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Dennis Scanlon

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InstitutionCollege of Health and Human Development
DepartmentHealth Policy and Administration
Address504Q Donald H. Ford Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Phone8148651925
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    InstitutionHuck Institutes of the Life Sciences


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    PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

    Professor of Health Policy and Administration

    EDUCATION:

    B.A., economics, Villanova University, 1991
    M.A., economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
    Ph.D., health, University of Michigan, 1998

    NARRATIVE:

    Dr. Scanlon's research focuses on consumer information and health care markets, health insurance and HMO plan performance, measurement of quality, and minority health outcomes.


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    1. Christianson JB, Shaw BW, Greene J, Scanlon DP. Reporting provider performance: what can be learned from the experience of multi-stakeholder community coalitions? Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):s382-92. PMID: 27567512.
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    2. Shi Y, Scanlon DP, Kang R, McHugh M, Greene J, Christianson JB, Jean-Jacques M, Mahmud Y, Alexander JA. The longitudinal impact of Aligning Forces for Quality on measures of population health, quality and experience of care, and cost of care. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):s373-81. PMID: 27567511.
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    3. Scanlon DP, Beich J, Leitzell B, Shaw BW, Alexander JA, Christianson JB, Farley DC, Greene J, Jean-Jacques M, McHugh M, Wolf LJ. The Aligning Forces for Quality initiative: background and evolution from 2005 to 2015. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):s346-59. PMID: 27567508.
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    4. McHugh M, Harvey JB, Hamil J, Scanlon DP. Improving care delivery at the community level: an examination of the AF4Q legacy. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):s393-402. PMID: 27567513.
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    5. Greene J, Farley DC, Christianson JB, Scanlon DP, Shi Y. From rhetoric to reality: consumer engagement in 16 multi-stakeholder alliances. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):s403-12. PMID: 27567514.
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    6. Scanlon DP, Wolf LJ, Alexander JA, Christianson JB, Greene J, Jean-Jacques M, McHugh M, Shi Y, Leitzell B, Vanderbrink JM. Evaluating a complex, multi-site, community-based program to improve healthcare quality: the summative research design for the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):es8-es16. PMID: 27567504.
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    7. Scanlon DP, Alexander JA, McHugh M, Beich J, Christianson JB, Greene J, Jean-Jacques M, Leitzell B, Shi Y, Wolf LJ. Summative evaluation results and lessons learned from the Aligning Forces for Quality program. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug; 22(12 Suppl):s360-72. PMID: 27567509.
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    8. Shi Y, Scanlon DP, Bhandari N, Christianson JB. Is Anyone Paying Attention to Physician Report Cards? The Impact of Increased Availability on Consumers' Awareness and Use of Physician Quality Information. Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug; 52(4):1570-1589. PMID: 27468943.
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    9. Martsolf GR, Carle AC, Scanlon DP. Creating Unidimensional Global Measures of Physician Practice Quality Based on Health Insurance Claims Data. Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun; 52(3):1061-1078. PMID: 27452191.
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    10. McHugh M, Harvey J, Hamil J, Verevkina NI, Alexander J, Scanlon DP. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Alliances' Quality Improvement Efforts in Targeted Communities: Perceptions of Health Care Alliance Leaders. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Mar; 42(3):137-45. PMID: 26892703.
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    11. Scanlon DP. A health systems improvement research agenda for AJMC's next decade. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Dec; 21(12):866f-g. PMID: 26671703.
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    12. McHugh M, Harvey JB, Kang R, Shi Y, Scanlon DP. Measuring the Dose of Quality Improvement Initiatives. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Apr; 73(2):227-46. PMID: 26330005.
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    13. McHugh M, Harvey JB, Kang R, Shi Y, Scanlon DP. Community-Level Quality Improvement and the Patient Experience for Chronic Illness Care. Health Serv Res. 2016 Feb; 51(1):76-97. PMID: 25989319; PMCID: PMC4722218 [Available on 02/01/17].
    14. Scanlon DP, Shi Y, Bhandari N, Christianson JB. Are healthcare quality "report cards" reaching consumers? Awareness in the chronically ill population. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Mar; 21(3):236-44. PMID: 25880627.
