Private Markets

Market Dynamics

Strong Providers, Big Prices: A Look at Provider Market Power in Health Care
Forum Session — February 12, 2016
Author: Sally Coberly, PhD

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

Achieving Health Information Exchange: Vision, Progress, Prospects
Forum Session — September 12, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

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

Pioneer ACOs: The Frontier of Delivery System Reform?
Forum Session — June 13, 2014
Author: 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

Telehealth: Into the Mainstream?
Issue Brief No. 853 — March 10, 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

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

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

Spending Trends in Private Insurance and Medicare: Variations on a Theme
Forum Session — September 28, 2012
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Consultant

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

Examining the Condition of the Health Care Safety Net: Time to Re-Cast?
Forum Session — May 18, 2012
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

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

Beacon Communities: Signaling Success in Health Information Exchange?
Forum Session — March 2, 2012
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

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

Review and Disclosure of Health Insurance Premium Changes: State and Federal Roles After PPACA
Forum Session — October 21, 2011
Author: Kathryn Linehan

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

Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows: Efforts to Improve Health and Reduce Costs in Denver
Site Visit — May 31–June 2, 2011
Authors: Michele J. Orza, ScD & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

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

Self-Insurance and the Potential Effects of Health Reform on the Small-Group Market
Issue Brief No. 840 — December 21, 2010
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Insurer-Provider Payment Negotiations: Implications for Health Spending
Forum Session — December 10, 2010
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

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

Assessing and Ensuring Health Plan Provider Network Adequacy
Forum Session — February 26, 2010
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Health Care Provider Consolidation and Reform
Forum Session — November 13, 2009
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Proposals to Reform the Individual Health Insurance Market
Forum Session — June 26, 2009
Author: Kathryn Linehan

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

Underwriting in the Non-Group Health Insurance Market: The Fundamentals
Background Paper No. 69 — June 4, 2009
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Issues in Health Insurance Reform: Rating in the Small-Group Market, Merging the Individual and Small-Group Markets, and Risk Adjustment
Small-Group Session — March 20, 2009
Author: Sally Coberly, PhD

Issues in Health Insurance Reform: Health Insurance Exchanges
Small-Group Session — March 6, 2009
Author: Sally Coberly, PhD

Preview of RAND Health's COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts) Initiative
Small-Group Session — November 21, 2008
Author: Sally Coberly, PhD

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

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

What Have You Done for Me Lately? Assessing Hospital Community Benefit
Issue Brief No. 821 — April 19, 2007
Author: Eileen Salinsky

Competition and Collaboration: The Spirit of St. Louis
Site Visit — April 3–5, 2007
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Care Price Transparency and Price Competition
Background Paper — March 28, 2007
Author: Mark Merlis, Consultant

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

Physician Spending Growth: Do We Get What We Pay For?
Forum Session — March 17, 2006
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Redesigning Practice to Improve Care Delivery (Boston)
Site Visit — December 4–6, 2005
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Bean, the Cod and the Medical Establishment: A Boston Market Overview
Special Briefing — November 30, 2005
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

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

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

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

Toward Safer, Better, More Accountable Health Care: A Conversation with George Halvorson
Forum Session — January 27, 2004
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

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

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

Waiting for the Next Vision: Purchasing Health Care in Uncertain Times
Small-Group Session — October 11, 2002
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

Managed Care: As Good As It Gets? (Los Angeles)
Site Visit — January 8–11, 2002
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sally Coberly, PhD

Medicare+Choice: Where to from Here?
Issue Brief No. 758 — September 8, 2000
Author: Nora Super

Medicare+Choice: Where to from Here?
Forum Session — September 8, 2000
Author: Nora Super

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

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

Medicare HMO Pullouts: What Do They Portend for the Future of Medicare+Choice?
Issue Brief No. 730 — February 5, 1999
Author: Nora Super

Medicare HMO Pullouts: What Do They Portend for the Future of Medicare+Choice?
Forum Session — February 5, 1999
Author: Nora Super

Site Visit to Southern California — Plans and Providers: Risk, Accountability, and Staying Power
Site Visit — November 17–20, 1998
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Sandra M. Foote

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 Utah and Nevada — Essential Community Health Services on the Frontier
Site Visit — October 27–30, 1998
Authors: Karen Matherlee & Michael Anzick

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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