The Published Works of Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.

  • "Healthcare Reform, Version 1.0” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Special Section on Healthcare Reform, May 2010
  • "Health Care Reform—Where do We Go From Here” in The New England Journal of Medicine, March 3, 2010 published on-line. 10.1056/NEJM p1002211. Available at: http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=3110&query=TOC#
  • "The Policies and Politics of Creating a Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research Center” published online in Health Affairs June 25, 2009; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.4.w719.
  • "Department of Veterans Affairs: Seriously Caring for Our Wounded Warriors" in Change for America, Mark Green and Michele Jolin (ed) New York: Basic Books, Spring 2009
  • "Reforming Medicare’s Physician Payment System” in The New England Journal of Medicine, 360:7, February 12, 2009
  • "Don’t Forget About the Social Determinants of Health” with David Satcher in Health Affairs 28, no. 2 (2009): w194-w198 (published online 16 January 2009; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.2.w194).
  • "Health Care Reform: Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future,” Journal of Law, Medicare & Ethics, Winter, 2008, pp 725-727.
  • "Changes in Healthcare Financing a Retrospective of the Past Decade,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, December 2008.
  • "Campaign 2008 - Healthcare Reform Revisited” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, October 2008.
  • "The Obama Plan: More Regulation, Higher Costs” with Joseph Antos and Hanns Kuttner, Health Affairs, 27, no. 6 (2008): w462-w471, (Published online 16 September 2008) doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.27.6.w462
  • "Cost-Effectiveness Information: Yes, It's Important, but Keep It Separate, Please!,” Ann Intern Med, Jun 2008; 148: 967 - 968.
  • "On Fiscal Wake-up Tours and Toothless Tigers,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, June 2008.
  • "Medicare Continues to Struggle with Physician Payment,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, April 2008.
  • "The future of military health care,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, February 2008.
  • "The SCHIP Debate Raises Fundamental Questions,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, October 2007.
  • "The Growing Interest in a Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Center,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, August 2007.
  • "Changing the Tax Code for Health Insurance,” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, April 2007.
  • "Strategies to Improve Medication Compliance by Medicare Beneficiaries,” Circulation, 2008; 117:1252-1254.
  • "The Challenge of Medicare” in Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2007: The Health Spending Challenge, Alice Rivlin et al (ed). Washington, DC, Brookings Institution Press, March 2007.
  • "Pay for Performance and Physicians—an Open Question” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, February 2007.
  • "Gain Sharing: A Good Concept Getting A Bad Name?” with N. Wolter and M. Fischer in Health Affairs, 26, no. 1 (2007) w58-w67.
  • "Developing a Center for Comparative Effectiveness Information” in Health Affairs, 25, no. 6 (2006): w572-w585.
  • "The Challenge of Medicare Physician Spending” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, December 2006.
  • "Clearing the Way for Transparency in Health Care” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, October 2006.
  • "Implementing the Medicare Drug Benefit-the First 90 Days” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, June 2006.
  • "The State of the Union Speech and Health Care” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, April 2006.
  • "On the Road to a National Performance Measurement System” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, February 2006.
  • "Meeting the Pay-for-Performance Imperative” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, December 2005.
  • "Consumer-Directed Health Plans” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, Page 34, October 2005.
  • "The Challenges of Medicaid” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington, Page 34, June 2005.
  • "The Growing Challenge of Medicare" in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington , Page 34, April 2005.
  • "Alternative Strategies for Medicare Payment of Outpatient Prescription Drugs -- Part B and Beyond" Danzon, Wilensky, and Means, The American Journal of Managed Care , Volume 11, Number 3, March 2005.
  • "Next Steps for Health Care" in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington , Page 34, February 2005.
  • "Moderating Spending on Prescription Drugs” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington , Page 32, October 2004.
  • "Framing the Public Policy Questions: Financial Incentives for Efficiency and Effectiveness:” in Medical Care Research and Review, Supplement to Volume 61, No 3, September 2004.
  • "Bush versus Kerry: the healthcare philosophy debate” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington , Page 30, August 2004.
  • "Implementing the MMA ” in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington , Page 30, June 2004.
  • "Reforming Payment for Primary Care: Making I Happen” in Annals of Internal Medicine , Volume 140, Number 8, April 20, 2004.
  • "How to Curb Spending on Drugs” op-ed in The Washington Post , Page B07, February 15, 2004.
  • "Medicare Bill Sets Precedent for Future Funding," in hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), Eye on Washington , Page 30, February 2004.
