Ph.D., Health Services Organization and Policy (Economics), University of Michigan
Health economics, hospital-physician vertical integration, hospital employment of physicians, Medicare payment policy
Dr. Post’s research on health policy and health care delivery systems explores hospital-physician vertical integration (hospital employment of physicians). His research uses big data and quasi-experimental econometric methods. His work encompasses the relationships between Medicare payment policy, provider consolidation, and health care spending. His 2018 article, “Vertical Integration of Hospitals and Physicians: Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence” was awarded Medical Care Research and Review’s Article of the Year. His work has been published in academic journals, has appeared in popular press, and has been cited by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.