Tami L Mark

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Insurance Financing Increased For Mental Health Conditions But Not For Substance Use Disorders, 1986-2014
    Tami L Mark
    Tami L Mark is vice president of the Evaluation and Economic Research Division of Truven Health Analytics, An IBM Company, in Bethesda, Maryland
    Health Aff (Millwood) 35:958-65. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Growth in Spending on and Use of Services for Mental and Substance Use Disorders After the Great Recession Among Individuals With Private Insurance
    Tami L Mark
    Dr Mark and Ms Levit are with the Center for Behavioral Health Services Research, Truven Health Analytics, Washington, D C e mail Dr Hodgkin is with the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Dr Thomas is with the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    Psychiatr Serv 67:504-9. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Medicaid coverage of medications to treat alcohol and opioid dependence
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MA, 20814 Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 55:1-5. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Hospital readmission among medicaid patients with an index hospitalization for mental and/or substance use disorder
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Ste GSO, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 40:207-21. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Psychiatric and medical comorbidities, associated pain, and health care utilization of patients prescribed buprenorphine
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics Inc, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 44:481-7. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental health treatment expenditure trends, 1986-2003
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Healthcare, 4301 Connecticut Avenue N W, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1041-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Trends in spending for substance abuse treatment, 1986-2003
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Healthcare, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1118-28. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Growth in spending on substance use disorder treatment services for the privately insured population
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 160:143-50. 2016
  9. doi request reprint Spending trends on substance abuse treatment under private employer-sponsored insurance, 2001-2009
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters Healthcare, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:203-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Changes In US spending on Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment, 1986-2005, and implications for policy
    Tami L Mark
    Healthcare and Science Division of Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:284-92. 2011

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Publications41

  1. doi request reprint Insurance Financing Increased For Mental Health Conditions But Not For Substance Use Disorders, 1986-2014
    Tami L Mark
    Tami L Mark is vice president of the Evaluation and Economic Research Division of Truven Health Analytics, An IBM Company, in Bethesda, Maryland
    Health Aff (Millwood) 35:958-65. 2016
    ..In the same period, only 1.2-1.3 percent of adults received substance use disorder treatment in inpatient, outpatient, or residential settings, although the use of medications to treat substance use disorders increased rapidly. ..
  2. doi request reprint Growth in Spending on and Use of Services for Mental and Substance Use Disorders After the Great Recession Among Individuals With Private Insurance
    Tami L Mark
    Dr Mark and Ms Levit are with the Center for Behavioral Health Services Research, Truven Health Analytics, Washington, D C e mail Dr Hodgkin is with the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Dr Thomas is with the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    Psychiatr Serv 67:504-9. 2016
    ..This study examined changes in spending per enrollee for behavioral health services compared with general medical services among individuals with private insurance following the Great Recession that began in 2007...
  3. doi request reprint Medicaid coverage of medications to treat alcohol and opioid dependence
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MA, 20814 Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 55:1-5. 2015
    ..Given the chronic nature of substance use disorders and the overwhelming evidence supporting ongoing coverage for many of these medications, states may want to reexamine substance use disorder benefits. ..
  4. doi request reprint Hospital readmission among medicaid patients with an index hospitalization for mental and/or substance use disorder
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Ste GSO, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 40:207-21. 2013
    ..Additional research is needed to further understand how the provision of inpatient services and post-discharge follow-up influence readmissions...
  5. doi request reprint Psychiatric and medical comorbidities, associated pain, and health care utilization of patients prescribed buprenorphine
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics Inc, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 44:481-7. 2013
    ..Research is needed to better understand buprenorphine's effectiveness in the context of prescription drug abuse and the best way to coordinate services to address the patient's comorbid addiction, pain, and psychiatric illnesses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental health treatment expenditure trends, 1986-2003
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Healthcare, 4301 Connecticut Avenue N W, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1041-8. 2007
    ..This study determined spending on mental health treatment in the United States over time by provider and payer relative to all health spending...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trends in spending for substance abuse treatment, 1986-2003
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Healthcare, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1118-28. 2007
    ..S. health care spending grew by 8.0 percent. As a result of the slower growth of SA spending compared to that for all health care, SA spending fell as a share of all health spending from 2.1 percent in 1986 to 1.3 percent in 2003...
  8. doi request reprint Growth in spending on substance use disorder treatment services for the privately insured population
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 160:143-50. 2016
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  9. doi request reprint Spending trends on substance abuse treatment under private employer-sponsored insurance, 2001-2009
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters Healthcare, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:203-7. 2012
    ..The present study updated this literature to determine recent spending and utilization trends and provides a baseline for assessing the effects of recent health care policy changes...