  • "Thinking Outside The Box: A Conversation with John Breaux” in Health Affairs , Web Exclusive, W3-124 to W3-125, March 5, 2003.
  • "The Implications of Regional Variations in Medicare – What Does It Mean for Medicare?” in the Annals of Internal Medicine , Volume 138, Number 4, February 18, 2003.
  • "Medicare Reform – Now Is The Time” in The New England Journal of Medicine , Volume 345, Number 6, August 9, 2001.
  • "Paying for Graduate Medical Education: The Debate Goes On” in Health Affairs , Volume 20, Number 2, March/April 2001.
  • "What's Behind the Public's Backlash?” in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law , Duke University Press, October 1999 issue, Volume 24.
  • "Medicare: What's Right? What's Wrong? What's Next?” in Health Affairs , Volume 18, Number 1, January/February 1999.
  • "Incremental Reform: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996” in The Future U. S. Health Care System: Who Will Care for the Poor and Uninsured , Stuart Altman et al (ed.), Chicago, Il: Health Administration Press, 1998.
  • "Who Will Pay for Graduate Medical Education,” New England of Medicine , July 2, 1998.
  • "Medicare Managed Care: Why is it Coming” in Gastroenterology Clinics of North America , Vol. 26, No. 4, December 1997.
  • "Reducing Provider Payments vs. Restructuring Medicare” Stuart Altman et al (ed.), Princeton , NJ : Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, July 1997.
  • "Promoting Quality: A Public Policy View” in Health Affairs , Volume 16, Number 3, May/June 1997.
  • "Remaining Competitive in an Era of Managed Care,” Imaging Economics , Vol. 10, No. 2, March-April 1997.
  • "Alleviating the Physician Glut: What's the Government's Role?” in Journal of the American Medical Association , Vol. 272, No. 1, January 1, 1997.
  • "Medicare Managed Care: The Next Big Wave” in The Internist , Volume XXXVII, No. 7, July-August 1996.
  • "Bite-Sized Chunks of Health Care Reform,” in The Problem That Won't Go Away , Henry Aaron (ed.), Brookings Institution, Washington , D. C., 1996.
  • "Offer Seniors Greater Choice of Health Plans” in The Miami Herald , July 1996.
  • "The Score on Medicare Reform – Minus the Hype and Hyperbole” in The New England Journal of Medicine , Volume 333, No. 26, December 28, 1995 .
  • "Systems of Accountability: The American Approach” in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine , Vol. 288, No. 26, 1995.
  • "Some Thoughts on Choice & Satisfaction” in Health Affairs , Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 1995.
  • "Choosing Medicare's Future” in The Internist , Volume XXXVI, No. 7, July-August 1995.
  • "Incremental Health System Reform: Where Medicare Fits In” in Health Affairs , Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1995.
  • "Health Care Reform: Is 1994 the Year?” in Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law , Volume 43:13, Summer 1994.
  • "Health Reform: What Will It Take To Pass?” in Health Affairs , Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring 1994.
  • "Clinton's Tooth Fairy Financing” in the Journal of American Health Policy , Vol. 3, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1993.
  • "Health Care: Grab Half the Loaf” in USA Today , August 31, 1993.
  • "President Bush's Vision for a Healthy America: a Record and a Plan” in Journal of American Health Policy , 1992, Vol. 2, No. 5.
  • "Building on our Strengths Through Market-Based Reform” in The Internist , 1992, Vol. 33, No. 8.
  • "Federal and State Initiatives in Health Care Reform: the Administration's View” in Decisions in Imaging Economics , 1992, Vol. 5, No. 4.
  • "The Health Care Quality Improvement Initiative: A New Approach to Quality Assurance in Medicare” (with S. F. Jencks) in the Journal of the American Medical Association , 1992, Vol. 268, No. 7.
  • "Financing Care for Patients with AIDS” in Journal of the American Medical Association , 1991, Vol. 266, No. 24.
  • "Coordinated Care and Public Programs” (with L. Rossiter) in Health Affairs , Winter 1991, Vol. 19, No. 4.
  • "Medicare's PROs Change Their Focus, Broaden Their Mission ” in Journal of the American Medical Association , 1991, Vol. 266, No. 20.
  • "Physician Payment Reform” in Journal of the American Medical Association , 1991, Vol. 266, No. 19.
  • "Treat the Causes, Not the Symptoms, of the Health Care Cost Problem” in Journal of American Health Policy , September/October 1991.
  • "Medicare Moves Toward Bundled Payments” in Academic Medicine , 1991, Vol. 66, No. 8.