Grantees in the News

Findings from HCFO-Funded Work Cited in Health Affairs Blog on Health Care Integration

Publication Date: 
March 4, 2016

A recent Health Affairs blog post discussed states’ role in overseeing vertical health care integration. The authors note that while integration may reduce unnecessary use of services, it also risks further consolidation and price increases.

Findings from HCFO-Funded Study on Market Concentration Featured in Health Affairs Blog

Publication Date: 
February 26, 2016

In the Health Affairs blog, Thomas Greaney, J.D., of Saint Louis University School of Law, discusses health insurance consolidation and two possible justifications for the proposed mergers of four of the big five competitors in the health insurance industry.

Former HCFO Grantee Quoted in Harvard Health Blog on Retail Health Clinics

Publication Date: 
January 15, 2016

In a piece on retail health clinics, Heidi Godman of the Harvard Health Blog outlines the pros and cons of the emergence of this recent trend in health care. She notes that retail clinics offer convenient, accessible care for many people. Former HCFO grantee Dr.

Findings from HCFO Study on Physician-Hospital Integration Featured in Becker’s Healthcare

Publication Date: 
January 6, 2016

As hospitals acquire physician practices, there has been increased attention to the effects on commercial healthcare prices. In a piece in Becker’s ASC Review, Laura Dyrda of Becker’s Healthcare featured findings from J.

HCFO Grantee Quoted in New York Times on Medical Debt

Publication Date: 
January 5, 2016

Although the number of uninsured Americans has fallen significantly, those with health insurance are struggling to pay their medical bills. In a piece on medical bankruptcy, Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times discusses the financial problems faced by the insured under age 65.

HCFO Grantee Quoted in Modern Healthcare Article on Insurance Mergers

Publication Date: 
January 4, 2016

As the new year unfolds, Bob Herman of Modern Healthcare highlights the pressing issues in the health insurance industry for 2016. In addition to the pending insurance mergers and the Affordable Care Act’s exchange market, he discusses provider network adequacy and out-of-network bills.

HCFO-Funded Work on Medicare Hospice Featured in Health Affairs Blog

Publication Date: 
December 22, 2015

In the Health Affairs Blog, former HCFO grantee Donald Taylor co-authored a post on Medicare hospice and end-of-life policy. The piece discusses the three policy changes that the new year will bring (hospice reimbursement reform, payment for advanced care planning discussions, and the Medicare Care Choices Model) and features findings from Taylor’s HCFO study.

Findings from HCFO-Funded Study on Telemedicine and Medical Education Featured in POLITICO

Publication Date: 
December 16, 2015

In the Morning eHealth report, Darius Tahir of Politico featured findings from R. Adams Dudley’s HCFO-funded study on telemedicine, which emphasize the need for changes in medical education to reflect the growth of virtual care. Dr.

HCFO-Funded Study on Telemedicine Featured in FierceHealthIT

Publication Date: 
December 14, 2015

Keeping pace with technological advancements, more physicians are turning to telemedicine as a new health care delivery model. A recent FierceHealthIT article discusses work from HCFO grantee R.

Public Agenda Study on Price Transparency Cited in The Health Care Blog

Publication Date: 
November 24, 2015

In a blog post on shopping for healthcare, Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, noted that people are increasingly realizing that they need to seek out price and quality information.

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