Peer-reviewed articles

In press

Huang S & Kim H. Home health chains and practice patterns: evidence of 2008 Medicare reimbursement revision. Population Health Management. [In Press].

Jacob L, Geddes J, McCartney S, Burchiel K. Cost Analysis — Awake Versus Asleep Deep Brain Stimulation: A Single Academic Health Center Experience. Journal of Neurosurgery. [In press].

Jung K, Wu B, Kim H, Polsky D. Effects of publicized quality information on home health agency choice. Medical Care Research & Review. DOI: 10.1177/107755871623718. [In press].

Kim H & Jung K. New Entrants' Practice Patterns in Medicare Home Health Care after the Prospective Payment System Revision in 2008. Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, DOI:10.1016/j.hjdsi.2015.06.005 [In press].

Kim H, McConnell KJ, Sun B. Comparing emergency department use among Medicaid and commercial patients using All Payer All Claims data. Population Health Management. [In press].

Kim H & Norton EC. How home health agency's ownership affects practice patterns. Fiscal Studies. [In press].

Kim H, Wu B, Jung K. Competition and home health agencies' gaming behavior in the United States. Home Health Care Management & Practice. [In press].

Snowden JJ. Kozhmanil K, Muoto I, McConnell KJ, Caughey AB. A "Busy Day" Effect On Perinatal Complications of Delivery: Retrospective Cohort Study. BMJ Quality &Safety [In press].


Broffman L, Spurlock M, Dulacki K, Campbell A, Rodriguez F, Wright B, McConnell KJ, Warne D, Davis MM. Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in Rural and Reservation Areas. The Journal of Rural Health 331(1):71-81. 2017.

Chang AM, Laurie A, Prewitt L, Fu R, McConnell KJ, Sun BC. Associations of Emergency Department Length-of-Stay with Publicly Reported Quality-of-Care Measures. Academic Emergency Medicine. 24(2):246-250. 2017. PMID: 27640877.

Huguet N, Angrier H, Marino M, McConnell KJ, Hoopes M, O'Malley J, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Holderness H, Raynor L, DeVoe JE. Protocol for the Analysis of a Natural Experiment on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Diabetes Care in Community Health Centers. Implementation Science. 10;12(1):14. 2017. PMID: 28183354.

McCarty D, Rieckmann T, Baker R, McConnell KJ. Does 42 CFR part 2 inhibit coordination and integration of care? A qualitative analysis. Psychiatric Services. 68, 245-249. 2017.

McConnell KJ, Renfro S, Wallace N, Cohen DJ, Lindrooth RC, Chernew M. Oregon's Medicaid Reform and Transition to Global Budgets were Associated with Reductions in Expenditures. Health Affairs. 36(3) 451-459. 2017.


Charlesworth CJ, Meath T, Schwartz A, McConnell KJ. Comparison of Low-Value Care in Medicaid vs Commercially Insured Populations. JAMA Intern Med. 2016. 176(7):998-1004. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2086.

Cohen DJ, Balasubramanian BA, Gorden L, Marino M, Ono S, Solberg LI, Crabtree BF, Stange KC, Davis M, Miller WL, Damschroder LJ, McConnell KJ, Creswell J. A national evaluation of a dissemination and implementation initiative to enhance primary care practice capacity and improve cardiovascular disease care: the ESCALATES study protocol. Implementation Science 11(1):86. 2016. PMID: 27358078.

Davis MM, Spurlock M, Dulacki K, Meath T, Li H, McCarty D, Warne D, Wright B, McConnell KJ. The South Dakota Health Survey: Assessing Disparities in Behavioral Health Services in Rural and Reservation Areas. The Journal of Rural Health 32(3): 287-302. 2016. PMID:26515583.

Graven P, Chan BC, Meath T, Mendelson A, Kim H, McConnell KJ. Preventable Acute Care Spending for High-Cost Patients Across Payer Types. Journal of Health Care Finance 42(3): 1-22. 2016.

