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Andrew Bindman, MD

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San Francisco, CA 94110

Andrew Bindman, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is also a senior advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation within the US Department of Health and Human Services where he works on issues related to the health care workforce, graduate medical education, and Medicaid. He has practiced, taught and performed health services research at UCSF's affiliated San Francisco General Hospital for over 25 years. Dr. Bindman has published extensively on evaluations of Medicaid health policies with a focus on access to care and health outcomes. During 2009-2010, he served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow on the staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee within the US House of Representatives where he was intimately involved in the drafting of legislative language for the federal health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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  1. Bindman A. Redesigning Medicaid Managed Care. JAMA. 2018 Apr 17; 319(15):1537-1538.

  2. Bindman AB, Pronovost PJ, Asch DA. Funding Innovation in a Learning Health Care System. JAMA. 2018 Jan 09; 319(2):119-120.

  3. Ko M, Newcomer RJ, Harrington C, Hulett D, Kang T, Bindman AB. Predictors of Nursing Facility Entry by Medicaid-Only Older Adults and Persons With Disabilities in California. Inquiry. 2018 Jan-Dec; 55:46958018768316.

  4. Bindman AB. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Development of a Learning Health Care System. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jul 01; 177(7):909-910.

  5. Bindman AB. A Shared Responsibility for Developing a Learning Health System. J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Apr/Jun; 32(2):95-98.

  6. Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem. PLoS Med. 2017 Mar; 14(3):e1002260.

  7. Hing E, Kurtzman E, Lau DT, Taplin C, Bindman AB. Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians in Patient-centered Medical Home Practices: United States, 2013. Natl Health Stat Report. 2017 Feb; (101):1-9.

  8. Califf RM, Robb MA, Bindman AB, Briggs JP, Collins FS, Conway PH, Coster TS, Cunningham FE, De Lew N, DeSalvo KB, Dymek C, Dzau VJ, Fleurence RL, Frank RG, Gaziano JM, Kaufmann P, Lauer M, Marks PW, McGinnis JM, Richards C, Selby JV, Shulkin DJ, Shuren J, Slavitt AM, Smith SR, Washington BV, White PJ, Woodcock J, Woodson J, Sherman RE. Transforming Evidence Generation to Support Health and Health Care Decisions. N Engl J Med. 2016 Dec 15; 375(24):2395-2400.

  9. O'Shea L, Bindman AB. Personal Health Budgets for Patients with Complex Needs. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10; 375(19):1815-1817.

  10. Welch WP, Bindman AB. Town and Gown Differences Among the 100 Largest Medical Groups in the United States. Acad Med. 2016 Jul; 91(7):1007-14.

  11. Raven MC, Kushel M, Ko MJ, Penko J, Bindman AB. The Effectiveness of Emergency Department Visit Reduction Programs: A Systematic Review. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Oct; 68(4):467-483.e15.

  12. Smith-Bindman R, Bindman AB. Imaging More Wisely-Already At Work-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 06 01; 176(6):870-1.

  13. Newcomer R, Harrington C, Hulett D, Kang T, Ko M, Bindman A. Health Care Use Before and After Entering Long-Term Services and Supports. J Appl Gerontol. 2018 Jan; 37(1):26-40.

  14. Newcomer RJ, Ko M, Kang T, Harrington C, Hulett D, Bindman AB. Health Care Expenditures After Initiating Long-term Services and Supports in the Community Versus in a Nursing Facility. Med Care. 2016 Mar; 54(3):221-8.

  15. Smith-Bindman R, Bindman AB. Imaging More Wisely. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):168-70.

  16. Coffman JM, Rhodes KV, Fix M, Bindman AB. Testing the Validity of Primary Care Physicians' Self-Reported Acceptance of New Patients by Insurance Status. Health Serv Res. 2016 08; 51(4):1515-32.

  17. Marshall M, Bindman AB. The Role of Government in Health Care Reform in the United States and England. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 176(1):9-10.

