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Conference and other Presentations

2021

Melissa Garrido presented the topic "Using Evidence to Inform Agency Priorities" on the panel "Evidence Across the Lifecycle" as part of the Office of Management and Budget FY21 Evaluation and Evidence Training Series (webinar), January 27, 2021.

Melissa Garrido and Yingzhe Yuan presented "Health Care Utilization among Veteran Directed Care Enrollees" to the Applied Self-Direction Members’ Webinar, February 17, 2021.

2020

Melissa Garrido presented "Federal Policy and the VA’s Learning Health System: Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act." Panelist: Clinical, Organizational, and Health Policy Strategies to Optimize Learning Health Systems. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Online presentation (recorded), September 17, 2020.

Melissa Garrido presented “Methodological considerations. Perspectives on advancing economic research on palliative care.” Advisory Panelist: Advancing the Economics of Palliative Care: The Value to Individuals and Families, Organizations, and Study. USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, August 25, 2020.

Melissa Garrido presented "End-of-Life Care Quality Among Older Veterans with Hearing and Vision Loss" at the online AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, August 5, 2020.

Austin Frakt presented at the Live Plenary: Confronting Structural Racism in HSR, at the 2020 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, August 5, 2020.

Garrido MM. Federal Policy and the VA’s Learning Health System: Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act. Panelist: Clinical, Organizational, and Health Policy Strategies to Optimize Learning Health Systems. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Online presentation (recorded), September 17, 2020.

Garrido MM. Veteran-Directed Care Evaluation: Health Care Costs and Utilization. Administration for Community Living September Veteran Directed Care Quarterly Educational Webinar, September 30, 2020.

2019

Adelberg M, Garrido MM. Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse by Opioid Treatment Providers. Association for Community Affiliated Plans Chiefs Meeting, Providence, RI, November 4, 2019.

Yingzhe Yuan
presented the poster “Duplicate Imaging” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Taeko Minegishi presented the poster “Opioid Discontinuation in the Veterans Health Administration” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Aigerim Kabdiyeva presented the poster “Physician Turnover and Productivity in the Veterans Health Administration” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Yingzhe Yuan
presented the poster “Veteran-Directed Care” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Megan Price presented the poster “The Relationship between Routine Follow-up Appointments and Access to Primary Care” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Kyle Barr presented the poster “A New Method to Evaluate Clinician Productivity: Population Health-Based Approach” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Taeko Minegishi presented the poster “The Trade-Off between Productivity and Quality of Care in Primary Care Services” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Kevin Griffith presented the posters “Changes in Health Care Access, Behaviors, and Self-Reported Health Among Low-Income U.S. Adults: Through the Fourth Year of the Affordable Care Act” and “Changes in Coverage, Access to Care, and Disparities in 2017” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Yevgeniy Feyman presented the poster “Poor Quality HIV/AIDS Care in High Income Countries, Where Does the US Stand?” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Austin Frakt chaired a podium session discussing the 2019 publication of the year “Effect of Peer Comparison Letters for High-Volume Primary Care Prescribers of Quetiapine in Older and Disabled Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Kevin Griffith chaired a podium session entitled “Estimating the Effects of Various Health Insurance Programs and Policies” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC, June 2019.

Melissa Garrido presented “Users of Veteran-Directed Care and other purchased care have similar hospital use and costs over time” at a panel during the Health Affairs Community Care for High-Needs Patients Briefing, Washington, DC, June 2019.

