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The Commonwealth Fund has just come out with a new report outlining a strategy for containing health care costs in the US. It seems rather optimistic to me. Here is the opening two paragraphs and link. Confronting Costs: Stabilizing U.S. Health Spending While Moving Toward a High Performance Health Care System, Authored by The Commonwealth [...]
I browsed to the following overview of US research on Heart, Lung, and Blood diseases in the US. This report documents the dramatic improvements in cardiovascular health in the US, which they estimate costs the US about $300 billion or about $1000 per American in 2008 (Direct of treatment and indirect costs from premature mortality). [...]
ARF=Area Resource File 2011-2012 ARF can now be downloaded at no cost. The 2011-2012 ARF data files and documentation can now be downloaded. Click the link below to learn how to download ARF documentation and data. http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/arf.aspx?layout=print “The basic county-specific Area Resource File (ARF) is the nucleus of the overall ARF System. It is a [...]
I just received and have scanned through Lisa Iezzoni’s fourth book (as editor and major contributor) entitled Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes (Fourth Edition), Lisa I Iezzoni (ed) (2013) Even though Lisa is a physician, not an economist or statistician, this book provides an excellent overview of risk adjustment (population-based), and severity or [...]
CMS posted in late August an interesting site that provides lots of information about the seven demonstrations going on for Comprehensive Primary Care Payment. http://innovations.cms.gov/initiatives/Comprehensive-Primary-Care-Initiative/index.html Each site includes a list of participating PCPs. with specific clinic names, zip codes and addresses. Could be interesting to examine how severe a selection problem there is.
My presidential address to the American Society of Health Economists is now available to download and scheduled for publication in the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. Here is the link. Five questions for health economists Randall P. Ellis Online First™, 3 September 2012 Here is the direct link to the pdf file. [...]
After working in the area for the past three years, I am happy to report that the paper below is finally out in Medical Care. Risk-adjusted Payment and Performance Assessment for Primary Care Ash, Arlene S. PhD; Ellis, Randall P. PhD The full version is currently posted as printed ahead of print, although the actual [...]
2012 Handbook of Health Economics (Pauly, McGuire and Barros) is free on-line. Here is the link to the pdf files. Excellent literature reviews and new insights. I purchased the hard cover version, but this is wonderfully accessible. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/handbooks/15740064 Many research universities, including BU have access to ScienceDirect. It is unusual for Elsevier to post its [...]
Being insured is no guarantee unemployed will seek care Research suggests they may be unable to cover co-pays and deductibles, or fear they cannot afford the expenses that result. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, amednews staff. Posted Feb. 7, 2012. Unemployed people who have private health insurance are less likely to put off care because of [...]
ARF=Area Resource File 2009-2010 ARF Can Now Be Downloaded at No Cost. The 2009-2010 ARF data files and documentation can now be downloaded. Click the link below to learn how to download ARF documentation and data. http://arf.hrsa.gov/purchase.htm “The basic county-specific Area Resource File (ARF) is the nucleus of the overall ARF System. It is a [...]