Objective To evaluate the impact of Kentucky’s full rollout of the Affordable Care Act on disparities in access to care due to poverty.
Author Archives: Health Services Research
Objective To evaluate the effect of Medicaid fee changes on health care access, utilization, and spending for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Objective To conduct an updated assessment of the validity and reliability of administrative coded data (ACD) in identifying hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
Objective To identify positive deviant (PD) physician organizations of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with robust performance management systems (PMSYS).
Objective To obtain near-national rates of potentially preventable hospitalization (PPH)—a marker of barriers to outpatient care access—for Hispanics; to examine their differences from other race-ethnic groups and by Hispanic national origin; and to identify key mediating factors.
Study Objective To evaluate whether the availability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) reduces throughput time and utilization of advanced imaging for patients in an academic ED.
Objective To develop and validate rates of potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits as indicators of community health.
Objective To investigate compliance with telephone helpline advice to attend an emergency department (ED) and the acuity of patients who presented to ED following a call.
Objective To evaluate whether participation in Medicare’s Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration Program—an early, small, voluntary episode-based payment program—was associated with a change in expenditures or quality of care.
Objective To examine whether changes in resident-centered care (RCC) over time were associated with changes in quality.
Objective To examine county-level geographic variation in treatment admissions among opioid treatment programs (OTPs) that accept Medicaid in the continental United States.
Objective To calculate physician concentration levels for all U.S.
Objective To identify the most robust methods for evaluating alternative payment models (APMs) in the emerging health care delivery system environment.
Objectives To explore effects of disease prevalence adjustment on ambulatory care–sensitive hospitalization (ACSH) rates used for quality comparisons.