employee health benefit plans
Summary: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
Publications212 found, 100 shown here
- Urban health insurance reform and coverage in China using data from National Health Services Surveys in 1998 and 2003Ling Xu
Centre of Health Statistics and Information, Ministry of Health, 1 Xizhimen Nanlu, Beijing, The People s Republic of China
BMC Health Serv Res 7:37. 2007..Following this reform there has been a transition from the dual system of the Government Insurance Scheme (GIS) and Labour Insurance Scheme (LIS) to the new Urban Employee Basic Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS)...
- Health promotion programs, modifiable health risks, and employee absenteeismS G Aldana
College of Health and Human Performance, 276 SFH, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
J Occup Environ Med 43:36-46. 2001..When determining how to manage absenteeism, employers should carefully consider the impact that health promotion programs can have on rates of absenteeism and other employee-related expenses...
- Equity in health care access to: assessing the urban health insurance reform in ChinaGordon G Liu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7360, Beard Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7360, USA
Soc Sci Med 55:1779-94. 2002..It also appears to be more efficient overall in allocating health care resources by substituting outpatient care for more expensive care at emergency or inpatient settings...
- Reforming China's urban health insurance systemYuanli Liu
Program in Health Care Financing, Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Fourth Floor South, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Health Policy 60:133-50. 2002..These challenges may reflect practical difficulties in policy implementation as well as some deficiencies in the original program design...
- Willingness to pay for health insurance in a developing economy. A pilot study of the informal sector of Ghana using contingent valuationW K Asenso-Okyere
University of Ghana, Legon
Health Policy 42:223-37. 1997..As income increases, or the proportion of unemployed household members drop, people are willing to pay higher premiums for health insurance...
- Combining health plan performance indicators into simpler composite measuresAlan M Zaslavsky
Health Care Financ Rev 23:101-15. 2002..These summaries are substantively interpretable, internally consistent, and describe the majority of variation among units in the performance scores analyzed...
- Relationship of body mass index and physical activity to health care costs among employeesFeifei Wang
Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:428-36. 2004....
- HEDIS performance trends in Medicare managed careT R Lied
Health Care Financ Rev 23:149-60. 2001..Health plans exhibiting relatively poor performance in 1996 accounted for the largest share of overall improvement in these measures across years...
- The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollmentDennis P Scanlo
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Center for Health Policy Research, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
J Health Econ 21:19-41. 2002..Results with respect to report card ratings suggest that individuals avoid health plans with many below average ratings...
- Health benefits in 2004: four years of double-digit premium increases take their toll on coverageJon Gabel
Health Research and Educational Trust in Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 23:200-9. 2004..The worst of the current round of premium inflation appears to be over, but employers plan to increase employee cost sharing next year [corrected]..
- The health status of workers who decline employer-sponsored insuranceL J Blumberg
Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 20:180-7. 2001....
- Why did employee health insurance contributions rise?Jonathan Gruber
Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT E52 355, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 1347, USA
J Health Econ 22:1085-104. 2003..Overall, this set of factors can explain more than one-half of the rise in employee premiums over the 1982-1996 period...
- Employment-based health insurance is failing: now what?Alain C Enthoven
Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003..Recently introduced technology can assist this process...
- Insurance trends for the Medicare population, 1991-1999Lauren A Murray
Health Care Financ Rev 23:9-15. 2002
- Combining HEDIS indicators: a new approach to measuring plan performanceTerry R Lied
Health Care Financ Rev 23:117-29. 2002....
- Are employees informed about their health care coverage? Evidence from the buyers health care action groupJean Abraham
Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
Manag Care Interface 18:29-36. 2005..How well those campaigns work, and by extension how well employees are informed about the health benefits decisions they make, is a key issue in health care today...
- Employers' benefits from workers' health insuranceEllen O'Brien
Georgetown University, Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 525, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Milbank Q 81:5-43, table of contents. 2003..A better understanding of the benefits to employers of offering health coverage to workers may help clarify employers' behavior and help private employers and public officials make appropriate investments in health...
- Effect of health insurance on workplace absenteeism in the U.S. workforceJennifer H Lofland
Department of Health Policy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
J Occup Environ Med 48:13-21. 2006..The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between health insurance (HI) and number of missed workdays (MW), and how it is modified by level of access to care (AC) and healthcare use (HC)...
