Grantees in the News

Former HCFO Grantee Quoted in Washington Post on Questions to Ask about Retail Clinics

Publication Date: 
August 26, 2014

A recent Washington Post article described the benefits and potential pitfalls of the proliferation of retail clinics, which provide greater access to care but may challenge care continuity with a regular doctor.

Findings from HCFO-funded Study on Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Featured in The Incidental Economist

Publication Date: 
August 26, 2014

In a commentary on pay-for-performance, The Incidental Economist featured findings from a study funded in-part by HCFO that evaluated Medicare’s Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program in its first year.

Vox Cites HCFO-Funded Study on Limited Effect of Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program in First Year

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August 18, 2014

In a Vox editorial, Sarah Kliff reviewed the progress of Medicare’s Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program, which provides financial incentives for hospitals to improve medical care.

HCFO Study on Choosing Wisely Cited in Harvard School of Public Health Featured News Story

Publication Date: 
August 12, 2014

The Harvard School of Public Health featured a news story on reducing wasteful health care and mentioned efforts like the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative, which encourages physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to have conversations about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary and, in some instances, cause harm.

HCFO Study Findings Cited in Kaiser Health News Blog Post on Medicare Quality Incentive Program

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August 7, 2014

On the Kaiser Health News blog, Jordan Rau presented a “first look” at Medicare’s Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program. Rau cites findings from a study by Andrew Ryan, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, and colleagues that was the first to evaluate hospitals’ performance under the program.

Washington Post Quotes Former HCFO Researcher on Health Care Spending Slowdown

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August 5, 2014

The Washington Post featured findings from a recent study by David Dranove, Ph.D., Northwestern University, and colleagues on the recession’s impact on health care spending, which found that the recent recession accounted for most of the spending slowdown.

Bloomberg News Quotes Current HCFO Grantee on Telemedicine

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July 16, 2014

A recent Bloomberg News article described a major expansion of telemedicine in which WellPoint, Aetna, Inc., among other insurers are permitting online visits for initial consultations. Current HCFO grantee R. Adams Dudley, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, was quoted in the article describing the higher potential for misdiagnosis from online visits.

Former HCFO Grantee Quoted in New York Times Article on Rise of Urgent Care

Publication Date: 
July 10, 2014

Former HCFO grantee Ateev Mehrotra, M.D., Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation, was quoted in a New York Times article that described the rise of urgent care centers and their potential for delivering both convenience and profit.

Recent HCFO Grantee Contributes Expert Voices Essay on Reference Pricing

Publication Date: 
June 2, 2014

Recent HCFO grantee, James C. Robinson, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, contributed an essay on reference pricing to the National Institute for Health Care Management’s Expert Voices series. In the essay, Robinson reviews evidence on the effectiveness of reference pricing to encourage consumers to make high-value choices as well as enhance competition in hospitals’ prices.

HCFO Researcher Quoted on Hospital Value-Based Payment

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2014

HCFO researcher Andrew Ryan, Ph.D., Weill Medical College of Cornell University, was quoted in InformationWeek regarding hospital responses to value-based payment strategies. He noted that while hospitals do respond to value-based payment, it is often in unexpected ways.

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