The American Journal of Managed Care
Elder, et al.
Most patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain use acupuncture or chiropractic care. A substantial percentage of this utilization, however, is not captured by the electronic medical record.
Accountable care organizations can play a key role in building a Culture of Health in which every person in America can have the healthiest life possible.
Jacobs and Buntin
Using new data, the authors found that consumers in the Medicare Advantage market are fairly insensitive to premiums, but respond more strongly to reduced medical cost sharing.
The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Enright, et al.
While often overlooked, employee engagement is a key element in determining whether a hospital, health system, or pharmacy service can effectively meet its patient access, patient quality, and organizational financial demands.
Buikema, et al.
A unique co-payment discount program for antidepressants was associated with higher antidepressant medication adherence, lower likelihood of discontinuation, and lower healthcare costs.
The American Journal of Accountable Care
The data-fueled healthcare revolution requires us to share data and share risk to ultimately share rewards andachieve Triple Aim goals.
Khanna, et al.
Physician-led patient care teams have the potential to impact care transitions to prevent fragmentation of care, and ensure seamless care delivery.
Mary K. Caffrey
A review published before FDA's vote on alirocumab outlines how editorials in 2 major journals were reflected in subsequent votes by advisory panels.
Lahue, et al.
Data from mHealth can inform, assess, anticipate, and aid in interventions while monitoring and coordinating patient health status and care.
During the session “Health Services Research and Quality of Care” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, oncologists discussed factors that influence clinical trial participation and the cost of cancer care.
August 2, 2015 | AJMC staff
Telemedicine could increase access to best-practice care for older adults with major depression who are facing barriers of mobility, stigma, and geographical isolation, and a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry compared treatment response delivered via telemedicine with same-room care.
August 2, 2015 | AJMC staff
In 2017, the review of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund will determine the adequacy and the use of funding and there are 3 ways to measure performance in patient-centered outcomes research.
August 1, 2015 |
The announced price for alirocumab, the first PCSK9 inhibitor approved for use in the US, was the top story in managed care this week. Also, HHS announced $100 million available to combat substance abuse, and Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 years old.
July 31, 2015 | Laura Joszt
Measure definitions to estimate the effects of cost sharing on adherence to medications prescribed together (ie, concurrent adherence) are lacking.
July 31, 2015 | AJMC Staff
The study found that the geriatric population in the United States receives prescriptions for mental health drugs at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, but they present a lower rate of seeking psychiatric care.