Andrew Bindman, MD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Andy Bindman is a professor of medicine, epidemiology & biostatistics, and a core faculty member within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He has a long-standing interest in health policy informed by his many years as primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and through several roles he has played within the federal government. He was a health policy fellow on the staff of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee where he contributed to the drafting of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He worked for several years to implement the ACA as a senior adviser within the US Department of Health and Human Services and as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He currently serves as the co-editor in chief of the journal, Health Services Research. Dr. Bindman was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.
Post-doctoral fellow, 1989 - , Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Stanford
Residency, 1987 - Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisc
1985 - Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
M.D., 1984 - , Mount Sinai School of Medicine
A.B., 1980 - Psychology/Social Relations, cum laude, Harvard College
  1. Bindman AB, Frakt A, Tachibana C. From the Editors' Desk. 2021. PMID: 34029394

  2. Simon GE, Bindman AB, Dreyer NA, Platt R, Watanabe JH, Horberg M, Hernandez A, Califf RM. When Can We Trust Real-World Data To Evaluate New Medical Treatments? 2021. PMID: 33932030

  3. Simon GE, Platt R, Watanabe JH, Bindman AB, John London A, Horberg M, Hernandez A, Califf RM. When Can We Rely on Real-World Evidence to Evaluate New Medical Treatments? 2021. PMID: 33895994

  4. Bindman AB, Frakt A. From the Editors' desk: Publishing in HSR. 2021. PMID: 33730764

  5. Bindman A. Medicaid's Public Health Plan Options. 2020. PMID: 33079142

  6. Bindman A. Avoiding a Health Care Financial Meltdown. 2020. PMID: 32633793

  7. Bindman AB. Expanding Coverage Does Not Guarantee a Benefit. 2020. PMID: 32564816

  8. Edwards RD, Brenowitz WD, Portacolone E, Covinsky KE, Bindman A, Glymour MM, Torres JM. Difficulty and help with activities of daily living among older adults living alone with cognitive impairment. 2020. PMID: 32588985

  9. Bindman AB, Romano PS. From the Editors' Desk: HSR's outstanding reviewers. 2020. PMID: 32436595

  10. Majeed A, Maile EJ, Bindman AB. The primary care response to COVID-19 in England's National Health Service. 2020. PMID: 32521196

  11. Bindman AB. Rising Prices and Health Care "Empires". 2020. PMID: 32125390

  12. Bindman AB, Romano PS. From the Editor's Desk. 2020. PMID: 31896163

  13. Balogh EP, Bindman AB, Eckhardt SG, Halabi S, Harvey RD, Jaiyesimi I, Miksad R, Moses HL, Nass SJ, Schilsky RL, Sun S, Torrente JM, Warren KE. Challenges and Opportunities to Updating Prescribing Information for Longstanding Oncology Drugs. 2019. PMID: 32162805

  14. Romano PS, Bindman AB. From the Editors' Desk: HSR Updates Instructions for Authors. 2019. PMID: 31742686

  15. Bindman A. Primary Care for All. 2019. PMID: 31688873

  16. Cassel C, Bindman A. Risk, Benefit, and Fairness in a Big Data World. 2019. PMID: 31287512

  17. Bindman A. Shaking Things Up in California. 2019. PMID: 30874745

  18. Tamblyn R, Meyers D, Kratzmann M, Bazemore A, Bierman AS, Bindman AB, Hogg W, Price D, Rowe BH, Roy D, Steinberg J, Reid RH. Shared vision for primary care delivery and research in Canada and the United States: Highlights from the cross-border symposium. 2018. PMID: 30541809

  19. Bindman AB, Mulkey MR, Kronick R. Beyond The ACA: Paths To Universal Coverage In California. 2018. PMID: 30179543

  20. Majeed A, Allwood D, Foley K, Bindman A. Healthcare outcomes and quality in the NHS: how do we compare and how might the NHS improve? 2018. PMID: 30006368

  21. Bindman A. Redesigning Medicaid Managed Care. 2018. PMID: 29677290

  22. Bindman AB, Pronovost PJ, Asch DA. Funding Innovation in a Learning Health Care System. 2018. PMID: 29270611

  23. Ko M, Newcomer RJ, Harrington C, Hulett D, Kang T, Bindman AB. Predictors of Nursing Facility Entry by Medicaid-Only Older Adults and Persons With Disabilities in California. 2018. PMID: 29633899

