Claims-Based Reporting of Post-Operative Visits for Procedures with 10- or 90-Day Global Periods: Final Report
The authors of this report summarize patterns of post-operative visits where Medicare bundles payment for post-operative care into payment for surgical procedures. The results suggest fewer visits occur than Medicare assumes in its payment rates.
Jul 31, 2019
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dually Enrolled Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans: Findings from Interviews and Case Studies
How are the needs of dually enrolled beneficiaries in Medicare and Medicaid met? This report presents ways that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and Medicare-Medicaid plans can meet the needs of dually enrolled beneficiaries.
Apr 12, 2019
Oral health outcomes were similar for children with public and private health insurance. However, children in low- income families and with less educated parents had greater odds of untreated caries, suggesting that initiatives focused on publicly insured populations may miss other vulnerable children of low socioeconomic status.
Dec 20, 2018
State policies that support non-dental primary care providers' application of fluoride varnish treatment were associated with improvements in oral health for young children with public insurance.
Aug 21, 2018
This report describes RAND Corporation work evaluating the psychometric characteristics of the Modified Bridges for Newborns, a screening tool to identify high-risk mothers in Los Angeles Count who are eligible for supportive services.
Feb 6, 2017
This report summarizes RAND's pilot testing of a set of proposed nonpayment codes that physicians would use for post-operative visits. The goal of testing was to assess whether practitioners understood and could correctly apply the codes.
Jan 11, 2017
Improving Population Health Through an Innovative Collaborative: The Be There San Diego Data for Quality Group
The Be There San Diego Data for Quality (DFQ) Group created a safe venue for competing health care organizations in San Diego County to share performance data on quality-of-care measures, insights, lessons learned, and challenges they face.
Sep 26, 2016
This report makes recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a set of nonpayment codes that can be used to collect information on the number and level of post-operative visits.
Jul 19, 2016
Using Electronic Health Record Data for Healthy Weight Surveillance in Children, San Diego, California, 2014
The expanded use of electronic health records (EHRs) provides new opportunities to monitor population health at the local level.
Mar 15, 2016