Kevin Griffith was the discussant for the paper “Using Machine Learning to Estimate the Heterogeneous Impacts of Medicaid Managed Care” at the American Society of Health Economists’ (ASHEcon) 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Austin Frakt chaired the panel “Health Insurance, Adolescents and Young Adults” at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Christine Yee was the discussant for the paper “Parental Coverage and Insurance Use Behavior of Young Women for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Massachusetts” at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Kevin Griffith was the presenter for the paper “Changes in Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Young Adults in 2017” at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Austin Frakt was a co-author on the paper “The Impact of ACO Physician-Hospital Integration on Healthcare Spending and Utilization” presented by Meng-Yun Lin at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Austin Frakt was a discussant on the paper “Home Health Care Use in Medicare Advantage Compared to Traditional Medicare: The Role of Benefit Design” presented by Laura Skopec at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Steven Pizer chaired the panel “Treatment Effects and Heterogeneity” at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Steven Pizer, Austin Frakt, and Melissa Garrido were co-authors on the paper ”Vector-Based Kernel Weighting: A Simple Estimator for Improving Precision and Bias of Average Treatment Effects in Multiple Treatment Settings” presented by Jessica Lum at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Steven Pizer was the discussant for the paper “Evaluating the Impact of Payer and Provider Integration on Medicare Advantage Enrollee Hospitalization and Enrollment Outcomes” presented by David Meyers at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Kevin Griffith presented the poster “Changes in Coverage, Access to Care, and Disparities in 2017” at ASHEcon’s 8th Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 2019.

Austin Frakt presented “The Evidence-Based Case for Evidence,” at the America’s Health Insurance Plans National Health Policy Conference, Washington DC, March 2019.

2018

Austin Frakt presented "Cost Shifting and Provider Payments," at the New England States Consortium Systems Organization Meeting, York, ME, October 2018

Melissa Garrido
presented authors' rebuttal on Garrido MM, Lum J, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. "Vector-based kernel weighting: A simple estimator for improving precision and bias of average treatment effects in multiple treatment settings." Annual Health Econometrics Workshop, Baltimore, MD, September 2018.

Steven Pizer presented "Comments on Shiman, Kaestner and Losasso,” at the Health Econometrics Workshop, Bergamo Italy, July 2018.

Steven Pizer et al. (Authors) presented "Managing Local Markets for Publicly Provided Health Care," at the Health Econometrics Workshop, Bergamo Italy, July 2018. 

Katherine Hempstead (Chair), Yevgeniy Feyman & Austin Frakt (Presenters), Lucas Higera (Authors). "The Breadth and Characteristics of Effective Medicare Advantage Networks." Panel Presented at the 7th Annual Conference at the American Society of Health Economists, Atlanta, GA, June 2018.

Daria Pelech (Chair). Zirui Sone & Daria Pelech (Authors), Austin Frakt (Discussant). "Payments to Medicare Advantage Plans and Plan Generosity Before and After the Affordable Care Act."   Panel presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Economics and Public Health, Atlanta, GA, June 2018.

Michael E. Chernew (Chair), Yevgeniy Feyman & Austin Frakt (Authors), Steven Pizer (Discussant). "The Persistence of Medicare Advantage Spillovers in the Post-Affordable Care Act Era."  Panel presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Economics and Public Health, Atlanta, GA, June 2018.

Meng-Yun Lin, Amresh D. Hanchate, Austin Frakt & Kathleen Carey (Authors). "Physician-Hospital Integration and Efficiency of Accountable Care Organizations." Poster presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Economics and Public Health, Atlanta, GA, June 2018.

Nicolae Done (Chair & Author), Julia C. Prentice, Adam J. Batten, Eric Gunnink, Paul L. Hebert, Philip W. Sylling, Stephan D. Fihn (Authors).  Steven Pizer (Discussant). "Development of a New Risk-Adjustment Procedure for Primary Care Panels in the Veterans Health Administration." Panel at the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Economics and Public Health, Atlanta, GA, June 2018.

Steven Pizer (Chair). "Market Forces and Public Healthcare: Lessons from the VA."  Panel Presentation: Taeko Minegishi (Author), Richard Nelson (Discussant) "Effect of Market Forces on Quality of Care." Christine Yee (Author), Adrienne Sabety (Discussant). "Clinical Staffing and Veterans' Access to Primary Care." Nicholas Done (Author), Christine Yee (Discussant). "The Trade-off between Follow-ups and New Visits in a Capacity-Constrained Primary Care System." Panel presentation at the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Economics and Public Health, Atlanta, GA, June 2018.

