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Barriers to Hip and Knee Replacement: An Empirical Analysis

In this study, we examined variations in the determinants of joint replacement (JR) across gender and age, with emph ....

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The Effects of Revision Total Hip Replacement on Medicare Spending and Beneficiary Outcomes: Implications for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

The Comprehensi ....

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The Effects of Arthroscopy for Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement on Quality of Life and Economic Outcomes

In collaboration with Dr. Richard Mather III, we examined the s ....

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Assessing the Utilization of Total Ankle Replacement in the United States

Utilization of total ankle replacement (TAR) has increased in the United States over the last 20 years ....

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Skilled Nursing Facility Demand Projections and Market Analyses

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) provide short-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. As a crit ....

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Explaining Hospital Charge Variation for Members of America’s Essential Hospitals: The Role of Mark-ups and Underlying Costs

In a changing healthcare environment in which pro ....

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Diagnosing Certain Conditions with Ultrasound over Other Technologies Can Save Money

For certain types of conditions, different imaging technologies may serve as substitutes fo ....

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Characteristics and Cost Drivers of High-Cost Hospitals

A 2008 report produced by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) found that 20% of hospitals had consistently ....

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Differentiating “Acute on Chronic” and Chronic Heart and Respiratory Failure

Heart failure and respiratory failure are among the most common causes of hospitalization and death in the United States.  In fact, primary or secondary diagnoses of res ....

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Differentiating “Acute on Chronic” and Chronic Heart and Respiratory Failure

Heart failure and respiratory failure are among the most common causes of hospitalization and death in the United States ....

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As Popularity of Medicare Advantage Plans Grow, So Does Switching into Medicare Advantage from Traditional Medicare

Upon reaching age 65, Medicare beneficiaries have two health insurance options. Eligi ....

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Medicare Beneficiaries Shifting from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home Health Use Includes Highest Complexity Cases

With support from The Commonwealth Fund, KNG Health estimated the extent to which post ....

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Limited Information on the Value of Home Health Can Lead to Lower Utilization

Home healthcare (HH) is an important part of the care continuum and can uniquely address the needs of aging and chronically ....

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