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  1. Prescription drug coverage and effects on drug expenditures among elderly Medicare beneficiaries.

    Health Services Research 43(3):810 (2008) PMID 18454769 PMCID PMC2442248

    To identify determinants of drug coverage among elderly Medicare beneficiaries and to investigate the impact of drug coverage on drug expenditures with and without taking selection bias into account. The primary data were from the 2000 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) Cost and Use file...
  2. Has the Medicare prospective payment system led to increased nursing home efficiency?

    Health Services Research 43(3):1043 (2008) PMID 18454780 PMCID PMC2442238

    To assess the impact of recent Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) changes on efficiency in skilled nursing homes. Medicare Cost Reports (MCR), On-line Survey Certification and Reporting System (OSCAR), Area Resource Files (ARF), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital ...
  3. Nonprice competition and quality of care in managed care: the New York SCHIP market.

    Health Services Research 43(3):971 (2008) PMID 18454776 PMCID PMC2442245

    To examine the effect of nonprice competition among managed care plans on the quality of care in the New York SCHIP market. U.S. Census 2000; 2002 New York State Managed Care Plan Performance Report; and 2001 New York State Managed Care Annual Enrollment Report. Each market is defined as a count...
  4. Role of state policies in the adoption of naltrexone for substance abuse treatment.

    Health Services Research 43(3):951 (2008) PMID 18454775 PMCID PMC2442246

    To examine state policies associated with adoption of a pharmaceutical agent-naltrexone-by substance abuse treatment facilities to treat alcohol-dependent clients. Facility-level data from the 2003 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and state-level data on policy and environm...
  5. Medicaid undercount and bias to estimates of uninsurance: new estimates and existing evidence.

    Health Services Research 43(3):901 (2008) PMID 18546545 PMCID PMC2442249

    To examine whether known Medicaid enrollees misreport their health insurance coverage in surveys and the extent to which misreports of lack of coverage bias estimates of uninsurance. Primary survey data from the Medicaid Undercount Experiment. Analyze new data from surveys of Medicaid enrollees ...
  6. Shareholder value and the performance of a large nursing home chain.

    Health Services Research 43(3):1062 (2008) PMID 18454781 PMCID PMC2442234

    To analyze corporate governance arrangements and quality and financial performance outcomes among large multi-facility nursing home corporations (chains) that pursue stakeholder value (profit maximization) strategies. To establish a foundation of knowledge about the focal phenomenon and processe...
  7. How do proxy responses and proxy-assisted responses differ from what Medicare beneficiaries might have reported about their health care?

    Health Services Research 43(3):833 (2008) PMID 18454770 PMCID PMC2442242

    Assess proxy respondent effects on health care evaluations by Medicare beneficiaries. 110,215 respondents from the nationally representative 2001 CAHPS((R)) Medicare Fee-for-Service Survey. We compare the effects of both proxy respondents and proxy assistance (reading, writing, or translating) o...
  8. Hospital quality: a PRIDIT approach.

    Health Services Research 43(3):988 (2008) PMID 18454777 PMCID PMC2442235

    Access to high quality medical care is an important determinant of health outcomes, but the quality of care is difficult to determine. To apply the PRIDIT methodology to determine an aggregate relative measure of hospital quality using individual process measures. Retrospective analysis of Medic...
  9. Relationship between state medicaid policies, nursing home racial composition, and the risk of hospitalization for black and white residents.

    Health Services Research 43(3):869 (2008) PMID 18454772 PMCID PMC2442243

    To examine racial differences in the risk of hospitalization for nursing home (NH) residents. National NH Minimum Data Set, Medicare claims, and Online Survey Certification and Reporting data from 2000 were merged with independently collected Medicaid policy data. One hundred and fifty day follo...
  10. Evidence-based imaging guidelines and Medicare payment policy.

    Health Services Research 43(3):1006 (2008) PMID 18454778 PMCID PMC2442247

    This study examines the relationship between evidence-based appropriateness criteria for neurologic imaging procedures and Medicare payment determinations. The primary research question is whether Medicare is more likely to pay for imaging procedures as the level of appropriateness increases. Th...