Health Research and Policy

Research in Progress Seminar (RIP)

Date: October 24, 2012
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: CHP/PCOR Conference Room
117 Encina Commons, Room 119, Stanford
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Erickson
AHRQ Fellow in Health Care Research and Health Policy
Title: Physician Visit Frequency to Patients on Hemodialysis: A Study of Health Outcomes and Geographic Variation in Practice Patterns


In 2004 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services transformed reimbursement for physician-based hemodialysis care by implementing a tiered fee-for-service reimbursement system referred to as “G-codes”. Under the new system, providers are remunerated according to how often they see patients. I will discuss health outcomes resulting from this policy, and how variation in provider practices may be associated with underlying economic incentives faced by providers.

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.
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