J William Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Incorporating statistical uncertainty in the use of physician cost profiles
    John L Adams
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:57. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparing accuracy of risk-adjustment methodologies used in economic profiling of physicians
    J William Thomas
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA
    Inquiry 41:218-31. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Economic profiling of physicians: does omission of pharmacy claims bias performance measurement?
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, 509 Forest Ave, Ste 200, Portland, ME 04101 9300, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:341-51. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Economic profiling of physician specialists: use of outlier treatment and episode attribution rules
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04101 9300, USA
    Inquiry 43:271-82. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Low costs of defensive medicine, small savings from tort reform
    J William Thomas
    Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1578-84. 2010
  6. pmc Economic profiling of primary care physicians: consistency among risk-adjusted measures
    J William Thomas
    Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:985-1003. 2004
  7. pmc Should episode-based economic profiles be risk adjusted to account for differences in patients' health risks?
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, ME 04101 9300, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:581-98. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint What we know and do not know about tiered provider networks
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, USA
    J Health Care Finance 33:53-67. 2007

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Publications8

  1. pmc Incorporating statistical uncertainty in the use of physician cost profiles
    John L Adams
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:57. 2010
    ..In this paper we compare the percentile cut-off method to another method, using statistical testing, for identifying high-cost or low-cost physicians...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparing accuracy of risk-adjustment methodologies used in economic profiling of physicians
    J William Thomas
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA
    Inquiry 41:218-31. 2004
    ..All but one methodology explained at least 50% of panel cost variance with panels as small as 25 patients. Group R2 performance tended to be better when high-cost cases were included rather than excluded from the analyses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Economic profiling of physicians: does omission of pharmacy claims bias performance measurement?
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, 509 Forest Ave, Ste 200, Portland, ME 04101 9300, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:341-51. 2006
    ..To investigate the degree to which the absence of prescriber identifying information and the absence of pharmacy claims might affect the validity of physicians' economic profiles...
  4. ncbi request reprint Economic profiling of physician specialists: use of outlier treatment and episode attribution rules
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04101 9300, USA
    Inquiry 43:271-82. 2006
    ..No consistent combination of outlier methodology and episode attribution rule was found to be superior for identifying cost-inefficient physicians...
  5. doi request reprint Low costs of defensive medicine, small savings from tort reform
    J William Thomas
    Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1578-84. 2010
    ..These savings are lower than most previous estimates, and they suggest that the presumed impact of tort reform on health care costs may be overstated...
  6. pmc Economic profiling of primary care physicians: consistency among risk-adjusted measures
    J William Thomas
    Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:985-1003. 2004
    ..To investigate whether different risk-adjustment methodologies and economic profiling or "practice efficiency" metrics produce differences in practice efficiency rankings for a set of primary care physicians (PCPs)...
  7. pmc Should episode-based economic profiles be risk adjusted to account for differences in patients' health risks?
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, ME 04101 9300, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:581-98. 2006
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  8. ncbi request reprint What we know and do not know about tiered provider networks
    J William Thomas
    Institute for Health Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, USA
    J Health Care Finance 33:53-67. 2007
    ..In this article, we present findings about tiered provider networks developed from a national survey of health plans and from interviews with health plan executives, their employer clients, and providers in their networks...