Ibrahim SA, Kim H, McConnell KJ. The CMS Comprehensive Care Model and Racial Disparity in Joint Replacement. JAMA 316(12) 1258-9. 2016. PMID: 27653166.

Kim H, Jacob L, Hartung D, McCarty D, McConnell KJ. The Concentration of Opioid Prescriptions by Physicians and Patients in the Oregon Medicaid Program. Psychiatric Services 67(4):397-40. 2016.

Lindner, Stephan. How Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Affect the Decision to Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance? Journal of Human Resources 51(1): 62-94. 2016.

Marino M, Bailey SR, Gold R, Hoopes MJ, O'Malley JP, Huguet N, Heintzman J, Gallia C, McConnell KJ, DeVoe JE. Receipt of Preventive Services after Oregon's Randomized Medicaid Experiment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 50(2):161-70. 2016. PMID: 26497264.

McConnell KJ. Oregon's Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations JAMA. 315(9):869-870. 2016.

McConnell KJ, Lindrooth RC, Wholey DR, Maddox TM, Bloom N. Modern Management Practices and Hospital Admissions. Health Economics 25(4)470-485.2016. PMID: 25712429.

Mendelson A, Goldberg B, McConnell KJ. New Rules for Medicaid Managed Care –Do They Undermine Payment Reform? Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation 4(4): 274-276. 2016.

Newgard CD, Yang Z, Nishijima D, McConnell KJ, Trent S. Holmes JF, Daya M, Mann NC, Hsia R, Rea T, Wang NE, Delgado MK. The Cost Effectiveness of Field Trauma Triage Among Injured Adults Served by Emergency Medical Services. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 222(6): 1125–1137. 2016. PMID: 27178369.

Rodriguez MI, Edelman A, Swartz J, McConnell KJ. Pharmacists begin prescribing hormonal contraception in Oregon: Baseline knowledge and interest in provision. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 56(5) 521-6. 2016. PMID: 27594105.

Sun B, Laurie A, Prewitt L, Fu R, Chang AM, Augustine J, Reese C, McConnell KJ. Risk Adjusted Variation for Publicly Reported Emergency Department Timeliness Measures. Annals of Emergency Medicine; 67(4): 509-516. 2016. PMID: 26116220 PMID: PMC4690810.


Chang AM, Cohen D, McCarty D, Rieckmann T, McConnell KJ. Oregon's Medicaid Transformation – Early Observations on Variations in Organizational Structure and Strategy.  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 40(1):257-64. 2015. PMCID: PMC4352375.

Dorr DA, McConnell KJ, Williams MPJ, Gray KA, Wagner J, Fagnan LJ, Malcolm E. Transforming Outcomes for Medical home Evaluation and Redesign: Pragmatic development of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Implementation Science 10:13. 2015. PMID: 25609501.

DeVoe JE, Marino M, Gold R, Hoopes MJ, Cowburn S, O'Malley JP, Heintzman J, Gallia C, McConnell KJ, Nelson CA, Huguet N, Bailey SR. Community Health Center Use After Oregon's Randomized Medicaid Experiment. Annals of Family Medicine. 13(4): 312-20. 2015.

Kim H & Norton EC. Effects of the ten percent cap in Medicare home health care on treatment intensity and patient discharge status. Health Services Research, 2015. DOI:10.1111/1475-6773.12290 PMID: 25732007.

Kim H & Norton EC. Practice patterns among entrants and incumbents in the home health market after the Prospective Payment System was implemented. Health Economics, 2015; 24(S1): 118-131. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3147. 

Rodriguez MI, Darney B, Linz L, Elman E, Caughey AB, McConnell KJ. Examining quality of contraceptive services for adolescents in Oregon's family planning program. Contraception. 91(4):328-35. 2015. PMID: 25545334.

Sun BC, Chi DL, Schwarz E, Milgrom P, Yagapen A, Malveau S, Chen Z, Chan B, Danner S, Owen E, Morton V, Lowe RA. Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Problems: A Mixed-Methods Study. American Journal of Public Health, 2015, 105(5): 947-955.