- National quality monitoring of Medicare health plans: the relationship between enrollees' reports and the quality of clinical careE C Schneider
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Med Care 39:1313-25. 2001..The clinical quality of health plans varies. The associations between different measures of health plan quality are incompletely understood...
- Job-based health insurance in 2001: inflation hits double digits, managed care retreatsJ Gabel
Health Research and Educational Trust
Health Aff (Millwood) 20:180-6. 2001..Despite premium increases, the percentage of firms offering coverage remained statistically unchanged, and a relatively strong labor market has continued to shield workers from the higher cost of coverage...
- Medicare spending by beneficiaries with various types of supplemental insuranceR K Khandker
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, USA
Med Care Res Rev 56:137-55. 1999..Findings from this study are discussed in the context of the overall financing of health care for the elderly...
- Impact of sociodemographic case mix on the HEDIS measures of health plan qualityA M Zaslavsky
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Med Care 38:981-92. 2000..The widely used Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures may be affected by differences among plans in sociodemographic characteristics of members...
- Consumer perspectives on information needs for health plan choiceD A Gibbs
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Health Care Financ Rev 18:55-73. 1996..Policy implications for design and provision of plan information for Medicare beneficiaries and Medicaid enrollees are discussed...
- Rolling down the runway: the challenges ahead for quality report cardsA M Epstein
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
JAMA 279:1691-6. 1998..Most of all, we need to find better ways to use quality reporting to empower purchasers and consumers and improve quality of care...
- Engaging employees in health care can contain costs and improve qualityRichard Ostuw
Towers Perrin, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Benefits Q 20:38-42. 2004..It then discusses the results employers can obtain by taking specific initiatives that provide employees with the motivation and resources they need to effectively manage health risks and make informed health care decisions...
- Do consumers use information to choose a health-care provider system?R Feldman
Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
Milbank Q 78:47-77, ii. 2000..Older and low-income workers were more likely to use information from advertisements. The survey results suggest that employers can predict which information sources their employees will use...
- Variations in treatment benefits influence smoking cessation: results of a randomised controlled trialH H Schauffler
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Tob Control 10:175-80. 2001....
- Private and public cross-subsidization: financing Beijing's health-insurance reformMing Wu
Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, 795 Willow Road 152MPD, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Health Policy 72:41-52. 2005..International firms subsidize the most, contributing more than 60% of their insurance premiums to the employees of the public sector. Such an aggressive cross-subsidization policy is difficult to be accepted by private firms...
- Why is there state variation in employer-sponsored insurance?Yu Chu Shen
Urban Institute s Health Policy Center, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 22:241-51. 2003..Income plays a smaller role in explaining the state variation but is still an important determinant, especially among states whose average income is far from the national average...
- Healthcare-financing reforms in transitional society: a Shanghai experienceWeizhen Dong
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of Toronto, Centre for Health Promotion, Toronto, M5G, 1L5 Ontario, Canada
J Health Popul Nutr 21:223-34. 2003....
- Insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatment for state employeesMarguerite E Burns
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1930 Monroe St, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53711, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1338-40. 2004....
- Alternative valuations of work loss and productivityM L Berger
Department of Outcomes Research and Management, Merck and Co, Inc, 770 Sumneytown Pike WP-39-162, West Point, PA 19486, USA
J Occup Environ Med 43:18-24. 2001..Finally, we offer an agenda for further research...
- Expanding health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatments: experience of the Pacific Business Group on HealthJ R Harris
Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Am J Health Promot 15:350-6. 2001..Thus, if employers make the investment in smoking cessation and other tobacco control today, they face the real possibility that the need for such outlays could decrease in the future...
- The role of the safety net in employer health benefit decisionsM Susan Marquis
Med Care Res Rev 62:435-57. 2005..Policies to limit crowd-out should focus on incentives to make continued private insurance purchase attractive to workers rather than incentives to employers...
- Tales from the new frontier: pioneers' experiences with consumer-driven health careAnthony T Lo Sasso
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Health Serv Res 39:1071-90. 2004..To conduct site visits to study the early experiences of firms offering consumer-driven health care (CDHC) plans to their employees and firms that provide CDHC products...
