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Articles by Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH, FAAP

Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH, FAAP
About Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Grubb is an adolescent medicine specialist and general pediatrician with research interests in health care reform implementation, single payer model realization in Vermont, and cost effectiveness of health care interventions. Dr. Grubb graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology from Georgetown University and received her MD from George Washington University. She completed pediatrics residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She served seven years in the Navy as a pediatrician and general medical officer. She completed her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and an MPH (focusing on Health Systems Organization in the Management, Community Health, and Policy tract) at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. She is currently an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Contact: Website | Facebook | More Posts

Global Payments Change Spending & Quality

In an effort to slow the growth of health care spending, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts, an early reform state, entered into alternative quality contracts (AQC) with providers. AQCs are two-sided contracts that share savings if [...]

January 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bundled payment experiment fails

As stakeholders implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), innovative payment models are developing faster than practical applications. Bundled payments, defined as “a fixed payment that covers the average cost of a bundle of services” are [...]

October 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Primary Care Access Pre-ACA

Illustration: Jared Rodriguez / Creative Commons As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes roll out, many critics and proponents have voiced concerns about provider availability in the wake of massive increases of insured persons. In fact, recent [...]

June 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Public plans and wait times

Merritt Hawkins, a for-profit, physician recruitment and workforce company, recently published a survey examining new patient access to physicians. Specifically, the survey recorded the time needed to schedule a new patient appointment with a [...]

March 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

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