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Publications by Center Reseachers


Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Stewart MT, Quinn AE, Creedon TB, Reif S, Garnick DW (2018).  Federal Parity and Access to Behavioral Health Care in Private Health Plans. Psychiatric Services.


Stewart, M. T., Horgan, C. M., Hodgkin, D., Creedon, T. B., Quinn, A., Garito, L., ... & Garnick, D. W. (2017). Behavioral Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act: What Can We Learn From Marketplace Products?. Psychiatric Services, appi-ps.

Quinn, A. E., Hodgkin, D., Perloff, J. N., Stewart, M. T., Brolin, M., Lane, N., & Horgan, C. M. (2017). Design and impact of bundled payment for detox and follow-up care. Journal of substance abuse treatment82, 113-121.

Thomas G. McGuire and Richard C. van Kleef, “Introduction to the Special Section on Regulated Competition,” Journal of Health Economics, (56): 234-236, December, 2017. 

K.N. Berry, H.A. Huskamp, H.H. Goldman, R. Rutkow, and C.L.Barry, “Litigation Provides Clues to Ongoing Challenges in Implementing Insurance Parity,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 42(6):1065-1098, (2017).

N.R. Joyce, H. A. Huskamp, Scott Hadland , J.M. Donohue, S.F. Greenfield, E.A.. Stuart, and C.L. Barry, “The Alternative Quality Contract: Impact on Service Use and Spending for Children with ADHD,” Psychiatric Services 68(12): 1210-1212, (2017).

Garnick, D. W., Horgan, C. M., Acevedo, A., Lee, M. T., Panas, L., Ritter, G. A, Campbell, K & Bean-Mortinson, J. (2017). Influencing quality of outpatient SUD care: Implementation of alerts and incentives in Washington State. Journal of substance abuse treatment82, 93-101.

Acevedo, A., Lee, M. T., Garnick, D. W., Horgan, C. M., Ritter, G. A., Panas, L., Campbell, K., & Bean-Mortinson, J. (2017). Agency-Level Financial Incentives and Electronic Reminders to Improve Continuity of Care after Discharge from Residential Treatment and Detoxification. Drug Alcohol Depend, 183, 192-200. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.009

Brolin, M., Torres, M., Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C. M., Lee, M., Merrick, E., ... & Gewirtz, A. (2017). Implementation of client incentives within a recovery navigation program. Journal of substance abuse treatment72, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.09.003

Garnick D.W., Horgan C.M., Merrick E.L., Hodgkin, D., Reif, S., Quinn, A.E., Stewart, M. T., & Creedon, T.B. (2017). Private health plans’ contracts with managed behavioral healthcare organizations. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 44,149–157. doi: 10.1007/s11414-015-9474-7

Hodgkin, D., Reif, S., Stewart, M. T., Mohr, B., & Horgan, C. M. (2017, March). Target Attainability and Provider Response in Pay-For-Performance: Evidence from Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Journal of mental health policy and economics, 20, S15-S15. 

Quinn, A. E., Reif, S., Merrick, E. L., Horgan, C. M., Garnick, D. W., & Stewart, M. T. (2017). How Do Private Health Plans Manage Specialty Behavioral Health Treatment Entry and Continuing Care?. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/

Quinn, A. E., Stewart, M. T., Brolin, M., Horgan, C. M., & Lane, N. E. (2017). Massachusetts substance use disorder treatment organizations’ perspectives on the Affordable Care Act: Changes in payment, services, and system design. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1301600

Reif, S., Acevedo, A., Garnick, D. W.,& Fullerton, C. A. (2017). Reducing behavioral health inpatient readmissions for people with substance use disorders: do follow-up services matter? Psychiatric services, appi-ps. doi: 10.1176/

Reif, S., Creedon, T. B., Horgan, C. M., Stewart, M. T., & Garnick, D. W. (2017). Commercial Health Plan Coverage of Selected Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders from 2003 to 2014. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1-9.  doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1300360

Stewart, M. T., Horgan, C. M., Quinn, A. E., Garnick, D. W., Reif, S., Creedon, T. B., & Merrick, E. L. (2017). The Role of Health Plans in Supporting Behavioral Health Integration. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10488-017-0812-3

Stuart EA, Barry CL, Donohue JM, Greenfield SF, Duckworth K, Song Z, Kouri EM, Ebnesajjad C, Mechanic R, Chernew ME, Huskamp HA. (2017) Effects of Accountable Care and Payment Reform on Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Evidence from the Initial Three Years of the Alternative Quality. Addiction, 112(1):124-133. doi: 10.1111/add.13555. Epub 2016 Sep 24. PMCID: PMC5148657.


