How people use prescription medicine determinesif it is a source of the healing or a source of abuse Writing on the whiteboard, NORC Bethesda office
A project team meeting
Hyde Park Internal Window If you can measure that of which you speak… -William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
NORC staff in the hallway in the Bethesda office
Informal Discussion in Bethesda Office

Health Care Providers

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in studying Health Care Providers.

Representative Projects

Evaluation of the Use of Clinical Preventive Services and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations. The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) contracted with NORC to study the implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for clinical preventive services in four different health plans: a closed-panel health plan, open-panel health plan, hybrid health plan having both open- and closed-panel characteristics, and governmental health plan. More

Impact of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conversion on Hospital Costs and Mix of Services. ​​Three cohorts of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) were followed over time, corresponding to the first three years of conversions in 1999 through 2001. More

Medicare Payment for Post-Acute Care Transfers. This study helped inform the expansion of Medicare’s post-acute care (PAC) transfer payment policy to additional DRG codes being considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by providing objective analyses that highlight the perspective of rural hospitals.  More

Monitoring Marketplace Health Plans. In 2014, the Commonwealth Fund awarded NORC at the University of Chicago a one-year grant to examine trends in both the state-based and federal health insurance marketplaces established through the Affordable Care Act.   More

Rural Health Research and Policy Center: Stay or Leave: Evidence from a Cohort of Young Rural Physicians. ​The goal of this project is to improve our understanding of the dynamics of how rural physicians decide where to practice. More

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News The New York Times: Senior Fellow Jon Gabel provides insight into health insurance and small businesses More
Posted: 11.14.2014 10:23AM
News The Commonwealth Fund Blog: Jon Gabel, Heidi Whitmore, and other NORC Experts discuss health care premiums in Nevada and D.C. More
Posted: 11.7.2014 6:02PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center researched how Americans look at the quality of doctors More
Posted: 7.31.2014 5:12PM
News Health Affairs: NORC's Jon Gabel discusses the Affordable Care Act and cancelled insurance plans More
Posted: 6.18.2014 9:58AM
News Forbes: The AP-NORC Center's research found that most Americans underestimate the cost of a nursing home More
Posted: 4.22.2014 4:30PM