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Payment Reform

Sponsored by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

HSR December 2010HSR developed the idea of Theme Issues to provide a vehicle for attracting and publishing ground-breaking research on a topic of major policy significance for the nation. HSR's December Theme Issue on Payment Reform was generously sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and features articles on pay-for-performance, risk-adjusted capitation, prospective payment, and geographic variations in care, among other topics. We believe that readers will find these articles are relevant for several of the most salient ongoing policy debates.



Table of Contents

Payment Reform
Irene Fraser, William Encinosa and Laurence Baker

Reducing Potentially Avoidable Complications in Patients with Chronic Diseases: The Prometheus Payment Approach
Francois De Brantes, Amita Rastogi and Michael Painter

Aggressive Treatment Style and Surgical Outcomes
Jeffrey H. Silber, Robert Kaestner, Orit Even-Shoshan, Yanli Wang and Laura J. Bressler

Comment on Silber et al.: Aggressive Treatment Styles and Surgical Outcomes
Elliott Fisher and Jonathan Skinner

Comment on Silber et al.: Investing in Postadmission Survival—A “Failure-to-Rescue” U.S. Population Health
Amber E. Barnato

Response to Commentaries on Silber et al.: Aggressive Treatment Styles and Surgical Outcomes
Jeffrey H. Silber and Robert Kaestner

The Comprehensive Care Project: Measuring Physician Performance in Ambulatory Practice
Eric S. Holmboe, Weifeng Weng, Gerald K. Arnold, Sherrie H. Kaplan, Sharon-Lise Normand, Sheldon Greenfield, Sarah Hood and Rebecca S. Lipner

Improving Timely Childhood Immunizations through Pay for Performance in Medicaid-Managed Care
Alyna T. Chien, Zhonghe Li and Meredith B. Rosenthal

Risk-Adjusted Capitation Rates for Children: How Useful Are the Survey-Based Measures?
Hao Yu and Andrew W. Dick

Medicaid Bed-Hold Policy and Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Rehospitalizations
David C. Grabowski, Zhanlian Feng, Orna Intrator and Vincent Mor

Effects of Competition on the Cost and Quality of Inpatient Rehabilitation Care under Prospective Payment
Carrie Hoverman Colla, José J. Escarce, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin and Neeraj Sood

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