The American Journal of Managed Care > October 2011

The American Journal of Managed Care – October 2011

October 17, 2011 – Sue E. Kim, PhD, MPH; Allen J. LeBlanc, PhD; Charles Michalopoulos, PhD; Francisca Azocar, PhD; Evette J. Ludman, PhD; David M. Butler, MA; and Greg E. Simon, MD, MPH
Telephone care management increased mental health service use for Medicaid beneficiaries with depression but did not reduce depression severity. More intensive services may be needed.
October 10, 2011 – Richard A. Brook, MS, MBA; Nathan L. Kleinman, PhD; Jun Su, MD, MSc; Patricia K. Corey-Lisle, PhD; and Uchenna H. Iloeje, MD, MPH
Employees with hepatitis C (HCV) who underwent existing treatments had more absences and higher indirect costs than HCVinfected employees who did not undergo treatment.
October 14, 2011 – Irena Pesis-Katz, PhD; Geoffrey C. Williams, MD, PhD; Christopher P. Niemiec, PhD; and Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH
An intensive tobacco dependence intervention based on selfdetermination theory that targeted all smokers was cost-effective and facilitated patient autonomy, perceived competence, and long-term tobacco abstinence.
October 07, 2011 – Melea A. Ward, PharmD, MS; and Yihua Xu, PhD
Pharmacist-provided telephonic medication therapy management consultations can lead to decreases in total all-cause healthcare expenditures in a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan population.
October 07, 2011 – J. Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH; Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA; Fang Zhang, PhD; Stephen B. Soumerai, ScD; and Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD
High-deductible health plan members had sustained reductions in emergency department visits over 2 years but initial reductions in hospital utilization and costs were not sustained.
October 17, 2011 – Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA; Amita Rastogi, MD, MHA; and Christina M. Soerensen, MPH
Costs of potentially avoidable complications have significantly more variation than costs of typical care in selected chronic and procedural episodes.
October 10, 2011 – Richard A. Brook, MS, MBA; Nathan L. Kleinman, PhD; Jun Su, MD, MSc; Patricia K. Corey-Lisle, PhD; and Uchenna H. Iloeje, MD, MPH
Employees with hepatitis C (HCV) who underwent existing treatments had more absences and higher indirect costs than HCVinfected employees who did not undergo treatment.
October 11, 2011 – Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA; Ann E. Wiringa, MPH; Elizabeth A. Mitgang; Sarah M. McGlone, MPH; Abena N. Afriyie, BS; Yeohan Song, BS; and Richard H. Beigi, MD, MSc
Routinely screening pregnant women for Staphylococcus aureus colonization and decolonizing carriers before cesarean delivery are unlikely to be cost-effective under current epidemiologic circumstances.
October 10, 2011 – Yoona A. Kim, PharmD; Aimee Loucks, PharmD; Glenn Yokoyama, PharmD; James Lightwood, PhD; Karen Rascati, PhD; and Seth A. Serxner, PhD, MPH
Retrospective analysis of value-based insurance design (VBID) showed the potential for VBID to improve adherence and reduce utilization and costs with active disease management counseling.
October 10, 2011 – Brian J. Quilliam, PhD; Jason C. Simeone, PhD; A. Burak Ozbay, PhD; and Stephen J. Kogut, PhD
The overall incidence of hypoglycemia was considerable in this large working-age population and was associated with $52 million (2008 dollars) in direct medical costs.
October 11, 2011 – Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA; Ann E. Wiringa, MPH; Elizabeth A. Mitgang; Sarah M. McGlone, MPH; Abena N. Afriyie, BS; Yeohan Song, BS; and Richard H. Beigi, MD, MSc
Routinely screening pregnant women for Staphylococcus aureus colonization and decolonizing carriers before cesarean delivery are unlikely to be cost-effective under current epidemiologic circumstances.
October 11, 2011 – Jonathan D. Campbell, PhD; Felicia Allen-Ramey, PhD; Shiva G. Sajjan, PhD; Eric M. Maiese, PhD; and Sean D. Sullivan, PhD
Even small changes in average copayment for long-term controller asthma medications can result in significant reductions in medication use and increases in healthcare services.
October 10, 2011 – Brian J. Quilliam, PhD; Jason C. Simeone, PhD; A. Burak Ozbay, PhD; and Stephen J. Kogut, PhD
The overall incidence of hypoglycemia was considerable in this large working-age population and was associated with $52 million (2008 dollars) in direct medical costs.
October 11, 2011 – Jonathan D. Campbell, PhD; Felicia Allen-Ramey, PhD; Shiva G. Sajjan, PhD; Eric M. Maiese, PhD; and Sean D. Sullivan, PhD
Even small changes in average copayment for long-term controller asthma medications can result in significant reductions in medication use and increases in healthcare services.
October 10, 2011 – Yoona A. Kim, PharmD; Aimee Loucks, PharmD; Glenn Yokoyama, PharmD; James Lightwood, PhD; Karen Rascati, PhD; and Seth A. Serxner, PhD, MPH
Retrospective analysis of value-based insurance design (VBID) showed the potential for VBID to improve adherence and reduce utilization and costs with active disease management counseling.
October 07, 2011 – Melea A. Ward, PharmD, MS; and Yihua Xu, PhD
Pharmacist-provided telephonic medication therapy management consultations can lead to decreases in total all-cause healthcare expenditures in a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan population.
October 07, 2011 – J. Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH; Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA; Fang Zhang, PhD; Stephen B. Soumerai, ScD; and Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD
High-deductible health plan members had sustained reductions in emergency department visits over 2 years but initial reductions in hospital utilization and costs were not sustained.
October 14, 2011 – Irena Pesis-Katz, PhD; Geoffrey C. Williams, MD, PhD; Christopher P. Niemiec, PhD; and Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH
An intensive tobacco dependence intervention based on selfdetermination theory that targeted all smokers was cost-effective and facilitated patient autonomy, perceived competence, and long-term tobacco abstinence.
October 17, 2011 – Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA; Amita Rastogi, MD, MHA; and Christina M. Soerensen, MPH
Costs of potentially avoidable complications have significantly more variation than costs of typical care in selected chronic and procedural episodes.
October 17, 2011 – Sue E. Kim, PhD, MPH; Allen J. LeBlanc, PhD; Charles Michalopoulos, PhD; Francisca Azocar, PhD; Evette J. Ludman, PhD; David M. Butler, MA; and Greg E. Simon, MD, MPH
Telephone care management increased mental health service use for Medicaid beneficiaries with depression but did not reduce depression severity. More intensive services may be needed.
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