May 18, 2010
When a patient sees multiple doctors, health plan and government analysts use different rules to assign primary responsibility to a single physician. This article presents a study that examined how those rules affect a physician's cost profile (e.g., high cost or low cost).
March 18, 2010
This article examines the accuracy of tools to identify lower-cost physicians. Many proposed health reforms rely on the identification of physicians who provide lower-cost services for a given condition. However, no rigorous evaluation has assessed whether the tools used to identify lower-cost physicians are accurate.