Center for Studying Health System Change

Providing Insights that Contribute to Better Health Policy

Advanced Search Instructions

You can refine your search with the following modifiers:

* Use an to perform a wildcard search.Example: prescript* would return "prescription", "prescriptions" etc.
"" Use quotes to match a phrase.Example: "prescription drug" only returns results where the words are next to each other.
+ Use a plus sign to perform a search where the additional term MUST be part of the page.Example: prescription +drug
- Use a minus sign to perform a search where the additional term SHOULD NOT be part of the page.Example: prescription -drug
< > Use a < > sign to perform a search where the additional term should be of greater or lesser importance in the search.Example: prescription >drug
Find pages with the word precription with additional importance for the word drug.
( ) Use parentheses to group different search terms together.Example: prescription (+medicare -drug)
 

Insurance Coverage & Costs Access to Care Quality & Care Delivery Health Care Markets Issue Briefs Data Bulletins Research Briefs Policy Analyses Community Reports Journal Articles Other Publications Surveys Site Visits Design and Methods Data Files

Articles By Author

 
Title Date Document Info Author  

Tracking Small-Firm Coverage, 1989-1996

January/February 1998 Paul Ginsburg  

Snapshots of Change in Fifteen Communities:

Introduction and Overview
Summer 1996 Paul Ginsburg  

Health System Change:

The View from Wall Street
Winter 1995 Paul Ginsburg  

Rate Setting and Health Maintenance Organizations

Fall 1996 Paul Ginsburg  

Association Leaders Speak Out on Health System Change

January/February 1997 Paul Ginsburg  

The Dynamics of Market Level Change

April 1997 Paul Ginsburg  

Trends In Out-Of-Pocket Spending By Insured American Workers, 1990-1997

The 1990s were kind to insured health care consumers--lower out-of-pocket spending offset rising premiums.
March/April 2001 Paul Ginsburg  

Monitoring Market Change: Findings from the Community Tracking Study:

The Community Tracking Study Analyses of Market Change: Introduction
April 2000 Paul Ginsburg  

Health Plans 2010:

Three Models
September/October 1998 Paul Ginsburg  

The Robert Wood Johnson Program to Monitor Health System Change

Spring 1995 Paul Ginsburg  

What Accounts for Differences in Uninsurance Rates Across Communities?

Spring 2001 Paul Ginsburg  

Small Employers and Their Health Benefits, 1988-1996:

An Awkward Adolescence
September/October 1997 Paul Ginsburg  

Managed Care Backlash:

The View from Communities
October 1999 Paul Ginsburg  

Health System Change in 1997

July/August 1998 Paul Ginsburg  

Competition, Quality of Care and the Role of the Consumer

1998 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs:

An Update
July/August 1997 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs

Fall 1996 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs

Hospital Care Surpasses Drugs as the Key Cost Driver
September 26th 2001 Paul Ginsburg  

Health Spending:

Questioning the Assumptions
January/February 1999 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs:

Whatís New in 1998?
September/October 1998 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs:

Inflation Is Back
November/December 2000 Paul Ginsburg  

Update on the Nationís Health Care System:

Results from Tracking Change in 12 Communities, 1997-1999
November/December 2000 Paul Ginsburg  

Are Focused Factories the Wave of the Future?

Spring 2000 Paul Ginsburg  

Withering on the Vine:

The Decline of Indemnity Health Insurance
September/October 2000 Paul Ginsburg  

The Health Care Cost-Coverage Conundrum

The Care We Want vs. The Care We Can Afford
Fall 2003 Annual Essay 2002-03 Paul Ginsburg  

Private Payer Roles in moving to More Efficient Health Spending

March 15, 2007 Book Chapter Paul Ginsburg  

Provider Payment Incentives and Delivery System Reform

October 2008 Book Chapter Paul Ginsburg  

Shifting Ground: Erosion of the Delegated Model in California

December 2009 California HealthCare Foundation Issue Brief Paul Ginsburg  

"Bundling" Payment for Episodes of Hospital Care: Issues and Recommendations for the New Pilot Program in Medicare

