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This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a small percentage of nursing homes—particularly larger and for-profit facilities—are using self-reported scores to inflate their ratings in Medicare's five-star nursing home rating system.

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This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a patient is more likely to choose a hospital that owns her doctor’s practice - even if the costs are higher and the quality lower than at other local hospitals.

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This Research Insights highlights key findings from a study of how changing insurance carriers affects patient-physician relationships. The findings include an increase in emergency department visits by Medicaid patients in the month after they change insurers.

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This Research Insights pulls out the key findings and policy recommendation on unexpected medical bills as published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Allison Lipitz-Snyderman and colleagues have shed new light on why cancer patients receive non-recommended care. Their study, supported by a NIHCM research grant, finds that use of low-value services is driven by physician preference, with little influence from the particular characteristics of a given patient.