The American Journal of Managed Care > January 2017

The American Journal of Managed Care – January 2017

January 17, 2017 – Tracy Onega, PhD; Jennifer S. Haas, MD; Asaf Bitton, MD; Charles Brackett, MD; Julie Weiss, MS; Martha Goodrich, MS; Kimberly Harris, MPH; Steve Pyle, BS; and Anna N. A. Tosteson, ScD
This study measured breast cancer screening practice patterns in relation to evidence-based guidelines and accountability metrics, and found closer alignment is needed for providing patient-centered care.
January 17, 2017 – Patricia J. Zettler, JD, and Erin C. Fuse Brown, JD, MPH
For cost-effective cures, the drug pricing policy challenge is not simply to lower prices, but also to spread the drug costs among payers.
January 17, 2017 – Jennifer Karweit, MS; Srividya Kotapati, PharmD; Samuel Wagner, PhD; James W. Shaw, PhD, PharmD, MPH; Steffan W. Wolfe, BA; and Amy P. Abernethy, MD, PhD
A novel, simplified cost-value analysis tool was created to better differentiate the value of anticancer agents and further characterize the expected survival benefit of all patients.
December 05, 2016 – Tomas J. Philipson, PhD; Julia Thornton Snider, PhD; Ayman Chit, PhD; Sarah Green, BA; Philip Hosbach, BA; Taylor Tinkham Schwartz, MPH; Yanyu Wu, PhD; and Wade M. Aubry, MD
Vaccination of children born in the United States in 2009 will save 1.2 million quality-adjusted life-years, generating $184 billion in social value net of vaccination costs.
January 17, 2017 – Yuhua Bao, PhD; Thomas G. McGuire, PhD; Ya-Fen Chan, PhD; Ashley A. Eggman, MS; Andrew M. Ryan, PhD; Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH; Harold Alan Pincus, MD; Erin Hafer, MPH; and Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH,
Value-based payment improved fidelity to key elements of the Collaborative Care Model-an evidence-based mental health intervention-and improved patient depression outcomes in Washington state.
December 21, 2016 – Joel S. Weissman, PhD; Michael L. Millenson, BA; and R. Sterling Haring, DO, MPH
Understanding the perspectives of clinicians and administrators who are leaders in implementing patient-centeredness in accountable care organizations can help point the way toward implementation by others.
January 16, 2017 – Laura G. Burke, MD, MPH; Thomas C. Tsai, MD, MPH; Jie Zheng, PhD; E. John Orav, PhD; and Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
Although concerns remain that expanding insurance coverage may have a crowding-out effect, we saw no evidence of this for Medicaid beneficiaries in Massachusetts following statewide health reform.
January 16, 2017 – Joanna P. MacEwan, PhD; Wes Yin, PhD; Satyin Kaura, MSci, MBA; and Zeba M. Khan, PhD
This study measured the value of survival gains attributable to the introduction of 3 novel therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes.
January 16, 2017 – Ibrahim Hakim, BBA; Sejal Hathi, BS; Archana Nair, MS; Trishna Narula, MPH; and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD
Using the most recently available national data, physicians with electronic health record (EHR) access ordered more tests than their non-EHR counterparts, thus contradicting a common rationale for EHR implementation.
January 17, 2017 – Justin Blackburn, PhD; David J. Becker, PhD; Michael A. Morrisey, PhD; Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD; Bisakha Sen, PhD; Cathy Caldwell, MPH; and Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Concerns regarding the quality measure for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may limit its usefulness and its ability to promote improvement efforts.
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