The video of Austin Frakt's recent seminar co-sponsored by HIP and the UW Population Health Institute, "Hospitals, Cost-Shifting, and Medicaid Provider Payments," is now available to view online. In his talk, Dr. Frakt used a lemonade stand metaphor to explain cost-shifting. His recent response to a critique of this metaphor appears in The Incidental Economist: read it here.
Dr. Amy Kind recently briefed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on her work that showed that patients who were more socioeconomically disadvantaged were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital. A video of her presentation, as well as Continuing Medical Education credit, is available through the CMS website. Dr. Kind et al.'s paper on the topic also won the 2014 Best Research in Health & Society at UW-Madison prize.
Ifna Ejebe was awarded the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) R36 Health Services Dissertation Award and the NIH Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Award (F30) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Ifna will serve as the Principal Investigator of the project “Diabetes Self-Management Education and Associated Healthcare Use in US Adults.” The overall objective of this study is to investigate the distribution of diabetes self-management education and its contribution toward persistent disparities in diabetes outcomes, medical expenditures, and healthcare use.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently awarded Abiola Keller, PhD, MPH, clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University, a 2-year $100,000 grant through the New Connections program. She will be evaluating the increasing role of non-physician providers in improving the quality and equity of depression treatment in the United States. View the official press release here.
Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs was recently re-appointed to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. She has served on the panel for the last year, and will now be serving for the next three years.
Dr. Jacobs is one of 21 members of the panel, which represents investigators, providers, and community and patient stakeholders, and works collaboratively to provide scientific and technical expertise, refine and prioritize research questions, and offer input on other issues relevant to the PCORI mission.