The American Journal of Managed Care | April 2014

CLINICAL

This study characterizes consumer attitudes toward personal health records in 4 diverse communities across New York State by analyzing pooled survey data.

COMMENTARY

As the structure of the healthcare system changes rapidly, patient-reported outcomes provide clinicians with a different set of tools for promoting health.

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Current healthcare payment systems in the United States are all plagued by the problem of adverse incentivization. A more efficient system would be one which leaves billing entities uncertain of how a given patient encounter will be reimbursed.

MANAGERIAL

Shifting physician revenue from drug sales to cognitive services for mature pathways providers did not affect practice behavior in this payer-sponsored Oncology Medical Home.

METHODS

The proportion of available on-patent drugs covered in low copay tiers varied by insurance type, with the lowest proportion being in Medicare plans.

POLICY

This article assesses a classification tool for categorizing emergency department visits as emergent and nonemergent.

WEB EXCLUSIVE

We examined the effect of country of origin on HBV testing and chronic HBV infection prevalence among APIs using data from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.
This study examined adherence to statins and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment in patients with coronary artery disease.
Expanding primary care teams with trained and supported paraprofessionals enables systematic delivery of widely recommended, evidence-based, cost-saving alcohol, drug, and depression screening and intervention services.
In obese patients, we assessed the lack of advice to lose weight and its association with cardiovascular risk using the REGICOR chart (adaption of Framingham).

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