Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Payments, Access, and Regulation: Provider Participation and Behavior in U.S. Health Care Markets


Dr. Danny Hughes


Georgia Institute of Technology


Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM


Room https://bluejeans.com/354113396


Dr. Chaitanya S Deo


Many complex incentives drive medical provider behavior in U.S. health care markets. This seminar examines provider behavior in three different contexts. The first examines prospective bundled payment systems and employs an optimization model to develop a method to mitigate financial risk to increase provider participation in bundled payments. The second examines rural and ethnic disparities in emergency department advanced imaging utilization. The final context demonstrates provider responses to public reporting regulation finding that public reporting when reported quality metrics have a non monotonic relationship with quality can actually decrease the performance of high quality providers.


Dr. Danny Hughes is a Professor in the Georgia Institute of Technologys School of Economics and Director of Georgia Techs Health Economics and Analytics Lab. His research focuses on the roles of technology, innovation, and incentives in the delivery and usage of health care services with a specific focus on using big data analytics to understand the role of medical imaging in evolving care and payment models. Prior to Georgia Tech, he served as Executive Director of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and has held faculty positons at George Mason University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of South Alabama.