NAS Press | 2013 | ISBN: 030928869X 9780309288699 | 207 pages | PDF | 6 MB
This book investigates geographic variation in health care spending and quality for Medicare beneficiaries as well as other populations, and analyzes Medicare payment policies that could encourage high-value care.
The issue are designed to help Medicare and Medicaid Services encourage providers to efficiently manage the full range of care for their patients, thereby increasing the value of health care in the United States.
1 Introduction and Overview
2 Empirical Analysis of Geographic Variation
3 Indexing Value in Medicare: The Role of Geographic Area Performance
4 Payment and Organizational Reforms to Improve Value
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix C: Summary of Empirical Modeling Methodology
Appendix D: Regression Model Specifications with "Clusters" of Predictors
Appendix E: Harvard University Price Adjustment Memorandums
Appendix F: Harvard Market Variables Memorandum
Appendix G: Selected Results of the Committee's Commissioned Empirical Analyses
Appendix H: Public Workshop Agendas
Appendix I: Committee Biographies