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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Rhee TG, Wilkinson ST
Exploring the psychiatrist-industry financial relationship: insight from the open payment data of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA) requires reporting of financial payments by pharmaceutical and medical device companies to teaching hospitals and individual physicians in the United States. In this study, industry payments made to psychiatrists were quantified. The investigators found that over half of active psychiatrists (55.7%) received some form of payments from pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Citation: Rhee TG, Wilkinson ST . Exploring the psychiatrist-industry financial relationship: insight from the open payment data of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Adm Policy Ment Health 2020 Jul;47(4):526-30. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01009-2.
Keywords: Provider: Physician, Provider, Behavioral Health, Payment, Policy
Riley AR, Grennan A, Menousek K
Pediatric primary care psychologists' reported level of integration, billing practices, and reimbursement frequency.
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between psychologists' reported billing practices, reimbursement rates, and model of integration in pediatric primary care. Survey results showed a clear pattern of higher integration being associated with greater utilization of health & behavior codes and better reimbursement for consultation activities.
Citation: Riley AR, Grennan A, Menousek K . Pediatric primary care psychologists' reported level of integration, billing practices, and reimbursement frequency. Fam Syst Health 2018 Mar;36(1):108-12. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000306..
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Children/Adolescents, Payment, Primary Care, Provider
Joyce NR, Huskamp HA, Hadland SE
The alternative quality contract: impact on service use and spending for children with ADHD.
The authors used Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) claims for 2006-2011 to compare youths enrolled in provider organizations participating in the alternative quality contract (AQC) with those not participating. They found that the AQC was associated with small increases in the probability of any outpatient visits and in the probability and number of medication management visits among children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Further, spending did not change, and there was no evidence of reductions in service utilization or spending for children with ADHD in the first three years of AQC implementation.
Citation: Joyce NR, Huskamp HA, Hadland SE . The alternative quality contract: impact on service use and spending for children with ADHD. Psychiatr Serv 2017 Dec;68(12):1210-12. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201700143.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Behavioral Health, Payment, Quality of Care, Healthcare Costs