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Why Don't Commercial Health Plans Use Prospective Payment?

Laurence Baker, M. Kate Bundorf, Aileen Devlin, Daniel P. Kessler

NBER Working Paper No. 22709
Issued in October 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank George Triantis for helpful conversations. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Laurence Baker ----

Baker has served as a consultant to Kaiser Permanente, the American Hospital Association, the National Institute for Health Care Management, Cornerstone Research and as an expert in litigation matters involving health insurers, health care providers, and makers of health care supplies and equipment.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for M. Kate Bundorf ----

In the last three years, I have received consulting fees from AON Service Corporation and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP. I have received grant support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute of Health Care Management, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Daniel P. Kessler ----

In the last three years, Kessler has received speaking and/or consulting fees from the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, other insurers, Aon Hewitt, Sutter Health, and other hospitals. He is a senior advisor at Cornerstone Research, a provider of litigation consulting services.

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