employee health benefit plans

Summary

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.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Urban health insurance reform and coverage in China using data from National Health Services Surveys in 1998 and 2003
    Ling 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
  2. ncbi Health promotion programs, modifiable health risks, and employee absenteeism
    S 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
  3. ncbi Equity in health care access to: assessing the urban health insurance reform in China
    Gordon 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
  4. ncbi Reforming China's urban health insurance system
    Yuanli 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
  5. ncbi Willingness to pay for health insurance in a developing economy. A pilot study of the informal sector of Ghana using contingent valuation
    W K Asenso-Okyere
    University of Ghana, Legon
    Health Policy 42:223-37. 1997
  6. pmc Combining health plan performance indicators into simpler composite measures
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:101-15. 2002
  7. ncbi Relationship of body mass index and physical activity to health care costs among employees
    Feifei Wang
    Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:428-36. 2004
  8. pmc HEDIS performance trends in Medicare managed care
    T R Lied
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:149-60. 2001
  9. ncbi The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollment
    Dennis 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
  10. ncbi Health benefits in 2004: four years of double-digit premium increases take their toll on coverage
    Jon Gabel
    Health Research and Educational Trust in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:200-9. 2004

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  1. pmc Urban health insurance reform and coverage in China using data from National Health Services Surveys in 1998 and 2003
    Ling 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)...
  2. ncbi Health promotion programs, modifiable health risks, and employee absenteeism
    S 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...
  3. ncbi Equity in health care access to: assessing the urban health insurance reform in China
    Gordon 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...
  4. ncbi Reforming China's urban health insurance system
    Yuanli 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...
  5. ncbi Willingness to pay for health insurance in a developing economy. A pilot study of the informal sector of Ghana using contingent valuation
    W 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...
  6. pmc Combining health plan performance indicators into simpler composite measures
    Alan 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...
  7. ncbi Relationship of body mass index and physical activity to health care costs among employees
    Feifei Wang
    Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:428-36. 2004
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  8. pmc HEDIS performance trends in Medicare managed care
    T 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...
  9. ncbi The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollment
    Dennis 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...
  10. ncbi Health benefits in 2004: four years of double-digit premium increases take their toll on coverage
    Jon 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]..
  11. ncbi The health status of workers who decline employer-sponsored insurance
    L J Blumberg
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:180-7. 2001
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  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. pmc Insurance trends for the Medicare population, 1991-1999
    Lauren A Murray
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:9-15. 2002
  15. pmc Combining HEDIS indicators: a new approach to measuring plan performance
    Terry R Lied
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:117-29. 2002
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  16. ncbi Are employees informed about their health care coverage? Evidence from the buyers health care action group
    Jean 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...
  17. pmc Employers' benefits from workers' health insurance
    Ellen 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...
  18. ncbi Effect of health insurance on workplace absenteeism in the U.S. workforce
    Jennifer 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)...
  19. ncbi National quality monitoring of Medicare health plans: the relationship between enrollees' reports and the quality of clinical care
    E 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...
  20. ncbi Job-based health insurance in 2001: inflation hits double digits, managed care retreats
    J 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...
  21. ncbi Medicare spending by beneficiaries with various types of supplemental insurance
    R 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...
  22. ncbi Impact of sociodemographic case mix on the HEDIS measures of health plan quality
    A 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...
  23. pmc Consumer perspectives on information needs for health plan choice
    D 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...
  24. ncbi Rolling down the runway: the challenges ahead for quality report cards
    A 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...
  25. ncbi Engaging employees in health care can contain costs and improve quality
    Richard 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...
  26. pmc 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...
  27. pmc Variations in treatment benefits influence smoking cessation: results of a randomised controlled trial
    H H Schauffler
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Tob Control 10:175-80. 2001
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  28. ncbi Private and public cross-subsidization: financing Beijing's health-insurance reform
    Ming 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...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi Healthcare-financing reforms in transitional society: a Shanghai experience
    Weizhen 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
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  31. pmc Insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatment for state employees
    Marguerite 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
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  32. ncbi Alternative valuations of work loss and productivity
    M 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...
  33. ncbi Expanding health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatments: experience of the Pacific Business Group on Health
    J 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...
  34. ncbi The role of the safety net in employer health benefit decisions
    M Susan Marquis
    RAND
    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...
  35. pmc Tales from the new frontier: pioneers' experiences with consumer-driven health care
    Anthony 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...
  36. ncbi The arrival of consumer-centric healthcare
    Amit 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...
  37. ncbi Why incremental reforms will not solve the health care crisis
    Don McCanne
    Physicians for a National Health Program, Chicago, Ill, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 16:257-61. 2003
  38. ncbi Downsizing health coverage
    Howard 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?..
