The American Journal of Managed Care > August 2011
The American Journal of Managed Care – August 2011
The FLU-FIT Program: An Effective Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for High Volume Flu Shot Clinics
August 08, 2011 – Michael B. Potter, MD; Carol P. Somkin, PhD; Lynn M. Ackerson, PhD; Vicky Gomez, MPH; T. Teresa Dao, MD; Michael A. Horberg, MD; and Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Offering home fecal immunochemical tests to eligible patients during influenza vaccination clinic increases colorectal cancer screening rates.
August 05, 2011 – Douglas W. Roblin, PhD; Bryce D. Smith, PhD; Cindy M. Weinbaum, MD, MPH; and Miriam E. Sabin, PhD
HCV screening and prevalence estimates, unadjusted and adjusted for HCV risk factors, are examined in this 8-year observational study of a managed care organization.
Comparative Efficacy of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin, and Atorvastatin in Uncontrolled Hyperlipidemia Patients
August 05, 2011 – Amy Furman, PharmD; Joy L. Meier, PharmD; Robert A. Malmstrom, PharmD; Julio R. Lopez, PharmD; and Saul Schaefer, MD
Efficacy of switching statin therapy from generic simvastatin was examined in a VA population. Ezetimibe/simvastatin was more potent than atorvastatin or rosuvastatin in lowering LDL.
August 08, 2011 – Edward W. Correia, JD, MP
CMS recently proposed regulations for Accountable Care Organizations which are extensive and complex. This article reviews the proposed regulations and discusses the prospects for success.
August 08, 2011 – H. Shelton Brown III, PhD; Adriana Perez, PhD; Lisa Marie Yarnell, PhD; Jose A. Pagan, PhD; Craig L. Hanis, PhD, MS; Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD; and Joseph B. McCormick, MD, MS
Diabetes itself affected working and wages more than control of blood sugar levels in a Mexican American population.
August 09, 2011 – Sophia R. Newcomer, MPH; John F. Steiner, MD, MPH; and Elizabeth A. Bayliss, MD, MSPH
Cluster analysis can aid in identifying subgroups of patients with similar patterns of comorbid conditions for targeted care management.
August 09, 2011 – Sally E. Turbyville, MA, MS; Robert C. Saunders, PhD; Manasi A. Tirodkar, PhD, MS; Sarah H. Scholle, DrPh, MA; and L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH
This study examines variation among health plans in resource use and quality of care for patients with diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease.
August 09, 2011 – Gloria N. Eldridge, PhD, MSc; and Holly Korda, PhD, MA
A review of evidence about what works in 3 areas of value-based purchasing emphasized under healthcare reform: service delivery integration, payment, and value-based insurance design.
Cost of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder vs Major Depressive Disorder Among Patients Covered by Medicaid or Private Insurance
August 09, 2011 – Jasmina I. Ivanova, MA; Howard G. Birnbaum, PhD; Lei Chen, MD, MS; Amy M. Duhig, PhD; Elias J. Dayoub, BA; Evan S. Kantor, BS; Matthew B. Schiller, BA; and Glenn A. Phillips, PhD
Post-traumatic stress disorder was associated with 4.2% to 9.3% higher annual per-patient healthcare costs compared with MDD among patients covered by Medicaid or private insurance.
August 08, 2011 – James M. Gudgeon, MS, MBA; Janet L. Williams, MS, CGC; Randall W. Burt, MD; Wade S. Samowitz, MD; Gregory L. Snow, PhD; and Marc S. Williams, MD
This study synthesized published evidence on Lynch syndrome screening and expanded that evidence to match the decision needs of internal decision makers.