D P Scanlon
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
- Evaluating a community-based program to improve healthcare quality: research design for the aligning forces for quality initiativeDennis P Scanlon
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Penn State University, 504 Ford Bldg, University Park, PA 16802 E mail
Am J Manag Care 18:s165-76. 2012..The evaluation research design for the AF4Q initiative, and the lessons learned from its approach, may be valuable to others tasked with evaluating similar community-based initiatives...
- Steering patients to safer hospitals? The effect of a tiered hospital network on hospital admissionsDennis P Scanlon
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Health Serv Res 43:1849-68. 2008..To determine if a tiered hospital benefit and safety incentive shifted the distribution of admissions toward safer hospitals...
- Financial and clinical impact of team-based treatment for medicaid enrollees with diabetes in a federally qualified health centerDennis P Scanlon
Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Diabetes Care 31:2160-5. 2008..The purpose of this study was to determine whether multidisciplinary team-based care guided by the chronic care model can reduce medical payments and improve quality for Medicaid enrollees with diabetes...
- Health plan report cards: exploring differences in plan ratingsD P Scanlon
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:5-20. 1998....
- Competition and health plan performance: evidence from health maintenance organization insurance marketsDennis P Scanlon
Health and Public Policy Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 6500, USA
Med Care 43:338-46. 2005....
- Does competition for transplantable hearts encourage 'gaming' of the waiting list?Dennis P Scanlon
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 23:191-8. 2004..01), consistent with the gaming hypothesis. Gaming was mitigated after the 1999 policy change (p > .05), which suggests that the new rules were effective. Continued monitoring is warranted, given prior gaming and recent accusations...
- The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollmentDennis P Scanlo
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Center for Health Policy Research, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
J Health Econ 21:19-41. 2002..Results with respect to report card ratings suggest that individuals avoid health plans with many below average ratings...
- The role of disease management in pay-for-performance programs for improving the care of chronically ill patientsJeff Beich
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Med Care Res Rev 63:96S-116S. 2006..Finally, the strengths and weaknesses of using the RFI scores as an alternative metric for pay-for-performance programs are discussed...
- A community-level effort to motivate physician participation in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Physician Recognition ProgramJeff Beich
Department of Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Popul Health Manag 13:131-8. 2010..However, absent continuing reinforcement, it is uncertain if such programs can lead to sustained quality improvement activities...
- The relationship between health plan performance measures and physician network overlap: implications for measuring plan qualityDaniel D Maeng
The Pennsylvania State University, 504 Ford Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Health Serv Res 45:1005-23. 2010..To examine the extent to which health plan quality measures capture physician practice patterns rather than plan characteristics...
- The role of performance measures for improving quality in managed care organizationsD P Scanlon
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Health Policy and Administration, and Center for Health Policy Research, University Park 16802, USA
Health Serv Res 36:619-41. 2001..CONCLUSION: Performance measures are used for quality improvement in addition to informing external constituents, but additional research is needed to understand how the benefits of measurement can be maximized...
- Hospital responses to the leapfrog group in local marketsDennis P Scanlon
The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
Med Care Res Rev 65:207-31. 2008..However, characteristics of the individual hospitals, and of the LF goals themselves, were more important in explaining the relatively limited progress by hospitals across all sites in achieving those goals over a 5-year period...
- Does competition improve health care quality?Dennis P Scanlon
504 Ford Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Health Serv Res 43:1931-51. 2008..To identify the effect of competition on health maintenance organizations' (HMOs) quality measures...
- Evidence for pay for performance: hope for the U.S. health care system?Dennis P Scanlon
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Manag Care 14:6-10. 2005
- Market and plan characteristics related to HMO quality and improvementDennis P Scanlon
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Med Care Res Rev 63:56S-89S. 2006..Our analysis indicates that a significant percentage of the unexplained variation in quality improvement is because of permanent, unobserved plan-level characteristics that future research should strive to identify...
- Competition in health insurance markets: limitations of current measures for policy analysisDennis P Scanlon
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Med Care Res Rev 63:37S-55S. 2006..g., the availability of information on price and outcomes, degree of entry barriers, etc.) are important from both a theoretical and policy perspective, but their impact on market outcomes has not been widely studied...
- Promise and problems with supply chain management approaches to health care purchasingEric W Ford
Center for Healthcare Innovation, Education and Research, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
Health Care Manage Rev 32:192-202. 2007..In other industries, this strategy has proven to be an effective method for simultaneously reducing costs and increasing quality...
- Overlap in HMO physician networksMichael E Chernew
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, Ann Arbor, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 23:91-101. 2004..Overlap ranges from an upper quartile of 69 percent to a lower quartile of 34 percent. Group/staff-model HMOs have little overlap, while younger plans, for-profit plans, and plans in small markets have greater overlap...
- Influenza vaccination by race among disabled community dwelling older womenKevin D Frick
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:220-36. 2004..The utilization rate did not approach the Healthy People 2010 target...