The American Journal of Managed Care > July 2017

The American Journal of Managed Care – July 2017

July 28, 2017 – Sanjay Arora, MD; Neeraj Sood, PhD; Sophie Terp, MD; and Geoffrey Joyce, PhD
Price shopping for medications within a small geographic area can yield considerable cost savings for uninsured and insured consumers in high-deductible health plans.
July 26, 2017 – Kira L. Ryskina, MD, MS; Eric S. Holmboe, MD; Elizabeth Bernabeo, MPH; Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD; Judy A. Shea, PhD; and Judith A. Long, MD
In a national survey, US internists reported high levels of adoption of overtreatment guidelines; despite this fact, they also reported recommending services targeted by the overtreatment guidelines.
July 25, 2017 – Yan Li, PhD; Erin Carlson, DrPH; Roberto Villarreal, MD; Leah Meraz, MA; and José A. Pagán, PhD
This study investigates the cost-effectiveness of a community-based patient navigation program to improve cervical cancer screening.
July 24, 2017 – Sora Al Rowas, MD, MSc; Michael B. Rothberg, MD, MPH; Benjamin Johnson, MD; Joel Miller, MD, MPH; Mohanad AlMahmoud, MD; Jennifer Friderici, MS; Sarah L. Goff, MD; and Tara Lagu, MD, MPH
In a survey of patients and visitors to a large academic medical center, middle-income respondents with private insurance reported more cost-related delays in care than those with public insurance.
July 26, 2017 – Jeffrey T. Kullgren, MD, MS, MPH; Joel E. Segel, PhD; Timothy A. Peterson, MD, MBA; A. Mark Fendrick, MD; and Simone Singh, PhD
Retail prices for commonly prescribed drugs are often absent from state prescription drug price websites, but when reported, can vary substantially.
July 31, 2017 – David Grande, MD, MPA; Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MS; Raina M. Merchant, MD, MS; Jane Seymour, MPH; and Sarah E. Gollust, PhD
Disseminating timely and relevant research findings to policy makers is a national priority to inform health policy decisions. Social media is a novel tool to bridge the communication gap.
July 31, 2017 – Peter J. Cunningham, PhD
The results of this study show that patient-reported data on health and healthcare can be useful in predicting high-cost patients when claims data for prior years are not available.
July 31, 2017 – Kenny Yat-Choi Kwong, MD; Nasser Redjal, MD; Lyne Scott, MD; Marilyn Li, MD; Salima Thobani, MD; and Brian Yang, MS
The authors adapted a successful large-scale, specialist-run asthma management program to an existing multi-specialty clinic utilizing existing resources and achieving similar outcomes.
July 31, 2017 – Sarah E. Curtis, MPH; Kristina S. Boye, PhD; Maureen J. Lage, PhD; and Luis-Emilio Garcia-Perez, MD, PhD
Adherence to glucose-lowering agents was associated with a significant reduction in use of acute care resources without any increased total medical costs.
July 31, 2017 – Susan D. Brown, PhD; Christina S. Grijalva, MA; and Assiamira Ferrara, MD, PhD
Divergent reactions among women at high risk for diabetes highlight challenges of implementing tailored outreach messages, driven by electronic health records, to promote patient engagement in preventive lifestyle programs.
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