The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.
New Article in Health Affairs Forefront Explores the Complex Reasons behind the Lack of Transparency in Coverage Compliance Studies
In a new article in the Health Affairs Forefront series, titled One Year Later, Where Are The ‘Transparency In Coverage’ Compliance Studies? Hilltop Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson and Policy Analyst Morgane Mouslim posit that the reason there are no compliance studies is not because of lack of interest but because of the complexity of the landscape to which the regulation applies. Read the article.
Bulletin: Hilltop Researcher Co-Authors JAMA: Internal Medicine Article on Validity of Hospital Pricing Data
Hilltop Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson, PhD, is the co-author of a new JAMA: Internal Medicine research article titled Comparison of Hospital Online Price and Telephone Price for Shoppable Services. In the study, the research team contacted 60 hospitals across 20 geographic areas of the country using simulated “secret shopper” patients and obtained telephonic pricing estimates for childbirth and brain MRIs. This research is among the first to assess whether newly available hospital price transparency data accurately captures true, underlying prices, and contributes to the national policy conversation about price transparency and hospital accountability.
New Article in Health Affairs Forefront Explores Price Transparency and Gender Equity
In a new article in the Health Affairs Forefront series, titled Transparency In Coverage: A New Tool For Promoting Provider Gender Equity? Hilltop Policy Analyst Morgane Mouslim and Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson discuss whether novel and publicly available data generated from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule for transparency in coverage could be used to promote provider gender equity. Read the article.