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...
- Reductions in Medicare payments and patient outcomes: an analysis of 5 leading Medicare conditionsYu Chu Shen
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Med Care 51:970-7. 2013..We used the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 as a natural experiment to study the long-term consequence of major payment reductions on patient outcomes...