February 1, 2011
The expansion of health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has the potential to benefit persons with comorbid mental and medical disorders. This synthesis examines the evidence on physical and mental comorbidity including its prevalence, origins and models for effective treatment.
December 1, 2009
Issue Brief, Audio, Presentation Material, Report, Video
Health policy experts discuss various care management programs which seek to reduce costs while enhancing quality for people with complex health care needs. Patients with complex health care needs account for a high percentage of annual medical ex ...
September 1, 2009
Issue Brief, Video
This synthesis provides policy-makers with a framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness literature and investigates the economic evidence for investing in clinical preventive care.
July 1, 2009
Issue Brief, Report
This synthesis describes what is known, and importantly what is not known, about hospital EDs in the United States. This report addresses key questions about the performance and sustainability of hospital EDs.
June 1, 2008
This synthesis examines the practice and impact of self-referral, which occurs when a physician refers a patient to a facility in which that physician has an ownership interest. The number of self-referrals has grown substantially in the last decade.
October 1, 2008
Issue Brief, Audio
This synthesis sheds light on the driving forces behind health care spending and examines the reasons why health care costs continue to rise.
September 1, 2007
This synthesis presents findings on the size and causes of racial and ethnic disparities in access to care.
January 31, 2001
Program Results Report
In 1995 and 1996, the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board developed a risk-adjustment mechanism that was applied to small employer group health insurance purchasers in the Health Insurance Plan of California (HIPC).
November 1, 1996
Program Results Report
The University of Michigan School of Public Health conducted Phase II of the Small Business Benefits Study by resurveying the small business respondents with respect to their businesses, their benefits and their employees.
December 2, 2008
More than one in three small business owners (36%) said that rising costs are likely to cause them to cut some portion of health insurance benefits for their employees.