James C Robinson

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Value and payment for oncology in the United States
    J C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, 94720 7360 Berkeley, CA, United States Electronic address
    Ann Pharm Fr 71:285-90. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Increases in consumer cost sharing redirect patient volumes and reduce hospital prices for orthopedic surgery
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1392-7. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Consumer cost sharing and use of biopharmaceuticals for rheumatoid arthritis
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, 247 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e205-13. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Case studies of orthopedic surgery in California: the virtues of care coordination versus specialization
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:921-8. 2013
  5. pmc Variation in hospital costs, payments, and profitabilty for cardiac valve replacement surgery
    James C Robinson
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1928-45. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Providers' payment and delivery system reforms hold both threats and opportunities for the drug and device industries
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2059-67. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Payers test reference pricing and centers of excellence to steer patients to low-price and high-quality providers
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2028-36. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Financial incentives, quality improvement programs, and the adoption of clinical information technology
    James C Robinson
    University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Med Care 47:411-7. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality-based payment for medical groups and individual physicians
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, School of Public Health, 247 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Inquiry 46:172-81. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Insurers' strategies for managing the use and cost of biopharmaceuticals
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1205-17. 2006

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Value and payment for oncology in the United States
    J C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, 94720 7360 Berkeley, CA, United States Electronic address
    Ann Pharm Fr 71:285-90. 2013
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Increases in consumer cost sharing redirect patient volumes and reduce hospital prices for orthopedic surgery
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1392-7. 2013
    ..3 percent at high-price facilities. Our analysis indicates that in 2011 reference pricing accounted for $2.8 million in savings for CalPERS and $0.3 million in lower cost sharing for CalPERS members. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Consumer cost sharing and use of biopharmaceuticals for rheumatoid arthritis
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, 247 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e205-13. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effect of consumer cost sharing on use of physician-administered and patient self-administered specialty drugs for rheumatoid arthritis...
  4. doi request reprint Case studies of orthopedic surgery in California: the virtues of care coordination versus specialization
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:921-8. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Variation in hospital costs, payments, and profitabilty for cardiac valve replacement surgery
    James C Robinson
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1928-45. 2011
    ..Examine the variation for Medicare and privately insured patients in hospital costs, payments, and contribution margins and their association with characteristics of the patients, hospitals, and hospital markets...
  6. ncbi request reprint Providers' payment and delivery system reforms hold both threats and opportunities for the drug and device industries
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2059-67. 2012
    ..This article explores payment reforms that will have an impact on the medical technology industry and describes opportunities for the industry to flourish in this new, more financially constrained landscape...
  7. ncbi request reprint Payers test reference pricing and centers of excellence to steer patients to low-price and high-quality providers
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2028-36. 2012
    ..The article then examines their potential role in the policy debate over appropriate coverage and cost-sharing requirements...
  8. doi request reprint Financial incentives, quality improvement programs, and the adoption of clinical information technology
    James C Robinson
    University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Med Care 47:411-7. 2009
    ..We studied the role of health insurers' financial incentives (including pay-for-performance) and quality improvement initiatives in accelerating adoption of CIT in large physician practices...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality-based payment for medical groups and individual physicians
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, School of Public Health, 247 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Inquiry 46:172-81. 2009
    ..001 for primary care; p<.05 for specialists) than groups paid by insurers on a fee-for-service basis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Insurers' strategies for managing the use and cost of biopharmaceuticals
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1205-17. 2006
    ..Contemporary initiatives are modest in ambition but potentially lay the foundation for a framework that balances access to innovation with affordability in this dynamic industry...
  11. ncbi request reprint The commercial health insurance industry in an era of eroding employer coverage
    James C Robinson
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1475-86. 2006
    ..The profitability of the commercial health insurance industry, exceptionally strong over the past five years, will henceforth be linked to the budgetary cycles and political fluctuations of state and federal governments...
  12. doi request reprint Consumer-driven health care: promise and performance
    James C Robinson
    Kaiser Permanente Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w272-81. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint Cost-reducing innovation in health care
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1353-6. 2008
    ..We give examples and sketch the principal regulatory, payment, insurance, and policy design obstacles to the further development and diffusion of cost-reducing innovations...
  14. doi request reprint Value-based purchasing for medical devices
    James C Robinson
    School of Public Health, at the University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1523-31. 2008
    ..Emphasis is placed on the challenges posed by information inadequacies, incentive misalignments, and organizational fragmentation between hospitals and surgeons...
  15. doi request reprint Measurement of and reward for efficiency In California's pay-for-performance program
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center forHealth Technology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1438-47. 2009
    ..The California P4P program is shifting its efficiency focus to metrics not reliant on episode measurement while shifting episode measurement to supporting bundled payment for acute surgical and medical interventions...
  16. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness research: from clinical information to economic incentives
    James C Robinson
    Kaiser Permanente of Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1788-95. 2010
    ..This paper examines how each of these approaches may be adapted to incorporate new evidence from comparative effectiveness research...
  17. doi request reprint Hospitals respond to Medicare payment shortfalls by both shifting costs and cutting them, based on market concentration
    James Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1265-71. 2011
    ..Policy makers need to examine whether efforts to promote clinical coordination through provider integration may interfere with efforts to restrain overall health care cost growth by restraining Medicare payment rates...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospital market concentration, pricing, and profitability in orthopedic surgery and interventional cardiology
    James C Robinson
    Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California School of Public Health, 247 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e241-8. 2011
    ..To examine the association between hospital market concentration and pricing...
