The authors describe 5 basic requirements for planning, implementing, and proving clinical utility for diagnostic tests, drawing on recent reimbursement decisions.
The authors comment on the growth of drug plans with tiers for “non-preferred” generics, and argue that most are inconsistent with established principles of formulary design.
This is the first empirical evidence to demonstrate increased competition and innovation in the EHR industry as a result of the HITECH program.
Factors most important for successful implementation of collaborative care for depression differ for patient activation versus achieving remission; both are critical to program success.
Targeting cardiovascular risk reduction interventions to high-risk patients has the potential to reduce cardiovascular racial disparities, improve health, and reduce costs.
A retrospective study of the treatment patterns and economic outcomes associated with off-label atypical antipsychotic use in the treatment of adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Out-of-plan medication use accounted for a small share of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia prescriptions filled by Medicare Part D beneficiaries.
This study projected that the breast cancer index assay is cost saving when used either at diagnosis or at 5 years post diagnosis.

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