Volume 50 | Number 6 | December 2015
Best of the 2015 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
The Effects of Medicaid Eligibility on Mental Health Services and Out‐of‐Pocket Spending for Mental Health Services
Ezra Golberstein Ph.D., Gilbert Gonzales M.H.A.
Adoption and Hospital Performance: Time‐Related Effects
Julia Adler‐Milstein Ph.D., Jordan Everson M.P.P., Shoou‐Yih D. Lee Ph.D.
Trends in Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Practice in Nursing Homes, 2000–2010
Orna Intrator Ph.D., Edward Alan Miller Ph.D., M.P.A., Emily Gadbois M.S., M.A., Joseph Kofi Acquah M.A., Rajesh Makineni M.Sc., Denise Tyler Ph.D.
Effect of Medicaid Expansions on Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care among Low‐Income Adults with Behavioral Health Conditions
Hefei Wen Ph.D., Benjamin G. Druss M.D., M.P.H., Janet R. Cummings Ph.D.
Higher Incentive Payments in Medicare Advantage's Pay‐for‐Performance Program Did Not Improve Quality But Did Increase Plan Offerings
Timothy J. Layton Ph.D., Andrew M. Ryan Ph.D., M.A.
Reducing Disparties Improving Access
Do Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Quality and Patient Experience within Medicare Plans Generalize across Measures and Racial/Ethnic Groups?
Robert Weech‐Maldonado Ph.D., Marc N. Elliott, John L. Adams Ph.D., M.S., Amelia M. Haviland Ph.D., David J. Klein M.S., Katrin Hambarsoomian M.S., Carol Edwards B.A., Jacob W. Dembosky M.P.M., Sarah Gaillot Ph.D.
Accelerating Improvement and Narrowing Gaps: Trends in Patients' Experiences with Hospital Care Reflected in HCAHPS Public Reporting
Marc N. Elliott, Christopher W. Cohea M.S., William G. Lehrman Ph.D., Elizabeth H. Goldstein Ph.D., Paul D. Cleary Ph.D., Laura A. Giordano R.N., M.B.A., Megan K. Beckett Ph.D., Alan M. Zaslavsky Ph.D.
Dual‐System Use and Intermediate Health Outcomes among Veterans Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans
Alicia L. Cooper M.P.H., Ph.D., Lan Jiang M.S., Jean Yoon Ph.D., Mary E. Charlton Ph.D., Ira B. Wilson M.D., M.Sc., Vincent Mor Ph.D., Kenneth W. Kizer M.D., M.P.H., Amal N. Trivedi M.D., M.P.H.
Sustained Reduction in Health Disparities Achieved through Targeted Quality Improvement: One‐Year Follow‐up on a Three‐Year Intervention
Ran D. Balicer M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Moshe Hoshen Ph.D., Chandra Cohen‐Stavi M.P.A., Sivan Shohat‐Spitzer M.A., Calanit Kay R.N., Haim Bitterman M.D., Nicky Lieberman M.D., Orit Jacobson Ph.D., Efrat Shadmi Ph.D.
Appropriate Imaging Use
Using Medical Claims for Policy Effectiveness Surveillance: Reimbursement and Utilization of Abdomen/Pelvis Computed Tomography Scans
Michal Horný M.S., Jake R. Morgan M.S., Vanessa L. Merker B.S.
Physical Therapy or Advanced Imaging as First Management Strategy Following a New Consultation for Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Associations with Future Health Care Utilization and Charges
Julie M. Fritz P.T., Ph.D., FAPTA, Gerard P. Brennan P.T., Ph.D., Stephen J. Hunter D.P.T.
Measurement and Methods
What Influences Patients' Decisions When Choosing a Health Care Provider? Measuring Preferences of Patients with Knee Arthrosis, Chronic Depression, or Alzheimer's Disease, Using Discrete Choice Experiments
Stef Groenewoud Ph.D., N. Job A. Van Exel Ph.D., Ana Bobinac Ph.D., Marc Berg Ph.D., Robbert Huijsman Ph.D., Elly A. Stolk Ph.D.
Measurement Error in Public Health Insurance Reporting in the American Community Survey: Evidence from Record Linkage
Michel H. Boudreaux Ph.D., Kathleen Thiede Call Ph.D., Joanna Turner M.S., Brett Fried M.S., Brett O'Hara Ph.D.
The Subjective Well‐Being Method of Valuation: An Application to General Health Status
Timothy T. Brown Ph.D.
On the Hospital Volume and Outcome Relationship: Does Specialization Matter More Than Volume?
Kris C. L. Lee Ph.D., Kannan Sethuraman Ph.D., Jongsay Yong Ph.D.
Measuring Prices in Health Care Markets Using Commercial Claims Data
Hannah T. Neprash B.A., Jacob Wallace B.A., Michael E. Chernew Ph.D., J. Michael McWilliams M.D., Ph.D.