March 2022

The Unintended Consequences of Medicare’s Wage Index Adjustment on Device-Intensive Hospital Procedures

March 15, 2022


The authors found an association between Medicare’s wage index adjustment and the differential use of labor-intensive surgical procedures and medical device–intensive minimally invasive clinical procedures across the United States.

Primary Care Redesign and Care Fragmentation Among Medicare Beneficiaries

March 09, 2022


This article examines the association between a large-scale primary care redesign—the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative—and ambulatory care patterns of Medicare beneficiaries with highly fragmented care.