July 18, 2011 Commentary Paul Ginsburg  

Efficiency and Quality: The Role of Controlling Health Care Cost Growth in Health Care Reform

June 3, 2009 Commentary Paul Ginsburg  

Tax-free But of Little Account

Without Changes, Health Savings Plans Unlikely to Achieve Lofty Goals
Feb. 16, 2004 Commentary Paul Ginsburg  

Controlling Health Care Costs

Oct. 14, 2004 Commentary Paul Ginsburg  

A Decade of Tracking Health System Change

March 2006 Commentary No. 2 Paul Ginsburg  

Health Care Quality Transparency: If You Build It, Will Patients Come?

July 2009 Commentary No. 4 Paul Ginsburg  

Working at Cross Purposes: Health Care Expansions May Jumpstart Local Economies but Fuel Nation's Fiscal Woes

August 2011 Commentary No. 5 Paul Ginsburg  

Increased Consolidation Raises Concerns

Cleveland, Ohio
Fall 2000 Community Report No. 02 Paul Ginsburg  

Market Concentration Increases but Power Held in Check:

Lansing, Michigan
Winter 1999 Community Report No. 05 Paul Ginsburg  

HMO Model Shaken but Remains Intact

Orange County, Calif.
Summer 2001 Community Report No. 09 Paul Ginsburg  

State Reform Dominates Boston Health Care Market Dynamics

September 2010 Community Report No. 1 Paul Ginsburg  

Physicians Key to Health Maintenance Organization Popularity in Orange County

August 2011 Community Report No. 10 Paul Ginsburg  

Blue Cross Influence Grows in Boston as State Revisits Reform Debates

December 2005 Community Report No. 11 Paul Ginsburg  

Community Quality Efforts Expand as Seattle Health Plan Products Evolve

September 2005 Community Report No. 7 Paul Ginsburg  

Health System Change in Twelve Communities

Case Studies
September 1997 Compilation of 1996-97 Site Visits Paul Ginsburg  

The Community Snapshots Project

Capturing Health System Change
March 1996 Compilation of Snapshots Paul Ginsburg  

Health Care Provider Market Power

Sept. 9, 2011 Congressional Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Senate Finance Committee Testimony on Health Care Costs

June 3, 2008 Congressional Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs:

Hospital Care Key Cost Driver in 2000
September 2001 Data Bulletin No. 21 - Revised Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs

Hospital Spending Spurs Double-Digit Increase in 2001
September 2002 Data Bulletin No. 22 Paul Ginsburg  

Aging Plays Limited Role in Health Care Cost Trends

September 2002 Data Bulletin No. 23 Paul Ginsburg  

Behind the Times: Physician Income, 1995-99

March 2003 Data Bulletin No. 24 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Trends Slow in First Half of 2003

December 2003 Data Bulletin No. 26 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Trends Turn Downward in 2003

June 2004 Data Bulletin No. 27 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Spending Growth Stabilizes at High Rate in 2004

June 2005 Data Bulletin No. 29 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Spending Growth Remains Stable at High Rate in 2005

October 2006 Data Bulletin No. 33 Paul Ginsburg  

Making Medical Homes Work: Moving from Concept to Practice

December 2008 HSC Policy Analysis No. 1 Paul Ginsburg  

Individual Insurance: Health Insurers Try to Tap Potential Market Growth

November 2009 HSC Research Brief No. 14 Paul Ginsburg  

Wide Variation in Hospital and Physician Payment Rates Evidence of Provider Market Power

November 2010 HSC Research Brief No. 16 Paul Ginsburg  

The Potential of Reference Pricing to Generate Health Care Savings: Lessons from a California Pioneer

December 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 30 Paul Ginsburg  

A Health Plan Work in Progress: Hospital-Physician Price and Quality Transparency