  18. Bindman A. A Healthy Living Wage. JAMA. 2015 Dec 01; 314(21):2224-5.

  19. Kronick R, Casalino LP, Bindman AB. Introduction. Apple Pickers or Federal Judges: Strong versus Weak Incentives in Physician Payment. Health Serv Res. 2015 Dec; 50 Suppl 2:2049-56.

  20. Ko M, Murphy J, Bindman AB. Integrating Health Care for the Most Vulnerable: Bridging the Differences in Organizational Cultures Between US Hospitals and Community Health Centers. Am J Public Health. 2015 Nov; 105 Suppl 5:S676-9.

  21. Hoffman AB, Bindman AB. Varying Charges and Questionable Costs. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1579-80.

  22. Bindman AB. Managing the Future of Medicaid. JAMA. 2015 Jul 28; 314(4):345-6.

  23. Bindman AB, Hulett D, Gilmer TP, Bertko J. Sorting Out the Health Risk in California's State-Based Marketplace. Health Serv Res. 2016 Feb; 51(1):129-45.

  24. Bindman AB. The other physician payment problem. JAMA. 2015 Jun 02; 313(21):2112-3.

  25. Bindman AB. Nudging medical practice change one regulation at a time. JAMA. 2015 Mar 24-31; 313(12):1197-8.

  26. Murphy J, Ko M, Kizer KW, Bindman AB. Safety net integration: a shared strategy for becoming providers of choice. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2015 Apr; 40(2):403-19.

  27. Bindman A. JAMA Forum: Lung cancer screening and evidence-based policy. JAMA. 2015 Jan 06; 313(1):17-8.

  28. Coffman JM, Spetz J, Grumbach K, Fix M, Bindman AB. Electronic health record availability among advanced practice registered nurses and physicians. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Nov; 20(11 Spec No. 17):eSP31-8.

  29. Ko M, Newcomer R, Kang T, Hulett D, Chu P, Bindman AB. Payment rates for personal care assistants and the use of long-term services and supports among those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec; 49(6):1812-31.

  30. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Bacchetti P, Kruger J, Bindman A. Effect of Present-on-Admission (POA) Reporting Accuracy on Hospital Performance Assessments Using Risk-Adjusted Mortality. Health Serv Res. 2015 Jun; 50(3):922-38.

  31. Pete Welch W, Stearns SC, Cuellar AE, Bindman AB. Use of hospitalists by Medicare beneficiaries: a national picture. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2014; 4(2).

  32. Bindman AB, Coffman JM. Calling all doctors: what type of insurance do you accept? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):869-70.

  33. Heller DJ, Hoffman C, Bindman AB. Supporting the needs of state health policy makers through university partnerships. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2014 Jun; 39(3):667-77.

  34. Bindman AB. Health care reform and its impact on radiology practice. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Mar; 11(3):252-4.

  35. Ko M, Bindman AB. No man is an island: disentangling multilevel effects in health services research. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Mar; 23(3):177-9.

  36. Himmelstein J, Bindman AB. Advancing the university mission through partnerships with state Medicaid programs. Acad Med. 2013 Nov; 88(11):1606-8.

  37. Jacobs DB, Greene M, Bindman AB. It's academic: public policy activities among faculty members in a department of medicine. Acad Med. 2013 Oct; 88(10):1460-3.

  38. Bindman AB, Blum JD, Kronick R. Medicare payment for chronic care delivered in a patient-centered medical home. JAMA. 2013 Sep 18; 310(11):1125-6.

  39. Welch WP, Cuellar AE, Stearns SC, Bindman AB. Proportion of physicians in large group practices continued to grow in 2009-11. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Sep; 32(9):1659-66.

  40. Bindman AB. Using the National Provider Identifier for health care workforce evaluation. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2013; 3(3).

  41. Kronick R, Bindman AB. Protecting finances and improving access to care with Medicaid. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 02; 368(18):1744-5.

