Andrew Bindman, MD

Professor

General Internal Medicine UCSF Health

Dr. Andy Bindman is a professor of medicine, epidemiology & biostatistics, and a core faculty member within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He has a long-standing interest in health policy informed by his many years as primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and through several roles he has played within the federal government. He was a health policy fellow on the staff of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee where he contributed to the drafting of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He worked for several years to implement the ACA as a senior adviser within the US Department of Health and Human Services and as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He currently serves as the co-editor in chief of the journal, Health Services Research. Dr. Bindman was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.

Education
Post-doctoral fellow, 1989 - , Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Stanford
Residency, 1987 - Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisc
1985 - Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
M.D., 1984 - , Mount Sinai School of Medicine
A.B., 1980 - Psychology/Social Relations, cum laude, Harvard College
Websites
Publications
  1. Medicaid's Public Health Plan Options.
  2. Avoiding a Health Care Financial Meltdown.
  3. Expanding Coverage Does Not Guarantee a Benefit.
  4. Difficulty and help with activities of daily living among older adults living alone with cognitive impairment.
  5. From the Editors' Desk: HSR's outstanding reviewers.
  6. The primary care response to COVID-19 in England's National Health Service.
  7. Rising Prices and Health Care "Empires".
  8. From the Editor's Desk.
  9. Changing home care aides: Differences between family and non-family care in California Medicaid home and community-based services.
  10. Challenges and Opportunities to Updating Prescribing Information for Longstanding Oncology Drugs.
  11. From the Editors' Desk: HSR Updates Instructions for Authors.
  12. Primary Care for All.
  13. AHRQ Series on Improving Translation of Evidence: Perceived Value of Translational Products by the AHRQ EPC Learning Health Systems Panel.
  14. Concentration of Physician Services Across Insurers and Effects on Quality: Early Evidence From Medicare Advantage.
  15. Learning healthcare systems: a perspective from the US.
  16. Risk, Benefit, and Fairness in a Big Data World.
  17. Language-Concordant Primary Care Physicians for a Diverse Population: The View from California.
  18. Shaking Things Up in California.
  19. Shared vision for primary care delivery and research in Canada and the United States: Highlights from the cross-border symposium.
  20. Curbing Surprise Medical Bills Can Be a Window Into Cost Control.
  21. Editors' Note: Driving Better Health Policy: "It's the Evidence, Stupid".
  22. Beyond The ACA: Paths To Universal Coverage In California.
  23. Changes in Health Care Costs and Mortality Associated With Transitional Care Management Services After a Discharge Among Medicare Beneficiaries.
  24. Healthcare outcomes and quality in the NHS: how do we compare and how might the NHS improve?
  25. Redesigning Medicaid Managed Care.
  26. Funding Innovation in a Learning Health Care System.
  27. Predictors of Nursing Facility Entry by Medicaid-Only Older Adults and Persons With Disabilities in California.
  28. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Development of a Learning Health Care System.
  29. A Shared Responsibility for Developing a Learning Health System.
  30. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem.
  31. Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians in Patient-centered Medical Home Practices: United States, 2013.
  32. Transforming Evidence Generation to Support Health and Health Care Decisions.
  33. Personal Health Budgets for Patients with Complex Needs.
  34. Town and Gown Differences Among the 100 Largest Medical Groups in the United States.
  35. The Effectiveness of Emergency Department Visit Reduction Programs: A Systematic Review.
  36. Imaging More Wisely-Already At Work-Reply.
  37. Health Care Use Before and After Entering Long-Term Services and Supports.
  38. Health Care Expenditures After Initiating Long-term Services and Supports in the Community Versus in a Nursing Facility.
  39. Imaging More Wisely.
  40. Testing the Validity of Primary Care Physicians' Self-Reported Acceptance of New Patients by Insurance Status.
  41. The Role of Government in Health Care Reform in the United States and England.
  42. A Healthy Living Wage.
  43. Introduction. Apple Pickers or Federal Judges: Strong versus Weak Incentives in Physician Payment.
  44. Integrating Health Care for the Most Vulnerable: Bridging the Differences in Organizational Cultures Between US Hospitals and Community Health Centers.
  45. Varying Charges and Questionable Costs.
  46. Managing the Future of Medicaid.
  47. Sorting Out the Health Risk in California's State-Based Marketplace.
  48. The other physician payment problem.
  49. Nudging medical practice change one regulation at a time.
  50. Safety net integration: a shared strategy for becoming providers of choice.
  51. JAMA Forum: Lung cancer screening and evidence-based policy.
  52. Electronic health record availability among advanced practice registered nurses and physicians.
  53. Payment rates for personal care assistants and the use of long-term services and supports among those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
  54. Effect of Present-on-Admission (POA) Reporting Accuracy on Hospital Performance Assessments Using Risk-Adjusted Mortality.
