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R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD

R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD, is a professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Professor Konetzka conducts research in health economics; aging, post-acute and long-term care; quality of care; and Medicare and Medicaid policy, focusing on the relationship between economic incentives and quality of care. Her research combines rigorous methodological training with extensive institutional knowledge of long-term care providers and policies acquired through previous experience in the industry. She has been the PI on 6 federally funded major research grants to study the financing and quality of long-term and post-acute care, several of them using mixed methods. Much of her research involves econometric analysis of large data sets including Medicare claims, Medicaid claims, nursing home MDS, and the Health and Retirement Study. Professor Konetzka currently serves on the editorial board of Health Services Research and is Editor in Chief of Medical Care Research and Review.

University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA
Post-doctoral fellowship - Health Economics
2004

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD - Health Policy and Administration (Health Economics)
2003

University of Pennsylvania
AM - Economics
1992

The impact of Medicare copayments for skilled nursing facilities on length of stay, outcomes, and costs.
Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Qi M, Coe NB. The impact of Medicare copayments for skilled nursing facilities on length of stay, outcomes, and costs. Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec; 54(6):1184-1192.
PMID: 31657002

Assessing the Relative Contribution of Resident Versus Facility Characteristics Associated With Antipsychotic Medication Receipt Among Nursing Facility Residents.
Busch SH, Cohen MS, Konetzka RT. Assessing the Relative Contribution of Resident Versus Facility Characteristics Associated With Antipsychotic Medication Receipt Among Nursing Facility Residents. Med Care. 2019 Oct; 57(10):822-829.
PMID: 31415339

A National Examination Of Long-Term Care Setting, Outcomes, And Disparities Among Elderly Dual Eligibles.
Gorges RJ, Sanghavi P, Konetzka RT. A National Examination Of Long-Term Care Setting, Outcomes, And Disparities Among Elderly Dual Eligibles. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Jul; 38(7):1110-1118.
PMID: 31260370

Association Between High Discharge Rates of Vulnerable Patients and Skilled Nursing Facility Copayments.
Chatterjee P, Qi M, Coe NB, Konetzka RT, Werner RM. Association Between High Discharge Rates of Vulnerable Patients and Skilled Nursing Facility Copayments. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 28.
PMID: 31135825

Patient Outcomes After Hospital Discharge to Home With Home Health Care vs to a Skilled Nursing Facility.
Werner RM, Coe NB, Qi M, Konetzka RT. Patient Outcomes After Hospital Discharge to Home With Home Health Care vs to a Skilled Nursing Facility. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 01; 179(5):617-623.
PMID: 30855652

Consumer Response to Composite Ratings of Nursing Home Quality.
Perraillon MC, Konetzka RT, He D, Werner RM. Consumer Response to Composite Ratings of Nursing Home Quality. Am J Health Econ. 2019; 5(2):165-190.
PMID: 31579236

Medicaid and Nursing Home Choice: Why Do Duals End Up in Low-Quality Facilities?
Sharma H, Perraillon MC, Werner RM, Grabowski DC, Konetzka RT. Medicaid and Nursing Home Choice: Why Do Duals End Up in Low-Quality Facilities? J Appl Gerontol. 2019 Apr 08; 733464819838447.
PMID: 30957619

Scalability of an IT Intervention to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes.
Davidson C, Loganathan S, Bishop L, Imhof L, Bergofsky L, Spector W, Konetzka RT. Scalability of an IT Intervention to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Jul; 20(7):816-821.e2.
PMID: 30954418

What is the marginal benefit of payment-induced family care? Impact on Medicaid spending and health of care recipients.
Coe NB, Guo J, Konetzka RT, Van Houtven CH. What is the marginal benefit of payment-induced family care? Impact on Medicaid spending and health of care recipients. Health Econ. 2019 05; 28(5):678-692.
PMID: 30887623

Use of instrumental variables for endogenous treatment at the provider level.
Konetzka RT, Yang F, Werner RM. Use of instrumental variables for endogenous treatment at the provider level. Health Econ. 2019 05; 28(5):710-716.
PMID: 30672042

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