Author Archives: Health Services Research

The Need for State Health Services and Policy Research

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Measuring Value in Primary Care: Enhancing Quality or Checking the Box?

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Best of the 2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

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Association between Increased Emergency Contraception Availability and Risky Sexual Practices

Objective We studied whether increased emergency contraception availability for women over age 18 was associated with a higher probability of risky sexual practices.

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Impact of a Chronic Care Coordinator Intervention on Diabetes Quality of Care in a Community…

Purpose To evaluate the impact of a clinic-based chronic care coordinator (CCC) intervention on quality of diabetes care, health outcomes and health service utilization within six community health centers serving predominantly low-income Hispanic and non-Hispanic white patients.

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Effect of Medicare Dialysis Payment Reform on Use of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents

Objective In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) replaced fee-for-service reimbursement for erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) with a fixed-sum bundled payment for all dialysis-related care and pay-for-performance incentives to discourage maintaining patients’ hematocrits above 36 percent.

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Income Dynamics and the Affordable Care Act

Objective To examine the sources of family income dynamics leading to movement into and out of Medicaid expansion and subsidy eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.

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Payment Rates for Personal Care Assistants and the Use of Long-Term Services and Supports among…

Objective To examine the association between payment rates for personal care assistants and use of long-term services and supports (LTSS) following hospital discharge among dual eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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Development of a Novel, Objective Measure of Health Care–Related Financial Burden for U.S….

Objective To develop and validate a theoretically based and empirically driven objective measure of financial burden for U.S.

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Population-Level Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing Evidence-Based Practices into Routine Care

Objective The objective of this research was to apply a new methodology (population-level cost-effectiveness analysis) to determine the value of implementing an evidence-based practice in routine care.

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Optimal Colorectal Cancer Screening in States’ Low-Income, Uninsured Populations—The Case of…

Objective To determine whether, given a limited budget, a state’s low-income uninsured population would have greater benefit from a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program using colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical testing (FIT).

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The Opportunity Costs of Informal Elder-Care in the United States: New Estimates from the…

Objectives To provide nationally representative estimates of the opportunity costs of informal elder-care in the United States.

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Health Care Utilization among Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP via Express Lane…

Objective To assess health care utilization among children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP via Express Lane Eligibility (ELE).

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Modeling Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevalence on Medical-Surgical Units: Nurse Workload,…

Objective This study modeled the predictive power of unit/patient characteristics, nurse workload, nurse expertise, and hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) preventive clinical processes of care on unit-level prevalence of HAPUs.

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