Adams, R. S., Larson, M. J., Corrigan, J. D., Ritter, G. A., Horgan, C. M., Bray, R. M., & Williams, T. V. (2016). Combat-Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Their Relative Associations With Postdeployment Binge Drinking. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation31(1), 13-22. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000082

Acevedo, A., Garnick, D. W., Ritter, G., Lundgren, L., & Horgan, C. M. (2016). Admissions to detoxification after treatment: Does engagement make a difference?. Substance abuse37(2), 364-371. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1080784

Horgan, C. M., Stewart, M. T., Reif, S., Garnick, D. W., Hodgkin, D., Merrick, E. L., & Quinn, A. E. (2016). Behavioral health services in the changing landscape of private health plans. Psychiatric Services67(6), 622-629. doi: 10.1176/

Huskamp HAGreenfield SF, Stuart EA, Donohue JM, Duckworth K, Kouri EM, Song Z, Chernew ME, Barry CL.(2016) Effects of Global Payment and Accountable Care on Tobacco Cessation Service Use: An Observational Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(10):1134-40. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3718-y 

Huskamp HA, Iglehart JK. (2016) Mental Health and Substance-Use Reforms – Milestones Reached, Challenges Ahead, New England Journal of Medicine, 375(7):688-695. doi:10.1056/NEJMhpr1601861

Mark, T. L., Hodgkin, D., Levit, K. R., & Thomas, C. P. (2016). Growth in Spending on and Use of Services for Mental and Substance Use Disorders After the Great Recession Among Individuals With Private Insurance. Psychiatric Services67(5), 504-509. doi: 10.1176/

Quinn, A. E., Brolin, M., Stewart, M. T., Evans, B., & Horgan, C. M. (2016, April). Reducing Risky Alcohol Use: What Health Care Systems Can Do. In Issue brief (Massachusetts Health Policy Forum) (No. 46, pp. 1-50).

Quinn, A. E., Reif, S., Evans, B., Creedon, T. B.,Stewart, M. T., Garnick, D. W., & Horgan, C. M. (2016). How health plans promote health IT to improve behavioral health care. The American journal of managed care22(12), 810-815.

Reif, S., Horgan, C. M., Hodgkin, D., Matteucci, A. M., Creedon, T. B., & Stewart, M. T. (2016). Access to addiction pharmacotherapy in private health plans. Journal of substance abuse treatment66, 23-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.03.001


Acevedo, A., Garnick, D. W., Dunigan, R., Horgan, C. M., Ritter, G. A., Lee, M. T., ... & Leeper, T. (2015). Performance measures and racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of substance use disorders. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs76(1), 57-67. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2015.76.57

Acevedo, A., Garnick, D., Ritter, G., Horgan, C., & Lundgren, L. (2015). Race/ethnicity and quality indicators for outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. The American journal on addictions24(6), 523-531. doi: 10.1111/ajad.12256

Brolin, M., Dennehy, K., Booxbaum, A., & Horgan, C. (2015, November). Improving Access to Substance Abuse Treatment and Reducing Incarceration and Recidivism. In Issue brief (Massachusetts Health Policy Forum) (No. 44, pp. 1-46).

Creedon, T. B., Quinn, A. E., Liu, X., Hodgkin, D., & Horgan, C. M. (2015). Availability of outpatient methadone maintenance. Addiction science & clinical practice10(1), A8. doi: 10.1186/1940-0640-10-S1-A8

Horgan, C. M., Hodgkin, D., Stewart, M. T., Quinn, A., Merrick, E. L., Reif, S., Garnick, D. W., & Creedon, T. B. (2015). Health plans’ early response to federal parity legislation for mental health and addiction services. Psychiatric Services67(2), 162-168. doi: 10.1176/

Merrick, E.L., Hodgkin, D., Horgan, C. M., & Quinn, A.E. (2015). Employee assistance programs in private health plans: what do they offer?. Psychiatric Services66(3), 220-220. doi: 10.1176/

Quinn, A. E., Horgan, C. M., Brolin, M., Stewart, M. T., Hodgkin, D., & Lane, N. (2015, December). Delivery and payment reform in Massachusetts: substance use disorder treatment organizations’ perspectives. Addiction science & clinical practice, 10(S1), A51. BioMed Central. doi: 10.1186/1940-0640-10-S1-A51


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