- The arrival of consumer-centric healthcareAmit K Gupta
CareGain, Monroe Township, NJ, USA
Manag Care Q 11:20-3. 2003..Making consumers active participants in the next generation of health plans is a necessity. Making it happen, however, will be a challenge...
- Why incremental reforms will not solve the health care crisisDon McCanne
Physicians for a National Health Program, Chicago, Ill, USA
J Am Board Fam Pract 16:257-61. 2003
- Downsizing health coverageHoward Larkin
Hosp Health Netw 79:44-8, 50-2, 2. 2005..Hospitals struggle to provide equitable care to all in the face of a payment system that seems to encourage rationing by income and insurance status. Have we reached the tipping point?..
- Renewed emphasis on consumer cost sharing in health insurance benefit designJames C Robinson
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002..Diverse benefit designs and increased consumer cost sharing challenge conventional policy wisdom but may counteract some of the pernicious features of the health care status quo...
- Containing costs: corporate employers' perspectiveHelen Darling
Washington Business Group on Health, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
- Commentary--How consumer-driven health care evolves in a dynamic marketGreg Scandlen
Center for Consumer Driven Health Care, Galen Institute
Health Serv Res 39:1113-8. 2004
- The next stage in the health care economy: aligning the interests of patients, providers, and third-party payers through consumer-driven health care plansThomas W Samuel
School of Public Health and College of Health Sciences and Center for Health Services Management Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Am J Surg 186:117-24. 2003..Because these incentives are designed to reduce the consumption of services, providers are the party left out of economic alignment under the consumer-driven model...
- Defined contribution: a part of our futureReginald F Baugh
3 Parklane Boulevard, Suite 1212 West, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 95:718-21. 2003..Possible outcomes of widespread adoption of defined contribution plans are presented...
- Consumer-driven health care: the future is nowRonald E Bachman
Benefits Q 20:15-22. 2004..This article reviews the factors leading to the need for consumer-driven health care and describes the characteristics and benefits of its current and next generations of development...
- Early experience with employee choice of consumer-directed health plans and satisfaction with enrollmentJinnet Briggs Fowles
Park Nicollet Institute, 3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
Health Serv Res 39:1141-58. 2004..To assess the initial impact of offering consumer-defined health plan (CDHP) options on employees...
- Defined contribution health plan to consumer driven health benefits: evolution and experienceMartha Priddy Patterson
Benefits Q 20:49-59. 2004..The author then describes what's needed to answer the question: "Can consumer-driven health care control health cost?"..
- The data page. Employers turn to employees to contain costsLee Ann Runy
Hosp Health Netw 78:36. 2004
- Recent developments in employee benefits lawJonathan G Rose
Katten, Muchin Zavis Rosenman, Washington, D C, USA
Tort Trial Insur Pract Law J 40:345-68. 2005..This article is not meant to be exhaustive, but discusses the more important developments during 2003-2004, with particular focus on issues of concern to the insurance industry...
- Cost cure-all? Or unhealthy shift?Kim Clark
US News World Rep 135:38-9. 2003
- "Consumer-driven" coverage: future or fad?Chip Kahn
Hosp Outlook 6:10. 2003
- The 'it' plan. Consumer-directed health plans are taking offPaul Barr
Mod Healthc 34:8-9. 2004
- Who really pays for health insurance? The incidence of employer-provided health insurance with sticky nominal wagesBenjamin D Sommers
Program in Health Policy, 79 John F Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Int J Health Care Finance Econ 5:89-118. 2005....
- Consumer-driven health plans: design features to promote quality improvementJack Meyer
New Directions for Policy, Washington, D C, USA
Benefits Q 20:23-31. 2004..This article identifies those risks and shows employers how they can reduce them without compromising the overall cost-control potential of CDHPs. A good CDHP strategy should work on both the demand and supply sides of the market...
- This isn't the first attempt to shift cost to employeesMartin Sipkoff
Manag Care 12:34-8. 2003
- Health care consumerism: engaging the real buyers--employeesMartha Terry
Towers Perrin HR Services, Boston, USA
Benefits Q 21:18-21. 2005....