  24. Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem. 2017. PMID: 28323819

  25. Hing E, Kurtzman E, Lau DT, Taplin C, Bindman AB. Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians in Patient-centered Medical Home Practices: United States, 2013. 2017. PMID: 28256999

  26. Califf RM, Robb MA, Bindman AB, Briggs JP, Collins FS, Conway PH, Coster TS, Cunningham FE, De Lew N, DeSalvo KB, Dymek C, Dzau VJ, Fleurence RL, Frank RG, Gaziano JM, Kaufmann P, Lauer M, Marks PW, McGinnis JM, Richards C, Selby JV, Shulkin DJ, Shuren J, Slavitt AM, Smith SR, Washington BV, White PJ, Woodcock J, Woodson J, Sherman RE. Transforming Evidence Generation to Support Health and Health Care Decisions. 2016. PMID: 27974039

  27. O'Shea L, Bindman AB. Personal Health Budgets for Patients with Complex Needs. 2016. PMID: 27959646

  28. Raven MC, Kushel M, Ko MJ, Penko J, Bindman AB. The Effectiveness of Emergency Department Visit Reduction Programs: A Systematic Review. Volume 68 of Issue 4. 2016. PMID: 27287549

  29. Smith-Bindman R, Bindman AB. Imaging More Wisely-Already At Work-Reply. 2016. PMID: 27273501

  30. Newcomer R, Harrington C, Hulett D, Kang T, Ko M, Bindman A. Health Care Use Before and After Entering Long-Term Services and Supports. 2016. PMID: 27091879

  31. Newcomer RJ, Ko M, Kang T, Harrington C, Hulett D, Bindman AB. Health Care Expenditures After Initiating Long-term Services and Supports in the Community Versus in a Nursing Facility. 2016. PMID: 26759982

  32. Smith-Bindman R, Bindman AB. Imaging More Wisely. 2016. PMID: 26720048

  33. Bindman A. A Healthy Living Wage. 2015. PMID: 26624814

  34. Hoffman AB, Bindman AB. Varying Charges and Questionable Costs. 2015. PMID: 26129781

  35. Bindman AB. Managing the Future of Medicaid. 2015. PMID: 26219048

  36. Bindman AB, Hulett D, Gilmer TP, Bertko J. Sorting Out the Health Risk in California's State-Based Marketplace. 2015. PMID: 26059073

  37. Bindman AB. The other physician payment problem. 2015. PMID: 26034944

  38. Murphy J, Ko M, Kizer KW, Bindman AB. Safety net integration: a shared strategy for becoming providers of choice. 2015. PMID: 25646387

  39. Coffman JM, Spetz J, Grumbach K, Fix M, Bindman AB. Electronic health record availability among advanced practice registered nurses and physicians. 2014. PMID: 25811817

  40. Pete Welch W, Stearns SC, Cuellar AE, Bindman AB. Use of hospitalists by Medicare beneficiaries: a national picture. 2014. PMID: 24967149

  41. Bindman AB, Coffman JM. Calling all doctors: what type of insurance do you accept? 2014. PMID: 24710694

  42. Heller DJ, Hoffman C, Bindman AB. Supporting the needs of state health policy makers through university partnerships. 2014. PMID: 24603085

  43. Bindman AB, Blum JD, Kronick R. Medicare payment for chronic care delivered in a patient-centered medical home. 2013. PMID: 23929029

  44. Welch WP, Cuellar AE, Stearns SC, Bindman AB. Proportion of physicians in large group practices continued to grow in 2009-11. 2013. PMID: 24019373

  45. Kronick R, Bindman AB. Protecting finances and improving access to care with Medicaid. 2013. PMID: 23635055

  46. Bindman AB. The evolution of health services research. 2013. PMID: 23480715

  47. Bindman AB, Blum JD, Kronick R. Medicare's transitional care payment--a step toward the medical home. 2013. PMID: 23425161

