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Journal Articles and Background Papers

The Paradox of Coding — Policy Concerns Raised by Risk-Based Provider Contracts

Bruce E. Landon, M.D., M.B.A., and Robert E. Mechanic, M.B.A.

Early Impact Of CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home With Strong Financial Incentives

Health Affairs, December 2017

Christopher C. Afendulis, Laura A. Hatfield, Bruce E. Landon, Jonathan Gruber, Mary Beth Landrum, Robert E. Mechanic, Darren E. Zinner, Michael E. Chernew

Risk Contracting in Large Medical Groups During National Health Care Reform

American Journal of Managed Care, June 2016

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA, Darren Zinner, PhD

Opportunities and Challenges for Payment Reform: Observations from Massachusetts

Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law, April 2016

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA

Interview with Robert Mechanic on what happens when patients are treated by multiple providers participating in different Medicare payment models

Supplement to New England Journal of Medicine, May 2016

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA

When New Medicare Payment Systems Collide

New England Journal of Medicine, May 2016

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA

Mandatory Medicare Bundled Payment - Is It Ready for Prime Time?

New England Journal of Medicine, October 2015

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA

The Early Impact Of The ‘Alternative Quality Contract’ On Mental Health Service Use And Spending In Massachusetts

Health Affairs, December 2015

Colleen L. Barry, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Julie M. Donohue, Shelly F. Greenfield, Elena Kouri, Kenneth Duckworth, Zirui Song, Robert E. Mechanic, Michael E. Chernew, Haiden A. Huskamp

Post-Acute Care: The Next Frontier for Medicare Cost Control

New England Journal of Medicine, February 2014

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA

Early Experience of a Safety-Net Provider Reorganizing into an Accountable Care Organization

Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law, August 2014

Karen Hacker, Palmira Santos, Douglas Thompson, Somara S. Stout, Adriana Bearse, Robert E. Mechanic

The Impact of Global Budgets on Pharmaceutical Spending and Utilization: Early Experience from the Alternative Quality Contract

Inquiry, January 2014

Christopher C. Afendulis, PhD, A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Zirui Song, PhD, Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, MSc, Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, Robert E. Mechanic, MBA, Michael E. Chernew, PhD

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.