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    15. Hibbard JH, Greene J, Shi Y, Mittler J, Scanlon D. Taking the long view: how well do patient activation scores predict outcomes four years later? Med Care Res Rev. 2015 Jun; 72(3):324-37. PMID: 25716663.
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    16. Christianson J, Maeng D, Abraham J, Scanlon DP, Alexander J, Mittler J, Finch M. What influences the awareness of physician quality information? Implications for Medicare. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2014; 4(2). PMID: 24949225; PMCID: PMC4054667.
    17. Verevkina N, Shi Y, Fuentes-Caceres VA, Scanlon DP. Attrition in Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs and self-efficacy at enrollment. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Dec; 41(6):590-8. PMID: 24771128.
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    18. Seshamani M, Vogtmann E, Gatwood J, Gibson TB, Scanlon D. Prevalence of complications from adult tonsillectomy and impact on health care expenditures. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr; 150(4):574-81. PMID: 24691645.
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    19. Scanlon DP. Understanding the market dynamics associated with new payment models emerging from health reform-lessons from postacute care payment changes. Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct; 48(5):1551-6. PMID: 24073983; PMCID: PMC3796100.
    20. Press MJ, Scanlon DP, Navathe AS, Zhu J, Chen W, Mittler JN, Volpp KG. The importance of clinical severity in the measurement of hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries, 1997-2007. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Dec; 70(6):653-65. PMID: 23877956.
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    21. Press MJ, Scanlon DP, Ryan AM, Zhu J, Navathe AS, Mittler JN, Volpp KG. Limits of readmission rates in measuring hospital quality suggest the need for added metrics. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jun; 32(6):1083-91. PMID: 23733983.
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    22. Martsolf GR, Scanlon DP, Christianson JB. Multistakeholder perspectives on composite measures of ambulatory care quality: a qualitative descriptive study. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Aug; 70(4):434-48. PMID: 23625664.
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    23. Mittler JN, Martsolf GR, Telenko SJ, Scanlon DP. Making sense of "consumer engagement" initiatives to improve health and health care: a conceptual framework to guide policy and practice. Milbank Q. 2013 Mar; 91(1):37-77. PMID: 23488711; PMCID: PMC3607126.
    24. Mittler JN, O'Hora JL, Harvey JB, Press MJ, Volpp KG, Scanlon DP. Turning readmission reduction policies into results: some lessons from a multistate initiative to reduce readmissions. Popul Health Manag. 2013 Aug; 16(4):255-60. PMID: 23437868; PMCID: PMC3746248.
    25. Moran J, Scanlon D. Slow progress on meeting hospital safety standards: learning from the Leapfrog Group's efforts. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):27-35. PMID: 23297268.
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    26. Martsolf GR, Schofield RE, Johnson DR, Scanlon DP. Editors and researchers beware: calculating response rates in random digit dial health surveys. Health Serv Res. 2013 Apr; 48(2 Pt 1):665-76. PMID: 22998192; PMCID: PMC3626345.
    27. Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; Jeff Beich, PhD; Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD; Jon B. Christianson, PhD; Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD; Megan C. McHugh, PhD; and Jessica N. Mittler, PhD. Am J Manag Care. The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative: Background and Evolution From 2005 to 2012. 2012; 18(No. 6 Supp):S115-S125.
    28. Jon B. Christianson, PhD; Karen M. Volmar, JD, MPH; Bethany W. Shaw, MHA; and Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD. Am J Manag Care. Producing Public Reports of Physician Quality at the Community Level: The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative Experience. 2012; 18(No. 6 Supp):S133-S140.
    29. Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD; Jeff Beich, PhD; Jon B. Christianson, PhD; Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD; Megan C. McHugh, PhD; Jessica N. Mittler, PhD; Yunfeng Shi, PhD; and Laura J. Bodenschatz, MSW. Am J Manag Care. Evaluating a Community-Based Program to Improve Healthcare Quality: Research Design for the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative. 2012; 18(No.6 Supp):eS165-eS176.
    30. Jessica N. Mittler, PhD; Karen M. Volmar, JD, MPH; Bethany W. Shaw, MHA; Jon B. Christianson, PhD; and Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD. Am J Manag Care. Using Websites to Engage Consumers in Managing Their Health and Healthcare. 2012; 18(No. 6 Supp):eS177-eS184.
