A note on the strengths and weaknessess [sic] of using the CPS to estimate children's health insurance coverage

A note on the strengths and weaknessess [sic] of using the CPS to estimate children's health insurance coverage

Date: February 1988
Creator: Swartz, Katherine
Description: This report discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Current Population Survey (CPS) relative to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NMCE), for the purpose of estimating the numbers of children with different types of health insurance.
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Issues in capitation: risk of financial ruin for providers and ways to control this risk

Issues in capitation: risk of financial ruin for providers and ways to control this risk

Date: October 1985
Creator: Vertrees, James G.; Tolley, Dennis & Manton, Kenneth
Description: The purpose of this report is to explore issues relating to healthcare expenses. To examine the concept of risk for providers in a capitation payment environment and to estimate the effectiveness of various risk limiting techniques.
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Payments to physicians in the Permanente Medical Group

Payments to physicians in the Permanente Medical Group

Date: August 1985
Creator: Collen, Morris F.
Description: This report describes the function of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) to provide medical care to Health Plan members within the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their associated medical offices.
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Reform of Medicare physician payment policies: impact on magnetic resonance imaging technology

Reform of Medicare physician payment policies: impact on magnetic resonance imaging technology

Date: September 1985
Creator: Iezzoni, Lisa I.; Grad, Oren & Moskowitz, Mark A.
Description: This report provides a brief description of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), current research, safety and patient acceptance of the imaging technology. It discusses the current use of MRI, the medical evidence, current clinical applications and diffusion of MRI.
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Analysis of issues relating to implementing a medicare physician fee schedule

Analysis of issues relating to implementing a medicare physician fee schedule

Date: November 1985
Creator: Juba, David
Description: This report provides background information on the tasks of studying alternative physician payment methodologies including replacement of CPR system with national or regional fee schedule.
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Physicians' payment and their prescription of laboratory tests: the effects on clinical laboratory services of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Physicians' payment and their prescription of laboratory tests: the effects on clinical laboratory services of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Date: September 1985
Creator: Myers, Lois P.; Eisenberg, John M. & Pauly, Mark V.
Description: This report discusses laboratory testing in light of physician payment methods under Medicare. The report focuses primarily on laboratory testing in the outpatient setting, assuming the impatient laboratory testing is covered by the DRG-based Prospective Payment System rates of Medicare.
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Evaluation of effects of the quality of care of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Evaluation of effects of the quality of care of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Date: September 1985
Creator: Hammons, Glenn T.; Brook, Robert H. & Newhouse, Joseph P.
Description: This report tries to anticipate the kinds of effects on the quality of personal health care services that would result from each of several alternative ways of paying for physician's services to Medicare patients.
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Evaluation of ethical implications of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Evaluation of ethical implications of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Date: October 1985
Creator: Capron, Alexander M.
Description: This report discusses the effects of changes in Medicare reimbursement methods, examines the ethical considerations, and classifies the alternative payment methods.
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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: clinical application and Medicare physician payment

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: clinical application and Medicare physician payment

Date: August 1985
Creator: Showstack, Jonathan A.; Sawitz, Eric & Perex-Stable, Eliseo J.
Description: This report discusses the new methods of paying physicians; fee schedules, payment for an episode-of-illness, and capitation payments.
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Medicare's Prospective Payment System: Strategies for Evaluating Cost, Quality, and Medical Technology

Medicare's Prospective Payment System: Strategies for Evaluating Cost, Quality, and Medical Technology

Date: October 1985
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "arrays the possible effects of PPS (prospective payment system) on the health care system and assesses the extent to which these effects can be measured" (p. iii)
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