  10. doi request reprint Changes In US spending on Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment, 1986-2005, and implications for policy
    Tami L Mark
    Healthcare and Science Division of Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:284-92. 2011
    ..Our spending estimates provide an important context for evaluating the effect of those policies...
  11. doi request reprint An analysis of the slowdown in growth of spending for psychiatric drugs, 1986-2008
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:13-8. 2012
    ..This study analyzed recent trends in spending on psychiatric prescription drugs and underlying factors that served as drivers of these changes...
  12. doi request reprint Current and future funding sources for specialty mental health and substance abuse treatment providers
    Katharine R Levit
    Behavioral Health and Quality Research Division, Truven Health Analytics, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:512-9. 2013
    ..Goals were to describe funding for specialty behavioral health providers in 1986 and 2005 and examine how the recession, parity law, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect future funding...
  13. doi request reprint Federal spending on behavioral health accelerated during recession as individuals lost employer insurance
    Katharine R Levit
    Behavioral Health and Quality Research Division, Truven Health Analytics, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:952-62. 2013
    ..Federal Medicaid served as a critical safety net for people with behavioral health treatment needs during the recession...
  14. doi request reprint Mental health spending by private insurance: implications for the mental health parity and addiction equity act
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters Healthcare, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:313-8. 2012
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  15. pmc Comparison of healthcare utilization among patients treated with alcoholism medications
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters Inc, 4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:879-88. 2010
    ..To determine in a large claims database the healthcare utilization and costs associated with treatment of alcohol dependence with medications vs no medication and across 4 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications...
  16. doi request reprint The effects of antidepressant step therapy protocols on pharmaceutical and medical utilization and expenditures
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:1202-9. 2010
    ..Step therapy is not the same as generic substitution...
  17. doi request reprint Mental health and substance abuse spending by age, 2003
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Healthcare, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:279-89. 2008
    ..SA spending per capita by age was $26 per youth, $98 per mid-age adult, and $28 per older adult...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting detoxification readmission: analysis of public sector data from three states
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Medstat, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:439-45. 2006
    ..Detoxification readmission is common in the public sector. Engaging patients in treatment following detoxification may reduce readmission rates and time to readmission...
  19. doi request reprint Projected Spending on Psychotropic Medications 2013-2020
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Mailstop 35, Waltham, 02454, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 43:497-505. 2016
    ..The slowdown will relieve some cost pressures on payers, particularly Medicare and Medicaid. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Components of spending for Medicaid Mental Health Services, 2001
    Tami L Mark
    Medstat, Washington, DC, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:648. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint U.S. spending for mental health and substance abuse treatment, 1991-2001
    Tami L Mark
    Medstat, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Private insurance payment for substance abuse actually dropped in real dollars, increasing the public share of substance abuse spending...
  22. doi request reprint For what diagnoses are psychotropic medications being prescribed?: a nationally representative survey of physicians
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    CNS Drugs 24:319-26. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, no prior study has examined the extent to which psychoactive medications are prescribed for non-psychiatric somatic illnesses or the main types of psychiatric disorders for which psychoactive medications are being used...
  23. doi request reprint Psychiatric discharges in community hospitals with and without psychiatric units: how many and for whom?
    Tami L Mark
    Healthcare and Science Division of Thomson Reuters, 4301 Connecticut Ave, N W, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:562-8. 2010
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  24. doi request reprint The value of linking hospital discharge and mortality data for comparative effectiveness research
    Tami L Mark
    Truven Health Analytics, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Comp Eff Res 2:175-84. 2013
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  25. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of U.S. youths with serious emotional disturbance: data from the National Health Interview Survey
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Medstat, 4301 Connecticut Avenue N W, Suite 330, Washington, D C 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1573-8. 2006
    ..Although it is estimated that serious emotional disturbance affects 9 to 13 percent of children and adolescents in the United States, there are few national data on the characteristics of this group...
  26. pmc Advancing performance measures for use of medications in substance abuse treatment
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:35-43. 2011
    ..This article summarizes those findings by identifying a number of critical themes related to advancing SUD pharmacotherapy performance measures, highlighting examples from the field, and recommending actions for policy makers...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characterizing substance abuse programs that treat adolescents
    Tami L Mark
    Department of Research and Policy, Thomson Medstat, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:59-65. 2006
    ..On a more encouraging note, many facilities were conducting discharge planning and providing aftercare, although the specifics of these services were not determined...
