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