Researchers used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to measure how much privately insured emergency patients paid when they likely received a surprise bill and how much physicians received in these situations.
USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
Other featured articles
Medicare Advanced Imaging Payment: Dysfunctional Policy Making
USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy offers three recommendations for improving Medicare’s treatment of advanced imaging in ambulatory settings, two of which focus on setting prices and one on managing utilization.
“Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations
An analysis of the policy and ethical considerations of implementing vaccine passports broadly.
Enrollment in Nongroup Health Insurance by Income Group
This white paper estimates how many non-elderly people in different income groups held Marketplace coverage, off-Marketplace coverage that qualifies as minimum essential coverage (MEC) under the ACA, or non-MEC nongroup policies (e.g., short-term limited duration plans), as well as how many lacked any coverage, in 2019
Payment for Dialysis Services in the Individual Market
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that monthly spending on outpatient dialysis services for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients was three times higher for patients insured in the individual market compared to patients insured through Medicare.
About this section
The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy is a partnership between Economic Studies at Brookings and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, and aims to inform the national health care debate with rigorous, evidence-based analysis leading to practical recommendations using the collaborative strengths of USC and Brookings.