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Schaeffer Center Fellow Wins Top Student Award of the American Society of Health Economists
Eunhae Shin, 2019 USC doctoral degree graduate and USC Schaeffer Center pre-doctoral fellow, received the 2019 Student Paper Award from the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) at the society’s annual meeting in Washington, DC on June 24.
Value-Based Contracting in Healthcare: What Is It and How Can It Be Achieved?
Value-based contracts must incentivize the clinical decision maker, usually the physician, to allocate treatment based on both price and value. Changing certain elements in the financing system could create an environment for successful value-based contracting without having to reform the entire system.
Hospital Productivity Trends: Implications for Medicare Payment Policy
On June 25, 2019, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference on hospital productivity trends and their implications for Medicare policy on hospital payment rate updates.
Reverse Reference Pricing: Rewarding Patients For Reducing Medicare Costs
Neeraj Sood and Christopher Whaley write that it is time for Medicare to apply the lessons learned by private insurers to incentivize price shopping by patients.
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Hospitals and healthcare systems are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This comes as they are also grappling with policy changes, new technologies, and an aging population. Schaeffer Center researchers are analyzing these effects and what they mean for healthcare and health outcomes overall.