Yucheng Hou is a PhD candidate in Health Policy and Management with a concentration in economics at UNC Chapel Hill. Yucheng has broad research interests in the field of health economics and health service research, with an emphasis on payment and delivery system reform and evaluating policies and interventions that aim to improve value for patients.
Yucheng is particularly interested in understanding the pattern of interconnected relationships among physicians and their organizations and how these relationships shape decision making, policy performance, and patient outcomes. Her job market paper examines the extent to which a practice’s decision to participate in the voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program is driven by the participation of peer practices with which they are closely connected based on patient sharing patterns.
Yucheng will be available for interviews for the 2022-2023 job market.
PhD in Health Policy and Management, 2023 (Expected)
UNC Chapel Hill
MPP in Public Policy, 2018
University of Michigan
BA in Management, 2016
Renmin University of China
Bundled payments are a promising alternative payment model for reducing costs and improving the coordination of postacute stroke care, yet there is limited evidence supporting the effectiveness of bundled payments for stroke. This may be due to the lack of effective strategies to address the complex needs of stroke survivors. In this article, we describe COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS), a comprehensive transitional care intervention focused on discharge from the acute care setting to home. COMPASS may serve as a potential care redesign strategy under bundled payments for stroke, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative. The COMPASS care model is aligned with the incentive structures and essential components of bundled payments in terms of care coordination, patient assessment, patient and family involvement, and continuity of care. Ongoing evaluation will inform the design of incorporating COMPASS-like transitional care interventions into a stroke bundle.
This study sought to determine the association between racialized events relating to the removal of a Confederate monument and mental health outcomes among students at a Southern state-university in the United States.
There was substantial urban–rural depression disparity in elderly Chinese. Social support was significantly associated with elderly depression in China. Urban–rural gap in community support largely contributed to depression disparity. Community support for rural elderly should be strengthened.
Peer effects are an important mechanism influencing practice selection into the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The role of peer effects in aligning voluntary participation across practices may have implications for other value-based care models.
TA: Summer 2019
Lead lecture: Conditional Cash Transfers
TA: Fall 2018
TA: Fall 2019
TA: Spring 2019
TA: Introduction to Effective Information Visualization, Improving R Programs, Visualization for Data Science Using R