- reDefined contribution health careTamra Lair
Benefits Q 20:32-7. 2004..To create this value-sensitive market requires a planned, staged approach that will include immediate actions and work toward fundamental, long-term changes...
- Will employee choice and defined contribution health plans salvage the embattled managed care system?Peter M Kelly
Benefits Q 19:32-50. 2003....
- Consumer choice and tiered networks--two sides of the same coin?Allan Baumgarten
Manag Care Q 11:54-5. 2003
- How does the employer contribution for the federal employees health benefits program influence plan selection?Curtis S Florence
Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 22:211-8. 2003..We find that there is little risk segmentation in the FEHBP and that reducing the premium subsidy would lower government premium spending and slightly increase risk segmentation...
- Responding to consumer demand for choice, flexibilityMary Brainerd
Healthplan 43:13-7. 2002
- The plan: drive consumers onlineZack Martin
Health Data Manag 14:40, 42, 44 passim. 2006
- Mental health and substance abuse insurance parity for federal employees: how did health plans respond?Colleen L Barry
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
J Policy Anal Manage 27:155-70. 2008..This finding helps to explain the absence of an effect of the FEHB Program directive on total spending, and is relevant to the policy debate in Congress over federal parity...
- The effect of consumer-directed health plans on the use of preventive and chronic illness servicesJohn 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...
- Account-based plans curb costs and engage employeesDave Osterndorf
Towers Perrin s Health and Welfare Practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Benefits Q 22:36-9. 2006..The author describes what employers can do to ensure that consumer-driven health plans and account-based approaches help employees accomplish their goals...
- Towers Perrin's outlook: what employers (and providers) need to know about defined contribution health plansMichael Taylor
Manag Care Q 10:9-12. 2002....
- Paying up for quality care. You may have to do just that, as companies shift more of their medical costs to employeesJane Bryant Quinn
Newsweek 139:49. 2002
- Optimizing growth opportunities during the managed care revolutionBill DeMarco
DeMarco and Associates, Rockford, Illinois, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 56:42-6. 2002....
- Employment-based health insurance: past, present, and futureAlain C Enthoven
Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Stanford, California, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1538-47. 2006..We conclude with scenarios for possible trajectories: employment-based insurance flourishes, continues to erode, or is replaced by a more comprehensive system...
- Between a rock and a hard place: understanding the employer mind-setRobert S Galvin
Global Health Care, General Electric Company in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1548-55. 2006..As a result, employers are likely to become more interested than at any time in the past decade in exiting their roles as providers of health benefits...
- Health benefits in 2006: premium increases moderate, enrollment in consumer-directed health plans remains modestGary Claxton
Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w476-85. 2006..About 4 percent of workers are enrolled in high-deductible health plans with savings options. The percentage of workers covered by their own employer did not statistically change from 2005 to 2006...
- Defined-contribution health insurance products: development and prospectsJon B Christianson
Center for the Study of Healthcare Management, Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 21:49-64. 2002..The companies producing these products are now at a critical juncture. They could grow rapidly over the next few years, be acquired by existing health plans, or fail if they do not deliver on their promises...
- Employee demand for health insurance and employer health plan choicesM Kate Bundorf
Department of Health Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305 5405, USA
J Health Econ 21:65-88. 2002..Although the results suggest that employers do respond to employee preferences in choosing health benefits, the effects of worker characteristics on plan offerings are quantitatively small...
- Managing prescription drug costsJ M Sica
Aon Consulting, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA
Empl Benefits J 26:35-40. 2001..The author also discusses pharmacy benefit managers, as well as various utilization management strategies like benefit plan design and the use of formularies...
- Large employers' new strategies in health careRobert Galvin
General Electric, Fairfield, CT 06431, USA
N Engl J Med 347:939-42. 2002
- Changing health insurance trendsJohn K Iglehart
N Engl J Med 347:956-62. 2002
- Adverse selection and generosity of alcohol treatment benefitsKatherine M Harris
Division of Clinical and Prevention Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Inquiry 39:413-28. 2002..Also, users of alcohol treatment services do not remain disproportionately enrolled longer in plans with generous benefits...
- Approaches to pharmacy benefit management and the impact of consumer cost sharingBridget M Olson
The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0207, USA
Clin Ther 25:250-72. 2003..An understanding of the most prominent mechanisms of benefit management is an important step in determining the most effective approach to take in future years...
