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The Effects of Medicare Advantage on Opioid Use

Laurence C. Baker, Kate Bundorf, Daniel Kessler

NBER Working Paper No. 25327
Issued in December 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank Joel Ferguson and Grant Vaska for exceptional research support, and seminar participants at Stanford and Dartmouth for helpful comments. 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 C. Baker ----

Baker has served as a consultant to Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California, and has received consulting fees from other insurers, hospitals, integrated delivery systems, and other makers and providers of medical products and services. Baker serves as a senior advisor at Cornerstone Research, a provider of litigation consulting services. Baker has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institute of Health Care Management.

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

In the last three years, I have received consulting fees from AON Service Corporation, St. Joseph Health System and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP. I have received research support from Blue Shield of California, 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 Kessler ----

Kessler has received speaking and consulting fees from insurers, integrated delivery systems, and other providers of medical products and services. Kessler serves as a senior adviser at Cornerstone Research. Kessler has received grant support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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