Eric Roberts et al (Authors), Austin Frakt (Discussant). "The Value-Based Payment Modifier: Program Outcomes and Implications for Disparities." Article of the Year Session presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2018.

Ashish Jha (Chair), Irene Papanicolas, Austin Frakt & Adrianna McIntyre (Speakers). "What Explains Higher Spending in the US: Prices, Utilization or Intensity." Roundtable at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2018.

Rachel Ramoni & David Atkins (Chairs), Taeko Minegishi, Melissa Garrido & Julie Williams (Speakers), Michael Stein (Discussant). "Recent Developments in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders." VA sponsored session presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2018.

Austin Frakt (Chair). "Public Policy, Insurance Market, and Health System Management: Factors Affecting Access ot Care for Low-income and Vulnerable Veterans."  Panel Presentation: Taeko Minegishi (Author), "Managing a Market for Publicly Provided Healthcare." Aigerim Kabdiyeva (Author), "Nurse Burnout in the Veterans Health Administration." Christine Yee (Author), "Insider and Outsider Access to Care in Public Healthcare Delivery Systems." Papers presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2018.

Melissa Garrido (Presenter). "Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Needs of Hospitalized Seriously Ill Veterans." Paper presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Melissa Garrido (Chair). "Variation in End-of-Life Care Quality across Systems, Providers and Time." Panel Presentation: Julie Bynum et al. (Authors), "Nurse Serious Illness and End of Life Care Less Aggressive than General Population." Helena Temkin-Greener et al. (Authors), "Rehabilitation Therapy for Nursing Home Residents at the End-of-Life: When is Enough, Enough?" Joan Teno et al. (Authors), "State Variation in Mechanical Ventilation of Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Dementia." Risha Gidwani-Marszowski et al. (Authors), "End-of-Life Quality in Medicare Versus VA: Implications for Health Policy." Joan Teno et al. (Authors), "Change in End-of-Life Care for Medicare Beneficiaries 2000-2015: Site of Death, Place of Care, Health Care Transitions, and Burdensome Care." Papers presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA. June 2018.

Melissa Garrido, Caterina Hill, Amy Kilbourne, & Taeko Minegishi (Presenters). "Developing Evidence-Based Policy to Improve Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients." Panel presented at Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) 2018 conference on Improving Health and Well-Being: Connecting Research and Practice, Minneapolis, MN, April 2018.

2017

Jeremy Grimshaw (Moderator), Austin Frakt, Mark Helfand, Trish Riley, & Melissa Simon (Speakers). "What is the Minimum Level of Evidence Needed to Implement?" Plenary Session at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, Arlington, VA December 2017

Steven Fihn (Moderator), Austin Frakt, Neil Evans, & Clinton Greenstone (panelists), "VA Healthcare—A Case Study in Transforming to a High Performing Network," at ECRI Institute's 24th Annual Conference "Workflow, Workarounds, and Overworked health Systems: Innovations and Challenges for Quality, Safety, and Technology," Washington DC, November 2017. 

Melissa Garrido & Taeko Minegishi. Using VA Data to Inform the Design of Partnered Randomized Program Evaluations," VA Information Resource Center (VIREC) Cyberseminar, August 2017.

Kali Thomas, PhD (moderator and panelist), Melissa Garrido, PhD; Chris Esmurdoc, MSSA; and Nina Sperber, PhD. "Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Evaluation: Collaboration for a Common Mission," at the 2017 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference “Accelerating Innovation and Implementation in Health System Science," Washington, DC July 2017.

Amresh Hanchate presented "External Determinants of Veteran's Demand of VA Healthcare," at the 2017 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference “Accelerating Innovation and Implementation in Health System Science," Washington, DC, July 2017.

Melissa Garrido, Katherine Ornstein Elissa Kozlov, Yuhua Bao, and Holly Prigerson presented a poster on "Evidence of Clinical Uncertainty? Geographic Variation in Benzodiazepine and Antipsychotic Prescriptions to Patients with Limited Life Expectancy,” at the AcademyHealth 2017 Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2017.