- Covering your staff: high costs, tough choicesDagmara Scalise
Hosp Health Netw 80:62-4, 1. 2006..Like all employers, hospitals are squeezed by the skyrocketing cost of employee health coverage. Some are taking a relatively radical step: offering consumer-directed plans...
- Employer choices of family premium sharingJessica Primoff Vistnes
Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:25-47. 2006..We find strong evidence that the marginal EPC for family coverage is higher when there is a larger concentration of women in the workforce, but only in markets with a higher proportion of dual-earner households...
- Integrating new technology without going brokeCynthia Starr
Bus Health 20:29-34. 2002
- How long can employers hang on?Shelly Reese
Bus Health 20:5-9. 2002
- Employer-sponsored insurance: how much financial protection does it provide?Jon R Gabel
Health Research and Education Trust, USA
Med Care Res Rev 59:440-54. 2002..Individuals who incur high costs pay a smaller share of the bill than do those with lower levels of spending. The generosity of employer-sponsored plans increased slightly in the 1990s...
- A closer look at the managed care backlashPhilip F Cooper
Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
Med Care 44:I4-11. 2006..Much anecdotal evidence exists regarding the managed care backlash of the late 1990s, but limited empirical evidence is available...
- The costs of mental health parity: still an impediment?Colleen L Barry
Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:623-34. 2006..We review both eras of research on mental health insurance and conclude that comprehensive parity implemented in the context of managed care would have little impact on total spending...
- The state of consumer-centric careClive Riddle
MCOL, Modesto, California, USA
Manag Care Interface 15:20-4. 2002..Health plans are today faced with the challenge of rethinking their offerings--or even their basic program approach--to address this burgeoning trend...
- Why employer-sponsored insurance coverage changed, 1997-2003James D Reschovsky
Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:774-82. 2006..Coverage among low-income people was most affected by economic conditions and premium costs...
- Generosity and adjusted premiums in job-based insurance: Hawaii is up, Wyoming is downJon Gabel
Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:832-43. 2006..They are 25 percent higher in indemnity plans and 18 percent higher in preferred provider organizations than in health maintenance organizations. The generosity of coverage increased from 1997 to 2002...
- Insurance product design and its effects: trade-offs along the managed care continuumPeter Kemper
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
Inquiry 39:101-17. 2002....
- Lowering the barriers to consumer-directed health care: responding to concernsKatherine Baicker
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1328-32. 2007..Lower costs and more efficient health spending would help all patients and reduce uninsurance. Potential negative distributional effects are important but can be remedied more efficiently without distorting insurance design...
- ERISA as an obstacle to fair share legislation and other state initiatives to expand coverage to the uninsured and underinsuredKathlynn Butler Polvino
McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, Georgia, USA
J Health Life Sci Law 1:99, 101-26. 2007..of healthcare affordability and accessibility by requiring employers to offer or spend more on employee health benefit plans, courts increasingly will be called upon to determine whether such mandates run afoul of ERISA...
- [Evaluation of accessibility to drugs for patients in the years 1996-2001]Mariola Drozd
Zakładu Zarzqdzania i Ekonomiki Farmaceutycznej Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Wiad Lek 55:651-4. 2002..In consequence of these effects it was the diminution of the accessibility to the drugs by the patients on account of a growth of patient participation in the pharmacotherapy costs...
- Not enough information. Critics say SEIU/Wal-Mart plan lacks specificsJennifer Lubell
Mod Healthc 37:12. 2007
- The new Medicare drug benefit and related reforms: part IBeth Fuchs
Health Policy Alternatives, Inc, Washington DC, USA
Bull Am Coll Surg 89:8-11. 2004
- Healthy premiumsNancy Schlichting
Hosp Health Netw 77:22. 2003
- Predictive modeling expands its book of techniquesJohn Carroll
Manag Care 14:44-6, 49. 2005
- Association between wellness score from a health risk appraisal and prospective medical claims costsLouis Yen
Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1688, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:1049-57. 2003..No significant differences were found between the model predicted and actual medical claims costs for the individuals in both screening and calibration (n=9689) subsamples...
