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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
Mitchell AP, Rotter JS, Patel E
Association between reimbursement incentives and physician practice in oncology: a systematic review.
Investigators sought to evaluate whether the financial incentives presented by oncology reimbursement policies affect physician practice patterns. Following a literature search, 18 observational cohort studies were included, most with moderate risk of bias. The findings suggested that some oncologists may, in certain circumstances, alter treatment recommendations based on personal revenue considerations. The authors concluded that an implication of this finding is that value-based reimbursement policies may be a useful tool to better align physician incentives with patient need and increase the value of oncology care.
Citation: Mitchell AP, Rotter JS, Patel E . Association between reimbursement incentives and physician practice in oncology: a systematic review. JAMA Oncol 2019 Jun;5(6):893-99. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6196..
Keywords: Practice Patterns, Payment, Provider: Physician, Provider