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Research Study

The Shift to Outpatient Surgery: Geographic Variation and Site-Neutral Payments

With Richard Averill, MS, Rhonda Butler, Danielle Pavloski, Ron Mills, PhD

Medicare payments to providers can vary significantly depending on the site where service is provided. A site-neutral payment policy would…

Research Study

Geographic Variation in Post-acute Care Facility Admissions

With Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

This 3M Clinical and Economic Research report examines the extent of geographic variation in the rate of post-acute care (PAC)…

Research Study

Geographic Variation in Hospital Emergency Department Visits in the Medicare Population

With Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

In this 3M Clinical and Economic Research report, the Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits (PPVs) methodology was used to identify…

3M Commentary

Linking quality to financial outcomes: The foundation for value

By Dawn Weimar, RN

Many Medicaid programs, health plans, and ACOs are looking for new strategies to offset tight budgets. COVID-19 has dealt severe…

Research Study

Geographic Variation in Hospital Admission Rates in the Medicare Population

With Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

Health care expenditures continue to steadily increase with hospital stays making up about one-third of health care expenditures. A well-functioning…

Research Study

Financial Impact of Geographic Variation in Hospital Quality Performance in Medicare

With Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

In a major new research study from 3M Clinical and Economic Research, 3M healthcare policy experts evaluate variation in inpatient…

Podcast

Planning for the future during a time of crisis

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

As health care organizations face unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, how can they plan for a post-COVID-19 world?…

Journal Article

A middle-ground proposal for making health care premiums more affordable

With Richard Averill, MS, Jack Hughes, MD

Published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, July/September 2019.  Passage of any health care reform that addresses the…

Report

MedPAC: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services

Published by MedPAC, March 2019.   In 2017, the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program paid 4,700 hospitals $190 billion consisting of $119…

Report

Hospice Care Research: An Analysis of End-of-Life Costs for Terminally Ill Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Cancer Patients

Published by the Society of Actuaries, October 2018,  by William Bednar, Joshua Axene, Richard Liliedahl, MD Research report analyzing the…

Journal Article

Are We Confident of Across-Hospital Mortality Comparisons?

With Richard Fuller, MS, Jack Hughes, MD, Norbert Goldfield, MD

Published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, April 2018, by Richard L. Fuller, MS, John S. Hughes, MD,…

3M Commentary

Can the health insurance exchanges be stabilized? Yes, by giving insurers more options

By Richard Fuller, MS

Medicare beneficiaries are constantly bombarded with mail, emails and advertisements from insurers encouraging them to buy a Medicare supplemental insurance…