Research Grants

Funding For:

Evaluation of Affordable Care Act Policies to Encourage Accurate Prices for Medicare Services

Health Care Reform


Miriam Laugesen, Columbia University

Grant Period:

Feb 01, 2016 - Jul 31, 2017



Summary of the Project:

This study will examine (1) whether policies enacted as part of the ACA have affected the process and outcomes for updating Medicare physician fees and (2) whether the methods used to determine the fiscal impact of these changes are sound. Results will be relevant to efforts to improve the accuracy of fees for physician services.

Media Coverage

May 02, 2019

A Response To Berenson And Ginsburg: Good Governance Is Essential For Payment Transformation

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Author: Miriam J. Laugesen, Health Affairs Blog

December 01, 2018

"No Permanent Fix: MACRA, MIPS, and the Politics of Physician Payment Reform"

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Author: Spivack SB, Laugesen MJ, Oberlander J., Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law