The American Journal of Managed Care > June 2017

The American Journal of Managed Care – June 2017

June 21, 2017 – Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH; Amisha Wallia, MD, MS; Raymond Kang, MA; Andrew Cooper, MPH; Theodore A. Prospect, FSA, MAAA; Lewis G. Sandy, MD, MBA; and Deneen Vojta, MD
Evaluation of healthcare utilization and costs over 3 years for adults with insulin-requiring diabetes who transition from multiple daily insulin injections to insulin infusion pumps.
June 30, 2017 – Jeffrey J. Leow, MBBS, MPH; Joel S. Weissman, PhD; Linda Kimsey, PhD; Andrew Hoburg, PhD; Lorens A. Helmchen, PhD; Wei Jiang, MS; Nathanael Hevelone, MPH; Stuart R. Lipsitz, ScD; Louis L. Nguyen, MD,
Minimally invasive radical prostatectomy was more commonly performed in civilian hospitals compared with military hospitals among TRICARE beneficiaries, with comparable postoperative outcomes.
June 21, 2017 – Judy A. Shea, PhD; Aderinola Adejare, BA; Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD; Andrea B. Troxel, ScD; Darra Finnerty, MPH; Karen Hoffer, BS; Thomas Isaac, MD, MPH, MBA; Meredith Rosenthal, PhD; Thomas D. Sequist
Patients who enrolled in a trial to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol spoke positively of the multifaceted intervention: pillbox monitoring and financial incentives were socially acceptable.
June 29, 2017 – Paul D. Jacobs, PhD, and Eamon Molloy, PhD
Compared with lower-cost plans, Medicare Advantage enrollees pay more for their plans the longer they remain enrolled.
June 28, 2017 – Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS; Aimee Zapata, MS; Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD; Nancy Oliva, PhD, RN; and Anju Sahay, PhD
The mean online patient rating for Veterans Affairs hospitals was higher (3.70 ± 1.3 out of 5) than the rating for affiliated hospitals (3.19 ± 1.3; P = .003).
June 22, 2017 – Jennifer L. Cerully, PhD; Steven C. Martino, PhD; Lise Rybowski, MBA; Melissa L. Finucane, PhD; Rachel Grob, PhD; Andrew M. Parker, PhD; Mark Schlesinger, PhD; Dale Shaller, MPA; and Grant Martsolf, P
This study identifies practices and perceptions around public reporting of “roll-up” measures that combine indicators of multiple, often disparate, dimensions of healthcare quality.
June 26, 2017 – Bruce Stuart, PhD; Franklin Hendrick, PhD; J. Samantha Dougherty, PhD; and Jing Xu, PhD
The offer of free medications to low-income Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes enrolled in Part D plans has no impact on generic prescribing rates.
June 26, 2017 – Hannah L. Semigran, BA; Rebecca Gourevitch, MS; Anna D. Sinaiko, PhD; David Cowling, PhD; and Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH
The authors interviewed patients with access to a price transparency website. Despite a positive opinion of price shopping in theory, respondents reported barriers to doing so in reality.
June 27, 2017 – Charles Ruetsch, PhD; Joseph Tkacz, MS; Vijay R. Nadipelli, MS, BPharm; Brenna L. Brady, PhD; Naoko Ronquest, PhD; Hyong Un, MD; and Joseph Volpicelli, MD, PhD
Patient and treatment heterogeneity were characterized within a sample of nonadherent buprenorphine members; an improved understanding of these factors may optimize patient—treatment matching and intervention efforts.
June 27, 2017 – Lucas Higuera, MA, and Caroline Carlin, PhD
The authors compare methods of retrospectively attributing patients to provider systems by the fraction of patients attributed and the stability of attribution over time.
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