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Kristin M. Madison

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Professor of Law and Health Sciences

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Law

Much of Professor Madison’s work evaluates the implications of health care quality reporting and related trends for patients, providers and regulators. In Regulating Health Care Quality in an Information Age, Professor Madison argues that the health care information revolution will produce a shift from more traditional market-displacing regulation to more market-oriented regulatory approaches.  In Hospital Mergers in an Era of Quality Improvement, she examines the implications of quality measurement for health care antitrust policy. In The Law and Policy of Quality Reporting, she explores the theory and practice of health care quality reporting and regulatory responses to reporting deficiencies. In From HCQIA to the ACA: The Evolution of Reporting as a Quality Improvement Tool, she explains how two different types of reporting, health care quality reporting and physician-related reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank, could be combined to improve health care quality  In Donabedian’s Legacy, Professor Madison documents the evolution of health care quality-related health law and policy.

Professor Madison’s more recent articles, Building a Better Laboratory: The Federal Role in Promoting Health System Experimentation and Health Regulators as Data Stewards extend her previous work by focusing on the ways health regulators generate, use and facilitate others’ use of data.

Professor Madison has also examined law and policy related to employers’ use of health incentives. In work published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & LawJAMA, and the Health Affairs Blog, she considers the many legal and ethical issues that arise when employers adopt wellness programs that tie financial rewards or penalties to tobacco use, body mass index levels, or other health-related factors.

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