Change Agent Chat Episode 24 – University of Texas Health Science Center

Researchers from Rice University, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and RAND Corporation used CO APCD data to understand how hospitals are paid by commercial health plans, the different types of billing contracts negotiated, their prevalence, and how the terms of these contracts vary between markets. During this Chat, we learn how claims data allowed them to analyze contracts and what the researchers discovered about the health care market.

Host: Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, CIVHC’s former CMO

Guests: Dr. Ellerie Weber and Eric Floyd

Chat Recorded in March 2018