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Kimberley H. Geissler
University of Massachusetts Amherst
NursingHealth careMicrofinanceFamily medicineMedicine
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#1Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
#2Benjamin Lubin (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 10
Last. Keith M. Marzilli Ericson (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 13
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STUDY QUESTION While physician relationships (measured through shared patients) are associated with clinical and utilization outcomes, the extent to which this is driven by local or global network characteristics is not well established. The objective of this research is to examine the association between local and global network statistics with total medical spending and utilization. DATA SOURCE Data used are the 2011 Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database. STUDY DESIGN The association between...
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#1Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
#2Kia Kaizer (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Last. Jennifer M. Whitehill (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 12
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Importance In response to increasing public support for cannabis legalization, understanding associations of state and federal policy changes related to cannabis legalization with patterns of cannabis use is important. A challenge for public health monitoring and research is significant variation in data availability related to cannabis use behaviors and perceptions across and within states and over time, including the availability of prelegalization vs postlegalization data. Objective To review...
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#1Lawrence C. Pellegrini (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 3
#2Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
Limited research considers whether differences in health care access and utilization exist for individuals with a disability with and without receipt of federal disability benefits in the Affordabl...
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#1Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
#2Benjamin Lubin (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 10
Last. Keith M. Marzilli Ericson (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 13
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Provider consolidation may enable improved care coordination, but raises concerns about lack of competition. Physician patient-sharing relationships play a key role in constructing patient care tea...
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#1Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in referral patterns in a nationally representative sample between primary care physicians (PCP) practicing in rural vs nonrural areas and changes over time. STUDY DESIGN: Using the 2005-2016 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and multivariate logit regression models, I compare referral patterns of PCPs in rural vs nonrural areas. DATA COLLECTION: Multiple years of data were combined. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A PCP visit was 1.9 percentage points (95% confidence...
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#1Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
BACKGROUND: Adequate access for mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, particularly for Medicaid enrollees, is challenging. Policy efforts, including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), have targeted expanded access to care. With MHPAEA, more Medicaid plans were required to increase their coverage of SUD treatment, which may impact provider acceptance of Medicaid. OBJECTIVES: To identify changes in Medicaid acceptance by SUD treatment facilities after ...
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#1Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
#2John E. Zeber (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 2
Last. John E. Zeber (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 31
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Objective:This study examined whether visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) by patients with a primary behavioral health diagnosis were more likely to be associated with referral to another phys...
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#1Vishal Anand Shetty (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 1
#2Laura B. Balzer (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 12
Last. David L Chin (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 2
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Importance Accountable care organizations (ACOs) aim to control health expenditures while improving quality of care. Primary care has been emphasized as a means to reduce spending, but little is known about the implications of using specialists for achieving this ACO objective. Objective To examine the association between ACO-beneficiary office visits conducted by specialists and the cost and utilization outcomes of those visits. Design, Setting, and Participants This cross-sectional study obtai...
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#1Lawrence C. Pellegrini (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 3
#2Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
: We examine the relationship between disabled working-age Supplemental Security Income (SSI) enrollment and health care and social assistance employment and wages. County-level data are gathered from government and other publicly available sources for 3144 US counties (2012 to 2015). Population-weighted linear regression analyses examine associations between each health care and social assistance employment and wage measure and SSI enrollment, controlling for factors associated with health care...
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#1Lawrence C. Pellegrini (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 3
#2Kimberley H. Geissler (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 8
Objective To examine the relationship between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) enrollment and health care employment. Data Sources State-year level data from government and other publicly available sources for all states (2000–2014). Study Design Population-weighted linear regression analyses model associations between each health care employment measure and each SSDI enrollment measure (i.e., SSDI overall, physical, or mental health enrollment rates), controlling for factors associat...
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