Choo EK, Zaller ND, Benz M, Warren O, Rising K, McConnell KJ. The Impact of State Policy on Adolescent Marijuana Use. Journal of Adolescent Health. 55(2): 160-6. 2014. PMID: 24742758.

Englander H, Michaels L, Chan B, Kansagara D. The Care Transitions Innovation (C-TraIn) for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults: Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 29(11): 1460-1467. 2014.

Fried B, Pintor, JK, Graven P, Blewett LA. (2014). Implementing Federal Health Reform in the States: Who Is Included and Excluded and What Are Their Characteristics?. Health Services Research, 49: 2062–2085. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12232.

McConnell KJ, Chang AM, Cohen D., Kautz G, McCarty D, McFarland B, Wallace N, Wright B, Chernew M, Smith JA. Oregon's Medicaid Transformation: An Innovative Approach To Holding A Health System Accountable For Spending Growth. Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. 2(3): 163–167. 2014. PMCID: PMC4273859.

McConnell KJ, Chang AM, Maddox TM, Wholey DR, Lindrooth RC. An Exploration of Management Practices in Hospitals. Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. 2: 121-129. 2014. 


Gustafson DH, Quanbeck AR, Ford JH, Pulvermacher A, French MT, McConnell KJ, Batalden P, Hoffman K, McCarty D. Which Elements of Improvement Collaboratives Are Most Effective? A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Addiction 108(6): 1145-57. 2013. PMCID: PMC3651751.

Hartung DM, Middleton L, McFarland BF, Beasley D, Meeker A, McDonough M., Haxby DG, McConnell KJ. Validity of Health Administrative Data to Identify Off-label Second Generation Antipsychotic use in a Medicaid Population. Psychiatric Services. 64(12) 1236-42. 2013. PMID: 23999754.

McConnell KJ, Lindrooth RC, Wholey DR, Maddox TM, Bloom N. Management Practices and the Quality of Care in Cardiac Units. JAMA Internal Medicine. 173(8): 684-92. 2013. PMID: 23552986.

McConnell KJ. The Effect of Parity on Expenditures for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness. Health Services Research 48(5) 1634-1652. 2013. PMCID: PMC3720714.

Newgard CD, Staudenmayer K, Hsia YR, Mann NC, Bulger EM, Holmes JF, Fleischman RJ, Gorman K, Haukoos JS, McConnell KJ. The Cost of Over-triage: More Than One-Third of Low-Risk Injured Patients Were Taken to Major Trauma Centers. Health Affairs. 32(9): 1591-99. 2013. PMCID: PMC4044817.

Snowden JJ, Darney BG, Cheng YW, McConnell KJ, Caughey AB. Systems Factors in Obstetric Care: The Role of Daily Obstetric Volume. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 122(4):851-857. 2013. PMID 24084544.

Wallace NT, McConnell KJ. Impact of Comprehensive Insurance Parity on Follow-Up Care after Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment in Oregon. Psychiatric Services 64(10): 961-966. 2013. PMID 23771583.

Reports and working papers

Lindner, Stephan, Regan Considine, Margaret Spurlock, Melinda Davis, and Ruth Rowland: "The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on People with Disabilities: A Summer 2015 Status Report."  National Council on Disability: Washington, DC, in press.

Oregon Health Authority and Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (2015). Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Oregon: County Results/Statewide Update.

Office for Oregon Health Policy Research, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness and Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (2014). The Projected Demand for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants in Oregon: 2013-2020.  Report prepared for Oregon Health Authority.

Abraham JM, Feldman R, Graven, Peter. How Will the Affordable Care Act Change Employers’ Incentives to Offer Insurance? (January 01, 2014). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 14-02.

Abraham JM, Feldman R, Graven, Peter. New Evidence on Employer Price‐Sensitivity of Offering Health Insurance (January 01, 2014). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 14-01.

The State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, and Manatt Health Solutions (2013). Estimated Financial Effects of Expanding Oregon’s Medicaid Program under the Affordable Care Act (2014-2020). Report prepared for Oregon Health Authority.