The American Journal of Managed Care | September 2017

CLINICAL

New statin prescriptions at the Veterans Health Administration were reviewed using a cross-sectional study design. Statins were frequently prescribed outside of guideline recommendations.

COMMENTARY

Provider-owned insurers have the potential to reduce costs, but face challenges building competitive provider networks.

MANAGERIAL

The authors examined the effect of narrow network plan selection on beneficiaries’ outpatient visits and outpatient out-of-pocket expenditures in the 2014 nongroup health insurance market.

POLICY

This study examined the early impacts of closing the donut hole in Medicare Part D.

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

Racial and ethnic differences in hip fracture incidence and mortality outcome were observed within a diverse population of older men, with lower rates of both among Asians.

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