Joseph P Newhouse

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Do Medicare Advantage plans select enrollees in higher margin clinical categories?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard Kennedy School, United States Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, United States Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:1278-88. 2013
  2. pmc Assessing the level of healthcare information technology adoption in the United States: a snapshot
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:1. 2006
  3. pmc Productivity adjustment in the Medicare physician fee schedule update
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:5-14. 2007
  4. pmc Estimates of physician productivity: an evaluation
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:33-9. 2007
  5. pmc Medicare's challenges in paying providers
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:35-44. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The Institute of Medicine committee's clarion call for universal coverage
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Consumer-directed health plans and the RAND Health Insurance Experiment
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:107-13. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the moral hazard-risk avoidance tradeoff
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    J Health Econ 25:1005-14. 2006
  9. pmc The structure of risk adjustment for private plans in Medicare
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e231-40. 2011
  10. pmc Service use at the end-of-life in Medicare advantage versus traditional Medicare
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Harvard Kennedy School National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Med Care 51:931-7. 2013

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  1. pmc Do Medicare Advantage plans select enrollees in higher margin clinical categories?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard Kennedy School, United States Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, United States Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:1278-88. 2013
    ..In addition, our findings suggest there are omitted interaction terms in the risk adjustment model that Medicare currently uses. ..
  2. pmc Assessing the level of healthcare information technology adoption in the United States: a snapshot
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:1. 2006
    ..Comprehensive knowledge about the level of healthcare information technology (HIT) adoption in the United States remains limited. We therefore performed a baseline assessment to address this knowledge gap...
  3. pmc Productivity adjustment in the Medicare physician fee schedule update
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:5-14. 2007
    ..This article also shows productivity changes varied widely across manufacturing industries, so that the use of an average across the economy or even across service industries could have substantial error for physician services...
  4. pmc Estimates of physician productivity: an evaluation
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:33-9. 2007
    ..This evaluation describes six assumptions to which the results are likely to be relatively sensitive as well as a number of other assumptions to which the results are likely to be less sensitive...
  5. pmc Medicare's challenges in paying providers
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:35-44. 2005
    ..The conclusion remarks on the prescription drug benefit and the possibility of paying higher quality providers additional amounts...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Institute of Medicine committee's clarion call for universal coverage
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..The complications suggest that the committee's cost estimates may be too low and that there may be sizable political barriers to the proposals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Consumer-directed health plans and the RAND Health Insurance Experiment
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:107-13. 2004
    ..Although the RAND experiment established the effects of varying prices to patients, future experiments with how physicians respond to the various tools of managed care may be useful...
  8. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the moral hazard-risk avoidance tradeoff
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    J Health Econ 25:1005-14. 2006
    ..Even if total costs increase, the value of a change in health could increase more. In that case such a subsidy is consistent with recent work in behavioral economics for those with self-control problems...
  9. pmc The structure of risk adjustment for private plans in Medicare
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e231-40. 2011
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  10. pmc Service use at the end-of-life in Medicare advantage versus traditional Medicare
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Harvard Kennedy School National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Med Care 51:931-7. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc Steps to reduce favorable risk selection in medicare advantage largely succeeded, boding well for health insurance exchanges
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2618-28. 2012
    ..Because insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act will employ similar policies to combat risk selection, our results give reason for optimism about managing competition among health plans...
  12. pmc Comparative effectiveness of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction regionalization strategies
    Thomas W Concannon
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:506-13. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the comparative effectiveness of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction regionalization strategies to increase the use of PCI against standard emergency transport and care...
  13. ncbi request reprint A comparison of relative resource use and quality in Medicare Advantage health plans versus traditional Medicare
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 21:559-66. 2015
    ..Our objective was to compare utilization and quality for Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees with diabetes or cardiovascular disease to that for similarly defined traditional Medicare (TM) beneficiaries...
  14. pmc Medicare beneficiaries more likely to receive appropriate ambulatory services in HMOs than in traditional medicare
    John Z Ayanian
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1228-35. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that the positive effects of more-integrated delivery systems on the quality of ambulatory care in Medicare HMOs may outweigh the potential incentives to restrict care under capitated payments. ..
  15. pmc High-risk medication use by nursing home residents before and after hospitalization
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH Hebrew Senior Life, Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA Omnicare Inc, Livonia, MI Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
    Med Care 52:884-90. 2014
    ..Research about prescribing practices at this important clinical juncture is limited...
