Vivian Y Wu
Affiliation: University of Southern California
- The price effect of hospital closuresVivian Y Wu
School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90098, USA
Inquiry 45:280-92. 2008..The overall estimate suggests a 4%, one-time, permanent price increase due to closure, a strong price effect that has been overlooked in the literature...
- Managed care's price bargaining with hospitalsVivian Y Wu
University of Southern California and RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States
J Health Econ 28:350-60. 2009..Second, health plans that are more successful at channeling patients can extract greater discounts. Patient channeling can add to the volume discount that plans negotiate...
- Hospital cost shifting revisited: new evidence from the balanced budget act of 1997Vivian Y Wu
School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California and RAND, 650 Childs Way, RGL 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Int J Health Care Finance Econ 10:61-83. 2010..In contrast, hospitals with greater reliance on Medicare were more financially distressed, as these hospitals saw large BBA cuts but were limited in their abilities to cost shift...