  42. Bindman AB. The evolution of health services research. Health Serv Res. 2013 Apr; 48(2 Pt 1):349-53.

  43. Bindman AB, Blum JD, Kronick R. Medicare's transitional care payment--a step toward the medical home. N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 21; 368(8):692-4.

  44. Moskowitz D, Guthrie B, Bindman AB. The role of data in health care disparities in Medicaid managed care. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2012; 2(4).

  45. Gibbons DC, Bindman AB, Soljak MA, Millett C, Majeed A. Defining primary care sensitive conditions: a necessity for effective primary care delivery? J R Soc Med. 2012 Oct; 105(10):422-8.

  46. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Feb; 70(1):98-112.

  47. Hall YN, Choi AI, Himmelfarb J, Chertow GM, Bindman AB. Homelessness and CKD: a cohort study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Jul; 7(7):1094-102.

  48. Sommers BD, Bindman AB. New physicians, the Affordable Care Act, and the changing practice of medicine. JAMA. 2012 Apr 25; 307(16):1697-8.

  49. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. The accuracy of present-on-admission reporting in administrative data. Health Serv Res. 2011 Dec; 46(6pt1):1946-62.

  50. Bindman AB, Schneider AG. Catching a wave--implementing health care reform in California. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 21; 364(16):1487-9.

  51. Blewett LA, Bindman AB. Harvesting the lessons of state health policy. Health Serv Res. 2011 Feb; 46(1 Pt 2):246-50.

  52. Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Linking a comprehensive payment model to comprehensive care of frail elderly patients: a dual approach. JAMA. 2010 Nov 03; 304(17):1948-9.

  53. Millett C, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Unhealthy competition: consequences of health plan choice in California Medicaid. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov; 100(11):2235-40.

  54. Millett C, Everett CJ, Matheson EM, Bindman AB, Mainous AG. Impact of Medicare Part D on seniors' out-of-pocket expenditures on medications. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Aug 09; 170(15):1325-30.

  55. Guthrie B, Auerback G, Bindman AB. Health plan competition for Medicaid enrollees based on performance does not improve quality of care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Aug; 29(8):1507-16.

  56. Hall YN, Choi AI, Chertow GM, Bindman AB. Chronic kidney disease in the urban poor. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 May; 5(5):828-35.

  57. Jolly S, Kao C, Bindman AB, Korenbrot C. Cardiac procedures among American Indians and Alaska Natives compared to non-Hispanic whites hospitalized with ischemic heart disease in California. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25(5):430-4.

  58. Bindman AB, Chen A, Fraser JS, Yee HF, Ofman D. Healthcare reform with a safety net: lessons from San Francisco. Am J Manag Care. 2009 Oct; 15(10):747-50.

  59. McNair PD, Luft HS, Bindman AB. Medicare's policy not to pay for treating hospital-acquired conditions: the impact. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Sep-Oct; 28(5):1485-93.

  60. Bindman AB. Is there a personal doctor in the house? Ann Intern Med. 2009 Mar 03; 150(5):351-2.

  61. Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Auerback GM. Interruptions in Medicaid coverage and risk for hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Dec 16; 149(12):854-60.

  62. Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Auerback GM. Medicaid re-enrollment policies and children's risk of hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Med Care. 2008 Oct; 46(10):1049-54.

  63. Goldman LE, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Comparisons of health plan quality: does the sampling strategy affect the results? Med Care. 2008 Jul; 46(7):752-7.

  64. Bhandari VK, Wang F, Bindman AB, Schillinger D. Quality of anticoagulation control: do race and language matter? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Feb; 19(1):41-55.

  65. Grubbs V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Fernandez A, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Acute myocardial infarction length of stay and hospital mortality are not associated with language preference. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Feb; 23(2):190-4.

  66. Majeed A, Lester H, Bindman AB. Improving the quality of care with performance indicators. BMJ. 2007 Nov 03; 335(7626):916-8.