- Employer health insurance and local labor market conditionsM S Marquis
RAND, 1200 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Int J Health Care Finance Econ 1:273-92. 2001..However, our data do not support the notion that marginal tax rates affect employers' offer decision or contributions...
- Incentivizing good behaviorPaul Reich
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, USA
Manag Care Interface 16:12. 2003
- The health care consumer's unlikely ally: managed careJeff Margolis
Manag Care 12:8-9. 2003
- Medical care use and selection in a social health insurance with an equalization fund: evidence from ColombiaAntonio J Trujillo
College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA
Health Econ 12:231-46. 2003..On the other hand, the evidence on selection is somewhat mixed: individuals who report good health status are more likely to participate in SHIEF, while those without a chronic condition are less likely to participate in SHIEF...
- Value-based formulas for purchasing. PEHP's designated service provider program: value-based purchasing through global feesD W Emery
Public Employees Health Program of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Manag Care Q 5:64-72. 1997..Most importantly, global fees simultaneously maximize patient choice and provider cost consciousness...
- Alcohol Use and Medical Care Quality among the ElderlyELIZABETH MERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Mental Health and Labor Market OutcomesRoland Sturm; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- Effectiveness of patient lift equipmentHester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2008..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..
- Quality of Life in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseJames Perrin; Fiscal Year: 2004..It will help to clarify the life domains that are affected by IBD and will inform interventions to improve QoL for children with IBD. ..
- Impact of Poor Health & AIDS on Small Businesses in SAMark Pauly; Fiscal Year: 2003..They will be useful for predicting the effect of changes in health on economic activity in this sector, and for allocating resources for disease prevention and treatment. ..
- WORK-RELATED MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES: REDUCING THE BURDENPamela Peele; Fiscal Year: 2003..Test and validate predictive models of work-related motor vehicle crashes, by using prospectively collected data on the Citv's workforce and vehicles. ..
- WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMENHester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004..Education will also be targeted to medical providers in this geographic area on work exposures and conditions, exposure response, prevention, basic epidemiology, and ergonomics. ..
- Effects of Mental Parity on High-Cost and Severely-Ill IndividualsHaiden A Huskamp; Fiscal Year: 2011..We will estimate a combination of two-part random-effects models for longitudinal data, latent class random-effects models, logistic regression models, Poisson regression models, and hazard models to address these aims. ..
- NIMH TRAINEE CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARDavid Salkever; Fiscal Year: 2004..In Year 1, the conference will be held with the annual meeting of the Association for Health Services Research; alternative sites will be considered for subsequent years. ..
- Education in Genetic Ethics ('EDGE')Mark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2005..The project includes a curriculum steering committee comprised of experts in the field of genetics research and genetics education, as well as select project team members, to provide on-going advance to the project. ..
- Impact of Changing Public Policy on the FamilyJonathan Gruber; Fiscal Year: 2005..Wade. ..
- The Safety Net, Medicaid, and Child Health OutcomesAnthony Losasso; Fiscal Year: 2009..A final area of study will examine how the relationship between the health care safety net and children's health outcomes differs by race and ethnicity. ..
- Mental Disorders, Private Insurance, and SSDI BenefitsDavid Salkever; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- GENETIC INFORMATION AND LIFE INSURANCE UNDERWRITINGMark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002..The conference will focus on building consensus and advancing understanding in areas of disagreement. The chapters, as well as the positions developed at the conference, will form the basis of a book to be published ..
- Workplace Mental Health Benefits & Selective ContractingAnthony Losasso; Fiscal Year: 2002..Our study will offer lessons from which other purchasers, including the federal government, may learn. ..
- GENETIC TIES AND THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILYMark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002..All lines of research would culminate in a major conference in the fall of 2002. The conference would be open to the public and structured to attract a diverse audience. ..
- Back Disorders in Union CarpentersHester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006..The project addresses a number of areas of expressed interest to NIOSH including construction workers, back disorders, surveillance methods and health services research. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Economics of Formulary Design and Mental Health PolicyHaiden Huskamp; Fiscal Year: 2006..Huskamp the training, mentoring, time and resources to develop the skills that will put her in a position to lead independent research on the economics of pharmaceutical treatment for mental illnesses. ..
