On Friday, July 15, 2005, the Federation of American Hospitals, along with several other sponsoring organizations, hosted an innovative symposium in Washington entitled "Future Hospital Care: How Will We Pay the Bill?" The conference, featuring the nation's leading health policy thought leaders, presented original research intended to provide perspective about financing issues likely to face American hosptials in the next decade.
In addition to FAH, the other co-sponsoring organizations are the Council on Health Care Economics and Policy, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed); America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), GE Healthcare, Health Affairs, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Controls, Inc., and Medline Industries, Inc.
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Could U.S. Hospitals Go The Way of U.S. Airlines? A "Darth Vader" Scenario
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by Stuart Altman and David Shactman
The Foundation, History and Implications of the Cost-Shift Hydraulic
by Al Dobson, Ph.D., Joan DaVanzo, Ph.D., M.S.W., and Namarata Sen, M.H.A.
Snapshot of Hospital Quality Reporting & P4P Under Medicare
by Chip Kahn and Tom Ault
Paying for Technology: Cost and Value
by David Nexon, Ph.D.
Hospital Payment Systems: Will Payers Like the Future Better than the Past?
by Len M. Nichols and Ann O'Malley
Pricing the Services of Hospitals in the Age of "Consumer-Directed" Health Care
by Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D.
Future of Medicare Hospital Payment
by William Scanlon
The Precarious Pricing System for Hospital Services
by Christopher Tompkins, Stuart Altman, and Efrat Eilat
Paying for Hospitals' Community Service
by Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D.
Individual Insurance Markets and The Future of Hospital Payments
by Gail Wilensky
To view a webcast of the conference and to read the transcripts, produced by kaisernetwork.org, please click here.