    31. Megan C. McHugh, PhD; Jillian B. Harvey, MPH; Dasha Aseyev, BS; Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD; Jeff Beich, PhD; and Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD. Am J Manag Care. Approaches to Improving Healthcare Delivery by Multi-stakeholder Alliances. 2012; 18(No. 6 Supp):S156-S162.
    32. Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD; Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; Megan C. McHugh, PhD; Jon B. Christianson, PhD; Jessica N. Mittler, PhD; Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD; and Jeff Beich, PhD. Am J Manag Care. Midterm Observations and Recommendations From the Evaluation of the AF4Q Initiative. 2012; 18(No. 6 Supp):S126-S132.
    33. Scanlon DP, Beich J, Alexander JA, Christianson JB, Hasnain-Wynia R, McHugh MC, Mittler JN. The Aligning Forces for Quality initiative: background and evolution from 2005 to 2012. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s115-25. PMID: 23286706.
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    34. Christianson JB, Volmar KM, Shaw BW, Scanlon DP. Producing public reports of physician quality at the community level: the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative experience. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s133-40. PMID: 23286708.
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    35. McHugh MC, Harvey JB, Aseyev D, Alexander JA, Beich J, Scanlon DP. Approaches to improving healthcare delivery by multi-stakeholder alliances. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s156-62. PMID: 23286711.
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    36. Alexander JA, Scanlon DP, McHugh MC, Christianson JB, Mittler JN, Hasnain-Wynia R, Beich J. Midterm observations and recommendations from the evaluation of the AF4Q initiative. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s126-32. PMID: 23286707.
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    37. Scanlon DP, Alexander JA, Beich J, Christianson JB, Hasnain-Wynia R, McHugh MC, Mittler JN, Shi Y, Bodenschatz LJ. Evaluating a community-based program to improve healthcare quality: research design for the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s165-76. PMID: 23286712.
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    38. Mittler JN, Volmar KM, Shaw BW, Christianson JB, Scanlon DP. Using websites to engage consumers in managing their health and healthcare. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Sep; 18(6 Suppl):s177-84. PMID: 23286713.
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    39. Martsolf GR, Alexander JA, Shi Y, Casalino LP, Rittenhouse DR, Scanlon DP, Shortell SM. The patient-centered medical home and patient experience. Health Serv Res. 2012 Dec; 47(6):2273-95. PMID: 22670806; PMCID: PMC3523375.
    40. Maeng DD, Martsolf GR, Scanlon DP, Christianson JB. Care coordination for the chronically ill: understanding the patient's perspective. Health Serv Res. 2012 Oct; 47(5):1960-79. PMID: 22985032; PMCID: PMC3513613.
    41. Harvey JB, Beich J, Alexander JA, Scanlon D. Building the scaffold to improve health care quality in Western New York. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Mar; 31(3):636-41. PMID: 22392675.
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    42. Jung K, Feldman R, Scanlon D. Where would you go for your next hospitalization? J Health Econ. 2011 Jul; 30(4):832-41. PMID: 21665300; PMCID: PMC4238031.
    43. Alexander JA, Christianson JB, Hearld LR, Hurley R, Scanlon DP. Challenges of capacity building in multisector community health alliances. Health Educ Behav. 2010 Oct; 37(5):645-64. PMID: 20696883.
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    44. Christianson JB, Volmar KM, Alexander J, Scanlon DP. A report card on provider report cards: current status of the health care transparency movement. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Nov; 25(11):1235-41. PMID: 20625849; PMCID: PMC2947645.
    45. Beich J, Scanlon DP, Boyce PS. A community-level effort to motivate physician participation in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Physician Recognition Program. Popul Health Manag. 2010 Jun; 13(3):131-8. PMID: 20521903.
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    46. Maeng DD, Scanlon DP, Chernew ME, Gronniger T, Wodchis WP, McLaughlin CG. The relationship between health plan performance measures and physician network overlap: implications for measuring plan quality. Health Serv Res. 2010 Aug; 45(4):1005-23. PMID: 20403064; PMCID: PMC2910566.
    47. Scanlon, D.P. and G.R. Martsolf. Health Care in Value in Health Care: Accounting for Cost, Quality, Safety, Outcomes and Innovation. The Role of Tiered Benefit Designs for Improving Value. 2010; 127-140.
