Much of Professor Madison’s recent work evaluates the implications of health care
quality reporting and related trends for patients, providers and regulators. In two early
articles published in the journal Health Services Research, she used Medicare data to
analyze the relationships between the presence of health provider affiliations (including
multihospital systems and physician-hospital organizations) and patient treatment. In
"Regulating Health Care Quality in an Information Age" she argues that the
information revolution within health care will produce a shift from more traditional
market-displacing regulatory approaches to market-channeling and market-facilitating
regulatory approaches. She considers ways to reshape health care regulation in light of
the greater availability of health care information. The article "Hospital Mergers
in an Era of Quality Improvement" examines the use of quality measures in the
Evanston Northwestern antitrust litigation and comments more generally on the
relationship between mergers and health care quality. In "The Law and Policy of
Quality Reporting," Professor Madison explores the health care quality reporting
phenomenon, reviewing empirical findings on its effects and discussing the New York
attorney general's settlement with health insurers concerning their provider rating
mechanisms. Several other of her recent works focus on related topics.
Professor Madison has also co-authored a chapter on health policy and regulation in the
6th edition of Shortell and Kaluzny's Health Care Management: Organization, Design,
and Behavior with Peter D. Jacobson and Gary Young.
Consumer-directed health care (with Peter D. Jacobson), School of Law Faculty Publications (2007)
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