• Nathan W. Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His research focuses on the financial management of health care organizations and organizational responses to changing reimbursement systems. Dr. Carroll’s research has been published in the American Journal of Managed Care, Health Care Management Review, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, and Inquiry. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and an MHA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to entering academia, he worked in both managed care and long-term care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 The Role of Organizational Slack in Buffering Financially Distressed Hospitals from Market Exits.Journal of Healthcare Management.  66:48-61. 2021
    2020 Analyzing workers’ compensation claims and payments made using data from a large insurance providerInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17:1-12. 2020
    2020 Hospital ownership of postacute care providers and the cost of careHealth Care Management Review.  45:E35-E44. 2020
    2020 Better Together? An Examination of the Relationship Between Acute Care Hospital Mergers and Patient ExperienceJournal of Healthcare Management.  65:330-343. 2020
    2020 Financial implications of the CoviD-19 epidemic for hospitals: A case studyJournal of Health Care Finance.  46:11-22. 2020
    2020 Enhancing Transitions From Rehabilitation Patient to Wellness Participant for People With Disabilities: An Opportunity for Hospital Community BenefitFrontiers in Public Health.  8. 2020
    2020 Hospital Performance in the First 6 Years of Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program 2020
    2019 Financial Distress and Bankruptcy Prediction: A Comparison of Three Financial Distress Prediction Models in Acute Care HospitalsJournal of Health Care Finance.  46. 2019
    2019 The adoption and spread of hospital care coordination activities under value-based programsAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  25:397-404. 2019
    2018 Health System Affiliation and 30-Day Readmission After Heart Attack in Black MenAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  55:S22-S30. 2018
    2018 Correlates of interorganizational relationship strategies among critical access hospitalsHealth Care Management Review.  43:272-281. 2018
    2018 Taxes, bankruptcy costs, and capital structure in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitalsHealth Services Management Research.  31:21-32. 2018
    2018 Risk factors for serious prescription opioid-induced respiratory depression or overdose: Comparison of commercially insured and veterans health affairs populationsPain Medicine.  19:79-96. 2018
    2016 Interorganizational Relationship Trends of Critical Access HospitalsJournal of Rural Health.  32:44-55. 2016
    2016 The Growing Importance of Cost Accounting for HospitalsJournal of Health Care Finance.  43. 2016
    2016 Addressing the Healthcare Finance Faculty Shortage: Perspectives and Paths ForwardJournal of Health Administration Education.  33:311-319. 2016
    2016 Cash reserves and system membership: Does system membership improve not-for-profit hospitals' access to internal capital by reducing optimal cash balances?Journal of Health Care Finance.  43:124-146. 2016
    2015 Capital investment by independent and system-affiliated hospitalsINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  52. 2015
    2014 Computing risk ratios from data with complex survey design 2014
    2011 Costs of providing antiplatelet medication for percutaneous coronary intervention patientsAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  17:803-810. 2011
    Interventions to address medication-related causes of hospital readmissions: A scoping reviewJournal of Hospital Administration.  8:10-10.

    Research Overview

  • Reimbursement systems for health care organizations, value-based payment, return on investment for quality improvement activities, financial management
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Carroll teaches courses in health care finance at the master’s and doctoral levels as well as continuing education classes. He has experience teaching both in-person and online to a variety of student populations including practicing health care executives, physicians and international students.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Finance, University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor 2014
  • Master of Hospital Health Admin / Health Admin in Business Administration, Management and Operations, Virginia Commonwealth University 2008
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Nathan W. Carroll