This Policy Insight examines the pros and cons of explicit pay-for-performance schemes for federal civil servants compared with seniority-based salary systems, as well as the proposals to change the General Schedule system.
The intent of parity regulation is to equalize private insurance coverage for mental and physical illness (an equity concern) and to eliminate wasteful forms of competition due to adverse selection (an efficiency concern). In 2001, a presidential directive requiring comprehensive parity was implemented in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. In this study, the authors examine how health plans responded to the parity directive.
The RAND Corporation and Health Dialog Services Corporation announced an alliance that will entitle Health Dialog to exclusive, worldwide rights to integrate select RAND quality measures into its existing provider performance measurement tools and care management services.
Describes the use, structure, and content of initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to encourage Medicare managed care plans to introduce congestive heart failure (CHF) disease management programs.
Children in the child welfare system are dependent upon Medicaid to finance services for their considerable mental health needs. This study examines the effects of Medicaid policies on mental health service use among a national probability sample of children in the child welfare system.