- Dental Coverage Transistions, Utilization and RetirementRICHARD MANSKI; Fiscal Year: 2009..Results obtained from this project will establish the independent effect of dental coverage on dental use and as a consequence provide important and timely information for policy makers. ..
- PHARMACOGENOMICS AND MINORITY POPULATIONSMark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- School Nurse-delivered Smoking Cessation InterventionLori Pbert; Fiscal Year: 2009..If found effective, the study products (i.e., intervention protocol, student materials, training manual, and estimated costs of intervention implementation) will facilitate dissemination of the intervention to school nurses nationally. ..
- Development of an Instrument to Measure Health LiteracyLauren McCormack; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Impact of the Medicare Part D Benzodiazepine Exclusion on Managed Care PatientsSusan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2008..Our findings will inform the ongoing debate over amending Part D legislation to include BZD coverage by providing objective data to guide policymakers on the likely costs and benefits. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Psychometric Analyses of the CIDI-AAlan Zaslavsky; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., Area Resources File, CPS, etc.). ..
- Worksite Health Promotion: Private-Public PartnershipsRon Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2006..A return-on-investment [ROI]) for this publicly supported health promotion intervention will also be determined. ..
- Costs of Preventing Alcohol Problems in Older AdultsSusan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Environmental Approaches for Obesity Management at DowRon Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2007..The study will also produce extensive information about how employers can successfully implement environmental treatments at worksites. ..
- 6th Annual Forum for Improving Children's Healthcare - Purging Harm From ChildrenCharles Homer; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Using MEPS Data to Inform Public-Plan ConsumerismMatthew Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007..Findings will have immediate relevance for implementation of the HOA projects and other consumerism efforts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Ambulatory Patient Safety of Clients in Treatment for Substance AbuseBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed planning project will set the stage for interventions as well as methodology to determine whether they are successful. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Financial Incentives and Variations in the Care of Medicare BeneficiariesBruce E Landon; Fiscal Year: 2010..Because patients will be clustered within physicians and physicians clustered within markets, we will use hierarchical analytic methods. ..
- A Comprehensive Database of Cost-Effectiveness AnalysesPeter Neumann; Fiscal Year: 2003..The web-based data should also understand the needs of different scientists to be understood and policymakers, and bridges to be built across disparate communities. ..
- MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETSLaurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: EFFECT ON SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMBradley Stein; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- CO-OCCURING DRUG AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN YOUTHCRAIG HEFLINGER; Fiscal Year: 2001..The project builds on program of health services research by the Principal Investigator that has focused on child, adolescent, and family behavioral health issues. ..
- Effects of Health Plan Report Cards on Quality of CareMARY BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2004..This information is essential for both large purchasers, such as the Medicare program and employers, and policy makers to determine the appropriate role of these types of interventions in improving quality of care. ..
- PROVIDER AND PEER DELIVERED YOUTH SMOKING INTERVENTIONLori Pbert; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- SERVICE USE BY YOUTH WITH ALCOHOL AND MENTAL DISORDERSCRAIG HEFLINGER; Fiscal Year: 2002..The project builds on program of health services research by the Principal Investigator that has focused on child, adolescent, and family behavioral health issues. ..
- Quality of Care in State Alcohol Treatment SystemsBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2005..Consequently, the methodology and the results will be of considerable interest to alcohol treatment clients, policy makers, and payers. ..
- Ethnicity and Social Network Effects on Teen DrinkingLISA CUBBINS; Fiscal Year: 2005..Overall, the proposed study will address how adolescent experiences influence alcohol use disparities during adolescence and in the transition to young adulthood. ..
- OLD AGE LONGEVITY AND THE MARKET FOR LONG TERM CARETomas Philipson; Fiscal Year: 2001..Preliminary analysis of a subpart of the data that is to be collected more fully suggest that long-tenn care output contracts with male aging as predicted. ..
- Impact of 3 Tier Drug Copays on Use and SpendingDominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Drug Insurance, Medication Adherence, and Subsequent Outcomes Among SeniorsGAIL JENSEN SUMMERS; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Web Training and Support on Evidence-based Practice for Compulsive HoardingMary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Precursors and Impacts of Psychiatric Facility ClosureANOUK GRUBAUGH; Fiscal Year: 2008..In contrast, private facility closure occurs when the facility is no longer financially viable and thus may or may not be a function of the quality and quantity of alternatives in the community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Outcomes in EldersJennifer Tjia; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Communication, Perspectives, & Child Asthma DisparitiesTracy Lieu; Fiscal Year: 2005..This information is critical to the design of effective, culturally tailored interventions to eliminate disparities in health care for childhood asthma and other chronic diseases. ..