Melissa Garrido participated on the panel "Partnering and Pragmatic Trials in a Learning Health Care System: Lessons from the Private and Public Sectors," chaired by David Atkins, at the AcademyHealth 2017 Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2017. 

Christine Yee and Taeko Minegishi participated on the panel "Optimizing Resources to Respond to the VA Access Crisis," chaired by Amy Kilbourne, at the AcademyHealth 2017 Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2017. 

Penrod JD, Garrido MM, McKendrick K, Aldridge M, May P, Meier D, Ornstein K, and Morrison RS presented the poster "Who Is Referred for Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation?" at the poster symposium at AcademyHealth 2017 Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2017.

Steven Pizer participated on the panel "From Data to Implementation and Back Again: Lessons from VA’s Emerging Learning Health System," chaired by Maria Souden at the AcademyHealth 2017 Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2017. 

Austin Frakt
participated on a panel on “Developing Evidence-Based Policy to Address the Opioid Epidemic,” at the 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, Washington, DC, January 2017.

2016

Garrido M, Magaziner J. Observational and Quasi-Experimental Research Methods (Junior Faculty Workshop). Presentation at the Tenth Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium, Québec City Québec, October 2016.

Hwang U, Dresden S, Rosenberg M, Garrido M, Loo G, Sze J, Gravenor S, Kang R, Courtney DM, Zhu C, Richardson L. GEDI WISE: Evaluation of the transitional care nurse intervention impact on hospital admissions from the ED.  Plenary presentation at the American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum, Las Vegas NV, October 2016.

Garrido, M. Intro to Propensity Scores. Presentation to VA Comprehensive End-of-Life Care’s PROMISE/Veteran Experience Center, via web, September 2016.

Yee C. How Should Public Resources be Allocated to Maximize Access to Mental Health Care? Presented at the Third Meeting on Patient Reported Outcomes and Person-Centered Care in Mental Health: Outcomes in Mental and Addictive Disorders: Personal, Clinical and Social Perspectives, hosted by International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics, Washington DC, September 2016.

Yee C. Impact of a VHA Hiring Initiative on Wait Times. UMBC Applied Econometrics Group Seminar, Baltimore, MD, September 2016.

Burke L, Khullar D, Orav E, Frakt A, Jha A. Do Academic Medical Centers Have a Differential Benefit for Medically Complex Medicare Beneficiaries? Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Done N. The Total Patient Revenue Program in Maryland Led to a Decrease in Rural Hospital Care Utilization. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Done N. Global Budget Payments Led to a Decrease in Low-Value Hospital Admissions in Rural Maryland. Presentation to State Health Policy Interest Group and poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Figueroa J, Frakt A, Lyon Z, Zhou X, Jha A. Characteristics and Spending Patterns of the Non-Elderly High-Need/High Cost Patients in Massachusetts. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016. 

Hwang U, Dresden S, Rosenberg M, Garrido M, Loo G, Sze J, Gravenor S, Kang R, Courtney DM, Richardson L. GEDI WISE: Impact of an Emergency Department-Based Transitional Care Nursing Intervention on Hospitalizations for Older Adults. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Edwards S, Saha S, Prentice J, Pizer S. Preventing Hospitalizations with Home-Based Primary Care: Which Patients Benefit Most? Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Frakt A.Validating Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mental Health Performance Measures with Patient Satisfaction. Presentation at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Garrido M, Bao Y, Ornstein K, Prigerson H. Geographic Variation in Antidepressant Prescriptions for Seriously Ill United States Veterans. Poster presentation at the World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Dublin, Ireland, June 2016.

