Zirui Song

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Mobile clinic in Massachusetts associated with cost savings from lowering blood pressure and emergency department use
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:36-44. 2013
  2. pmc Unintended consequences of eliminating medicare payments for consultations
    Zirui Song
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:15-21. 2013
  3. pmc The 'Alternative Quality Contract,' based on a global budget, lowered medical spending and improved quality
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1885-94. 2012
  4. pmc Competitive bidding in Medicare: who benefits from competition?
    Zirui Song
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, National Bureau of Economic Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:546-52. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between support group attendance and weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Zirui Song
    Comprehensive Weight Management and Bariatric Center, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:100-3. 2008
  6. pmc Health care spending and quality in year 1 of the alternative quality contract
    Zirui Song
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:909-18. 2011
  7. pmc Effects of Global Payment and Accountable Care on Tobacco Cessation Service Use: An Observational Study
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 31:1134-40. 2016
  8. pmc Trends in physician referrals in the United States, 1999-2009
    Michael L Barnett
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:163-70. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Effects of New Funding Models for Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Primary Care Practice Finances and Services: Results of a Microsimulation Model
    Sanjay Basu
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ann Fam Med 14:404-14. 2016
  10. pmc The impact of global budgets on pharmaceutical spending and utilization: early experience from the alternative quality contract
    Christopher C Afendulis
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Inquiry 51:. 2014

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Publications19

  1. pmc Mobile clinic in Massachusetts associated with cost savings from lowering blood pressure and emergency department use
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:36-44. 2013
    ..Policy makers should consider mobile clinics as a delivery model for underserved communities with poor health status and high use of emergency departments...
  2. pmc Unintended consequences of eliminating medicare payments for consultations
    Zirui Song
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:15-21. 2013
    ..We assessed the impact of this policy on spending, volume, and complexity for outpatient office encounters in 2010...
  3. pmc The 'Alternative Quality Contract,' based on a global budget, lowered medical spending and improved quality
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1885-94. 2012
    ..These results suggest that global budgets with pay-for-performance can begin to slow underlying growth in medical spending while improving quality of care...
  4. pmc Competitive bidding in Medicare: who benefits from competition?
    Zirui Song
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, National Bureau of Economic Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:546-52. 2012
    ..To conduct the first empirical study of competitive bidding in Medicare...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between support group attendance and weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Zirui Song
    Comprehensive Weight Management and Bariatric Center, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:100-3. 2008
    ..However, the degree to which support group attendance influences weight loss is still unclear. This study quantitatively described the association between support group attendance and weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  6. pmc Health care spending and quality in year 1 of the alternative quality contract
    Zirui Song
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:909-18. 2011
    ..Provider groups in the AQC system assume accountability for spending, similar to accountable care organizations that bear financial risk. Moreover, groups are eligible to receive bonuses for quality...
  7. pmc Effects of Global Payment and Accountable Care on Tobacco Cessation Service Use: An Observational Study
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 31:1134-40. 2016
    ..Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability. New payment and delivery system models including global payment and accountable care have the potential to increase use of cost-effective tobacco cessation services...
  8. pmc Trends in physician referrals in the United States, 1999-2009
    Michael L Barnett
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:163-70. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to assess changes in the annual rate of referrals to other physicians from physician office visits in the United States from 1999 to 2009...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of New Funding Models for Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Primary Care Practice Finances and Services: Results of a Microsimulation Model
    Sanjay Basu
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ann Fam Med 14:404-14. 2016
    ..We assess the financial implications for primary care practices of participating in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) funding initiatives...
  10. pmc The impact of global budgets on pharmaceutical spending and utilization: early experience from the alternative quality contract
    Christopher C Afendulis
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Inquiry 51:. 2014
    ..Although the impact may change over time, early evidence suggests that it is premature to conclude that global budget systems may reduce access to medications. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of Health Insurance Expansion on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
    Andrew P Loehrer
    All authors Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    J Clin Oncol 34:4110-4115. 2016
    ..Our findings suggest that insurance expansion may help improve access to care for patients with colorectal cancer...
  12. pmc Impact of Expanded Insurance Coverage on Racial Disparities in Vascular Disease: Insights From Massachusetts
    Andrew P Loehrer
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
    Ann Surg 263:705-11. 2016
    ..To evaluate the impact of health insurance expansion on racial disparities in severity of peripheral arterial disease...
  13. pmc Influence of Health Insurance Expansion on Disparities in the Treatment of Acute Cholecystitis
    Andrew P Loehrer
    Departments of Surgery and Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
    Ann Surg 262:139-45. 2015
    ..To evaluate the impact of the 2006 Massachusetts (MA) health reform on disparities in the management of acute cholecystitis (AC)...
  14. pmc Health Insurance Expansion and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Does Increased Access Lead to Improved Care?
    Andrew P Loehrer
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:1015-22. 2015
    ..The 2006 Massachusetts health care reform serves as natural experiment to evaluate the unknown impact of health insurance expansion on treatment of pancreatic cancer...
  15. pmc Massachusetts health care reform and reduced racial disparities in minimally invasive surgery
    Andrew P Loehrer
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
    JAMA Surg 148:1116-22. 2013
    ..However, little is known as to how expanding insurance coverage across a population influences disparities in surgical care...
  16. pmc Competitive bidding in Medicare Advantage: effect of benchmark changes on plan bids
    Zirui Song
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:1301-12. 2013
    ..We find that a $1 increase in the benchmark leads to about a $0.53 increase in bids, suggesting that plans in the Medicare Advantage market have meaningful market power. ..
  17. pmc Effects of accountable care and payment reform on substance use disorder treatment: evidence from the initial 3 years of the alternative quality contract
    Elizabeth A Stuart
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MS, USA
    Addiction 112:124-133. 2017
    ..We tested whether such changes instituted under an Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) model within the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' (BCBSMA) insurer increased care for individuals with SUD...
  18. doi request reprint Implications of workforce and financing changes for primary care practice utilization, revenue, and cost: a generalizable mathematical model for practice management
    Sanjay Basu
    Prevention Research Center Centers for Health Policy, Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Med Care 53:125-32. 2015
    ..Primary care practice transformations require tools for policymakers and practice managers to understand the financial implications of workforce and reimbursement changes...
  19. doi request reprint Workplace wellness programs can generate savings
    Katherine Baicker
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:304-11. 2010
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