  16. pmc New risk-adjustment system was associated with reduced favorable selection in medicare advantage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2630-40. 2012
    ..Similar risk-adjustment methods may help reduce incentives for plans competing in health insurance exchanges and accountable care organizations to select patients with favorable clinical risks...
  17. pmc Fixing flaws in Medicare drug coverage that prompt insurers to avoid low-income patients
    John Hsu
    Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis program, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2335-43. 2010
    ..We demonstrate that improving the accuracy of Medicare's risk and subsidy adjustments could mitigate these perverse incentives...
  18. pmc Responses to Medicare drug costs among near-poor versus subsidized beneficiaries
    Vicki Fung
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, 9th Floor, Suite 901, Boston, MA, 02114
    Health Serv Res 48:1653-68. 2013
    ..We compared responses to drug costs for LIS recipients with near-poor (≤200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level) and higher income beneficiaries without the LIS...
  19. doi request reprint A new medicare end-of-life benefit for nursing home residents
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:130-5. 2010
    ..Nursing homes would be paid directly for end-of-life care services and held accountable for their quality...
  20. pmc The Oregon experiment--effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes
    Katherine Baicker
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:1713-22. 2013
    ..The 2008 Medicaid expansion in Oregon based on lottery drawings from a waiting list provided an opportunity to evaluate these effects...
  21. pmc Screening Mammography for Free: Impact of Eliminating Cost Sharing on Cancer Screening Rates
    Anupam B Jena
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Health Serv Res 52:191-206. 2017
    ..To study the impact of eliminating cost sharing for screening mammography on mammography rates in a large Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan which in 2010 eliminated cost sharing in anticipation of the Affordable Care Act mandate...
  22. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in use of mammography between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare
    John Z Ayanian
    Affiliations of authors Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA JZA, BEL, amz, JPN Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA JZA Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA JZA, JPN Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA BEL Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA JPN National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA JPN Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI JZA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1891-6. 2013
    ..We compared use of mammography by race/ethnicity in Medicare health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and traditional Medicare...
  23. pmc Medicare Part D plan generosity and medication use among dual-eligible nursing home residents
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA The Dartmouth Institute and Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Omnicare Inc, Livonia, MI Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
    Med Care 51:894-900. 2013
    ..Therefore, residents' assigned plans may be relatively more or less generous for their particular drugs. The impact of generosity on residents' medication use and health outcomes is unknown...
  24. pmc An economic history of Medicare part C
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Milbank Q 89:289-332. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Geographic correlation between large-firm commercial spending and Medicare spending
    Michael E Chernew
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:131-8. 2010
    ..To investigate the correlation between geographic variation in inpatient days, total spending, and spending growth in traditional Medicare versus the large-firm commercial sector...
  26. pmc The effect of prospective payment on admission and treatment policy: evidence from inpatient rehabilitation facilities
    Neeraj Sood
    University of Southern California USC, Los Angeles, CA, United States RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, United States National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, Cambridge, MA, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:965-79. 2013
    ..We find modest spillover effects in other post-acute settings and negative health impacts for only one of three diagnostic groups studied. ..
  27. pmc Analysis Of Medicare Advantage HMOs compared with traditional Medicare shows lower use of many services during 2003-09
    Bruce E Landon
    Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2609-17. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that overall, Medicare Advantage HMO enrollees might use fewer services and be experiencing more appropriate use of services than enrollees in traditional Medicare...
  28. pmc Medicare postacute care payment reforms have potential to improve efficiency of care, but may need changes to cut costs
    David C Grabowski
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1941-50. 2012
    ....
  29. pmc Would having more primary care doctors cut health spending growth?
    Michael E Chernew
    Department ofHealth Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1327-35. 2009
    ..Additional research is needed before the potential causal impact of PCPs can be fully assessed. However, these findings suggest that changes in the composition of the physician workforce will not be sufficient to address spending growth...
  30. ncbi request reprint What does the RAND Health Insurance Experiment tell us about the impact of patient cost sharing on health outcomes?
    Michael E Chernew
    Department of Health Policy, Harvard University Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Ste 207, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:412-4. 2008
  31. pmc Rejections of drug claims for nursing home residents under Medicare Part D
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:560-7. 2008
    ..We examined data on claims in rejected status for one large long-term care pharmacy as of December 2006. There was considerable variation across PDPs in both rejection rates and reasons for rejection...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incentive formularies and changes in prescription drug spending
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:360-9. 2007
    ..To examine the impact of incentive formularies on prescription drug spending shifts in formulary compliance, use of generic medications, and mail-order fulfillment in the year after introduction of a new pharmacy benefit strategy...
