RITA TAMARA KONETZKA

Summary

Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Shipping out instead of shaping up: rehospitalization from nursing homes as an unintended effect of public reporting
    R Tamara Konetzka
    University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Health Econ 32:341-52. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Users of Medicaid home and community-based services are especially vulnerable to costly avoidable hospital admissions
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago, in Illinois, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1167-75. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Disparities in long-term care: building equity into market-based reforms
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:491-521. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Applying market-based reforms to long-term care
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:74-80. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Explaining lapse in long-term care insurance markets
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Econ 20:1169-83. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Medicare payment changes and nursing home quality: effects on long-stay residents
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:173-89. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Medicare prospective payment and quality of care for long-stay nursing facility residents
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Med Care 44:270-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Managed care and hospital cost containment
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Inquiry 45:98-111. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint General internists' views on pay-for-performance and public reporting of quality scores: a national survey
    Lawrence P Casalino
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:492-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Did recent changes in Medicare reimbursement hit teaching hospitals harder?
    R Tamara Konetzka
    The University of Chicago, Department of Health Studies, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC2007, Chicago IL 60637, USA
    Acad Med 80:1069-74. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Shipping out instead of shaping up: rehospitalization from nursing homes as an unintended effect of public reporting
    R Tamara Konetzka
    University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Health Econ 32:341-52. 2013
    ..We conclude that nursing homes rehospitalize higher-risk post-acute patients to improve scores, providing evidence for selection behavior on the part of nursing home providers in the presence of public reporting...
  2. doi request reprint Users of Medicaid home and community-based services are especially vulnerable to costly avoidable hospital admissions
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago, in Illinois, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1167-75. 2012
    ..Our findings emphasize the need for further research to establish policies and practices that can best meet the needs of users of Medicaid home and community-based services...
  3. doi request reprint Disparities in long-term care: building equity into market-based reforms
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:491-521. 2009
    ..Market-based incentives policies should explicitly incorporate the goal of mitigating the potential unintended consequence of increased disparities...
  4. doi request reprint Applying market-based reforms to long-term care
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:74-80. 2010
    ..The focus of reporting systems should be broadened to include quality of life in addition to clinical quality and to make measures less dependent on the setting in which care is delivered...
  5. doi request reprint Explaining lapse in long-term care insurance markets
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Econ 20:1169-83. 2011
    ..Because lapse rates are highest among the least healthy individuals, lapse should be considered explicitly in efforts to expand the LTCI market...
  6. ncbi request reprint Medicare payment changes and nursing home quality: effects on long-stay residents
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:173-89. 2006
    ..Results show that long-stay residents experienced increased adverse outcomes with the elimination of Medicare cost reimbursement...
  7. ncbi request reprint Medicare prospective payment and quality of care for long-stay nursing facility residents
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Med Care 44:270-6. 2006
    ..Because facilities may combine revenue streams to be used where needed, spillover effects on quality of care for long-stay residents are possible...
  8. ncbi request reprint Managed care and hospital cost containment
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Inquiry 45:98-111. 2008
    ..Post-backlash, high managed care penetration no longer was associated with lower cost growth in the most competitive markets, indicating that the synergistic effects between managed care and hospital competition no longer may exist...
  9. ncbi request reprint General internists' views on pay-for-performance and public reporting of quality scores: a national survey
    Lawrence P Casalino
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:492-9. 2007
    ..Public and private policymakers might avoid a physician backlash and better succeed at improving health care quality if they consider these concerns when designing P4P and public reporting programs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Did recent changes in Medicare reimbursement hit teaching hospitals harder?
    R Tamara Konetzka
    The University of Chicago, Department of Health Studies, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC2007, Chicago IL 60637, USA
    Acad Med 80:1069-74. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of nursing home ownership type and resident payer source on hospitalization for suspected pneumonia
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Med Care 42:1001-8. 2004
    ..The decision to hospitalize may be different in for-profit and not-for-profit facilities and for different payment sources...
  12. pmc The staffing-outcomes relationship in nursing homes
    R Tamara Konetzka
    University of Chicago, Department of Health Studies, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1025-42. 2008
    ..To assess longitudinally whether a change in registered nurse (RN) staffing and skill mix leads to a change in nursing home resident outcomes while controlling for the potential endogeneity of staffing...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reducing hospitalizations from long-term care settings
    R Tamara Konetzka
    University of Chicago, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:40-66. 2008
    ..Much of the evidence is weak and could benefit from improved research design and methodology...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of cuts in Medicare reimbursement on process and outcome of care for acute myocardial infarction patients
    Kevin G Volpp
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Circulation 112:2268-75. 2005
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  15. pmc Effects of Medicare payment changes on nursing home staffing and deficiencies
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 9 East, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:463-88. 2004
    ..To investigate the effects of Medicare's Prospective Payment System (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and associated rate changes on quality of care as represented by staffing ratios and regulatory deficiencies...
  16. doi request reprint Will mandated minimum nurse staffing ratios lead to better patient outcomes?
    Julie Sochalski
    University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Med Care 46:606-13. 2008
    ..Mandatory hospital nurse staffing ratios are under consideration in a number of states without strong empirical evidence of the optimal ratio...

Research Grants1

  1. Improving Quality of Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
    RITA TAMARA KONETZKA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Dementia is a critical health care and health policy issue which promises to become even more important and costly as the population ages. ..