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References for "Increasing Hospital Costs".   Aug. 8st, 2012   View Op-Ed

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report of Rising Healthcare Costs and Consolidation:  Gaynor M, and Town R. The impact of hospital consolidation – Update. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. June 2012.  Download Report  

Hospital Employment of Physicians:   Kocher R, Sahni NR. (2011) Hospitals' race to employ physicians--the logic behind a money-losing proposition. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011May; 364(19), 1790-3.  

Same Doctor Visit, Double the Cost:  Mathews AW, Wall Street Journal

Medicare Pays Hospital Employed Doctors More:  Medicare Payment Advisory Committee Report to Congress. March 2012 Mar; pXIV.

Hospital Ownership:

Moody’s Investors Service. New wave of not-for-profit hospital consolidation generally positive. 2012 Mar; from 

Weiner SM and Niewenhous MD. Private Equity's Interest in Non-Profit Hospitals: What's Next? HealthLeadersMedia. Feb. 14,2012.

Caramenico A. Hospital Groups grow with insurer, private equity partners. FierceHealthCare. 2012 Mar. 8; From 

(7) Fuchs VR, Schaeffer LC. If Accountable Care Organizations Are the Answer, Who Should Create Them? JAMA. 2012;307(21):2261-2. PMID: 22706830.

Hospital Governance: 

Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Reform of Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Federal Register. (42 CFRParts 482 and 485) 2012;77(95):29034-29040.

American Hospital Association, CMS reconsidering board medical staff requirement.AHA June 18, 2012.

High Cost of Healthcare in Massachusetts. 

Overland D. Can the reform law replicate success in Massachusetts? in Massachusetts? FierceHealthPayer. June 8, 2012.  

Coakley, M. Examination of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers. MassachusettsAttorney General. March 16, 2010.

Martha Coakley - June 22, 20111     

Kliff S. Massachusetts promises to rein in health-care costs. Experts question whether it can deliver.   The Washington Post.  

Ayanian JZ, Van der Wees, PJ.  Tackling Rising Health Care Costs in Massachusetts"  NEJM  2012, Aug. 15.  

Health Insurance Becoming Unaffordable.  Young RA, DeVoe JE. Who will have health insurance in the future? An updated projection. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Mar-Apr;10(2):156-62.