  33. pmc Future directions for the national health expenditure accounts: conference overview
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 28:1-8. 2006
    ..This article summarizes the 2005 conference and highlights changes made since the previous conference, commissioned papers on future directions for NHEA projects, and participant recommendations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Coverage and prior authorization of psychotropic drugs under Medicare Part D
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, and Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:308-10. 2007
    ..The effect of Part D will depend on the restrictiveness of the prior authorization and appeals processes, which is currently unknown...
  35. ncbi request reprint Medicare Part D and nursing home residents
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1115-25. 2007
    ..Finally, it is unclear how well nursing homes and the pharmacies they work with will work across Part D plans, and vigilance will be required as the benefit proceeds...
  36. doi request reprint Should drug prices be negotiated under part D of Medicare? And if so, how?
    Richard G Frank
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:33-43. 2008
    ..We make a modest proposal for how to improve purchasing of prescription drugs in Medicare...
  37. ncbi request reprint Was Part D a giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inquiry 44:15-25. 2007
    ..However, if the prior rate of introduction resumes, the government may find itself with unacceptable expenditure levels...
  38. ncbi request reprint Drug plan design incentives among Medicare prescription drug plans
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
    Am J Manag Care 20:562. 2014
    ..The objective is to begin to explore how MA-PDs and PDPs may be responding to their different incentives related to benefit design...
  39. pmc Assessing incentives for service-level selection in private health insurance exchanges
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, United States NBER, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 35:47-63. 2014
    ..Among the chronic diseases studied, plans have the greatest incentive to skimp on care for cancer, and mental health and substance abuse. ..
  40. pmc Integrating risk adjustment and enrollee premiums in health plan payment
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, United States NBER, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:1263-77. 2013
    ..We apply the methods to an Exchange-eligible population drawn from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). ..
  41. doi request reprint Assessing health reform's impact on four key groups of Americans
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1714-24. 2010
    ..Although not a panacea, all-payer rate setting, in which a federal or state agency establishes standard payment rates for each class of payer, may be the only feasible alternative, at least in the short run...
  42. ncbi request reprint Variation in patients' hospice costs
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inquiry 45:232-44. 2008
    ..However, replicating these results using data from a broader, more representative sample of hospices is needed before making changes to the per diem system...
  43. ncbi request reprint How much should Medicare pay for drugs?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:89-102. 2004
    ..Because all four methods have substantial drawbacks, Medicare should not initially attempt to set prices, but to prevent abuses in pricing, Congress should allow cost to be considered in coverage decisions...
  44. pmc Outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated by basic vs advanced life support
    Prachi Sanghavi
    Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    JAMA Intern Med 175:196-204. 2015
    ....
  45. doi request reprint A cost-effectiveness framework for profiling the value of hospital care
    Justin W Timbie
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:419-34. 2008
    ..Using cost-effectiveness methods to profile hospital "value'' permits the comparison of the benefit of a service relative to the cost using existing societal weights...
  46. doi request reprint Attrition in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: a response to Nyman
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 33:295-308; discussion 309-17. 2008
    ..Finally, we obtained follow-up health-status data on the great majority of those who left prematurely. We found the health-status findings were insensitive to the inclusion of the attrition cases...
  47. pmc Medicare part D and the nursing home setting
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Gerontologist 48:432-41. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to explore how the introduction of Medicare Part D is changing the operations of long-term-care pharmacies (LTCPs) and nursing homes, as well as implications of those changes for nursing home residents...
  48. pmc Elapsed time in emergency medical services for patients with cardiac complaints: are some patients at greater risk for delay?
    Thomas W Concannon
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:9-15. 2009
    ..For many patients, first contact with the health system is through emergency medical services (EMS). We set out to identify patient-level and neighborhood-level factors that were associated with elapsed time in EMS...
  49. ncbi request reprint Financing Medicare in the next administration
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1714-6. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint The costs of a national health information network
    Rainu Kaushal
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:165-73. 2005
    ..The use of information technology may result in a safer and more efficient health care system. However, consensus does not exist about the structure or costs of a national health information network (NHIN)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Frequency and cost of chemotherapy-related serious adverse effects in a population sample of women with breast cancer
    Michael J Hassett
    Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, 454 STE 21, Boston, MA 02115 6084, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1108-17. 2006
    ..The number, nature, and costs of serious adverse effects experienced by younger women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer outside of clinical trials are unknown...
  52. ncbi request reprint Managed care and efficient rationing
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:1-10. 2002
    ..Further research on the nature of provider and consumer rationing decisions is needed to inform the design of supply-side and demand-side incentives that will lead to an efficient allocation of services...