  19. doi request reprint Applying value-based insurance design to high-cost health services
    James C Robinson
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2009-16. 2010
    ..This paper proposes applying value-based insurance design principles to self-administered and office-administered specialty drugs, implantable medical devices, advanced imaging modalities, and major surgical procedures...
  20. ncbi request reprint Reevaluation of capitation contracting in New York and California
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2001
    ..This represents a departure from the 1990s, when many industry participants and analysts expected capitated and delegated relationships to spread across the nation...
  21. ncbi request reprint How different is California? A comparison of U.S. physician organizations
    Robin R Gillies
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..The implications of these differences for policy and practice are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Improving chronic illness care: findings from a national study of care management processes in large physician practices
    Diane R Rittenhouse
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:301-20. 2010
    ..Organizations externally evaluated on quality measures used more CMPs than other organizations. These findings can inform efforts to stimulate the adoption of best practices for chronic illness care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Improving quality in Medicaid: the use of care management processes for chronic illness and preventive care
    Diane R Rittenhouse
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0900, USA
    Med Care 44:47-54. 2006
    ..Care management processes (CMPs), tools to improve the efficiency and quality of primary care delivery, are particularly important for low-income patients facing substantial barriers to care...
  24. pmc The alignment and blending of payment incentives within physician organizations
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 140 Warren, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1589-606. 2004
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  25. ncbi request reprint Health savings accounts--the ownership society in health care
    James C Robinson
    Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:1199-202. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Reinvention of health insurance in the consumer era
    James C Robinson
    University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    JAMA 291:1880-6. 2004
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  27. ncbi request reprint Hospital tiers in health insurance: balancing consumer choice with financial incentives
    James C Robinson
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..This paper describes the new network designs and evaluates the challenges they face in influencing consumers' behavior, incorporating information on clinical quality, and supporting medical education and uncompensated care...
  28. ncbi request reprint For-profit non-conversion and regulatory firestorm at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:68-83. 2004
    ..Coupled with the ensuing conflict with insurance commissioners and nearby Blues plans, this incident signals the end of the "trust-me" era of nonprofit accountability in health insurance...
  29. doi request reprint Improving chronic illness care: a longitudinal cohort analysis of large physician organizations
    Stephen M Shortell
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Med Care 47:932-9. 2009
    ..An increasing number of people suffer from chronic illness. Processes exist to provide better chronic illness care and yet for the most part, they are not used...
  30. pmc As good as it gets? Chronic care management in nine leading US physician organisations
    Thomas G Rundall
    University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, California, USA
    BMJ 325:958-61. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Medical management after managed care
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
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  32. ncbi request reprint The curious conversion of Empire Blue Cross
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:100-18. 2003
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  33. ncbi request reprint The politics of managed competition: public abuse of the private interest
    James C Robinson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 28:341-53. 2003
    ..America's health care system suffers from the public abuse of private interests and the private abuse of the public interest...
  34. ncbi request reprint From managed care to consumer health insurance: the fall and rise of Aetna
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:43-55. 2004
    ..Disciplined underwriting and pricing have restored the firm to profitability and set the foundation for new growth. The implications for the health care system as a whole are less unambiguously positive...
  35. ncbi request reprint Renewed emphasis on consumer cost sharing in health insurance benefit design
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..Diverse benefit designs and increased consumer cost sharing challenge conventional policy wisdom but may counteract some of the pernicious features of the health care status quo...
  36. ncbi request reprint Managed consumerism in health care
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1478-89. 2005
    ..A competitive market will manifest a variety of comprehensive and limited benefit designs, broad and narrow contractual networks, and single-and multispecialty provider organizations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Consolidation and the transformation of competition in health insurance
    James C Robinson
    Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:11-24. 2004
    ..Private insurers face renewed price and profit pressures in the short term, but long-term prospects depend on the emergence of new products and new competitors in an increasingly consolidated industry...
  38. ncbi request reprint Price transparency begins at home
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Front Health Serv Manage 23:25-8; discussion 37-8. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Variability in costs associated with total hip and knee replacement implants
    James C Robinson
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:1693-8. 2012
    ..The present study quantifies the patient, hospital, and market characteristics associated with variation in implant and total procedure costs for hip and knee arthroplasty...
  40. ncbi request reprint External incentives, information technology, and organized processes to improve health care quality for patients with chronic diseases
    Lawrence Casalino
    Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 2007, Chicago, Ill 60637, USA
    JAMA 289:434-41. 2003
    ..Research is lacking about the extent to which POs use CMPs or about the degree to which incentives, IT, or other factors are associated with their use...
  41. ncbi request reprint What are the facilitators and barriers in physician organizations' use of care management processes?
    Thomas Bodenheimer
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:505-14. 2004
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  42. pmc Alternative models of hospital-physician affiliation as the United States moves away from tight managed care
    Lawrence Casalino
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Milbank Q 81:331-51, 173-4. 2003
    ..Hospitals probably will continue to seek tighter affiliations with physicians to increase coordination, enhance negotiating leverage with health plans, and gain admissions...
  43. doi request reprint Slouching toward value-based health care
    James C Robinson
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:11-2. 2008