Trends in Hospital–Physician Integration in Medical Oncology
The authors used Medicare claims data to examine trends in hospital–physician integration in high-volume specialties, including medical oncology.
Battling the Chargemaster: A Simple Remedy to Balance Billing for Unavoidable Out-of-Network Care
The authors propose a simple legal mechanism to combat chargemaster abuses and encourage provider price competition. This solution is superior to prevailing legislative and regulatory responses to surprise out-of-network bills.
Predicting Nursing Home Placement Among Home- and Community-Based Services Program Participants
The authors developed a model to identify participants in a home- and community-based services program who are at highest risk for long-term nursing home placement.
Removing a Constraint on Hospital Utilization: A Natural Experiment in Maryland
In 2001, Maryland began to reimburse hospitals for excess volume at full case rates. The authors investigated the impact on hospital utilization and finances.
The Mis-Measure of Physician Performance
We discuss our concerns about tying physician performance to CG-CAHPS scores and suggest an alternative approach to facilitate translation of service excellence into clinical practice.
Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction With Inpatient Care and Hospital Readmission Within 30 Days
Higher overall patient satisfaction with inpatient care and discharge planning is associated with lower 30-day readmission rates after adjusting for clinical quality.
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