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Journal Articles and Background Papers

Lessons Learned Preparing for Medicare Bundled Payments

The New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Paper, November 15, 2012

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A.

The New Era Of Payment Reform, Spending Targets, And Cost Containment In Massachusetts: Early Lessons For The Nation

Health Affairs, October 2012

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A., Stuart Altman, Ph.D., and John E. McDonough, D.P.H., M.P.A.

The Lessons Of Medicare's Prospective Payment System Show That The Bundled Payment Program Faces Challenges

Health Affairs, September 2012

Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D.

Many Large Medical Groups Will Need To Acquire New Skills And Tools To Be Ready For Payment Reform

Health Affairs, September 2012

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A. and Darren Zinner, Ph.D.

Medical Group Responses To Global Payment: Early Lessons From The 'Alternative Quality Contract' In Massachusetts

Health Affairs, September 2011

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A.

Opportunities and Challenges for Episode-Based Payment

New England Journal of Medicine online edition September 1, 2011

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A.

Private-Payer Innovation In Massachusetts: The 'Alternative Quality Contract'

Health Affairs Journal Article, January 2011

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A.

Medicare’s Opportunity to Encourage Innovation in Health Care Delivery

The New England Journal of Medicine - March 4, 2010

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A., Stuart Altman, Ph.D.

Life-Science Research Within US Academic Medical Centers

JAMA article in September 2, 2009 issue

Darren E. Zinner, Ph.D., Eric G. Campbell, Ph.D.

Health Insurance Exchanges: A Typology and Guide to Key Design Issues

Background Paper

Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D., John M. Bertko, F.S.A., M.A.A.A.

Payment Reform Options: Episode Payment Is A Good Place To Start

Health Affairs Journal Article

Robert E. Mechanic, M.B.A., Stuart Altman, Ph.D.

Key Medicare Issues for Coverage and Reimbursement of Specialty Pharmaceuticals

Background Paper - July 16, 2008 Meeting

Cindy Parks Thomas, Ph.D.

Will Care Management Improve the Value of U.S. Health Care ?

Background Paper for the 11 th Annual Princeton Conference

Robert Mechanic, M.B.A.