Grantees in the News

Sitewire Health Interviews Price Transparency Grantee on How Americans Use Price Data

Publication Date: 
May 8, 2015

In a podcast about how consumers are interacting with transparency, Steve Koch of Sitewire Health interviewed David Schleifer, Ph.D., Public Agenda, about his recently completed study, funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Understanding the Use and Impact of Price Data in Health Care solicitation.

Public Agenda Report on Consumers and Price Transparency Cited in Health Affairs Blog Post

Publication Date: 
April 20, 2015

In a blog post about payment reform, Suzanne Delbanco, Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment Reform, discussed the impact of these initiatives on consumers.

HCFO Researcher Quoted on New Role for Pharmacists in Retail Clinics

Publication Date: 
April 14, 2015

As retail clinics seek to meet the demands of the “convenience revolution” in health care, pharmacists in these and similar venues are stepping into a new role—one that is out from behind the counter, The Los Angeles Times reported. Pharmacists at AltaMed clinic see patients with chronic illnesses to help them manage their symptoms as well as discuss diet, exercise and stress.

Washington Post Quotes HCFO Researcher on Hepatitis C Drug Costs to Medicare

Publication Date: 
March 30, 2015

Sovaldi, a new hepatitis C drug, has garnered national and international attention not only for its curative nature for also for its hefty price tag. Drugs like Sovaldi increased Medicare spending on medications that cure liver disease by more than 15 times what Medicare spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, the Washington Post reported.

Public Agenda Report on Price Transparency Featured in Fierce Health Finance

Publication Date: 
March 19, 2015

In an article outlining price transparency considerations for providers, Fierce Health Finance cited findings from a recent Public Agenda report on Americans' use of price data in health care.

Current and Former HCFO Grantees Elected to National Academy of Social Insurance

Publication Date: 
February 4, 2015

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) announced the acceptance of 45 distinguished new members, including current HCFO grantee Alison Cuellar, George Mason University, and former HCFO grantee Thomas Wickizer

Current HCFO Grantee Named Chair of the Health Policy and Management Department at UCLA

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2015

Jack Needleman, professor of health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been named to the Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management as chair of the department.

New York Times Article Cites HCFO-funded Study on Hospital Profitability and Mortality

Publication Date: 
January 7, 2015

In a recent New York Times Upshot article, Austin Frakt, Ph.D., of The Incidental Economist reviewed evidence that suggests that Medicare payment cuts may lead providers to offset reductions in ways that could harm quality.

HCFO-Funded Study on Malpractice Reform Cited in The New York Times

Publication Date: 
November 3, 2014

Malpractice reform has long been considered a remedy for defensive medicine and rising health care costs. Aaron E.

Former HCFO Grantee Comments on Implications of the Rise in Urgent Care Centers

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2014

Urgent care centers are an emerging trend that provides patients with enhanced access to care.

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