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    Opening Remarks - Bridging the Gulf: Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California

    Mr. Leonard Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; Chair provides the opening remarks and frames the discussions to follow. 

    Trends and Challenges - Bridging the Gulf: Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California

    Arthur Stone - Director of the USC Dornsife Center for Self-Report Science, leads the audience in a quick survey about trends and challenges in end-of-life care in California.

    Perspectives from the Patient - Bridging the Gulf: Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California

    Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Patient’s Checklist, patient advocate and family member delivers an account of the family perspective when a patient is using end-of-life and palliative care. Elizabeth Bailey is introduced by Peggy Miles, chief of staff and board of director's member at Cedars-Sinai.

    National Perspective: Dying in America - Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California

    Philip Pizzo, delivered a presentation on national initiatives to improve end-of-life care. Philip Pizzo is a David and Susan Heckerman Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine; and co-chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End-of-Life Issues as well as the author of National Perspective: Dying in America- Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences.

    Panel Discussion - Bridging the Gulf: Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California

    A panel discussion about the Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California moderated by Anna Gorman, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

    Webinar: Can Our Health Care System Provide a ‘Good Death’?

    Our health care system commits tremendous resources to extending life but comparatively little to end-of-life planning and care that honors patients’ wishes. This webinar with the Center for Health Journalism will give an overview of the problem, discuss how changes to our health care system might help, and offer insights on how journalists might spur more conversations on how we approach death in America. For more info: http://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/content/can-our-health-care-system-provide-good-death

    Study Finds Blood Thinner and Antidiabetic Drug Mix Increases Hospitalizations

    Dr. John Romley discusses his recent study published in BMJ on the association between a common blood thinner with anti-diabetic medications and serious hypoglycemic events. 

     


    Seth Seabury presents at Fixing America's Mental Healthcare System

    Dr. Seth Seabury joined The Hill​ for a discussion on America's mental healthcare system on February 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C For more on the event and a corresponding issue brief, click here. 

    Steve Fox and Public School Immunizations

    Dr. Steve Fox, Schaeffer Center Fellow and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Keck School of Medicine at USC



    Jason Doctor and Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Dr. Jason Doctor, Director of Health Informatics at the Schaeffer Center and Associate Professor at the USC School of Pharmacy


    Fostering and Measuring Skills

    Professor James Heckman, USC Presidential Scholar-in-Residence



    On June 5, the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics hosted a half-day forum on the future of Medicare.









    Dr. Mitchell Katz on Homelessness
    Highlights from Dr. Mitchell Katz' presentation sponsored by the USC Schaeffer Center and Bedrosian Center.


    Dr. Mitchell Katz on Making a Difference through Health Policy
    Highlights from Dr. Mitchell Katz' presentation sponsored by the USC Schaeffer Center and Bedrosian Center.


    Dr. Mitchell Katz: Making a Difference through Health Policy (Full Event)
    Highlights from Dr. Mitchell Katz' presentation sponsored by the USC Schaeffer Center and Bedrosian Center.


    Patients Aren't Bargain Shoppers
    Dr. Neeraj Sood, Director of Research at the Schaeffer Center and Zach Wagner


    Government Health Insurance for the Poor in India
    Dr. Neeraj Sood, Director of Research at the Schaeffer Center



    Rising Costs Top-Of-Mind for Business Leaders


    Examining the Labor Department's Proposed Reforms to the FECA Program
     
    Dr. Seth Seabury, Associate Professor of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and Professor at the Schaeffer Center. 
     Testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections:


    How Big a Boost Do Working Seniors Give the Economy?
     
    Dr. Julie Zissimopoulos, Ph.D. - Research Associate Professor, Titus Family Department of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, and Associate Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California.
    Americans who work past traditional retirement age are extending their productive lives. They're also paying taxes longer which may have big implications for the country's finances.
     

    Boom in Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment With Late Bloomers
    Dr. Julie Zissimopoulos, Ph.D. - Research Associate Professor, Titus Family Department of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, and Associate Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California.
    Are mature entrepreneurs on the rise? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to older workers who decided to pursue their own business dreams later in life.


    Master's Degree focusing on Value, Access, Reimbursement and Pricing
    University of Southern California offers a new flexible MS in Healthcare Decision Analysis targeting Health Economics, International Managed Markets, Business Intelligence and Policy for pharmaceuticals, biotech, devices.


    Leonard D. Schaeffer Tribute
    A tribute and short history of the extraordinary achievements of Leonard D. Schaeffer, founder of the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.


    Covered California: The Challenges and Opportunities of the California Health Benefit Exchange

    On February 6, 2013, the USC Price School in Sacramento hosted a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of the California Health Benefit Exchange. The speakers included: Peter Lee, Executive Director of the CA Health Benefit Exchange; Dana Goldman, founding director of the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC; Bob Kocher, Partner at Venrock and Jay Hansen, Chief Strategy Officer for the California Medical Association.

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    A Discussion on the Affordable Care Act Ruling (USC Price Dean's Speaker Series)

    Industry experts from a variety of professional backgrounds discuss the recent Affordable Care Act ruling, specifically noting the way in which this landmark case will affect the management of health organizations in CA.

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    Leaders, Managers, or Analysts: Who Will Shape the Future?

    Judge Widney Distinguished Lecture
    Leaders, Managers, or Analysts: Who Will Shape the Future?

    Leonard D. Schaeffer is the founding Chairman & CEO of WellPoint, the nation's largest health insurance company. WellPoint has over 33 million medical members and annualized revenues of $58 billion. He is currently the Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at the University of Southern California and a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital, a private equity firm. Sponsored by the USC Price School of Public Policy.

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    Sick Insurance: The Trials of Health Policy in America

    The policy debates over the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), and current efforts to repeal it or hamper its implementation, are fueled by starkly different views of the ability of private markets to deliver health care effectively. This presentation reviews where health care in America stands relative to the rest of the world, and where it is going, with or without Obamacare. It reviews the experience with the market for prescription drug insurance established in 2006 under Medicare Part D, identifies the prerequisites for a healthy market for health insurance, and draws lessons from this for the insurance regulations and exchanges planned under Obamacare.

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    Insurance Subsidies and Bargaining in Health Care Markets: The Case of Medicare Part D

    Featuring Darius Lakdawalla, Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation as well as Director of Research at Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.
     
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    The Long-term Impact of Medicare Payment Reductions on Patient Outcome

    This study examines the long term impact of Medicare payment reductions on patient outcomes using a natural experiment - the Balance Budget Act of 1997.We use predicted Medicare revenue changes due to BBA, with simulated BBA payment cuts as an instrument, to categorize hospitals by degrees of payment cuts (small, moderate, or large), and follow Medicare patient outcomes in these hospitals over a 11 year panel: 1995-1997 pre-BBA, 1998-2000 initial years of BBA, and 2001-2005 post-BBA years. We find that Medicare AMI mortality trends stay similar across hospitals when comparing between pre-BBA and initial-BBA periods. However, the effect became measurable in 2001-2005: hospitals facing large payment cuts saw increased mortality rates relative to that of hospitals facing small cuts in the post-BBA period (2001-2005) after controlling for their pre-BBA trends. We find support that part of the worsening AMI patient outcomes in the large-cut hospitals is explained by reductions in staffing level and operating cost following the payment cuts, and that in-hospital mortality is not affected partly due to patients being discharged earlier.

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    Healthcare and Health Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Featuring: Darius Lakdawalla and Mike Nichol.

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