Grantees in the News

Modern Healthcare Cites findings from HCFO-funded study on Value-Based Insurance Design

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014

Modern Healthcare cited findings from a HCFO-funded study by Matthew Maciejewski, Ph.D., Duke University and Durham Veteran’s Administration.

New York Times Quotes HCFO Grantees on Hospital Pricing

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December 3, 2013

HCFO grantees Glenn Melnick, University of Southern California, and James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley, were quoted in a New York Times article on hospital prices. Melnick stated that hospital charges are set by the hospital without market constraints; the arbitrary nature of these charges contributes to increases in health care spending and inflation.

AARP Report Builds on HCFO-Funded Study on Rise in Observation Services

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November 25, 2013

HCFO grantee Lan Zhao, Ph.D., Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., expanded the scope of her HCFO-funded study on observation services (OS) in an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Zhao and colleagues found that both the frequency and duration of hospital OS increased between 2001 and 2009.

CDC Report Cites HCFO-Funded Study on Tobacco-Control Policies and Prenatal Smoking

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November 8, 2013

A HCFO-funded study by Kathleen Adams, Ph.D., Emory University, was cited in a CDC report on the trends in smoking before, during, and after pregnancy.

The Incidental Economist Reviews HCFO-Funded Work on Hospitals’ Responses to Medicare Cuts

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October 17, 2013

The Incidental Economist referenced a HCFO-funded study in a review of the literature on hospital responses to Medicare cuts.

HCFO-Funded Study on Geographic Variation Cited by Altarum Institute

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September 5, 2013

A HCFO-funded study by James Reschovsky, Ph.D., Center for Studying Health System Change, and colleagues was cited in an Altarum Health Policy Forum article.

The Incidental Economist Features Systematic Review of VBID Studies

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August 15, 2013

The Incidental Economist and the AcademyHealth blog featured findings from a systematic review of value-based insurance design (VBID) studies. In this review, researcher Matt Maciejewski, Durham VA Medical Center and Duke University, and his colleagues examined the impact of VBID policies on medication adherence and medical expenditures.

Associated Press Quotes HCFO Researcher on Opportunities and Limitations of Federal Fair Pricing Law

Publication Date: 
June 24, 2013

The Associated Press quoted HCFO researcher Glenn Melnick, Ph.D., University of Southern California, on the federal “fair pricing” provision, which aims to protect uninsured patients from being charged more than their insured counterparts for hospital services.

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