Private Markets

Delivery & Financing

Shifting Sands: Health Center Finances Under Health Reform
Forum Session — March 20, 2015
Author: Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant

Health Policy Essentials 2015
Briefing Book — February 6, 2015
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD, Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Community Collaboration to Improve Population Health
Forum Session — January 30, 2015
Author: Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP

Bundled Payment in Medicare and Private Insurance: Version 2.0
Forum Session — December 12, 2014
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Senior Consultant

Managing Physician Self-Referral: Recent Evidence and Potential Strategies
Forum Session — July 18, 2014
Authors: William J. Scanlon, PhD, Senior Consultant & Sally Coberly, PhD

Moving Toward Global Payment: Maryland’s New All-Payer Model
Forum Session — May 30, 2014
Author: Sally Coberly, PhD

Transforming Payment and Health Care Delivery: Early Reports from the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative
Forum Session — April 18, 2014
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Telehealth: Into the Mainstream?
Forum Session — April 11, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Management of Chronic Care Needs: What Will It Really Take to Coordinate Care?
Forum Session — March 14, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Care in the Motor City: Thriving or Surviving?
Site Visit — February 19–20, 2014
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Senior Consultant

Implementing Pediatric Medical Homes: Challenges of Improving Primary Care for Children
Forum Session — November 8, 2013
Author: Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant

Patient-Centered Medical Home: Research Results Mixed, Experience Yields Optimism
Forum Session — September 13, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

EMS "Hot Spotting": San Diego's Experience Creating a System of Care for Frequent Users of Emergency Medical Services
Forum Session — June 14, 2013
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Can I Get a Break? Hospital Financial Assistance, Billing, and Debt Collection
Forum Session — April 26, 2013
Author: Eileen Salinsky, Consultant

Projecting Health Care Workforce Needs in an Era of Practice and Technological Change
Forum Session — April 19, 2013
Authors: Rob Cunningham, Consultant & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Consultant

The "Coopetition" Model: Caring for San Diego's Low-Income Population
Site Visit — February 19–20, 2013
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Health Policy Essentials: Medicare and Health Care Spending
Fundamentals Briefing — February 8, 2013
Authors: Kathryn Linehan & Sally Coberly, PhD

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes: FQHCs and Community Clinics in a Reformed Health Care Market
Issue Brief No. 848 — December 18, 2012
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

We've Seen the Future: Insights About the Real Dynamics of Marketplace Competition
Small-Group Session — July 13, 2012
Author: Judith Miller Jones, MA

Bundled Payment in Medicare: Promise, Peril, and Practice
Forum Session — April 20, 2012
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Caesar's Ghost: The Effect of the Rising Rate of C-Sections on Health Care Costs and Quality
Forum Session — March 30, 2012
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Employers and Today's Health Care Marketplace: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?
Small-Group Session — March 16, 2012
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & Judith Miller Jones, MA

Mission Possible II: Reducing Health Care Costs Through Administrative Simplification
Forum Session — February 24, 2012
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Mission Possible? Saving on Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Services
Forum Session — December 2, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Reengineering Health Care Delivery: What Lies Ahead?
Special Briefing — October 14, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Fiscal Pressure and Hospital Financial Position
Forum Session — July 29, 2011
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Kathryn Linehan

Tiered Provider Networks: Steps to Cost Containment?
Forum Session — June 24, 2011
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Medicare's Vision of Accountable Care Organizations: Will Providers Have the Same View?
Forum Session — May 20, 2011
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Been There, Done That, Bought the Practice? Why Hospital Employment of Physicians Is Rising Again
Forum Session — March 25, 2011
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Oral Health Update: Ten Years After the Surgeon General’s Report
Forum Session — January 21, 2011
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Transforming Primary Care: Implications for Practice Design and Workforce
Forum Session — October 15, 2010
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Rob Cunningham, Consultant

The Cost of Hospital Care
Forum Session — October 8, 2010
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Health Care Cost Drivers in Massachusetts: Lessons for Federal Policymakers
Forum Session — June 21, 2010
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Heath Care Spending: Why Is Miami an Outlier?
Site Visit — June 2–4, 2010
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Mary Ellen Stahlman

Transforming Health Care Delivery: Insights from the New Orleans Safety Net
Forum Session — April 16, 2010
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Encouraging Cost-Reducing Innovations in Health Care: New Technology Apps, New Business Models
Small-Group Session — July 17, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

A Health Insurance Exchange: Prototypes and Design Issues
Issue Brief No. 832 — June 5, 2009
Author: Mark Merlis, Consultant

A Tale of Three Cities: Local Health Care Markets and Health Care Reform
Forum Session — November 14, 2008
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Medical Imaging Services: Utilization, Spending, and Appropriateness
Forum Session — November 13, 2008
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Physician Income and Medical Practice Differences Across Specialties: Should Medicare Care?
Small-Group Session — May 2, 2008
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Employer Use of Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans as a Retiree Health Benefit
Forum Session — April 11, 2008
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Competition and Collaboration, Chicago-Style
Site Visit — March 16–18, 2008
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Running Up the Health Care Tab: Will We Have Buyer's Remorse?
Forum Session — January 17, 2008
Authors: Mary Ellen Stahlman & Christie Provost Peters

