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Scanlon, William

Works: 82 works in 200 publications in 1 language and 9,545 library holdings
Genres: Rules 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD7102.U4, 362.160973
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Most widely held works by William Scanlon
Long-term care : current experience and a framework for analysis by William Scanlon( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicare+Choice : oversight lapses in HCFA's review of Humana's 1998 Florida contract by William Scanlon( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nursing homes : prevalence of serious quality problems remains unacceptably high, despite some decline : testimony before the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate by William Scanlon( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicare hospital and physician payments : geographic cost adjustments important to preserve beneficiary access to services : testimony before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives by William Scanlon( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the Medicare program adjusts payments to hospitals and physicians to account for geographic differences in costs
Group purchasing organizations : pilot study suggest large buying groups do not always offer hospitals lower prices : testimony before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, and Business and Consumer Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate by William Scanlon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This testimony discusses the role of group purchasing organizations (GPO) in the marketplace for medical devices used in hospitals. Faced with persistent pressures to cut their costs, hospitals over the past two decades have increasingly relied on specialized private firms GPOs to keep the cost of supplies in check. Hospitals buy everything from sophisticated medical devices for example, cardiac defibrillators to commodities such as saline solution through GPO negotiated contracts. By pooling the purchases of their member hospitals, these specialized firms are intended to negotiate lower prices from vendors (manufacturers and distributors), which can benefit hospitals and, ultimately, consumers and payers of hospital care (such as insurers and employers). The price advantages of a GPO are expected to be greater for large GPOs, which negotiate on behalf of nearly 2,000 hospitals. To increase its leverage with vendors, a GPO often selects only certain manufacturers and vendors of a product to include in its catalog. According to GPOs, this selection of some vendors and exclusion of others reflects judgments about both product quality and price
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