  48. Moskowitz D, Guthrie B, Bindman AB. The role of data in health care disparities in Medicaid managed care. 2012. PMID: 24800153

  49. Gibbons DC, Bindman AB, Soljak MA, Millett C, Majeed A. Defining primary care sensitive conditions: a necessity for effective primary care delivery? 2012. PMID: 23104945

  50. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data. 2012. PMID: 22955698

  51. Hall YN, Choi AI, Himmelfarb J, Chertow GM, Bindman AB. Homelessness and CKD: a cohort study. 2012. PMID: 22700883

  52. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. The accuracy of present-on-admission reporting in administrative data. 2011. PMID: 22092023

  53. Bindman AB, Schneider AG. Catching a wave--implementing health care reform in California. 2011. PMID: 21449773

  54. Blewett LA, Bindman AB. Harvesting the lessons of state health policy. 2011. PMID: 21198585

  55. Millett C, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Unhealthy competition: consequences of health plan choice in California Medicaid. 2010. PMID: 20864718

  56. Millett C, Everett CJ, Matheson EM, Bindman AB, Mainous AG. Impact of Medicare Part D on seniors' out-of-pocket expenditures on medications. 2010. PMID: 20696956

  57. Hall YN, Choi AI, Chertow GM, Bindman AB. Chronic kidney disease in the urban poor. 2010. PMID: 20200149

  58. Bindman AB, Chen A, Fraser JS, Yee HF, Ofman D. Healthcare reform with a safety net: lessons from San Francisco. 2009. PMID: 19845426

  59. Bindman AB. Is there a personal doctor in the house? 2009. PMID: 19258561

  60. Goldman LE, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Comparisons of health plan quality: does the sampling strategy affect the results? 2008. PMID: 18580396

  61. Bhandari VK, Wang F, Bindman AB, Schillinger D. Quality of anticoagulation control: do race and language matter? 2008. PMID: 18263985

  62. Grubbs V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Fernandez A, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Acute myocardial infarction length of stay and hospital mortality are not associated with language preference. Volume 23 of Issue 2. 2007. PMID: 18043984

  63. Majeed A, Lester H, Bindman AB. Improving the quality of care with performance indicators. 2007. PMID: 17974688

  64. Seligman HK, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Kanaya AM, Kushel MB. Food insecurity is associated with diabetes mellitus: results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002. Volume 22 of Issue 7. 2007. PMID: 17436030

  65. Schillinger D, Machtinger EL, Wang F, Palacios J, Rodriguez M, Bindman A. Language, literacy, and communication regarding medication in an anticoagulation clinic: a comparison of verbal vs. visual assessment. 2006. PMID: 17074733

  66. Schillinger D, Wang F, Rodriguez M, Bindman A, Machtinger EL. The importance of establishing regimen concordance in preventing medication errors in anticoagulant care. 2006. PMID: 16950728

  67. Bindman AB, Bennett A. Date stamping: will it withstand the test of time? 2006. PMID: 16899016

  68. Grubbs V, Chen AH, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. Effect of awareness of language law on language access in the health care setting. Volume 21 of Issue 7. 2006. PMID: 16808766

  69. Gorodetskaya I, Zenios S, McCulloch CE, Bostrom A, Hsu CY, Bindman AB, Go AS, Chertow GM. Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility in chronic kidney disease. 2005. PMID: 16316356

  70. Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Osmond DH, Huen W, Bacchetti P. The impact of Medicaid managed care on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. 2005. PMID: 15663700

  71. Wilson E, Grumbach K, Huebner J, Agrawal J, Bindman AB. Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities. 2004. PMID: 15531986

  72. Rittenhouse DR, Grumbach K, O'Neil EH, Dower C, Bindman A. Physician organization and care management in California: from cottage to Kaiser. 2004. PMID: 15537586

  73. Yoon J, Grumbach K, Bindman AB. Access to Spanish-speaking physicians in California: supply, insurance, or both. 2004. PMID: 15226280

  74. Kushel M, Bindman AB. Health care lobbying: time to make patients the special interest. Volume 116 of Issue 7. 2004. PMID: 15047042

  75. Brown ER, Lavarreda SA, Meng YY, Andersen RM, Bindman AB, Gelberg L, Becerra L, Gatchell M, Yoon J. County residency and access to care for low- and moderate-income Californians. 2004. PMID: 15061155

