Susan D Hosek Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833010662, 9780833010667
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, M. Susan Marquis, Kenneth B. Wells, Deborah W. Garnick, Harold S. Luft
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Keywords: executive, summary, organizations, provider, preferred, study
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This report summarizes the results of a study of five employers who included a preferred provider organization (PPO) in their employee health-benefit plans. The study analyzed employee participation in and satisfaction with the PPOs, differences between PPO and non-PPO participants in their use of health-care services and the costs of those services, and provider experiences with PPO membership. A......
Authors: Paul B. Ginsburg, Susan D. Hosek, Naihua Duan, Harold S. Luft, M. Susan Marquis, Joan B. Trauner
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Keywords: organization, study, provider, preferred, plan, research
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This Note outlines the research plan for RAND's Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Study, which will analyze the experience of six large employers that have contracted with one or more PPOs to provide additional options for employees participating in the employers' health benefits plans. The research plan is designed to answer three broad questions: (1) What are the characteristics of employees......
ISBN: 0833011731, 9780833011732
Authors: Kenneth B. Wells, M. Susan Marquis, Susan D. Hosek
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Keywords: services, three, employee, groups, health, mental, preferred, provider, options, outpatient, effects
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Preferred provider organizations (PPOs), which offer some of the advantages of both fee-for-service and managed care, are becoming an important market force. This report provides empirical estimates of the effects of offering a PPO option within indemnity plans on use of outpatient mental health services.The data are from a study that examined a sample of employees who had enrolled in indemnity pl......
ISBN: 0833009974, 9780833009975
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, M. Susan Marquis, Kenneth B. Wells
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Keywords: provider, organization, options, preferred, plans, care, utilization, employer, health
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Using data from five employers who were among the first to offer their employees preferred provider organization (PPO) options, this study estimates the PPOs' effects on participants' use of health care services in general and mental health care services in particular. The employers offered different incentives to use PPO providers: two waived all cost-sharing, one waived the deductible, one waive......
ISBN: 0833016377, 9780833016379
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, Bruce W. Bennett, Joan L. Buchanan, M. Susan Marquis, Kimberly A. Mcguigan, Janet M. Hanley, Rodger Madison, Afshin Rastegar, Jennifer Hawes Dawson
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Keywords: care, health, military, study, system, comprehensive, supporting, demand, research
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For a number of reasons, military beneficiaries — active-duty service members, military retirees, and their dependents — are heavier users of medical care than are comparable civilian populations. These services are currently provided by military treatment facilities (MTFs) or the civilian medical facilities, the latter through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed S......
ISBN: 0833009850, 9780833009852
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, M. Susan Marquis
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Keywords: provider, organization, options, preferred, plans, satisfaction, employer, participation
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Preferred provider organizations (PPOs) are growing rapidly in number and enrollment as an alternative to health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and traditional indemnity plans. Through their selective contracting and patient channeling mechanisms, PPOs may become an important competitive force in the health market. Their competitive impact will depend on whether they are successful in channeling......
Author: Susan D. Hosek
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Keywords: costs, health, military, control, initiatives
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Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel on April 21, 2005.......
Author: Susan D. Hosek
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Keywords: reform, health, care, military, implications, initiative, champus
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Discusses RAND's evaluation of the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative, the Department of Defense's large test of a managed care health program.......
Author: Susan D. Hosek
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Keywords: direct, recruiting, scholarship, physicians, air, force, procurement
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This study evaluates direct physician recruiting in light of recent trends in civilian physician incomes and other market indicators, compares the cost savings to the Air Force of direct recruiting over the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP), and reviews general supply trends in the U.S. physician market. Despite military physician pay increases and an increasingly compet......
ISBN: 0833020242, 9780833020246
Authors: William M. Hix, Susan D. Hosek
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Keywords: structure, paper, force, medical, change, military, elements
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The Department of Defense (DOD) maintains a substantial health care delivery capability for two reasons — a medical capability supports readiness and provides service members, including retirees and their families, an important compensation benefit. The conflict between these two missions makes the military medical function difficult to size. The readiness mission requires the DOD to maintai......
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