policy

My policy research aims to evaluate and improve upon the status quo.


working resolutions

Michigan House Bill 06549’20
Amends state of Michigan’s “Emergency Management Act” (1976 PA 390) section 11 (MCL 30.411) to afford greater legal protections to healthcare providers in times of crisis (2020).

Michigan State Medical Society
Supports Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act (H.R. 275) at state level (2020). 

Michigan State Medical Society
Supports CMS in developing new payment and service models for drug price negotiations (2020). 

Michigan State Medical Society
Demands mandatory tele-CPR training for 9-1-1 dispatchers to address cardiac arrests (2020). 

select working papers

Determining community health externalities of COVID-19 policies
with Yeşim Orhun (University of Michigan)

Determining the efficacy of bundled payment reforms
with Andy Ryan (University of Michigan)

abstract

Especially in select procedures like joint replacement, bundled payments have proven to be cost-effective without affecting quality of care. We aim to understand whether these same effects are evident across broader clinical episodes, in light of recent CMS bundled payment programs.

presentations
1. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2021 (poster)
2. ASHEcon 2021 (oral)

publications

1. Chopra Z, Gulseren B, Chhabra KR, Ryan AM. Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Efficacy across Three Common Operations. Annals of Surgery (2021).
2. Berlin NL, Peterson TA, Chopra Z, Gulseren B, Ryan AM. Hospital Participation Decisions In Medicare Bundled Payment Program Were Influenced By Third-Party Conveners. Health Affairs (2021).

Understanding clinical outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic
with Frederick Korley (University of Michigan)

presentations

1. American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum 2020 (oral)
2. American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum 2020 (oral)
3. Red Sea Emergency Medicine Conference 2020 (oral
4. Red Sea Emergency Medicine Conference 2020 (oral)
5. American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2021 (poster)
6. American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum 2021 (poster)

Investigating provider incentives by determining effects of industry payments on prescription choices
with Colin Holtze and Parth Modi (University of Michigan)

Exploring institutional reactions to CMS price transparency policies
with Jeff Kullgren and Nicholas Berlin (University of Michigan)

publications & contributions

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