  67. Haggstrom DA, Bindman AB. The influence of care management tools on physician practice change across organizational settings. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Nov; 33(11):672-80.

  68. Saha S, Solotaroff R, Oster A, Bindman AB. Are preventable hospitalizations sensitive to changes in access to primary care? The case of the Oregon Health Plan. Med Care. 2007 Aug; 45(8):712-9.

  69. Seligman HK, Chattopadhyay A, Vittinghoff E, Bindman AB. Racial and ethnic differences in receipt of primary care services between medicaid fee-for-service and managed care plans. J Ambul Care Manage. 2007 Jul-Sep; 30(3):264-73.

  70. Bindman AB, Forrest CB, Britt H, Crampton P, Majeed A. Diagnostic scope of and exposure to primary care physicians in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States: cross sectional analysis of results from three national surveys. BMJ. 2007 Jun 16; 334(7606):1261.

  71. Seligman HK, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Kanaya AM, Kushel MB. Food insecurity is associated with diabetes mellitus: results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jul; 22(7):1018-23.

  72. Smetana GW, Landon BE, Bindman AB, Burstin H, Davis RB, Tjia J, Rich EC. A comparison of outcomes resulting from generalist vs specialist care for a single discrete medical condition: a systematic review and methodologic critique. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jan 08; 167(1):10-20.

  73. Schillinger D, Machtinger EL, Wang F, Palacios J, Rodriguez M, Bindman A. Language, literacy, and communication regarding medication in an anticoagulation clinic: a comparison of verbal vs. visual assessment. J Health Commun. 2006 Oct-Nov; 11(7):651-64.

  74. Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. The contribution of Medicaid managed care to the increasing undercount of Medicaid beneficiaries in the Current Population Survey. Med Care. 2006 Sep; 44(9):822-6.

  75. Schillinger D, Wang F, Rodriguez M, Bindman A, Machtinger EL. The importance of establishing regimen concordance in preventing medication errors in anticoagulant care. J Health Commun. 2006 Sep; 11(6):555-67.

  76. Bindman AB, Bennett A. Date stamping: will it withstand the test of time? Health Serv Res. 2006 Aug; 41(4 Pt 1):1438-43.

  77. Grubbs V, Chen AH, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. Effect of awareness of language law on language access in the health care setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jul; 21(7):683-8.

  78. Exworthy M, Bindman A, Davies H, Washington AE. Evidence into policy and practice? Measuring the progress of U.S. and U.K. policies to tackle disparities and inequalities in U.S. and U.K. health and health care. Milbank Q. 2006; 84(1):75-109.

  79. Gorodetskaya I, Zenios S, McCulloch CE, Bostrom A, Hsu CY, Bindman AB, Go AS, Chertow GM. Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility in chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2005 Dec; 68(6):2801-8.

  80. Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Accuracy of Medicaid payer coding in hospital patient discharge data: implications for Medicaid policy evaluation. Med Care. 2005 Jun; 43(6):586-91.

  81. Bindman AB. Response to an editorial in the January 2005 issue of Medical Care. Med Care. 2005 Apr; 43(4):421; author reply 421-2.

  82. Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Osmond DH, Huen W, Bacchetti P. The impact of Medicaid managed care on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Health Serv Res. 2005 Feb; 40(1):19-38.

  83. Wilson E, Grumbach K, Huebner J, Agrawal J, Bindman AB. Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities. Fam Med. 2004 Nov-Dec; 36(10):715-21.

  84. Rittenhouse DR, Grumbach K, O'Neil EH, Dower C, Bindman A. Physician organization and care management in California: from cottage to Kaiser. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):51-62.

  85. Yoon J, Grumbach K, Bindman AB. Access to Spanish-speaking physicians in California: supply, insurance, or both. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2004 May-Jun; 17(3):165-72.

  86. Kushel M, Bindman AB. Health care lobbying: time to make patients the special interest. Am J Med. 2004 Apr 01; 116(7):496-7.

