decisions...
  14. doi request reprint High-deductible health insurance plans: efforts to sharpen a blunt instrument
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1145-54. 2009
    ..Consumers need more information and decision support to understand their benefits and to differentiate when care is necessary, discretionary, or unnecessary...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Early experiences with e-health services (1999-2002): promise, reality, and implications
    Vicki Fung
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 44:491-6. 2006
    ..E-health services may improve the quality and efficiency of care; however, there is little quantitative data on e-health use...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Consumer-directed health plans with health savings accounts: whose skin is in the game and how do costs affect care seeking?
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    Med Care 50:585-90. 2012
    ..Employers are increasingly offering high-deductible health insurance plans with associated health savings accounts (HSAs), but there is limited information on account contributions or effects on patient care seeking...
  19. doi request reprint Validation of an algorithm for categorizing the severity of hospital emergency department visits
    Dustin W Ballard
    Emergency Department, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
    Med Care 48:58-63. 2010
    ..The New York University Emergency Department (NYU ED) visit severity algorithm attempts to classify visits to the ED based on diagnosis, but it has not been formally validated...
  20. doi request reprint In consumer-directed health plans, a majority of patients were unaware of free or low-cost preventive care
    Mary E Reed
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Oakland, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2641-8. 2012
    ..Special efforts to educate consumers about preventive care cost-sharing exemptions may be necessary as more health plans, including Medicare, adopt this model...
  21. pmc Health information technology and physician-patient interactions: impact of computers on communication during outpatient primary care visits
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:474-80. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of introducing health information technology (HIT) on physician-patient interactions during outpatient visits...