August 2008 HSC Research Brief No. 7 Paul Ginsburg  

Benefit Design Innovations: Implications for Consumer-Directed Health Care

February 2007 Issue Brief No. 109 Paul Ginsburg  

High-Performance Health Plan Networks: Early Experiences

May 2007 Issue Brief No. 111 Paul Ginsburg  

Distorted Payment System Undermines Business Case for Health Quality and Efficiency Gains

July 2007 Issue Brief No. 112 Paul Ginsburg  

Health Care Cost and Access Challenges Persist

Initial Findings From HSC's 2007 Site Visits
October 2007 Issue Brief No. 114 Paul Ginsburg  

Small Employers and Self-Insured Health Benefits: Too Small to Succeed?

July 2012 Issue Brief No. 138 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs:

Long-Predicted Upturn Appears
November 1999 Issue Brief No. 23 Paul Ginsburg  

Are Defined Contributions a New Direction for Employer-Sponsored Coverage?

October 2000 Issue Brief No. 32 Paul Ginsburg  

At the Brink:

How Harvard Pilgrim Got in Trouble
December 2000 Issue Brief No. 33 Paul Ginsburg  

Back To The Future? New Cost and Access Challenges Emerge

Initial Findings from HSC's Recent Site Visits
February 2001 Issue Brief No. 35 Paul Ginsburg  

Tax Credits and Purchasing Pools: Will This Marriage Work?

April 2001 Issue Brief No. 36 Paul Ginsburg  

Growing Physician Access Problems Complicate Medicare Payment Debate

September 2002 Issue Brief No. 55 Paul Ginsburg  

Specialty Hospitals: Focused Factories or Cream Skimmers?

April 2003 Issue Brief No. 62 Paul Ginsburg  

Health Care Cost and Access Problems Intensify

Initial Findings From HSC's Recent Site Visits
May 2003 Issue Brief No. 63 Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Spending Growth Slowdown Stalls in First Half of 2004

December 2004 Issue Brief No. 91 Paul Ginsburg  

An Update on Medicare Beneficiary Access to Physician Services

February 2005 Issue Brief No. 93 Paul Ginsburg  

Initial Findings from HSC's 2005 Site Visits: Stage Set for Growing Health Care Cost and Access Problems

August 2005 Issue Brief No. 97 Paul Ginsburg  

Achieving Health Care Cost Containment Through Provider Payment Reform that Engages Patients and Providers

May 2013 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Fee-for-Service Will Remain a Feature of Major Payment Reforms, Requiring More Changes in Medicare Physician Payment

September 2012 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

The Growing Power of Some Providers to Win Steep Payment Increases from Insurers Suggests Policy Remedies May be Needed

May 2012 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Slower Growth in Medicare Spending—Is This the New Normal?

March 7, 2012 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Health Care's Role in Deficit Reduction—Guiding Principles

Oct. 27, 2011 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Reforming Provider Payment—The Price Side of the Equation

Oct. 6, 2011 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Payment and the Future of Primary Care

Feb. 4, 2003 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Improving Health Care Access for Low-Income People: Lessons from Ascension Health's Community Collaboratives

Ascension Health's Community Efforts to Foster Safety Net Collaboration
July 2011 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Qualitative Methods: A Crucial Tool for Understanding Changes in Health Systems and Health Care Delivery

Jan. 21, 2011 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Rapidly Evolving Physician-Payment Policy -- More Than the SGR

Dec. 8, 2010 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Unchecked Provider Clout in California Foreshadows Challenges to Health Reform

Feb. 25, 2010 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Getting to the Real Issues in Health Care Reform

Nov. 12, 2009 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Why Employer-Sponsored Insurance Coverage Changed, 1997-2003

May/June 2006 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Strategies to Enhance Price and Quality Competition in Health Care: Lessons Learned from Tracking Local Markets

June 2006 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Continued Stability But at High Rates in 2005

Oct. 3, 2006 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Redesigning Care Delivery in Response to a High-Performance Network: The Virginia Mason Medical Center

July 10, 2007 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Unhealthy Trends: The Future of Physician Services

November/December 2007 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Don't Break Out the Champagne: Continued Slowing of Health Care Spending Growth Unlikely to Last

January/February 2008 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Employment-Based Health Benefits Under Univeral Coverage

May/June 2008 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Growth Accelerates Again in 2001

Sept. 25, 2002 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

The End of an Era: What Became of the "Managed Care Revolution" in 2001?