Garrido M, Spillman B. Using Survey and Administrative Data to Evaluate End-of-life Care Provision and Outcomes. Panel at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Garrido M, Burgess J, Morrison R. Sensitivity of Inferences to Propensity Score Weight Choice: Kernel Versus Inverse Probability of Treatment. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Garrido, M. Propensity Scores with Multiple Treatment Levels. Panel at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Mull H, Rosen A, Hawn M, Itani K, Pizer S. Predictors of Hospitalization after Outpatient Surgery in the Veterans Health Administration. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Johnson G, Lyon Z, Frakt A. Plan-Provider Integration in the Medicare Advantage Market. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Pizer S, Prentice J, Frakt A. Patient-Centered Validation and Maintenance of Performance Metrics Constructed from Administrative Data: Metrics That Matter. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Pizer S. VA Perspectives on Multi-Modal Therapies. Presentation at the National Academies of Science (Institute of Medicine), Washington DC, June 2016.

Prentice J, Li D, Legler A, Pizer S. Optimizing Access Metrics in the VA. Health Economics Resource Center Seminar, via web, June 2016.

Edwards S, Prentice J, Som S, Pizer S. Preventing Hospitalizations with Veterans Affairs Home Based Primary Care: Which Patients Benefit Most? Plenary Session at Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, May 2016.

Frakt A, Hanchate A. External Determinants of Veterans’ VA Healthcare Utilization. Health Economics Resource Center Seminar, via web, May 2016.

Pizer S, Prentice J, Frakt A. Introduction to the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center and Randomized Program Evaluation. Presentation to Friends of VA Research, Washington DC, May 2016.

Frakt A.  How Can State and Federal Antitrust Policy Serve Health Care Consumers. Invited panel member at Manhattan Institute, New York, NY, March 2016.

Frakt A. Validating and Applying VA Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Performance Measures through Operations-Partnered Investigation. HERC Health Economics Seminar, via web, March 2016.

Garrido M. Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Receipt among Seriously Ill Veterans. VA Career Development Awardee Cyberseminar, March 2016.

Garrido M. Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Receipt among Seriously Ill Patients. Presentation at Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Providence, RI, February 2016.

Prentice J.
The Power of Observational Data to Compare Effectiveness of Medications on Long Term Outcomes. Medication Optimization Program, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research Boston, MA, January 2016.

2015

Frakt A. A Press Release is Not Enough. Invited speaker, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, December 2015

Pizer S. Big Data, Causal Inference, and Instrumental Variables. Quantitative Methods Core Seminar, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, November 2015

Frakt A.  Data Access in Open Science. Moderator breakfast plenary, PCORI Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, October 2015.

Frakt A.  Healthcare Reform Peer Exchange. Panel member, American Journal of Managed Care, New York, NY, September 2015

Pizer S. The Overlooked Importance of Glucose Variability in Type 2 Diabetes. Presentation at HSR&D/QUERI National Meeting, Philadelphia PA, July 2015

Prentice J, Pizer S, Davies M. Relationship Between Appointment Wait Times and Outcomes of Care in the VA. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 2015

Frakt A. A Press Release is Not Enough. Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2015

Frakt A. Hospitals, Cost-Shifting, and Medicaid Provider Payments. Invited speaker, State Capitol Briefing, Madison, WI, May 2015

Frakt A. Hospitals, Cost-Shifting, and Medicaid Provider Payments. Invited speaker, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Health Innovation Program Campus Seminar, Madison, WI, May 2015

Frakt A. The Health Care Revolution No One's Talking About: Changing How We Pay for Care. Invited speaker, Reporting on Health at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, via web, March 2015

Frakt A. Health Care Market Consolidation: The Future of Health Care Pricing and Transparency. Invited speaker at the AHIP National Health Policy Conference, Washington DC, March 2015 

Pizer S. Big Data, Causal Inference, and Instrumental Variables. Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, January 2015

Pizer S. Controlling Health Costs: Why and How. Massachusetts Health Council, Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium, Framingham, MA, January 2015

Frakt A. What Geographic Variation says about Efficiency. Discussant at the Allied Social Science Association meeting, Boston, MA January 2015

2014

Frakt A. A Press Release is Not Enough. Invited speaker, Center for Health Care and Policy Research, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, October 2014

