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Funding For:

Selected Market Failures in Health Care: Analyzing the Scope, Causes, and Potential Solutions


Recipient:

Zack Cooper, Yale University

Grant Period:

Sep 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017

AMOUNT:

$67,570.00

Summary of the Project:

This study will produce a series of papers aimed at describing health care market failures and analyzing potential policy solutions to address these failures. One set of papers will focus on the frequency, causes and state responses to surprise bills for out-of-network services. The second will focus on quantifying the barriers to patient shopping for health care services, including travel distance, referral physician preferences, vertical integration and lack of transparency information. Findings will provide a better understanding of these market failures and the impact of possible policy responses.

Related Grantee Work

August 13, 2020

"Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States"

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Author: Cooper Z, Scott Morton F, Shekita N, Journal of Political Economy

July 30, 2018

"Are Health Care Services Shoppable? Evidence from the Consumption of Lower-Limb MRI Scans"

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Author: Chernew M, Cooper Z, Larsen-Hallock E, Scott Morton F, NBER

July 30, 2018

"Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn’t Work. So What Might?"

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Author: Austin Frakt, The Upshot

November 17, 2016

“Out-of-Network Emergency-Physician Bills – An Unwelcome Surprise”

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Author: Cooper Z, Scott Morton F, The New England Journal of Medicine