  28. pmc The diminished pipeline for medications to treat mental health and substance use disorders
    Peggy L O'Brien
    Dr O Brien and Dr Hodgkin are with the Institute for Behavioral Health and Dr Thomas is with the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts e mail Ms Levit and Dr Mark are with the Department of Behavioral Health and Quality Research, Truven Health Analytics, Washington, D C
    Psychiatr Serv 65:1433-8. 2014
    ..This study examined the state of the current psychotropic drug pipeline and potential barriers to psychotropic drug development...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the receipt of treatment following detoxification
    Tami L Mark
    Medstat, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 330, 20008, Washington, DC, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 24:299-304. 2003
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  30. doi request reprint Productivity losses among treated depressed patients relative to healthy controls
    Suellen Curkendall
    Thomson Reuters, 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:125-30. 2010
    ..Estimate the productivity-related cost of depression in an employed population...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effects of antihypertensive step-therapy protocols on pharmaceutical and medical utilization and expenditures
    Tami L Mark
    Thomson Reuters, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:123-31. 2009
    ..To examine the effects of antihypertensive step therapy on prescription drug utilization and spending, and other medical care utilization and spending...
  32. ncbi request reprint The decline in receipt of substance abuse treatment by the privately insured, 1992-2001
    Tami L Mark
    Medstat, Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:157-62. 2004
    ..This decline was evident in all categories: inpatient, outpatient, and pharmaceutical usage. Substance abuse spending per covered life (in constant dollars) dropped from about $21.16 in 1992 to about $5.58 in 2001 [corrected]..
  33. ncbi request reprint Using stated preference and revealed preference modeling to evaluate prescribing decisions
    Tami L Mark
    Outcomes Research and Econometrics, Medstat, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Health Econ 13:563-73. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Risk adjustment for people with chronic conditions in private sector health plans
    Tami L Mark
    The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Washington, DC, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:397-405. 2003
    ..Although the problem of adverse selection into more generous health insurance plans has been the focus of previous work, risk adjustment systems have only recently begun to be implemented to blunt its effect...
  35. ncbi request reprint Barriers to the use of medications to treat alcoholism
    Tami L Mark
    The MEDSTAT Group, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Am J Addict 12:281-94. 2003
    ..The study indicates that medications to treat alcoholism must overcome numerous barriers before becoming widely accepted...
  36. ncbi request reprint Examination of treatment pattern differences by race
    Tami L Mark
    Medstat, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 330, Washington, District of Columbia 20008, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 5:241-50. 2003
    ..64; CI = 1.27-2.12; p = 0.0002). Schizophrenia is, on average, accompanied by different diagnoses and symptoms in Blacks. Symptom profiles indicate that second-generation antipsychotics may be underprescribed to Black patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint The costs of treating persons with depression and alcoholism compared with depression alone
    Tami L Mark
    Medstat, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1095-7. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Medicaid expenditures on behavioral health care
    Tami L Mark
    MEDSTAT Group, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:188-94. 2003
    ..The authors reviewed studies of Medicaid spending on mental health and substance abuse services...
  39. doi request reprint Smoking cessation: the value of a comprehensive carved-in benefit
    Stephen S Johnston
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:85-7, ii. 2008
    ..Employers may receive a considerable return on the investment of offering SCTs as part of comprehensive insurance benefit for their employees as opposed to a rider...
  40. ncbi request reprint Understanding US addiction physicians' low rate of naltrexone prescription
    Tami L Mark
    The MEDSTAT Group, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:219-28. 2003
    ..g. by reading more journal articles about naltrexone) were more likely to prescribe it. In summary, multiple factors are contributing to the relatively low naltexone prescription rate...
  41. ncbi request reprint Intermediate Services After Behavioral Health Hospitalization: Effect on Rehospitalization and Emergency Department Visits
    Catherine A Fullerton
    Dr Fullerton, Dr O Brien, Mr Lenhart, and Ms Crable are with the Center for Behavioral Health Services Research, Truven Health Analytics, An IBM Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts e mail Ms Crable is also with the Department of Health Services Research, Boston University, Boston Mr Lin is with Evidera, Lexington, Massachusetts Dr Mark is with the Center for Behavioral Health Services Research, Truven Health Analytics, An IBM Company, Washington, D C
    Psychiatr Serv 67:1175-1182. 2016
    ..This study examined the effect of intermediate service use on behavioral health inpatient readmissions and subsequent emergency department (ED) visits among Medicaid enrollees...