Frakt A.  Beyond Peer Review: Packaging Your Work for Different Audiences. Panel member, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, June 2014

Prentice J, Pizer S. What Does Agreed Upon Date Measures? Department of Veterans Affairs Access State of the Art Conference, Washington DC, June 2014

Pizer S. Big Data, Observational Studies, and Health Reform: The Rho Chi Annual Lecture. Presentation to the Rho Chi Honor Society, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, April 2014

Prentice J, Pizer S. The Power of Observational Data to Compare Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes on Long-Term Outcomes. Health Economics Resource Center Cyberseminar, April 2014

2013

Pizer S. The Cost and Quality Implications of Dual Use of VA and Medicare Health Services. Presentation, VA HSR&D Cyberseminar, July 2013

Pizer S. Instrumental Variables: Concepts and Application, Methods Workshop, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 2013

Frakt A. Press Release is Not Enough. Invited speaker, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, April 2013

Frakt A. Dual Diagnosis: What makes the health system inefficient and what to do about it. Invited speaker, Association of Governmental Risk Pools Spring Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, March 2013

2012

Frakt A. The Effect of Plan-Provider Integration on Premiums and Quality in the Medicare Advantage Market. Invited speaker, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, December 2012

Pizer S, Frakt A, Iezzoni L. The Effect of Health Reform on Public and Private Insurance in the Long Run. American Society of Health Economics, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012

Frakt A. A Press Release is Not Enough.   Invited keynote, Applying Research to Improve Our Health System: 50 Years of Michigan Excellence, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2012

Prentice J, Pizer S. Outpatient Waiting Time Measures and Patient Satisfaction. Health Economics Resource Center Cyberseminar, May 2012

Frakt A. The Media’s Role in Health Policy. Invited plenary, AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, Washington, DC, February 2012

2011

Frakt A. Austerity and Reform: Threats or Opportunities? Invited speaker, The Health Management Academy, Treasurers’ Forum, Chicago, IL, October 2011

Frakt A. Treatment for Substance Use Disorders within the Veterans Health System. Invited speaker, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL October 2011

Pizer S. Introduction to Selection Bias in Observational Studies, Methods Workshop, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle WA, June 2011

Pizer S. Use and Construction of Instrumental Variables, Methods Workshop, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle WA, June 2011

Pizer S, Frakt A, Iezzoni L. The Effect of Health Reform on Public and Private Insurance in the Long Run. Poster Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle WA, June 2011

Pizer S. How to Use Econometrics to Reform Health Care, Fellows’ Seminar, Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston MA, May 2011

Frakt A. The Greatest Challenge: The US Health Care Crisis and the Complexities of Reform. Invited speaker, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL April 2011

Pizer S, Frakt A, Iezzoni L. The Effect of Health Reform on Public and Private Insurance in the Long Run. Current Topics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA, March 2011

2010

Pizer S, Frakt A. Iezzoni L. The Effect of Health Reform on Public and Private Insurance in the Long Run. Oral Presentation, American Society of Health Economists Conference, June 2010

Frakt A, Pizer S, Feldman R. The Effect of Medicare Payment Reductions on Private Plan Entry. Poster Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2010

Prentice J, Pizer S. The Effect of Waiting Time for Primary Care on Diabetes Management. Poster Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Jun 2010

Pizer S, Prentice J. Time is Money: Outpatient Waiting Times and Health Insurance Choices of Elderly U.S. Veterans. Oral Presentation, American Society of Health Economist, June 2010

Pizer S. Introduction to Selection Bias in Observational Studies. Oral Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, June 2010

2009

Pizer S. Instrumental Variables: Overview and an Application. Oral Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2009

Frakt A, Pizer S, Iezzoni L. Holes in the Safety Net: Trends in Uninsurance Rates for Individuals with Functional Impairment or Chronic Illness. Poster Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2009

Prentice J, Pizer S. Are VA Health Care Services Rationed? Using VA Wait Times to Model Supply and Demand for VA Services. Poster Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2009

