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Patterns in the Use and Cost of Medical Care for Osteoarthritis Prior to Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative and Medicare Data

In this paper, ....

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Health and Spending Consequences of Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis: A Markov Model Approach

Osteoporosis-related hip fractures are a major source of avoidable disabi ....

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Assessing the Value of Surgical Treatment for Select Musculoskeletal Conditions

Increasingly, policy makers and payers are focusing on value, defined as the health outcome achi ....

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Tracking Medicare Beneficiaries Who Present to the ED with a Cardiac-Related Symptom

The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries who present to ....

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The Impact of the Economy on Service Volume at Ambulatory Surgical Centers

The great recession has had a significant and prolonged effect on unemployment rates in the United St ....

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Growth of Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Surgery Volume, and Savings to Medicare

We studied the impact of the growth of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) on total Medicare proce ....

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Relationship between ACO Participation and Outcomes for High-Cost Populations

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have the potential to substantially reduce Medicare spending ....

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Monitoring The Effects of Maryland’s New All-Payer Model and Hospital Global Budget

As a subcontractor, KNG Health is monitoring acute care hospital and post-acute care utili ....

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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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