  55. Use of hospitalists by Medicare beneficiaries: a national picture.
  56. Calling all doctors: what type of insurance do you accept?
  57. Supporting the needs of state health policy makers through university partnerships.
  58. Health care reform and its impact on radiology practice.
  59. No man is an island: disentangling multilevel effects in health services research.
  60. Advancing the university mission through partnerships with state Medicaid programs.
  61. It's academic: public policy activities among faculty members in a department of medicine.
  62. Medicare payment for chronic care delivered in a patient-centered medical home.
  63. Proportion of physicians in large group practices continued to grow in 2009-11.
  64. Using the National Provider Identifier for health care workforce evaluation.
  65. Protecting finances and improving access to care with Medicaid.
  66. The evolution of health services research.
  67. Medicare's transitional care payment--a step toward the medical home.
  68. The role of data in health care disparities in Medicaid managed care.
  69. Defining primary care sensitive conditions: a necessity for effective primary care delivery?
  70. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data.
  71. Homelessness and CKD: a cohort study.
  72. New physicians, the Affordable Care Act, and the changing practice of medicine.
  73. The accuracy of present-on-admission reporting in administrative data.
  74. Catching a wave--implementing health care reform in California.
  75. Harvesting the lessons of state health policy.
  76. Linking a comprehensive payment model to comprehensive care of frail elderly patients: a dual approach.
  77. Unhealthy competition: consequences of health plan choice in California Medicaid.
  78. Impact of Medicare Part D on seniors' out-of-pocket expenditures on medications.
  79. Health plan competition for Medicaid enrollees based on performance does not improve quality of care.
  80. Chronic kidney disease in the urban poor.
  81. Cardiac procedures among American Indians and Alaska Natives compared to non-Hispanic whites hospitalized with ischemic heart disease in California.
  82. Healthcare reform with a safety net: lessons from San Francisco.
  83. Medicare's policy not to pay for treating hospital-acquired conditions: the impact.
  84. Is there a personal doctor in the house?
  85. Interruptions in Medicaid coverage and risk for hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions.
  86. Medicaid re-enrollment policies and children's risk of hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.
  87. Comparisons of health plan quality: does the sampling strategy affect the results?
  88. Quality of anticoagulation control: do race and language matter?
  89. Acute myocardial infarction length of stay and hospital mortality are not associated with language preference.
  90. Improving the quality of care with performance indicators.
  91. The influence of care management tools on physician practice change across organizational settings.
  92. Are preventable hospitalizations sensitive to changes in access to primary care? The case of the Oregon Health Plan.
  93. Racial and ethnic differences in receipt of primary care services between medicaid fee-for-service and managed care plans.
  94. 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.
  95. Food insecurity is associated with diabetes mellitus: results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002.
  96. A comparison of outcomes resulting from generalist vs specialist care for a single discrete medical condition: a systematic review and methodologic critique.
  97. Language, literacy, and communication regarding medication in an anticoagulation clinic: a comparison of verbal vs. visual assessment.
  98. The contribution of Medicaid managed care to the increasing undercount of Medicaid beneficiaries in the Current Population Survey.
  99. The importance of establishing regimen concordance in preventing medication errors in anticoagulant care.
  100. Date stamping: will it withstand the test of time?
  101. Effect of awareness of language law on language access in the health care setting.
  102. 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.
  103. Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility in chronic kidney disease.
  104. Accuracy of Medicaid payer coding in hospital patient discharge data: implications for Medicaid policy evaluation.
  105. Response to an editorial in the January 2005 issue of Medical Care.
  106. The impact of Medicaid managed care on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.
  107. Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities.
  108. Physician organization and care management in California: from cottage to Kaiser.
  109. Access to Spanish-speaking physicians in California: supply, insurance, or both.
  110. Health care lobbying: time to make patients the special interest.
  111. County residency and access to care for low- and moderate-income Californians.
  112. Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patients.
  113. Trends in physician participation in Medicaid. The California experience.
  114. Small steps or a giant leap for the uninsured?
  115. Physicians' reports of their experience with health plan care management practices.
  116. Validation of race/ethnicity and transmission mode in the US HIV/AIDS reporting system.
  117. Primary care in the United States. Commentary: what can primary care in the United States learn from the United Kingdom?
  118. Primary care in the United States: organisation of primary care in the United States.
  119. Referral of children to specialists in the United States and the United kingdom.
  120. Association between practice size and quality of care of patients with ischaemic heart disease: cross sectional study.
  121. Emergency department visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: insights into preventable hospitalizations.