  39. ncbi Renewed emphasis on consumer cost sharing in health insurance benefit design
    James 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...
  40. ncbi Containing costs: corporate employers' perspective
    Helen Darling
    Washington Business Group on Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
  41. pmc Commentary--How consumer-driven health care evolves in a dynamic market
    Greg Scandlen
    Center for Consumer Driven Health Care, Galen Institute
    Health Serv Res 39:1113-8. 2004
  42. ncbi The next stage in the health care economy: aligning the interests of patients, providers, and third-party payers through consumer-driven health care plans
    Thomas 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...
  43. pmc Defined contribution: a part of our future
    Reginald 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...
  44. ncbi Consumer-driven health care: the future is now
    Ronald 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...
  45. pmc Early experience with employee choice of consumer-directed health plans and satisfaction with enrollment
    Jinnet 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...
  46. ncbi Defined contribution health plan to consumer driven health benefits: evolution and experience
    Martha 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?"..
  47. ncbi The data page. Employers turn to employees to contain costs
    Lee Ann Runy
    Hosp Health Netw 78:36. 2004
  48. ncbi Recent developments in employee benefits law
    Jonathan 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...
  49. ncbi Cost cure-all? Or unhealthy shift?
    Kim Clark
    US News World Rep 135:38-9. 2003
  50. ncbi "Consumer-driven" coverage: future or fad?
    Chip Kahn
    Hosp Outlook 6:10. 2003
  51. ncbi The 'it' plan. Consumer-directed health plans are taking off
    Paul Barr
    Mod Healthc 34:8-9. 2004
  52. ncbi Who really pays for health insurance? The incidence of employer-provided health insurance with sticky nominal wages
    Benjamin 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
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  53. ncbi Consumer-driven health plans: design features to promote quality improvement
    Jack 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...
  54. ncbi This isn't the first attempt to shift cost to employees
    Martin Sipkoff
    Manag Care 12:34-8. 2003
  55. ncbi Health care consumerism: engaging the real buyers--employees
    Martha Terry
    Towers Perrin HR Services, Boston, USA
    Benefits Q 21:18-21. 2005
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  56. ncbi reDefined contribution health care
    Tamra 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...
  57. ncbi Will employee choice and defined contribution health plans salvage the embattled managed care system?
    Peter M Kelly
    Benefits Q 19:32-50. 2003
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  58. ncbi Consumer choice and tiered networks--two sides of the same coin?
    Allan Baumgarten
    Manag Care Q 11:54-5. 2003
  59. ncbi 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...
  60. ncbi Responding to consumer demand for choice, flexibility
    Mary Brainerd
    Healthplan 43:13-7. 2002
  61. ncbi The plan: drive consumers online
    Zack Martin
    Health Data Manag 14:40, 42, 44 passim. 2006
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi Account-based plans curb costs and engage employees
    Dave 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...
  65. ncbi Towers Perrin's outlook: what employers (and providers) need to know about defined contribution health plans
    Michael Taylor
    Manag Care Q 10:9-12. 2002
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  66. ncbi Paying up for quality care. You may have to do just that, as companies shift more of their medical costs to employees
    Jane Bryant Quinn
    Newsweek 139:49. 2002
  67. ncbi Optimizing growth opportunities during the managed care revolution
    Bill DeMarco
    DeMarco and Associates, Rockford, Illinois, USA
    Healthc Financ Manage 56:42-6. 2002
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  68. ncbi Employment-based health insurance: past, present, and future
    Alain 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...
  69. ncbi Between a rock and a hard place: understanding the employer mind-set
    Robert 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...
  70. ncbi Health benefits in 2006: premium increases moderate, enrollment in consumer-directed health plans remains modest
    Gary 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...
  71. ncbi Defined-contribution health insurance products: development and prospects
    Jon 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...
  72. ncbi Employee demand for health insurance and employer health plan choices
    M 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...
  73. ncbi Managing prescription drug costs
    J 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...
  74. ncbi Large employers' new strategies in health care
    Robert Galvin
    General Electric, Fairfield, CT 06431, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:939-42. 2002
  75. ncbi Changing health insurance trends
    John K Iglehart
    N Engl J Med 347:956-62. 2002
  76. ncbi Adverse selection and generosity of alcohol treatment benefits
    Katherine 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...
  77. ncbi Approaches to pharmacy benefit management and the impact of consumer cost sharing
    Bridget 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...
  78. ncbi Covering your staff: high costs, tough choices
    Dagmara 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...
  79. ncbi Employer choices of family premium sharing
    Jessica 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...
