Health Care Economist, Uwe Reinhardt, to Discuss "How Should Doctors and Hospitals be Paid?" February 29
Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will discuss "How Should Doctors and Hospitals Be Paid?" at a public lecture on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The discussion is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Health and Wellbeing. A public reception will follow the talk in the Shultz Dining Room.
Reinhardt, who is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics, will base his talk on his recent article in the November issue of Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy thought and research, titled “The Many Different Prices Paid to Providers and the Flawed Theory of Cost Shifting: Is It Time for a More Rational All-Payer System?” http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/11/2125.full
Reinhardt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978. He is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research. From 1986 to 1995 he served as a commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Committee, established in 1986 by Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians. He is a senior associate of the Judge Institute for Management of Cambridge University, UK, and a trustee of Duke University, and the Duke University Health System. Reinhardt has been a member of numerous editorial boards, among them the Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Quarterly, Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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