  76. Schillinger D, Bindman A, Wang F, Stewart A, Piette J. Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patients. 2004. PMID: 14998602

  77. Bindman AB, Yoon J, Grumbach K. Trends in physician participation in Medicaid. The California experience. 2003. PMID: 14567277

  78. Bindman AB, Haggstrom DA. Small steps or a giant leap for the uninsured? 2003. PMID: 12915436

  79. Bindman AB, Wholey DR, Christianson JB. Physicians' reports of their experience with health plan care management practices. 2003. PMID: 12822719

  80. Lee LM, Lehman JS, Bindman AB, Fleming PL. Validation of race/ethnicity and transmission mode in the US HIV/AIDS reporting system. 2003. PMID: 12773353

  81. Forrest CB, Majeed A, Weiner JP, Carroll K, Bindman AB. Referral of children to specialists in the United States and the United kingdom. 2003. PMID: 12622678

  82. Schillinger D, Piette J, Grumbach K, Wang F, Wilson C, Daher C, Leong-Grotz K, Castro C, Bindman AB. Closing the loop: physician communication with diabetic patients who have low health literacy. 2003. PMID: 12523921

  83. Kellerman SE, Lehman JS, Lansky A, Stevens MR, Hecht FM, Bindman AB, Wortley PM. HIV testing within at-risk populations in the United States and the reasons for seeking or avoiding HIV testing. 2002. PMID: 12394799

  84. Forrest CB, Majeed A, Weiner JP, Carroll K, Bindman AB. Comparison of specialty referral rates in the United Kingdom and the United States: retrospective cohort analysis. 2002. PMID: 12183310

  85. Schillinger D, Grumbach K, Piette J, Wang F, Osmond D, Daher C, Palacios J, Sullivan GD, Bindman AB. Association of health literacy with diabetes outcomes. 2002. PMID: 12132978

  86. Backus L, Moron M, Bacchetti P, Baker LC, Bindman AB. Effect of managed care on preventable hospitalization rates in California. 2002. PMID: 12021687

  87. Bindman AB, Weiner JP, Majeed A. Primary care groups in the United Kingdom: quality and accountability. 2001. PMID: 11585160

  88. Fernandez A, Grumbach K, Vranizan K, Osmond DH, Bindman AB. Primary care physicians' experience with disease management programs. 2001. PMID: 11318911

  89. Fernandez A, Grumbach K, Goitein L, Vranizan K, Osmond DH, Bindman AB. Friend or foe? How primary care physicians perceive hospitalists. 2000. PMID: 11041896

  90. Hecht FM, Chesney MA, Lehman JS, Osmond D, Vranizan K, Colman S, Keane D, Reingold A, Bindman AB. Does HIV reporting by name deter testing? MESH Study Group. 2000. PMID: 10985318

  91. Saha S, Taggart SH, Komaromy M, Bindman AB. Do patients choose physicians of their own race? 2000. PMID: 10916962

  92. Schillinger D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Vranizan K, Bacchetti P, Luce JM, Bindman AB. Effects of primary care coordination on public hospital patients. 2000. PMID: 10840268

  93. Bindman AB, Weiner JP. The modern NHS: an underfunded model of efficiency and integration. 2000. PMID: 10812785

  94. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Bernheim S, Vranizan K, Cousineau M. Medicaid managed care's impact on safety-net clinics in California. 2000. PMID: 10645087

  95. Osmond DH, Bindman AB, Vranizan K, Lehman JS, Hecht FM, Keane D, Reingold A. Name-based surveillance and public health interventions for persons with HIV infection. Multistate Evaluation of Surveillance for HIV Study Group. 1999. PMID: 10577302

  96. Grumbach K, Selby JV, Damberg C, Bindman AB, Quesenberry C, Truman A, Uratsu C. Resolving the gatekeeper conundrum: what patients value in primary care and referrals to specialists. 1999. PMID: 10422995

  97. Bindman AB. Can physician profiles be trusted? 1999. PMID: 10367827

  98. Saha S, Komaromy M, Koepsell TD, Bindman AB. Patient-physician racial concordance and the perceived quality and use of health care. 1999. PMID: 10326942