  122. Closing the loop: physician communication with diabetic patients who have low health literacy.
  123. HIV testing within at-risk populations in the United States and the reasons for seeking or avoiding HIV testing.
  124. What happened to home HIV test collection kits? Intent to use kits, actual use, and barriers to use among persons at risk for HIV infection.
  125. How are primary care groups approaching clinical governance? A review of clinical governance plans from primary care groups in London.
  126. Comparison of specialty referral rates in the United Kingdom and the United States: retrospective cohort analysis.
  127. Association of health literacy with diabetes outcomes.
  128. Health care report cards: implications for vulnerable patient groups and the organizations providing them care.
  129. Ethnic and gender differences in the use of coronary artery revascularisation procedures in New Zealand.
  130. Effect of managed care on preventable hospitalization rates in California.
  131. 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.
  132. Specialists' and primary care physicians' participation in medicaid managed care.
  133. Unlocking specialists' attitudes toward primary care gatekeepers.
  134. Low-income Californians' experiences with health insurance and managed care.
  135. The mirage of available health care for the uninsured.
  136. Use of risk adjustment in setting budgets and measuring performance in primary care I: how it works.
  137. Use of risk adjustment in setting budgets and measuring performance in primary care II: advantages, disadvantages, and practicalities.
  138. Primary care groups in the United Kingdom: quality and accountability.
  139. To help or hinder: Which is more important in explaining a physician's willingness to recommend a health plan?
  140. Primary care physicians' experience with disease management programs.
  141. Cross sectional study of primary care groups in London: association of measures of socioeconomic and health status with hospital admission rates.
  142. Friend or foe? How primary care physicians perceive hospitalists.
  143. Does HIV reporting by name deter testing? MESH Study Group.
  144. Do patients choose physicians of their own race?
  145. Effects of primary care coordination on public hospital patients.
  146. The modern NHS: an underfunded model of efficiency and integration.
  147. Medicaid managed care's impact on safety-net clinics in California.
  148. Name-based surveillance and public health interventions for persons with HIV infection. Multistate Evaluation of Surveillance for HIV Study Group.
  149. Resolving the gatekeeper conundrum: what patients value in primary care and referrals to specialists.
  150. Can physician profiles be trusted?
  151. Patient-physician racial concordance and the perceived quality and use of health care.
  152. Primary care physicians' experience of financial incentives in managed-care systems.
  153. Multistate evaluation of anonymous HIV testing and access to medical care. Multistate Evaluation of Surveillance of HIV (MESH) Study Group.
  154. Health benefits and risks of reporting HIV-infected individuals by name.
  155. Monitoring the consequences of uninsurance: a review of methodologies.
  156. Reorganizing an academic medical service: impact on cost, quality, patient satisfaction, and education.
  157. Selection and exclusion of primary care physicians by managed care organizations.
  158. Judging who needs emergency department care: a prerequisite for policy-making.
  159. Primary care and patient perceptions of access to care.
  160. Physician supply and access to care in urban communities.
  161. Measuring the need for medical care in an ethnically diverse population.
  162. Physician practice style and rates of hospitalization for chronic medical conditions.
  163. The role of black and Hispanic physicians in providing health care for underserved populations.
  164. Primary care and receipt of preventive services.
  165. The challenge of defining and counting generalist physicians: an analysis of Physician Masterfile data.
  166. Triage in accident and emergency departments.
  167. Preventable hospitalizations and access to health care.
  168. California physicians' willingness to care for the poor.
  169. The ED and triage of nonurgent patients.
  170. A better-quality alternative. Single-payer national health system reform. Physicians for a National Health Program Quality of Care Working Group.
  171. Proficiency of internal medicine residents in outpatient care of patients with HIV infection.
  172. Primary and managed care. Ingredients for health care reform.
  173. A brief history of health care quality assessment and improvement in the United States.
  174. Refusing care to emergency department of patients: evaluation of published triage guidelines.
  175. Primary care and public emergency department overcrowding.
  176. Sexual harassment in medical training.
  177. Collecting data to evaluate the effect of health policies on vulnerable populations.
  178. Containing costs while improving quality of care: the role of profiling and practice guidelines.
  179. America's safety net. The wrong place at the wrong time?
  180. Coping with HIV infection: why people delay care.
  181. Managed care: provider profiling.
  182. Consequences of queuing for care at a public hospital emergency department.
  183. A public hospital closes. Impact on patients' access to care and health status.
  184. Measuring health changes among severely ill patients. The floor phenomenon.
  185. The effect of cyclosporine on the use of hospital resources for kidney transplantation.
  186. Training in a primary care internal medicine residency program. The first ten years.
  187. Diagnosis-related groups: physician and abstractor reliability and financial significance of errors.