    48. Arnold SB, Scanlon DP. Realizing true consumer-directed health care: what the policy community needs. Med Care Res Rev. 2009 Feb; 66(1 Suppl):3S-8S. PMID: 19116306.
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    49. Hurley RE, Keenan PS, Martsolf GR, Maeng DD, Scanlon DP. Early experiences with consumer engagement initiatives to improve chronic care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):277-83. PMID: 19124880.
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    50. Scanlon DP, Swaminathan S, Lee W, Chernew M. Does competition improve health care quality? Health Serv Res. 2008 Dec; 43(6):1931-51. PMID: 18793214; PMCID: PMC2613992.
    51. Swaminathan S, Chernew M, Scanlon DP. Persistence of HMO performance measures. Health Serv Res. 2008 Dec; 43(6):2033-49. PMID: 18783460; PMCID: PMC2613996.
    52. Scanlon DP, Lindrooth RC, Christianson JB. Steering patients to safer hospitals? The effect of a tiered hospital network on hospital admissions. Health Serv Res. 2008 Oct; 43(5 Pt 2):1849-68. PMID: 18761676; PMCID: PMC2654164.
    53. Scanlon DP, Hollenbeak CS, Beich J, Dyer AM, Gabbay RA, Milstein A. Financial and clinical impact of team-based treatment for medicaid enrollees with diabetes in a federally qualified health center. Diabetes Care. 2008 Nov; 31(11):2160-5. PMID: 18678609; PMCID: PMC2571067.
    54. Michael Chernew, Gautam Gowrisankaran and Dennis P. Scanlon. Journal of Econometrics. Learning and the value of information: Evidence from health plan report cards. 2008; 144(1):156-174.
    55. Scanlon DP, Christianson JB, Ford EW. Hospital responses to the leapfrog group in local markets. Med Care Res Rev. 2008 Apr; 65(2):207-31. PMID: 18227235.
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    56. Scanlon, D.P. and M.M. Hillemeier. The Contested Boundaries of American Public Health, By James Keith Colgrove, Gerald E. Markowitz, David Rosner. The Limits of Relying on Employers in an Intersectoral Public Health Partnership. 2008; 32-56.
    57. Ford EW, Scanlon DP. Promise and problems with supply chain management approaches to health care purchasing. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Jul-Sep; 32(3):192-202. PMID: 17666990.
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    58. Nalli GA, Scanlon DP, Libby D. Developing a performance-based incentive program for hospitals: a case study from Maine. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 May-Jun; 26(3):817-24. PMID: 17485761.
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    59. Scanlon DP, Chernew M, Swaminathan S, Lee W. Competition in health insurance markets: limitations of current measures for policy analysis. Med Care Res Rev. 2006 Dec; 63(6 Suppl):37S-55S. PMID: 17099129.
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    60. Scanlon DP, Swaminathan S, Chernew M, Lee W. Market and plan characteristics related to HMO quality and improvement. Med Care Res Rev. 2006 Dec; 63(6 Suppl):56S-89S. PMID: 17099130.
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    61. Beich J, Scanlon DP, Ulbrecht J, Ford EW, Ibrahim IA. The role of disease management in pay-for-performance programs for improving the care of chronically ill patients. Med Care Res Rev. 2006 Feb; 63(1 Suppl):96S-116S. PMID: 16688926.
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    62. Scanlon, D.P. Health and Work Productivity: Making the Business Case for Quality Health Care, Ronald C. Kessler and Paul D. Stang (Eds). Overcoming Barriers to Managing Health and Productivity in the Workplace. 2006; 165-184.
    63. Scanlon DP. Evidence for pay for performance: hope for the U.S. health care system? Manag Care. 2005 Dec; 14(12 Suppl):6-10. PMID: 16405238.
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    64. Scanlon DP, Swaminathan S, Chernew M, Bost JE, Shevock J. Competition and health plan performance: evidence from health maintenance organization insurance markets. Med Care. 2005 Apr; 43(4):338-46. PMID: 15778637.
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    65. Frick KD, Scanlon DP, Bandeen-Roche K, Kasper JD, Simonsick EM, Sullivan EM. Influenza vaccination by race among disabled community dwelling older women. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2004 May; 15(2):220-36. PMID: 15253375.
