Researchers from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics have linked tighter Medicaid policies governing antipsychotic drugs with increased incarceration rates for schizophrenic individuals.

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A recent article in Modern Healthcare provides an update on the bundled-payment initiative led by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and relies on Schaeffer Center expertise to evaluate the initiative’s progress.   More

Tuesday, July 8th marked the beginning of the Schaeffer Center’s summer internship program, a highly-individualized program designed to offer students the opportunity to gain experience in health policy and economics.

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Lou Vismara, M.D. will be presenting his talk about “Advancing Healthcare for Autism & Behavioral Health in the 21st Century”   More
Mitchell H. Katz, M.D will give a talk focused on “Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Safety Net Systems: Opportunities and Challenges.”   More
Please join us for a special luncheon featuring David Leonhardt, managing editor of The Upshot, The New York Times
Thursday, April 17th; located at The Forum 450 in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center from 12p-1p
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This conference brings together a broad cross-section of national healthcare experts and stakeholders for a robust discussion on healthcare quality improvements. Healthcare providers, industry leaders, and government officials are all encouraged to attend.
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Dr. Tim Moore, Assistant Professor of Econimics at George Washington University, will be speaking on November 26th as part of our Quintiles Seminar Series.  His seminar, titled, “Social Security Disability Insurance Replacement Rates and Beneficiary Work Activity: Estimates from a Regression Kink Design,” will take place at our center from 2:00pm-3:30pm.   More
Dr. James Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology at UC Berkeley, will be our final Quintiles Seminar Series speaker of the semester.  He will be discussing “Reference Pricing and Consumer Cost Sharing for High‐Cost Health Services” at the Schaeffer Center from 2:00pm-3:30pm.   More
Quintiles Seminar Series featuring Dr. Jennifer Sung and Dr. Wenhui Wei from Sanofi. They will be speaking on Tuesday, October 1st to discuss “Maximizing Big Data to Address Multiple Research Opportunities: Perspectives from Pharmaceutical Industry” at the Schaeffer Center.   More
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum   More