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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Problem with Peer Grouping when Adjusting for SES in Calculating Readmission Penalties

A study published this month demonstrates and quantifies problems associated with the use of peer grouping to adjust for socio-economic status (SES) in the calculation of hospital readmission penalties, and advocates adoption of a patient-level calculation developed by JKTG Foundation Executive Vice President for Research and Policy, J. Graham Atkinson.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

2016 Applied Mathematics in Germinating Oncology Solutions Workshop

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTGF) and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) invite applications from investigators with independent research programs in cancer biology, clinical oncology, applied mathematics or theoretical physics to participate in a workshop entitled, Applied Mathematics in Germinating Oncology Solutions (AMIGOS), to be held March 22-23, 2016, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

FNIH Receives Support From JKTG Foundation for Health and Policy

Under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Milgram, one student will receive an NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award/Cancer Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA) with interest in nanotechnology and cancer therapeutics; the other, a scholarship to NIH’s Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) with research interest in mathematical/molecular modeling, brain circuitry and pain.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Expert Panel Addresses Impact of Increased Health Market Power on Consumers

A panel of national experts—ranging from hospital leaders, insurance and antitrust experts, economists and others—have, for the first time, created an agreed-upon set of principles to address the negative impact of increased market power in local health care markets, as well as a continuum of policies that government could take to remedy the issue of limited competition. The Academy study panel and report were funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation and the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Geographic Variation in Health Care Utilization

Geographic variation in health care utilization is a complex and controversial topic, with various studies reporting widely different amounts of variation, and presenting arguments why conflicting approaches are incorrect.