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    66. Scanlon DP, Hollenbeak CS, Lee W, Loh E, Ubel PA. Does competition for transplantable hearts encourage 'gaming' of the waiting list? Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Mar-Apr; 23(2):191-8. PMID: 15046143.
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    67. Chernew ME, Wodchis WP, Scanlon DP, McLaughlin CG. Overlap in HMO physician networks. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Mar-Apr; 23(2):91-101. PMID: 15046134.
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    68. Selby JV, Scanlon D, Lafata JE, Villagra V, Beich J, Salber PR. Determining the value of disease management programs. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2003 Sep; 29(9):491-9. PMID: 14513673.
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    69. Scanlon, D.P., Chernew, M.E., McLaughlin, C.M. and G. Solon. Journal of Health Economics. The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollment. 2002; 21(1):19-41.
    70. Scanlon, D.P. Priority Setting in Health Services Research, Sean Tunis, Allan Korn, and Alex Ommaya (Eds). The Role of Purchasers and Payers in the Clinical Research Enterprise. 2002; 58-61.
    71. Scanlon, D.P., Chernew, M.E., McLaughlin, C.M. and D.G. Smith. Med Care Res Rev. Options for Assessing PPO Quality: Accreditation and Profiling as Accountability Strategies. 2001; 58(Supp No. 1):70-100.
    72. Dean G. Smith and Dennis P. Scanlon. Med Care Res Rev. Covered Lives in PPOs. 2001; 58(Supp 1):16-33.
    73. Scanlon DP, Darby C, Rolph E, Doty HE. The role of performance measures for improving quality in managed care organizations. Health Serv Res. 2001 Jul; 36(3):619-41. PMID: 11482592; PMCID: PMC1089245.
    74. Dennis P. Scanlon and Michael Chernew. North American Actuarial Journal. Managed care and performance measurement: Implications for insurance markets. 2000; 4(2):128-138.
    75. Scanlon, D.P., Rolph, E., Darby, C. and H.E. Doty. Med Care Res Rev. Are Managed Care Plans Organizing for Quality?. 2000; 57(no. 3 supp):9-32.
    76. Scanlon DP, Rolph E, Darby C, Doty HE. Are managed care plans organizing for quality? Med Care Res Rev. 2000; 57 Suppl 2:9-32. PMID: 11105504.
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    77. Scanlon DP, Chernew M. HEDIS measures and managed care enrollment. Med Care Res Rev. 1999; 56 Suppl 2:60-84. PMID: 10327824.
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    78. Chernew M, Scanlon D, Hayward R. Insurance type and choice of hospital for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Health Serv Res. 1998 Aug; 33(3 Pt 1):447-66. PMID: 9685117; PMCID: PMC1070271.
    79. Ubel PA, Loewenstein G, Scanlon D, Kamlet M. Value measurement in cost-utility analysis: explaining the discrepancy between rating scale and person trade-off elicitations. Health Policy. 1998 Jan; 43(1):33-44. PMID: 10178799.
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    80. Chernew M, Scanlon DP. Health plan report cards and insurance choice. Inquiry. 1998; 35(1):9-22. PMID: 9597014.
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    81. Scanlon DP, Chernew M, Sheffler S, Fendrick AM. Health plan report cards: exploring differences in plan ratings. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1998 Jan; 24(1):5-20. PMID: 9494870.
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    82. Scanlon DP, Hendrix TJ. Health plan accreditation: NCQA, JCAHO, or both? Manag Care Q. 1998; 6(4):52-61. PMID: 10185779.
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    83. Scanlon DP, Chernew M, Lave JR. Consumer health plan choice: current knowledge and future directions. Annu Rev Public Health. 1997; 18:507-28. PMID: 9143729.
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    84. Ubel PA, Loewenstein G, Scanlon D, Kamlet M. Individual utilities are inconsistent with rationing choices: A partial explanation of why Oregon's cost-effectiveness list failed. Med Decis Making. 1996 Apr-Jun; 16(2):108-16. PMID: 8778528.
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    85. Chernew M, Hayward R, Scanlon D. Managed care and open-heart surgery facilities in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 1996; 15(1):191-201. PMID: 8920583.
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