The American Journal of Accountable Care
Amber Sieja, MD; Jonathan Pell, MD; Katie Markley, MD; Christine Johnston, MD; Robert Peskind, MD; and Chen-Tan Lin, MD
In this study, the authors demonstrate widespread adoption and satisfaction with the novel APSO (Assessment, Plan, Subjective, Objective) format for progress notes at a large, integrated health delivery network.
Robert E. Burke, MD, MS; Christine D. Jones, MD, MS; Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH; Jason R. Falvey, DPT; Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD; and Adit A. Ginde, MD, MPH
Rural patients receive less postacute care after hospital discharge than urban patients, especially after elective joint replacement—a condition selected for bundled payments.
Steven D. Pizer, PhD; Michael L. Davies, MD; and Julia C. Prentice, PhD
Given that accountable care organizations (ACOs) will be rated on patient experience and wait times for specialist consults are associated with patient satisfaction, ACOs should monitor this process.
Jackson Williams, JD, MPA
This article explores elements of patient and consumer engagement implicated by Medicare’s alternative payment models, emphasizing the potential for shopping and use of cost information.
Heidi Schwarzwald, MD, MPH; Agnes Hernandez-Grande, MD; Stephanie Chapman, PhD; and Stephanie Marton, MD, MPH
Quality improvement methodology was implemented to ensure that patients receiving medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) returned for an appointment within 30 days of initiating medication.
Jennifer L. Wiler, MD, MBA; Harold D. Miller; and Nir Harish, MD, MBA
The authors draw on the experience of past and present payment reforms to suggest principles for successfully designing alternative payment models.
Maryam Alvandi, DHS, MHS
Given the current focus on efforts to contain costs, improve the delivery of care, and meet consumer demand, telemedicine is an attractive tool to use for success in these areas.