The American Journal of Managed Care > November 2017
The American Journal of Managed Care – November 2017
November 13, 2017 – Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD, RD; Krissy K. Moehling, MPH; Song Zhang, MS; Jonathan M. Raviotta, MPH; Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, MPH; and Chyongchiou J. Lin, PhD
Pneumococcal; tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; and influenza vaccination increased among high-risk adults in a 2-year study.
November 13, 2017 – Brock O’Neil, MD; Mark Tyson, MD; Amy J. Graves, SM, MPH; Daniel A. Barocas, MD, MPH; Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA; David F. Penson, MD, MPH; and Matthew J. Resnick, MD, MPH
We determine a specialist physician phenotype responsive to financial incentives that may be leveraged to identify physicians and markets well-suited for participation in alternative payment models.
November 15, 2017 – Ann S. O’Malley, MD, MPH; Deborah Peikes, PhD, MPA; Claire Wilson, PhD; Rachel Gaddes, MPH; Victoria Peebles, MSW; Timothy J. Day, MSPH; and Janel Jin, MSPH
Risk-stratified care management is a cornerstone of patient-centered medical home models, but studies on patients’ perspectives of it are scarce. We explored patients’ experiences with care management, what they found useful, and what needs improvement.
November 15, 2017 – Amy Pakyz, PharmD, PhD, MS; Hui Wang, PhD; and Peter Cunningham, PhD
The dependent coverage provision was associated with an increase in total and private expenditures and a decrease in out-of-pocket medication expenditures paid, especially among higher-income groups.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
November 17, 2017 – Katherine Hempstead, PhD; Josh Gray, MBA; and Anna Zink, BA
Despite concerns about rising patient costs for expensive care, we find that many patients face only moderately rising costs for physician care.
November 20, 2017 – Jaeyong Bae, PhD; Eric W. Ford, PhD, MPH; Shannon Wu, BA; and Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS
The use of the electronic health record’s clinical reminder functionality is systematically related to higher human papillomavirus vaccine administration rates.
November 21, 2017 – Adam L. Sharp, MD, MS; Yi R. Hu, MS; Ernest Shen, PhD; Richard Chen, MD; Ryan P. Radecki, MD, MS; Michael H. Kanter, MD; and Michael K. Gould, MD, MS
The authors assessed the effect of provider education and clinical decision support (CDS) on antibiotic prescribing for acute sinusitis. Education and CDS improved antibiotic stewardship and changed diagnosis patterns.
November 20, 2017 – Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD; and Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc
The authors evaluated whether the 2010 Affordable Care Act was associated with changes in physicians’ provision of preventive cardiovascular services.
November 22, 2017 – Lillian Min, MD, MSHS; Christine T. Cigolle, MD, MS; Steven J. Bernstein, MD, MPH; Kathleen Ward, MPA; Tisha L. Moore, MPH; Jinkyung Ha, PhD; and Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS
In this longitudinal comparative effectiveness study of different chronic disease self-management support approaches within 1 system, both pharmacist- and nurse-led patient-centered medical home approaches improved diabetes care.
November 22, 2017 – Chad Ellimoottil, MD, MS; John D. Syrjamaki, MPH; Benedict Voit, MBA; Vinay Guduguntla, BS; David C. Miller, MD, MPH; and James M. Dupree, MD, MPH
The Michigan Value Collaborative has created a claims-based algorithm that categorizes claims into episode components. This manuscript describes the validation of this algorithm.