Research Grants

Funding For:

Physician Practice Organization and Health Care Delivery and Costs

Cost & Quality / Health Care Coverage


Laurence Baker, Stanford University

Grant Period:

Feb 01, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016



Summary of the Project:

This study continues earlier research also funded by NIHCM examining how physician practice consolidation affects care delivery, spending and quality for Medicare patients and PPO prices for the privately insured. Results are expected to inform policy discussions about provider consolidation and market power.

Grantee Publications

July 07, 2020

"Does Multispecialty Practice Enhance Physician Market Power?"

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Author: Baker LC, Bundorf MK, Kessler DP, American Journal of Health Economics

December 01, 2016

"The Effect of Hospital/Physician Integration on Hospital Choice"

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Author: Baker LC, Bundorf MK, Kessler DP, Journal of Health Economics

April 05, 2017

Referral Patterns and Hospital-owned Physician Practices

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Author: Austin Frakt, Academy Health

November 01, 2016

"Hospital Ownership of Physicians: Hospital Versus Physician Perspectives"

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Author: Baker LC, Bundorf KM, Devlin AM, Kessler DP, Medical Care Research and Review

February 15, 2018

"ACA Marketplace Premiums and Competition Among Hospitals and Physician Practices"

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Author: Polyakova M, Bundorf MK, Kessler DP, Baker LC, The American Journal of Managed Care