- PublicationAugust 13, 2014
- August 2014Research Headlines
With the proliferation of narrow network plans on the new exchanges and more broadly in Medicare Advantage and commercial plans, consumers are being steered to health care coverage that offers lower prices, through reduced premiums, but limited choice. Anecdotal evidence to date suggests that the exchange networks are narrower than consumers anticipated, which may leave them vulnerable to the financial burden of out-of-network care for services not adequately covered within network...
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- The Impact of Reference Pricing on Consumer Choice and Provider Pricing Strategies for Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic ImagingGrantee Institution:Regents of the University of CaliforniaPrincipal Investigator:Robinson, JamesGrant Period:June 1, 2014November 30, 2015
- Grantee Institution:Regents of the University of California, Los AngelesPrincipal Investigator:Zingmond, DavidGrant Period:March 1, 2014August 31, 2015
- The Effect of Changes in the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) Policies on Hospital Utilization and Patient SafetyGrantee Institution:Regents of the University of California Los AngelesPrincipal Investigator:Needleman, JackGrant Period:December 15, 2013December 14, 2014