Feb. 21, 2003 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Can Hospitals and Physicians Shift the Effects of Cuts in Medicare Reimbursement to Private Payers?

Oct. 8, 2003 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Are Market Forces Strong Enough to Deliver Efficient Health Care Systems? Confidence is Waning

March/April 2004 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Trends Turn Downward in 2003

June 9, 2004 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

As the Health Insurance Underwriting Cycle Turns: What Next?

November/December 2004 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Tracking Health Care Costs: Declining Growth Trend Pauses in 2004

June 21, 2005 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

When the Price Isn't Right: How Inadvertent Payment Incentives Drive Medical Care

Aug. 9, 2005 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Recalibrating Medicare Payments for Inpatient Care

Nov. 16, 2006 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Hospital-Physician Relations: Cooperation, Competition or Separation?

Dec. 5, 2006 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Shopping for Price in Medical Care

Feb. 6, 2007 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Competition in Health Care: Its Evolution Over the Past Decade

November/December 2005 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

The Effect of Population Aging on Future Hospital Demand

March 28, 2006 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Paying Hospitals on the Basis of Nursing Intensity

Policy and Political Considerations
May 2008 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

The Transition from Managed Care to Consumerism: A Community-Level Status Report

September/October 2008 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Consumer-Directed Health Care: Promise and Performance

Jan. 27, 2009 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Is Health Spending Excessive? If So, What Can We Do About It?

September/October 2009 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Medicare Governance and Provider Payment Policy

September/October 2009 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Using Science to Shape Medicare Physician Payment

Aug. 12, 2013 Journal Article Paul Ginsburg  

Spending to Save—ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Program

May 25, 2011 Journal Article Abstract Paul Ginsburg  

Episode-Based Payments: Charting a Course for Health Care Payment Reform

January 2010 NIHCR Policy Analysis No. 1 Paul Ginsburg  

Addressing Hospital Pricing Leverage through Regulation: State Rate Setting

May 2012 NIHCR Policy Analysis No. 9 Paul Ginsburg  

Lessons from the Field: Making Accountable Care Organizations Real

January 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 2 Paul Ginsburg  

Fostering Health Information Technology in Small Physician Practices: Lessons from Independent Practice Associations

June 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 5 Paul Ginsburg  

Revising Medicare's Physician Fee Schedule—Much Activity, Little Change

March 22, 2007 Perspective Paul Ginsburg  

Market and Regulatory Responses to Provider Market Power

May 15, 2013 Presentation Paul Ginsburg  

Developments Affecting Health Care Spending and What Can Be Done

July 12, 2011 Presentation Paul Ginsburg  

Health Care Costs 101

March 28, 2008 Presentation Paul Ginsburg  

Ten Years of Tracking Health System Change: The Evolution of Competition

Feb. 2, 2005 Presentation Paul Ginsburg  

High Prices, Low Transparency: The Bitter Pill of Health Care Costs

June 18, 2013 Senate Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Containing Health Care Costs: Market Forces and Regulation

June 30, 2011 Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Addressing Spending Trends in Massachusetts

March 18, 2010 Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Hospital Rate Setting in Maryland

March 22, 2010 Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Ginsburg Responds to Questions on Managed Care Providers

April 10, 2003 Testimony Paul Ginsburg  

Physician Acceptance of New Medicare Patients Stabilizes in 2004-05

January 2006 Tracking Report No. 12 Paul Ginsburg  

Losing Ground: Physician Income, 1995-2003

June 2006 Tracking Report No. 15 Paul Ginsburg  

Shopping for Price in Medical Care

March 2006 Working Paper Paul Ginsburg  
         



 

Back to Top