Research Publications

Center Publications in Peer Reviewed, Refereed Journals


Melnick, Glenn, Fonkych, Katya, “Fair Pricing Law Prompts Most California Hospitals to Adopt Policies to Protect Uninsured Patients from High Charges,” Health Affairs, Vol. 32, No. 6, June 2013, pp. 1101-1108.


Melnick, Glenn A. and Lois Green, “Early Lessons from a Shared Risk, Integrated Care Organization Serving a Commercial Population,” Health Affairs Blog, May 15, 2012.

Kaur, Gurvinder, Yu, J. and Melnick, G., “Social Integration and Academic Outcomes: The Case of an International Public Policy and Management Program,” Journal of Public Affairs Education, Fall 2011 Volume 17, No. 4.

Melnick, G, Shen, Y, and Wu, V., “The Increased Competition of Health Plan Markets Can Benefit Consumers Through Lower Hospital Prices,” Health Affairs, 30(9): 1728-1733, September, 2011.

Erlyana, E., A. Damrongplasit K., Melnick, G., “Expanding health insurance to increase health care utilization: Will it have different effects in rural vs. urban areas?” Health Policy, Vol.100, Issue 2, Pages 273-281, May 2011.


Fonkych, Katya and Glenn A. Melnick, “Disproportionate Share Hospital Subsidies for Treating the Uninsured,” Medical Care 48(9):809-814, September 2010.

Shen, Y, Wu, V, and Melnick, G. 2010. “Trends in Hospital Cost and Revenue, 1994-2005: How Are They Related to HMO Penetration, Concentration and For-Profit Ownership?” Health Services Research, 45(1): 42-61, February 2011.


Kannika Damrongplasit and Glenn A. Melnick, “Early Results from Thailand’s 30 Baht Health Reform: Something to Smile About,” Health Affairs, May/June 2009; 28(3): w457-w466.


Melnick, Glenn and Jonathan Ketcham, “Have HMOs Broadened their Hospital Networks: Changes in HMO Hospital Networks in California, 1999-2003?” Medical Care, Volume 46(3) March 2008, pp. 339-342.

Melnick, Glenn and Katya Fonkych, “Hospital Pricing and the Uninsured: Do the Uninsured Pay Higher Prices?” Health Affairs, 27, no. 2 (2008): w116-w122.

Fonkych, Katya, Melnick, Glenn, O’Leary, June and Keeler, Emmett, “Medicare HMO Impact on Utilization at the End of Life,” American Journal of Managed Care, 2008-08-vol14-n8/Aug08-3507p505-512.


Melnick, Glenn and Emmett Keeler, “The Effects of Multi-Hospital Systems on Hospital Prices,” Journal of Health Economics, March 2007; 26(2): 400-413.

Melnick, G., “From Family Planning to HIV/AIDS Prevention to Poverty Alleviation: A Conversation with Mechai Viravaidya,” Health Affairs, November/December 2007; 26(6): 670-677.

O’Leary, June, Sloss, Elizabeth, Melnick, Glenn, “Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries by Dual Eligible Status: California, 1996-2001,” Health Care Financing Review, Summer 2007; 28(4):57-67.

Shen, Yu-Chu, Melnick Glenn, “Is Managed Care Still An Effective Cost Containment Device?” Frontiers in Health Policy Research, 2007; 9(1): Article 3. 7.

Publications Archives (2006 and earlier)

Can Cost Shifting Continue in a Price Competitive Environment? (2000)

Cost the Cost of Emergency Department Visit and its Relationship to Emergency Department Volume (2005)

Emergency Department Capacity and Access in California – An Economic Analysis (2004)

Hospital Selective Contracting Without Consumer Choice – What Can We Learn From Medi-Cal?

The Effect of HMOs On Inpatient Utilization of Medicare Beneficiaries (2004)

Analysis of Unobserved Selection in an Inpatient Diagnostic Cost Group Model (2003)

Market Power and Hospital Pricing- Are Nonprofits Different?

Nonurgent Care in ED: Can we save by shifting the site of care?(2005)

Price Competition and Hospital Cost Growth in the United States (1989-1994) (1999)

The Effect of HMOs on the Inpatient Utilization of Medicare Beneficiaries (2004)

The Effects of HMO Ownership on Hospital Costs And Revenues – Is There A Difference Between For-Profit and Nonprofit Plans? (2004)