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ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Part B Drugs: Trends in Spending and Utilization, 2008-2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released new research on spending and utilization trends of Medicare Part B drugs, drugs administered in physicians' office or hospital outpatient departments rather than being purchased at the pharmacy counter or by mail order.

Perspectives of Physicians in Small Rural Practices on the Medicare Quality Payment Program

The objectives of this research effort were to collect feedback through interviews with physicians in small rural practices on the initial implementation of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program in 2017, a new value-based purchasing program for Medicare physicians.

Access to Physicians' Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

This issue brief summarizes recent trends in: a) the degree to which physicians accept new Medicare and privately insured patients; and b) Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care before and after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. [7 PDF Pages]

Volume Growth in Medicare. An Investigation of Ten Physicians' Services

By: Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Steven Zuckerman, Robert Berenson, Anant Patel, Teryl Nuckols RAND Health / Urban Institute

Assessment of Pay-for-Performance Options for Medicare Physician Services: Final Report

Report authors: Melony E.S.Sorbero, Cheryl L. Damberg, Rebecca Shaw, Stephanie Telekie, Susan Lovejoy, Alison Dechristofaro, Jake Dembosky, Cynthia Shuster

State Discipline of Physicians: Assessing State Medical Boards thruogh Case Studies

This report describes state medical boards' disciplinary processes, assessed measurement of disciplinary performance, and identified practices that medical boards believe effectively improve their functioning. Finding ways to assess medical boards' performance is important because states have given them a key role in safeguarding medical quality and patient safety.
Literature Review

Literature Review and Synthesis of Physician Practices in Nursing Homes

This literature review first summarizes the current knowledge of physician practice in nursing homes and identifies gaps in the knowledge base. It then presents the physician practice models applied in nursing homes, including integrated and managed care delivery models, and describes the characteristics of physicians who practice in nursing homes.

Physician Practices in Nursing Homes: Final Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services