  99. Grumbach K, Osmond D, Vranizan K, Jaffe D, Bindman AB. Primary care physicians' experience of financial incentives in managed-care systems. 1998. PMID: 9819451

  100. Bindman AB, Osmond D, Hecht FM, Lehman JS, Vranizan K, Keane D, Reingold A. Multistate evaluation of anonymous HIV testing and access to medical care. Multistate Evaluation of Surveillance of HIV (MESH) Study Group. 1998. PMID: 9801001

  101. Brown ME, Bindman AB, Lurie N. Monitoring the consequences of uninsurance: a review of methodologies. 1998. PMID: 9615562

  102. Wachter RM, Katz P, Showstack J, Bindman AB, Goldman L. Reorganizing an academic medical service: impact on cost, quality, patient satisfaction, and education. 1998. PMID: 9605901

  103. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Vranizan K, Jaffe D, Osmond D. Selection and exclusion of primary care physicians by managed care organizations. 1998. PMID: 9496985

  104. Stewart AL, Grumbach K, Osmond DH, Vranizan K, Komaromy M, Bindman AB. Primary care and patient perceptions of access to care. 1997. PMID: 9040521

  105. Grumback K, Vranizan K, Bindman AB. Physician supply and access to care in urban communities. 1997. PMID: 9018945

  106. Osmond DH, Vranizan K, Schillinger D, Stewart AL, Bindman AB. Measuring the need for medical care in an ethnically diverse population. 1996. PMID: 8943990

  107. Komaromy M, Lurie N, Osmond D, Vranizan K, Keane D, Bindman AB. Physician practice style and rates of hospitalization for chronic medical conditions. 1996. PMID: 8656725

  108. Komaromy M, Grumbach K, Drake M, Vranizan K, Lurie N, Keane D, Bindman AB. The role of black and Hispanic physicians in providing health care for underserved populations. 1996. PMID: 8609949

  109. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Osmond D, Vranizan K, Stewart AL. Primary care and receipt of preventive services. 1996. PMID: 8725975

  110. Bindman AB. Triage in accident and emergency departments. 1995. PMID: 7640577

  111. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Osmond D, Komaromy M, Vranizan K, Lurie N, Billings J, Stewart A. Preventable hospitalizations and access to health care. 1995. PMID: 7609259

  112. Komaromy M, Lurie N, Bindman AB. California physicians' willingness to care for the poor. 1995. PMID: 7725684

  113. Lowe RA, Bindman AB. The ED and triage of nonurgent patients. 1994. PMID: 7978584

  114. Lowe RA, Bindman AB, Ulrich SK, Norman G, Scaletta TA, Keane D, Washington D, Grumbach K. Refusing care to emergency department of patients: evaluation of published triage guidelines. 1994. PMID: 8304610

  115. Komaromy M, Bindman AB, Haber RJ, Sande MA. Sexual harassment in medical training. 1993. PMID: 8419819

  116. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Keane D, Lurie N. Collecting data to evaluate the effect of health policies on vulnerable populations. 1993. PMID: 8458540

  117. Shapiro DW, Lasker RD, Bindman AB, Lee PR. Containing costs while improving quality of care: the role of profiling and practice guidelines. 1993. PMID: 8323588

  118. Bindman AB, Grumbach K. America's safety net. The wrong place at the wrong time? 1992. PMID: 1404802

  119. Katz MH, Bindman AB, Komaromy MS. Coping with HIV infection: why people delay care. 1992. PMID: 1416593

  120. Lee PR, Lasker RD, Shapiro DW, Bindman AB. Managed care: provider profiling. 1992. PMID: 10148486

  121. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Keane D, Rauch L, Luce JM. Consequences of queuing for care at a public hospital emergency department. 1991. PMID: 1865541

  122. Bindman AB, Keane D, Lurie N. Measuring health changes among severely ill patients. The floor phenomenon. 1990. PMID: 2250498

  123. McPhee SJ, Mitchell TF, Schroeder SA, Perez-Stable EJ, Bindman AB. Training in a primary care internal medicine residency program. The first ten years. 1987. PMID: 3625948