Prentice J, Pizer S. Time is Money: The Value of Time Spent Waiting for Healthcare in the United States. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2009

Pizer S, Prentice J. Supply, Demand, and Waiting Times for VA Outpatient Care. Oral Presentation, HERC Health Economics Cyber Seminar, May 2009

Pizer S, Prentice J. Time Isn’t Money: Outpatient Waiting Times and Out-of-Pocket Costs for Elderly U.S. Veterans. Oral Presentation, BU/Harvard/MIT Health Economics Seminar, Cambridge, MA, April 2009

Prentice J, Pizer S. Dual System Use and Drug Adherence among VA Patients with Hypertension. Poster Presentation at the VA HSR&D National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2009

Prentice J, Pizer S. Why Do Some VA Facilities Have Long Waits? Poster Presentation at the VA HSR&D National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2009

Frakt A, Pizer S. New Options for Elderly Veterans: Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Poster Presentation at the VA HSR&D National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2009

2008

Frakt A, Pizer S. The Effects of Premium, Benefits, and Marketing Networks on Enrollment into Medicare Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC, 8 June 2008

Pizer S. Selection Bias and Method Choice in Observational Studies. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2008

Pizer S, Gardner J. Is Fragmented Financing Bad for Your Health? Poster Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2008

Hendricks A. US Financing for Long-Term Care. Oral Presentation at the Geriatrics and Extended Care Conference, Chicago, IL. March 2008

Frakt A, Pizer S, Hendricks A. Getting VA Drug Prices for More Medicare Enrolled Veterans. Poster Presentation at the VA HSR&D National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2008

Pizer S, Prentice J. Waiting Times and Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalization. Oral Presentation at the VA HSR&D National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2008

Pizer S, Gardner J. Is Fragmented Financing Bad for Your Health? Oral Presentation at the VA HSR&D National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2008

2007

Pizer S, Frakt A, Feldman R. Nothing for Something: Paying Twice for Prescription Drug Benefits in Medicare. Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando FL, June 2007

Pizer S. Selection Bias and Confounding in Observational Studies. Methods Workshop AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando FL, June 2007

Pizer S, Maciejewski M. Propensity Scores and Selection Bias in Observational Studies. Health Economics Resource Center Cyber Seminar. January 2007

2006

Pizer S, Frakt A, Feldman R. Nothing for Something: Paying Twice for Prescription Drug Benefits in Medicare. Oral Presentation at Boston College Department of Economics Seminar Series, Boston, MA, October 2006

Pizer S, Frakt A, Feldman R. Overloaded: Are There Too Many Health Plan Choices in Medicare?" Oral Presentation at Northeastern University Department of Economics Seminar Series, Boston, MA, October 2006

Prentice J, Pizer S. Delayed Access to Health Care and Mortality. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 2006

Pizer S, Frakt A, Feldman R. Stormclouds on the Horizon: Expected Adverse Selection in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 2006

Frakt A, Pizer S. A First Look at the New Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 2006

Pizer S, Frakt A, Feldman R. Stormclouds on the Horizon: Expected Adverse Selection in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Oral Presentation at the American Society of Health Economists, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2006

Pizer S. Comments on Demand for the Influenza Vaccine Among the Elderly. Oral Presentation at the American Society of Health Economists, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2006

Pizer S, Frakt A, Feldman R. Stormclouds on the Horizon? Predicting Adverse Selection in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Oral Presentation at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, January 2006

2005

Pizer, S. Comments on Prospects for PPOs Under Medicare. Oral Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA, June 2005

Pizer S, Feldman R, Frakt A. Defective Design: An Inconsistent Approach to Regional Competition in the Medicare Modernization Act Will Be Very Costly For Taxpayers. Presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA, June 2005

Pizer S, Wang M, Comstock C. You Get What You Pay For: Using Input Prices to Validate Quality of Care Measures. Poster Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA, June 2005

2004

Pizer S. Comments on Medicare Drug Benefits Papers. Presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2004