Shampoo, Sunscreen, and Strep Tests: The Retail Approach to Primary Care
Forum Session — November 9, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Behavioral Health in the Workplace: How are Employers Managing Mental Health and Disability?
Forum Session — July 20, 2007
Author: Christopher W. Loftis, PhD

Specialty-Service Lines: Healthy Competition or Arms Race?
Forum Session — September 22, 2006
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Canary in the Coal Mine or Crying Wolf? Examining Crowding in America's Emergency Departments
Forum Session — July 27, 2006
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Don't Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor: The Crowded State of America's Emergency Departments
Issue Brief No. 811 — July 7, 2006
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

“Mental Health: Progress and Pitfalls,” the Health Affairs Special Issue—A Discussion of Trends in Mental Health Services
Forum Session — June 14, 2006
Author: Christopher W. Loftis, PhD

Location, Location, Location: Market Characteristics and Private Payer Health Care Spending
Forum Session — September 23, 2005
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Containing Health Care Costs for Active Employees: What's New in Health Plan Design?
Forum Session — July 28, 2005
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

Specialty Hospitals: Can General Hospitals Compete?
Issue Brief No. 804 — July 13, 2005
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Parity Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Evaluation of Mental Health Parity Under the FEHB Program
Forum Session — July 8, 2005
Author: Eileen Salinsky

Cost, Quality, Access: Balancing the Health Policy Triumvirate
Forum Session — March 4, 2005
Author: Eileen Salinsky

Rural Health Care in the Electronic Age (Danville, PA)
Site Visit — November 6–7, 2003
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Nora Super

The Geography of Medicare: Explaining Differences in Payment and Costs
Forum Session — July 30, 2003
Author: Nora Super

Preferred Provider Organizations: Bringing the Mainstream to Medicare?
Forum Session — July 9, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Geography of Medicare: Explaining Differences in Payment and Costs
Issue Brief No. 792 — July 3, 2003
Author: Nora Super

Depression in Primary Care: Making Good Care Good Business
Forum Session — June 6, 2003
Author: Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Expanding Health Coverage for the Uninsured: Fundamentals of the Tax Credit Option
Background Paper — August 28, 2002
Authors: Beth Fuchs, PhD, Mark Merlis & Julie James, Consultants

Managing Advanced Illness: A Quality and Cost Challenge to Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurers
Forum Session — July 18, 2002
Author: Karen Matherlee

Managing Advanced Illness: A Quality and Cost Challenge to Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurers
Issue Brief No. 779 — June 20, 2002
Author: Karen Matherlee

From Diagnosis to Payment: The Dynamics of Coding Systems for Hospital, Physician, and Other Health Services
Background Paper — January 25, 2002
Author: Karen Matherlee

Terrorism and Mental Health: Private-Sector Responses and Issues for Policymakers
Forum Session — October 23, 2001
Author: Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Model for Medicare?
Issue Brief No. 765 — July 9, 2001
Author: Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: A Model for Medicare?
Forum Session — July 9, 2001
Author: Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Hospital-Based Health Care Systems: The Post-BBA Era
Workshop — April 27–28, 2000
Authors: Nora Super, Lisa Sprague, MBA & Karen Matherlee

Site Visit to Seattle — University of Washington Academic Medical Center
Site Visit — April 10–11, 2000
Author: Karen Matherlee

Site Visit to Detroit — Henry Ford Health System
Site Visit — March 20, 2000
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Site Visit to Richmond and Hampton Roads — Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Site Visit — March 16–17, 2000
Author: Nora Super

The ABCs of PBMs
Issue Brief No. 749 — October 27, 1999
Author: Robin J. Strongin

The ABCs of PBMs
Forum Session — October 27, 1999
Author: Robin J. Strongin

A Chicken (Nugget?) in Every Pot: What's at Stake in the Budget Debate
Issue Brief No. 747 — September 17, 1999
Author: Karl Polzer

A Chicken (Nugget?) in Every Pot: What's at Stake in the Budget Debate
Forum Session — September 17, 1999
Author: Karl Polzer

Margins As Measures: Gauging Hospitals' Financial Health
Issue Brief No. 734 — March 30, 1999
Author: Karen Matherlee

Margins As Measures: Gauging Hospitals' Financial Health
Forum Session — March 30, 1999
Author: Karen Matherlee

Retooling Tax Subsidies for Health Coverage: Old Ideas, New Politics
Issue Brief No. 728 — November 12, 1998
Author: Karl Polzer

Retooling Tax Subsidies for Health Coverage: Old Ideas, New Politics
Forum Session — November 12, 1998
Author: Karl Polzer

Physician Organizations Assuming Risk: Market and Policy Implications
Issue Brief No. 727 — November 9, 1998
Authors: Sandra M. Foote & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Physician Organizations Assuming Risk: Market and Policy Implications
Forum Session — November 9, 1998
Authors: Sandra M. Foote & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Site Visit to Northern California — Risk, Accountability, and Staying Power in Next-Generation Managed Care
Site Visit — February 18–20, 1998
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sandra M. Foote

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