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Glenn A. Melnick, PhD

TitleBlue Cross of California Chair in Healthcare Finance, and Professor of Public Policy
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPublic Policy
AddressVPD 210F
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-7273
Phone+1 213 740 6526
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    Glenn Melnick, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert in health economics and finance. Professor Melnick joined the School of Public Administration faculty in 1996. Previously, he served as a faculty member of the UCLA School of Public Health, a consultant at RAND, and an expert witness to the Federal Trade Commission. He has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, Medical Care, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Health Policy Reform: Competition and Controls, and Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. He has been principal investigator for a number of funded projects in Jakarta, Indonesia, and in Taiwan.


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    MEDICARE MANAGED CARE: SELECTION/COMPETITION/QUALITY
    AHRQ R01HS010256Sep 30, 2000 - Aug 31, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    EFF OF MAN CARE ON PATIENT TRAVEL PATTERNS &SIZE OF HOS
    AHRQ R03HS009523Jun 1, 1997 - May 31, 2000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    HEALTH CARE MARKETS, MANAGED CARE &HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE
    AHRQ R01HS009211Sep 30, 1995 - Sep 29, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
    MARKET STRUCTURE AND HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE
    AHRQ R01HS006490Sep 1, 1990 - Aug 31, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Melnick GA, Fonkych K, Zwanziger J. The California Competitive Model: How Has It Fared, And What's Next? Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Sep; 37(9):1417-1424. PMID: 30179549.
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    2. Melnick GA, Fonkych K. Hospital Prices Increase in California, Especially Among Hospitals in the Largest Multi-hospital Systems. Inquiry. 2016; 53. PMID: 27284126.
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    3. Melnick GA, Green L, Rich J. House Calls: California Program For Homebound Patients Reduces Monthly Spending, Delivers Meaningful Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jan; 35(1):28-35. PMID: 26733698.
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    4. Damrongplasit K, Melnick G. Funding, coverage, and access under Thailand's universal health insurance program: an update after ten years. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2015 Apr; 13(2):157-66. PMID: 25566748.
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    5. Wu VY, Shen YC, Yun MS, Melnick G. Decomposition of the drivers of the U.S. hospital spending growth, 2001-2009. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 May 21; 14:230. PMID: 24886580; PMCID: PMC4037553.
    6. Melnick G, Fonkych K. Fair pricing law prompts most California hospitals to adopt policies to protect uninsured patients from high charges. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jun; 32(6):1101-8. PMID: 23733985.
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    7. Melnick GA, Shen YC, Wu VY. The increased concentration of health plan markets can benefit consumers through lower hospital prices. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Sep; 30(9):1728-33. PMID: 21900664.
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    8. Erlyana E, Damrongplasit KK, Melnick G. Expanding health insurance to increase health care utilization: will it have different effects in rural vs. urban areas? Health Policy. 2011 May; 100(2-3):273-81. PMID: 21168932.
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    9. Fonkych K, Melnick G. Disproportionate share hospital subsidies for treating the uninsured. Med Care. 2010 Sep; 48(9):809-14. PMID: 20706170.
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    10. Shen YC, Wu VY, Melnick G. Trends in hospital cost and revenue, 1994-2005: how are they related to HMO penetration, concentration, and for-profit ownership? Health Serv Res. 2010 Feb; 45(1):42-61. PMID: 19840134; PMCID: PMC2813436.
    11. Damrongplasit K, Melnick GA. Early results from Thailand's 30 Baht Health Reform: something to smile about. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w457-66. PMID: 19336469.
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    12. Fonkych K, O'Leary JF, Melnick GA, Keeler EB. Medicare HMO impact on utilization at the end of life. Am J Manag Care. 2008 Aug; 14(8):505-12. PMID: 18690766.
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    13. Melnick GA, Ketcham JD. Have HMOs broadened their hospital networks?: Changes in HMO hospital networks in California, 1999-2003. Med Care. 2008 Mar; 46(3):339-42. PMID: 18388850.
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    14. Melnick GA, Fonkych K. Hospital pricing and the uninsured: do the uninsured pay higher prices? Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Mar-Apr; 27(2):w116-22. PMID: 18252736.
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    15. O'Leary JE, Sloss EM, Melnick G. Disabled Medicare beneficiaries by dual eligible status: California, 1996-2001. Health Care Financ Rev. 2007; 28(4):57-67. PMID: 17722751; PMCID: PMC4194998.
    16. Melnick G, Keeler E. The effects of multi-hospital systems on hospital prices. J Health Econ. 2007 Mar 01; 26(2):400-13. PMID: 17084928.
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    17. Zeng F, O'Leary JF, Sloss EM, Lopez MS, Dhanani N, Melnick G. The effect of medicare health maintenance organizations on hospitalization rates for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. Med Care. 2006 Oct; 44(10):900-7. PMID: 17001260.
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    18. Bamezai A, Melnick G. Marginal cost of emergency department outpatient visits: an update using California data. Med Care. 2006 Sep; 44(9):835-41. PMID: 16932135.
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    19. Bamezai A, Melnick G, Nawathe A. The cost of an emergency department visit and its relationship to emergency department volume. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 May; 45(5):483-90. PMID: 15855942.
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    20. Lee KH, Melnick GA, Myrtle RC. The effects of case mix on hospital costs and revenues in managed care environments. J Health Hum Serv Adm. 2005; 28(1):96-134. PMID: 16521617.
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    21. Sloss EM, Dhanani N, O'Leary JF, Lopez MS, Melnick G. Inpatient utilization by dual Medicare-Medicaid eligibles in Medicare risk HMOs and fee for service, California, 1991-1996. Manag Care Interface. 2004 Dec; 17(12):30-4, 41. PMID: 15656377.
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    22. Dhanani N, O'Leary JF, Keeler E, Bamezai A, Melnick G. The effect of HMOs on the inpatient utilization of medicare beneficiaries. Health Serv Res. 2004 Oct; 39(5):1607-27. PMID: 15333125; PMCID: PMC1361086.
    23. Ferris JM, Melnick GA. Improving the health of Californians: effective public-private strategies for challenging times. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 May-Jun; 23(3):257-61. PMID: 15160824.
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    24. Melnick GA, Nawathe AC, Bamezai A, Green L. Emergency department capacity and access in California, 1990-2001: an economic analysis. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jan-Jun; Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-136-42. PMID: 15451990.
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    25. Melnick GA, Nawathe AC, Bamezai A, Green L. Hospital emergency departments: the authors respond. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jan-Jun; Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-155-6. PMID: 15451985.
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    26. Shen YC, Melnick G. The effects of HMO ownership on hospital costs and revenues: is there a difference between for-profit and nonprofit plans? Inquiry. 2004; 41(3):255-67. PMID: 15669744.
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    27. Bamezai A, Melnick GA, Mann JM, Zwanziger J. Hospital selective contracting without consumer choice: what can we learn from Medi-Cal? J Policy Anal Manage. 2003; 22(1):65-84. PMID: 12722762.
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