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Research & Analysis


Inappropriate Statistical Model and Data Issues Lead to an Invalid Conclusion published on


JKTG Foundation Comments on CMMI Experimental Payment Models

JKTG Foundation Comments on Medicare 5-Star Rating System

JKTG Foundation Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule

Quantifying the Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Quality Measures published on


An Analysis of the Medicare Hospital 5-Star Rating and a Comparison with Quality Penalties 

ACA's Preclusion of Appeals

Foundation Comment Letter on Part B Drug Payment Model Proposed Rule 


Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches published by The Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2015 (788-825)

Foundation Comment Letter on Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement 

Foundation Q&A:  Can Socioeconomic Status (SES) Payment Adjustments Improve Hospital Performance?

Analysis | Value Based Purchasing Rewards and Penalties (external link)

Analysis | Are HospitalCompare Mortality Rates Useful? (external link)

Study | NASI Integrated Delivery Networks: In Search of Benefits and Market Effects (external link)

VIDEO + Materials | ECRI Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Forum (external link)

Analysis | Length of Stay and Hospital Acquired Infections


Transcript: Wall Street comes to Washington

Report: Washington D.C. health market analysis 

Analysis: Charge setting practices in the hospital sector (state-by-state breakdown over 10 years)

Analysis: Consumer use of health quality of care reporting

Analysis: Regional variations in health care costs

Comment Letter: FFY 2015 Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule
Comment Letter: Proposed Quality Reporting System (QRS) framework for rating Qualified Health Plans (QHP).


Comment Letter: FFY 2014 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule regarding the Disproportionate Share Hospital payments new uncompensated care distribution formula.

Comment Letter: FFY 2014 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule regarding Readmissions.

Comment Letter: FFY 2014 Medicaid Proposed Rule regarding the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions.

Analysis: Assessing Medicare’s Readmission penalty calculation and the need to neutralize for high Medicaid and SSI effects and not to favor low volume hospitals.