  80. ncbi Integrating new technology without going broke
    Cynthia Starr
    Bus Health 20:29-34. 2002
  81. ncbi How long can employers hang on?
    Shelly Reese
    Bus Health 20:5-9. 2002
  82. ncbi 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...
  83. ncbi A closer look at the managed care backlash
    Philip 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...
  84. ncbi 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...
  85. ncbi The state of consumer-centric care
    Clive 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...
  86. ncbi Why employer-sponsored insurance coverage changed, 1997-2003
    James 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...
  87. ncbi Generosity and adjusted premiums in job-based insurance: Hawaii is up, Wyoming is down
    Jon 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...
  88. ncbi Insurance product design and its effects: trade-offs along the managed care continuum
    Peter Kemper
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
    Inquiry 39:101-17. 2002
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  89. ncbi Lowering the barriers to consumer-directed health care: responding to concerns
    Katherine 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...
  90. ncbi ERISA as an obstacle to fair share legislation and other state initiatives to expand coverage to the uninsured and underinsured
    Kathlynn 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...
  91. ncbi [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...
  92. ncbi Not enough information. Critics say SEIU/Wal-Mart plan lacks specifics
    Jennifer Lubell
    Mod Healthc 37:12. 2007
  93. ncbi The new Medicare drug benefit and related reforms: part I
    Beth Fuchs
    Health Policy Alternatives, Inc, Washington DC, USA
    Bull Am Coll Surg 89:8-11. 2004
  94. ncbi Healthy premiums
    Nancy Schlichting
    Hosp Health Netw 77:22. 2003
  95. ncbi Predictive modeling expands its book of techniques
    John Carroll
    Manag Care 14:44-6, 49. 2005
  96. ncbi Association between wellness score from a health risk appraisal and prospective medical claims costs
    Louis 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...
  97. ncbi Employer health insurance and local labor market conditions
    M 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...
  98. ncbi Incentivizing good behavior
    Paul Reich
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, USA
    Manag Care Interface 16:12. 2003
  99. ncbi The health care consumer's unlikely ally: managed care
    Jeff Margolis
    Manag Care 12:8-9. 2003
  100. ncbi Medical care use and selection in a social health insurance with an equalization fund: evidence from Colombia
    Antonio 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...
  101. ncbi Value-based formulas for purchasing. PEHP's designated service provider program: value-based purchasing through global fees
    D 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...

Research Grants75

  1. Alcohol Use and Medical Care Quality among the Elderly
    ELIZABETH MERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Mental Health and Labor Market Outcomes
    Roland Sturm; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  3. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..
  4. Quality of Life in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    James 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. ..
  5. Impact of Poor Health & AIDS on Small Businesses in SA
    Mark 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. ..
  6. WORK-RELATED MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES: REDUCING THE BURDEN
    Pamela 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. ..
  7. WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMEN
    Hester 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. ..
  8. Effects of Mental Parity on High-Cost and Severely-Ill Individuals
    Haiden 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. ..
  9. NIMH TRAINEE CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEAR
    David 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. ..
  10. 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. ..
  11. Impact of Changing Public Policy on the Family
    Jonathan Gruber; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Wade. ..
  12. The Safety Net, Medicaid, and Child Health Outcomes
    Anthony 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. ..
  13. Mental Disorders, Private Insurance, and SSDI Benefits
    David Salkever; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. GENETIC INFORMATION AND LIFE INSURANCE UNDERWRITING
    Mark 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 ..
  15. Workplace Mental Health Benefits & Selective Contracting
    Anthony Losasso; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Our study will offer lessons from which other purchasers, including the federal government, may learn. ..
  16. GENETIC TIES AND THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY
    Mark 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. ..
  17. Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
    Hester 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]..
  18. Economics of Formulary Design and Mental Health Policy
    Haiden 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. ..
  19. Dental Coverage Transistions, Utilization and Retirement
    RICHARD 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. ..
  20. PHARMACOGENOMICS AND MINORITY POPULATIONS
    Mark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. School Nurse-delivered Smoking Cessation Intervention
    Lori 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. ..
  22. Development of an Instrument to Measure Health Literacy
    Lauren McCormack; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  23. Impact of the Medicare Part D Benzodiazepine Exclusion on Managed Care Patients
    Susan 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]..
  24. Psychometric Analyses of the CIDI-A
    Alan Zaslavsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., Area Resources File, CPS, etc.). ..
  25. Worksite Health Promotion: Private-Public Partnerships
    Ron Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A return-on-investment [ROI]) for this publicly supported health promotion intervention will also be determined. ..