  87. Brown ER, Lavarreda SA, Meng YY, Andersen RM, Bindman AB, Gelberg L, Becerra L, Gatchell M, Yoon J. County residency and access to care for low- and moderate-income Californians. Policy Brief UCLA Cent Health Policy Res. 2004 Mar; (PB2004-1):1-6.

  88. Schillinger D, Bindman A, Wang F, Stewart A, Piette J. Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2004 Mar; 52(3):315-23.

  89. Bindman AB, Yoon J, Grumbach K. Trends in physician participation in Medicaid. The California experience. J Ambul Care Manage. 2003 Oct-Dec; 26(4):334-43.

  90. Bindman AB, Haggstrom DA. Small steps or a giant leap for the uninsured? JAMA. 2003 Aug 13; 290(6):816-8.

  91. Bindman AB, Wholey DR, Christianson JB. Physicians' reports of their experience with health plan care management practices. Am J Manag Care. 2003 Jun; 9 Spec No 2:SP100-10.

  92. Lee LM, Lehman JS, Bindman AB, Fleming PL. Validation of race/ethnicity and transmission mode in the US HIV/AIDS reporting system. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jun; 93(6):914-7.

  93. Majeed A, Bindman AB. Primary care in the United States. Commentary: what can primary care in the United States learn from the United Kingdom? BMJ. 2003 Apr 12; 326(7393):796-9.

  94. Bindman AB, Majeed A. Primary care in the United States: organisation of primary care in the United States. BMJ. 2003 Mar 22; 326(7390):631-4.

  95. Forrest CB, Majeed A, Weiner JP, Carroll K, Bindman AB. Referral of children to specialists in the United States and the United kingdom. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Mar; 157(3):279-85.

  96. Majeed A, Gray J, Ambler G, Carroll K, Bindman AB. Association between practice size and quality of care of patients with ischaemic heart disease: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2003 Feb 15; 326(7385):371-2.

  97. Oster A, Bindman AB. Emergency department visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: insights into preventable hospitalizations. Med Care. 2003 Feb; 41(2):198-207.

  98. Schillinger D, Piette J, Grumbach K, Wang F, Wilson C, Daher C, Leong-Grotz K, Castro C, Bindman AB. Closing the loop: physician communication with diabetic patients who have low health literacy. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Jan 13; 163(1):83-90.

  99. Kellerman SE, Lehman JS, Lansky A, Stevens MR, Hecht FM, Bindman AB, Wortley PM. HIV testing within at-risk populations in the United States and the reasons for seeking or avoiding HIV testing. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002 Oct 01; 31(2):202-10.

  100. Godden S, Majeed A, Pollock A, Bindman AB. How are primary care groups approaching clinical governance? A review of clinical governance plans from primary care groups in London. J Public Health Med. 2002 Sep; 24(3):165-9.

  101. Forrest CB, Majeed A, Weiner JP, Carroll K, Bindman AB. Comparison of specialty referral rates in the United Kingdom and the United States: retrospective cohort analysis. BMJ. 2002 Aug 17; 325(7360):370-1.

  102. Schillinger D, Grumbach K, Piette J, Wang F, Osmond D, Daher C, Palacios J, Sullivan GD, Bindman AB. Association of health literacy with diabetes outcomes. JAMA. 2002 Jul 24-31; 288(4):475-82.

  103. Davies HT, Washington AE, Bindman AB. Health care report cards: implications for vulnerable patient groups and the organizations providing them care. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2002 Jun; 27(3):379-99.

  104. Backus L, Moron M, Bacchetti P, Baker LC, Bindman AB. Effect of managed care on preventable hospitalization rates in California. Med Care. 2002 Apr; 40(4):315-24.

  105. Majeed A, Eliahoo J, Bardsley M, Morgan D, Bindman AB. Variation in coronary artery bypass grafting, angioplasty, cataract surgery, and hip replacement rates among primary care groups in London: association with population and practice characteristics. J Public Health Med. 2002 Mar; 24(1):21-6.

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