When Public Payment Declines, Does Cost-Shifting Occur? Hospital and Physician Responses

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November 13, 2002

Sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under its Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative and conducted by AcademyHealth
November 13, 2002 - Wyndham Washington, Washington, D.C.

Speakers addressed questions such as: Does cost shifting exist and under what market conditions? Does the phenomenon vary between hospital and physician markets? How should we reconcile economic theory about profit maximization and evidence of cost-shifting? What are the public policy implications of cost-shifting?