  26. Costs of Preventing Alcohol Problems in Older Adults
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. Environmental Approaches for Obesity Management at Dow
    Ron Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study will also produce extensive information about how employers can successfully implement environmental treatments at worksites. ..
  28. 6th Annual Forum for Improving Children's Healthcare - Purging Harm From Children
    Charles Homer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. Using MEPS Data to Inform Public-Plan Consumerism
    Matthew Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings will have immediate relevance for implementation of the HOA projects and other consumerism efforts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  30. Ambulatory Patient Safety of Clients in Treatment for Substance Abuse
    Bentson 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]..
  31. Financial Incentives and Variations in the Care of Medicare Beneficiaries
    Bruce E Landon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Because patients will be clustered within physicians and physicians clustered within markets, we will use hierarchical analytic methods. ..
  32. A Comprehensive Database of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses
    Peter 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. ..
  33. MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETS
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: EFFECT ON SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
    Bradley Stein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  35. CO-OCCURING DRUG AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN YOUTH
    CRAIG 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. ..
  36. Effects of Health Plan Report Cards on Quality of Care
    MARY 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. ..
  37. PROVIDER AND PEER DELIVERED YOUTH SMOKING INTERVENTION
    Lori Pbert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. SERVICE USE BY YOUTH WITH ALCOHOL AND MENTAL DISORDERS
    CRAIG 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. ..
  39. Quality of Care in State Alcohol Treatment Systems
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Consequently, the methodology and the results will be of considerable interest to alcohol treatment clients, policy makers, and payers. ..
  40. Ethnicity and Social Network Effects on Teen Drinking
    LISA 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. ..
  41. OLD AGE LONGEVITY AND THE MARKET FOR LONG TERM CARE
    Tomas 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. ..
  42. Impact of 3 Tier Drug Copays on Use and Spending
    Dominic Hodgkin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. Drug Insurance, Medication Adherence, and Subsequent Outcomes Among Seniors
    GAIL JENSEN SUMMERS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  44. Web Training and Support on Evidence-based Practice for Compulsive Hoarding
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  45. The Precursors and Impacts of Psychiatric Facility Closure
    ANOUK 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]..
  46. Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Outcomes in Elders
    Jennifer Tjia; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Communication, Perspectives, & Child Asthma Disparities
    Tracy 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. ..
  48. Standardized Patients as Drug Abuse Treatment Clients
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed study will examine the feasibility and utility of SPs in this environment. ..
  49. Psychiatric Disorder in Dying Patients & Their Survivors
    Selby Jacobs; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  50. Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal Screening
    Eric 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. ..
  51. Dorchester Occupational Health Initiative
    LENORE AZAROFF; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  52. DRUG COURTS AND MEDICAID MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE
    Bentson 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. ..
  53. "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. ..
  54. Alcohol, Risky Behavior, and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe
    LISA CUBBINS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  55. ARMS: A Web-Based Attendance Reward and Monitoring System
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. Interventions to Control Obesity in Colleges
    Laura 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. ..
  57. Socio-Ecological Variables/Cancer Screening Behaviors?
    Ninez Ponce; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  58. Antidepressant Use and Suicide
    Susan 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. ..
  59. Developing the Research Base for DSM-V and ICD-11
    Darrel Regier; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES OF LONG TERM CANCER SURVIVORS
    Cathy Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  61. PRICE INDEXES OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
    Richard 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. ..
  62. Interventions to Control Obesity in Community Colleges
    Laura Linnan; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  63. Life Cycle Effects of Health Insurance on Elderly Health
    Jalpa 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. ..
  64. DRUG ABUSE RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM IN PSYCHIATRY
    Darrel Regier; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A multilevel evaluation component with a capacity for early trouble shooting and self-correction is incorporated into the program. ..
  65. Health Literacy and Children with Special Needs
    Dolores Acevedo Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g. access, care coordination. III. Level of social support moderates the relationship between health literacy and service-related outcomes ..
  66. Barriers to Diabetes Care and Mental Illness
    Susan 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. ..
  67. Economic Impacts of New Drugs
    Sharon 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]..
  68. Enhanced Web Training for Community Based Counselors: TEACH-CBT
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will also pilot test Phase II effectiveness measures of CBT application to case scenarios. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  69. Economic Evaluation of Addiction Services
    JENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  70. The Spillover Effects of Health Insurance Coverage and Generosity
    Katherine Baicker; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  71. MD Group Characteristics and Quality of Care for CHD
    Bruce Landon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  72. Determining the Merit of Self-Rated Health for Risk Prediction
    Karen 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]..
  73. E-Technology to Enhance Addiction Counselor Helping
    Mary 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. ..