  53. ncbi request reprint The economic impacts of the tobacco settlement
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 21:1-19. 2002
    ..To the extent that the value of the health benefits is not offset by the value of the pleasure foregone, the economic impacts of the MSA will include a share of these health benefits...
  54. ncbi request reprint Accounting for teaching hospitals' higher costs and what to do about them
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:126-9. 2003
    ..If there is to be a public trust fund to subsidize AHCs, it should be financed from general revenues...
  55. ncbi request reprint Medicare spending on physicians - no easy fix in sight
    Joseph P Newhouse
    N Engl J Med 356:1883-4. 2007
  56. ncbi request reprint Why is there a quality chasm?
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:13-25. 2002
    ..Although these causes suggest that the performance of medical care may always lag behind that of other industries, greater use of information technology and improved financial incentives will help to reduce the size of the quality chasm...
  57. ncbi request reprint Hypertension treatment in a medicare population: adherence and systolic blood pressure control
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    Clin Ther 29:972-84. 2007
    ..Despite substantial trial evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatment for reducing blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular events, many patients are nonadherent to their hypertension treatment...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cost-sharing: patient knowledge and effects on seeking emergency department care
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 42:290-6. 2004
    ..The use of cost-sharing to control healthcare expenditures is increasing, but there is scant information about patients' knowledge of cost-sharing or its influence on behavior...
  59. pmc Using performance measures to motivate 'report-averse' and 'report-loving' agents
    Jacob Glazer
    Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Health Econ 26:1170-89. 2007
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of caps on Medicare drug benefits
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2349-59. 2006
    ..Little information exists about the consequences of limits on prescription-drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries...
  61. ncbi request reprint Selection and plan switching behavior
    Rusty Tchernis
    Department of Economics, Indiana University, Wylie Hall, 100 S Woodlawn, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Inquiry 43:10-22. 2006
    ..This transfer of costs from a less to a more generous plan increases the burden of adverse selection. Our data suggest that switching may be more important to the level of premiums than previously documented...
  62. pmc Cost-sharing for emergency care and unfavorable clinical events: findings from the safety and financial ramifications of ED copayments study
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1801-20. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of emergency department (ED) copayment levels on ED use and unfavorable clinical events. Data Source/Study Setting. Kaiser Permanente-Northern California (KPNC), a prepaid integrated delivery system...
  63. pmc Coping with prescription drug cost sharing: knowledge, adherence, and financial burden
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:785-97. 2008
    ..Assess patient knowledge of and response to drug cost sharing...
  64. ncbi request reprint Care-seeking behavior in response to emergency department copayments
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 43:810-6. 2005
    ..Patients are increasingly paying for more of their medical care through cost-sharing, yet little is known about how patients change the ways that they seek care in response...
  65. ncbi request reprint Does reimbursement influence chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients?
    Mireille Jacobson
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:437-43. 2006
    ..Providers who were more generously reimbursed, however, prescribed more-costly chemotherapy regimens to metastatic breast, colorectal, and lung cancer patients...
  66. doi request reprint Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Part D prescription drug program benefits and responses to drug costs
    John Hsu
    Center for Health Policy Studies and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Third Floor, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    JAMA 299:1929-36. 2008
    ..Medicare Part D drug benefits include substantial cost sharing...
  67. ncbi request reprint Survival and changes in comorbidities after bariatric surgery
    Cynthia D Perry
    The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Ann Surg 247:21-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate survival rates and changes in weight-related comorbid conditions after bariatric surgery in a high-risk patient population as compared with a similar cohort of morbidly obese patients who did not undergo surgery...
  68. doi request reprint The effect of consumer-directed health plans on the use of preventive and chronic illness services
    John W Rowe
    Columbia University, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:113-20. 2008
    ..These results support varying the degree of cost sharing for services depending on the effect of the service on future health status and costs...
  69. pmc The impact of generic-only drug benefits on patients' use of inhaled corticosteroids in a Medicare population with asthma
    Vicki Fung
    Center for Health Policy Studies, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, California, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:151. 2008
    ..We examined changes in ICS use following the introduction of generic-only coverage in a Medicare Advantage population from 2003-2004...
  70. doi request reprint Office visit copayments: patient knowledge, response, and communication with providers
    Nancy J Benedetti
    Center for Health Policy Studies and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 46:403-9. 2008
    ..There is limited information on patients' knowledge about their cost-sharing requirements and how that influenced their care-seeking behavior...