Research to Advance Health Reform

Commissioned Projects

Welcome to our commissioned research projects page, where we describe the studies we are funding under this RWJF-sponsored program. First, there is the timely work of Sabrina Corlette and colleagues at the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms, who are producing an extensive series of blogs and briefs tracking developments for health reform-related topics. Second, there are the seven research projects that were selected through a competitive process to analyze a wide range of topics related to health reform and health care coverage. Below is a listing of these projects with links to detailed descriptions. All products will be posted as they become available.


Private Insurance Market “Rapid Response”
Sabrina Corlette, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms
Advancing Population Based Payment
Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School
Measuring and Testing Community Benefit Implications of Hospital vs. Insurer Market Power
Mehmet Sari, Len Nichols, George Mason University
Reform of Hospital Safety-Net Subsidies to Enhance Care to Uninsured and Low-Income Patients and Promote Health Equity
Sayeh Nikpay, Melinda Buntin, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Narrow Provider Networks and the Access to and the Utilization of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Services for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Ryan McKenna, Drexel School of Public Health
Going Beyond Traditional Medicaid Managed Care Contracting: Early Results From States Contracting With Provider Networks
Allan Baumgarten, LLC
Performance of the “Off‐Exchange” Health Insurance Market: Implications for the Exchange Market
Kosali Simon and Dan Sacks, Indiana University, Jean Abraham, University of Minnesota
Health Reform Impacts on Multi-Sector Networks that Support Population Health
Cezar Mamaril, Glen Mays, University of Kentucky College of Public Health