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By Tyler Winkelman RWJF Clinical Scholar
Andrew M Ryan, Alvin I Mushlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Benjamin D Sommers, Sharon K Long, Katherine Baicker
BACKGROUND: The Massachusetts 2006 health care reform has been called a model for the Affordable Care Act. The law attained near-universal insurance coverage and increased access to care. Its effect on population health is less clear. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Massachusetts reform was associated with changes in all-cause mortality and mortality from causes amenable to health care. DESIGN: Comparison of mortality rates before and after reform in Massachusetts versus a control group with similar demographics and economic conditions...
May 6, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Paul B Ginsburg, L Gregory Pawlson
The ongoing consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians tends to raise prices for health care services, which poses increasing challenges for private purchasers and payers. This article examines strategies that these purchasers and payers can pursue to combat provider leverage to increase prices. It also examines opportunities for governments to either support or constrain these strategies. In response to higher prices, payers are developing new approaches to benefit and network design, some of which may be effective in moderating prices and, in some cases, volume...
June 2014: Health Affairs
Bruce C Vladeck
In classic market theory, increased concentration among providers leads to higher prices for consumers. In the world of contemporary health policy, many stakeholders echo the classic market theory, blaming high health care prices on the increased concentration of providers, such as occurs when hospitals merge or are acquired by other hospitals. Thus, the consolidation of providers has become a convenient target for policy makers who want to be viewed as actively pursuing solutions to the growth in health care spending...
June 2014: Health Affairs
Rob Cunningham
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May 2014: Health Affairs
Jerome P Kassirer, Arnold Milstein
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December 10, 2012: Archives of Internal Medicine
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