The American Journal of Managed Care > February 2017

The American Journal of Managed Care – February 2017

February 16, 2017 – Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD; Raymond Lim, MA; Pengxiang Li, PhD; Peinie P. Young, PharmD, BCACP; Victor F. Lawnicki, PhD; Andrea B. Troxel, ScD; and Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD
A retrospective claims analysis showed that synchronized refill schedules were associated with better medication adherence among Medicare Advantage patients taking multiple maintenance medications.
February 15, 2017 – Michael E. Chernew, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Managed Care
Finding ways to improve outcomes and reduce the cost of care is imperative for patients with chronic conditions. A combination of health information technology use, patient and provider engagement, and attention to the clinical services can promote success in this area.
February 15, 2017 – Vivian Fonseca, MD; Engels Chou, MS; Hsing-Wen Chung, PhD; and Charles Gerrits, PhD, PharmD
Hypoglycemia after basal insulin initiation is associated with high clinical and economic burden that precedes insulin initiation and persists during 1 to 2 years of follow-up.
February 16, 2017 – Zobair Younossi, MD; Stuart C. Gordon, MD; Aijaz Ahmed, MD; Douglas Dieterich, MD; Sammy Saab, MD; and Rachel Beckerman, PhD
Hepatitis C virus treatment is often restricted in Medicaid patients. This analysis evaluates the clinical and cost impacts of treating all Medicaid patients versus the current status quo.
February 16, 2017 – Cindy Reistroffer, DSc; Larry R. Hearld, PhD; and Jeff M. Szychowski, PhD
A health plan—sponsored care management program that included a coaching for activation intervention was associated with reduced emergency department visits and hospital admissions, and better clinical outcomes.
December 21, 2016 – Dori A. Cross, BSPH; Genna R. Cohen, PhD; Christy Harris Lemak, PhD; and Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Among Michigan primary care practices, sustained participation in a pay-for-value program appears to contribute to improved utilization outcomes for high-need patients.
January 10, 2017 – Aloke K. Mandal, MD, PhD; Gene K. Tagomori, BSc; Randell V. Felix, BSc; and Scott C. Howell, DO, MPH&TM
Elderly Medicare Advantage members with multiple chronic conditions attained a survival benefit from more cost-effective care when a private plan developed gainshare and monetary risk-bearing arrangements with its contracted providers.
February 11, 2017 – Rohini Rau-Murthy, BA; Leslie Bristol, RRT, AE-C; and David Pratt, MD, MPH
A retrospective look at the impact of a community asthma education program reveals significant improvements in asthma management and knowledge and decreased healthcare utilization.
February 15, 2017 – Emily B. Vander Schaaf, MD, MPH; Elisabeth P. Dellon, MD, MPH; Rachael A. Carr, BA; Neal A. deJong, MD; Asheley C. Skinner, PhD; and Michael J. Steiner, MD, MPH
This article compares how parents of children seeking specialty care perceive National Committee for Quality Assurance—based patient-centered medical home elements in the primary and specialty care settings.
February 10, 2017 – Robert J. Romanelli, PhD; Sonali N. Shah, RPh, MBA, MPH; Laurence Ikeda, MD; Braden Lynch, PharmD, MS, CPEHR; Terri L. Craig, PharmD, CPEHR; Joseph C. Cappelleri, PhD, MPH, MS; Trevor Jukes, MS; and D
This study describes the patient characteristics and healthcare utilization of a chronic pain population within an integrated healthcare system in northern California.
February 10, 2017 – Chien-Chou Pan, MD, PhD; Pei-Tseng Kung, ScD; Li-Ting Chiu, MHA; Yu Pei Liao, MHA; and Wen-Chen Tsai, DrPH
Patients with diabetes who participate in a pay-for-performance program had higher continuity of care index (COCI) scores, and those with high COCI scores had higher survival rates.
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