Author Archives: Health Services Research

Young Adult Dependent Coverage: Were the State Reforms Effective?

Objective To examine the robustness of findings regarding state-level adult dependent coverage expansions using detailed outcomes that specify coverage source.

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The Patterns of Health Care Utilization by Elderly Europeans: Frailty and Its Implications for…

Objective To examine the patterns of health care utilization by the elderly and test the influence of functional decline.

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Estimating Premium Sensitivity for Children’s Public Health Insurance Coverage: Selection but…

Objective To estimate the effect of premium increases on the probability that near-poor and moderate-income children disenroll from public coverage.

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Impact of a Pharmacy Benefit Change on New Use of Mail Order Pharmacy among Diabetes Patients:…

Objective To assess the impact of a pharmacy benefit change on mail order pharmacy (MOP) uptake.

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Using Self-Reported Health Measures to Predict High-Need Cases among Medicaid-Eligible Adults

Objective To assess the ability of different self-reported health (SRH) measures to prospectively identify individuals with high future health care needs among adults eligible for Medicaid.

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Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Emergency Department Visits?

Objective To assess whether adoption of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) reduces emergency department (ED) utilization among patients with and without chronic illness.

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Cumulative Expenditures under the DI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid Programs for a Cohort of…

Objective To estimate cumulative DI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid expenditures from initial disability benefit award to death or age 65.

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Assessing Organizational Change in Multisector Community Health Alliances

Objective The purpose of this article was to identify some common organizational features of multisector health care alliances (MHCAs) and the analytic challenges presented by those characteristics in assessing organizational change.

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Private Investment Purchase and Nursing Home Financial Health

Objective To explore the impact of nursing home acquisition by private investment firms on nursing home costs, revenue, and overall financial health.

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Which Components of Medical Homes Reduce the Time Burden on Families of Children with Special…

Objectives To examine which components of medical homes affect time families spend arranging/coordinating health care for their children with special health care needs (CSHCNs) and providing health care at home.

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Hospital Diagnostic Aggregation and Risk-Adjusted Quality

Objective To demonstrate the importance of diagnostic aggregation when assessing hospitals.

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Total Cost of Care Lower among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Receiving Care from…

Objective To compare health care utilization and payments between NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices and practices without such recognition.

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Observation Services and Observation Care—One Word Can Mean a World of Difference

See original:   Observation Services and Observation Care—One Word Can Mean a World of Difference

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Higher Medicare SNF Care Utilization by Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: Can Medicaid Long-Term…

Objective To examine outcomes associated with dual eligibility (Medicare and Medicaid) of patients who are admitted to skilled nursing facility (SNF) care and whether differences in outcomes are related to states’ Medicaid long-term care policies.

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