Alice Chen, Anthony Lo Sasso, and Michael Richards leverage a unique dataset to analyze if and how the Great Recession impacted the labor market of physicians who were seeking their first job post residency and fellowship training.
The method currently used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to set Medicare payment rates is fairly crude. CMS could draw on cost data that are produced by hospitals’ internal systems to increase the efficiency of the health care system.
In a peer-reviewed longitudinal description of trends in enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), researchers found that more than a quarter of hospitals have been cited under the EMTALA—known as the “anti-dumping law”—in the past decade.
Researchers found that when physicians have a sufficient number of ACO-aligned beneficiaries they reduce the number of procedures performed across all of their patients, suggests that financial incentives have blunt and widespread effects where the dominant payment arrangement has spillover effects on health outcomes.