David J Becker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Continuity of insurance coverage and ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations/ED visits: evidence from the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:963-73. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Health services utilization after fractures: evidence from Medicare
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330H, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1012-20. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The societal burden of osteoporosis
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, RPHB 330, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 12:186-91. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Weekend hospitalization and mortality: a critical review
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 8:23-6. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the utilization and outcomes of Medicare patients hospitalized for hip fracture, 2000-2008
    David J Becker
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Aging Health 26:360-79. 2014
  6. doi request reprint The impact of CHIP coverage on children with asthma in Alabama
    Nir Menachemi
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 51:247-53. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Health care expenditures associated with skeletal fractures among Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2005
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 24:2050-5. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Co-payments and the use of emergency department services in the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    1University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:514-30. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of preventive dental visits in reducing nonpreventive dental visits and expenditures
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatrics 131:1107-13. 2013
  10. pmc Favorable selection, risk adjustment, and the Medicare Advantage program
    Michael A Morrisey
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:1039-56. 2013

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Continuity of insurance coverage and ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations/ED visits: evidence from the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:963-73. 2011
    ..To assess the effects of continuity of insurance coverage on treatment of ambulatory-care sensitive conditions (ACSC)...
  2. doi request reprint Health services utilization after fractures: evidence from Medicare
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330H, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1012-20. 2010
    ..Postfracture utilization of health care services represents an alternative measure of the resource costs associated with these fractures...
  3. doi request reprint The societal burden of osteoporosis
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, RPHB 330, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 12:186-91. 2010
    ..Efforts to address the looming financial burden must focus on reducing the prevalence of osteoporosis and the incidence of costly fragility fractures...
  4. ncbi request reprint Weekend hospitalization and mortality: a critical review
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 8:23-6. 2008
    ..This article outlines the limitations of the existing research and highlights the need for in-depth condition-specific studies that acknowledge the potential threat posed by selection bias...
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the utilization and outcomes of Medicare patients hospitalized for hip fracture, 2000-2008
    David J Becker
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Aging Health 26:360-79. 2014
    ..This study examines temporal trends in hip fracture related utilization and outcomes among elderly fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries...
  6. doi request reprint The impact of CHIP coverage on children with asthma in Alabama
    Nir Menachemi
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 51:247-53. 2012
    ..8 vs 5.2 vs 4.4; P < .0001). As a result, significant declines in the mean costs per child were observed. Ongoing ALL Kids coverage is associated with improved disease-management and lower costs for persistent asthma...
  7. doi request reprint Health care expenditures associated with skeletal fractures among Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2005
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 24:2050-5. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to ascertain other health conditions that are driving costs for Medicare beneficiaries after fractures...
  8. ncbi request reprint Co-payments and the use of emergency department services in the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    1University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:514-30. 2013
    ..Our study suggests that the modest co-payment changes were not effective in improving the efficiency of ED utilization...
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of preventive dental visits in reducing nonpreventive dental visits and expenditures
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatrics 131:1107-13. 2013
    ..We used econometric techniques that minimize selection bias to assess the effectiveness of preventive dental care in reducing subsequent nonpreventive dental service utilization among children...
  10. pmc Favorable selection, risk adjustment, and the Medicare Advantage program
    Michael A Morrisey
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:1039-56. 2013
    ..To examine the effects of changes in payment and risk adjustment on (1) the annual enrollment and switching behavior of Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries, and (2) the relative costliness of MA enrollees and disenrollees...
  11. pmc Did copayment changes reduce health service utilization among CHIP enrollees? Evidence from Alabama
    Bisakha Sen
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1603-20. 2012
    ..To explore whether health care utilization changed among enrollees in Alabama's CHIP program, ALL Kids, following copayment increases at the beginning of fiscal year 2004...
  12. pmc Is withholding osteoporosis medication after fracture sometimes rational? A comparison of the risk for second fracture versus death
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:584-91. 2010
    ..Among US Medicare beneficiaries, we evaluated the risk for second fracture versus death in the 5 years following a hip, clinical vertebral, and wrist/forearm fracture...
  13. doi request reprint A close examination of healthcare expenditures related to fractures
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:816-20. 2013
    ..This suggests that patterns of healthcare services utilization may provide a means to improve fracture prediction rules...
  14. pmc Regional variation in the denial of reimbursement for bone mineral density testing among US Medicare beneficiaries
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Clin Densitom 11:568-74. 2008
    ..Greater guidance and transparency in coding policies are needed to ensure that DXA as a covered service is reimbursed for Medicare beneficiaries with the appropriate indications...
  15. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of low-severity emergency department use among CHIP enrollees
    Justin Blackburn
    1665 University Blvd, Rm 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 19:e391-9. 2013
    ..To describe patient characteristics among those utilizing the emergency department (ED) for low-severity conditions (ie, conditions potentially treatable or manageable in a primary care setting)...
  16. pmc Patterns and predictors of osteoporosis medication discontinuation and switching among Medicare beneficiaries
    Huifeng Yun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35294, AL, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:112. 2014
    ..This study assessed medication discontinuation and switching patterns among Medicare beneficiaries who were new users of bisphosphonates and evaluated factors possibly associated with discontinuation...
  17. pmc Do hospitals provide lower quality care on weekends?
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1589-612. 2007
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