- Standardized Patients as Drug Abuse Treatment ClientsBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2004..The proposed study will examine the feasibility and utility of SPs in this environment. ..
- Psychiatric Disorder in Dying Patients & Their SurvivorsSelby Jacobs; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal ScreeningEric Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2004..Results of this study can guide the enactment of health policies that will increase rates of colorectal cancer screening and thereby reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and its associated morbidity and mortality. ..
- Dorchester Occupational Health InitiativeLENORE AZAROFF; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- DRUG COURTS AND MEDICAID MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CAREBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2003..Process measures will include the modality and extent of drug abuse treatment services (as well as information gleaned from chart review). The results will be important for justice system and Medicaid policy makers. ..
- "Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Health Car*Timothy Ferris; Fiscal Year: 2006..The proposed research will provide quantitative information on the value of CDSS in terms of patient safety, adherence to guidelines, and patient experience of care. ..
- Alcohol, Risky Behavior, and HIV/AIDS in ZimbabweLISA CUBBINS; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- ARMS: A Web-Based Attendance Reward and Monitoring SystemMary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Interventions to Control Obesity in CollegesLaura A Linnan; Fiscal Year: 2010..If proven effective, this strong partnership model combined with powerful economic data offer a unique opportunity for intervention institutionalization and dissemination throughout the community college campus system. ..
- Socio-Ecological Variables/Cancer Screening Behaviors?Ninez Ponce; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Antidepressant Use and SuicideSusan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2009..The significance of this project lies in its potential to help clinicians and policymakers assess and manage competing risk and benefit claims. ..
- Developing the Research Base for DSM-V and ICD-11Darrel Regier; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES OF LONG TERM CANCER SURVIVORSCathy Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENTRichard Frank; Fiscal Year: 2002..To assess outcomes we will use clinical literature along with three expert panels of clinician-researchers to rate expected outcomes for specific combinations of consumers and treatments. ..
- Interventions to Control Obesity in Community CollegesLaura Linnan; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Life Cycle Effects of Health Insurance on Elderly HealthJalpa Doshi; Fiscal Year: 2006..We will use these estimates to simulate the effect of changes in the age of Medicare eligibility on health, medical service use and Medicare expenditure. ..
- DRUG ABUSE RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM IN PSYCHIATRYDarrel Regier; Fiscal Year: 2004..A multilevel evaluation component with a capacity for early trouble shooting and self-correction is incorporated into the program. ..
- Health Literacy and Children with Special NeedsDolores Acevedo Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2006..g. access, care coordination. III. Level of social support moderates the relationship between health literacy and service-related outcomes ..
- Barriers to Diabetes Care and Mental IllnessSusan Frayne; Fiscal Year: 2007..Over the longer term, they will inform the next generation of translational research, which will test interventions designed to optimize diabetes care for patients with mental illness. ..
- Economic Impacts of New DrugsSharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2006..Finally, we will examine the proposition that offsets occur differentially across racial and ethnic groups, for high utilizers and according to the organization of insurance arrangements. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Enhanced Web Training for Community Based Counselors: TEACH-CBTMary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2007..We will also pilot test Phase II effectiveness measures of CBT application to case scenarios. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Economic Evaluation of Addiction ServicesJENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Spillover Effects of Health Insurance Coverage and GenerosityKatherine Baicker; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- MD Group Characteristics and Quality of Care for CHDBruce Landon; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Determining the Merit of Self-Rated Health for Risk PredictionKaren Desalvo; Fiscal Year: 2008..Karen DeSalvo to launch a successful, independent career in applied health services research focusing on interventions to improve the health of disadvantaged populations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- E-Technology to Enhance Addiction Counselor HelpingMary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2007..With staff and faculty from social work, psychology, nursing and psychiatry, project publications will be broadly disseminated among all counseling disciplines and the regional ATI-C programs. ..