Jennifer A. Garner, PhD, RD


Approaches for Overcoming Barriers to Cross-Sector Data Sharing

The authors identified challenges to cross-sector data sharing and the approaches used to overcome these challenges in the Mid-Ohio Farmacy, a partnership to address food insecurity.

Bridget Darby, MS


An Evaluation of a Care Coaching and Provider Referral Intervention for Behavioral Health Needs

Care coaching and behavioral health provider referral programs produce long-term savings, reductions in avoidable utilization, and increases in targeted services to treat behavioral health conditions.

Catella Visser, RN, MSN/MBA, CCM


Appropriate ED Utilization Leading to Better Care Coordination

Addressing avoidable emergency department (ED) utilization takes interventions in partnership with providers.

John W. Rowe, MD


Reimbursement for Genetic Variant Reinterpretation: Five Questions Payers Should Ask

Periodic reinterpretation of genetic sequencing results presents a challenge for developing transparent and systematic coverage and reimbursement policies.

Dev Dash, MD, MPH


Investigating Real-world Consequences of Biases in Commonly Used Clinical Calculators

Clinical calculators that do not include demographic variables may be biased, and their equity should be understood in the context of clinical guidelines.

Nicole Hadeed, MD


Enhance Care Continuity Post COVID-19

Although shortfalls in continuity were well described prior to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the pandemic has created an opportunity to augment this critical component of care delivery, with the potential to improve patient-centered outcomes and enhance spending efficiency.

Rachel E. Barenie, PharmD, JD, MPH


Preferences for and Experiences With Pill Appearance Changes: National Surveys of Patients and Pharmacists

Changes in generic drug appearance occur often. Patients’ and pharmacists’ responses to those changes vary, with some patients stopping their medication or using it less.

Jennifer Contreras, MPH


Economic Burden of Nonadherence to Standards of Diabetes Care

Using propensity score matching in a US nationally representative sample, authors found the effect of nonadherence to diabetes guidelines on health care expenditures of patients with diabetes.

Tim McDonald, MPP


Clinic Price Reductions in a Tiered Total Cost Benefit Design

Findings of this evaluation of primary care clinic responses in a tiered total cost of care benefit design suggest that clinics respond by reducing prices.

David Strong, PhD


Responsibility for Treating Tobacco Dependence in Health Clinics Serving Medicaid Enrollees

This article describes the implementation of Medicaid smoking cessation guidance in a large, urban federally qualified health center to examine how state-level provisions translated into clinic-level policies.

Keith C. Hemmert, MD


An Accelerated Hospital Observation Pathway to Reduce Length of Stay for Patients With COVID-19

For select patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, an academic urban hospital implemented an observation pathway that incorporated mobile health technology, reducing hospital length of stay by more than 2 days.

Chethan Bachireddy, MD, MSc


Payer Strategies to Ensure Access to Care for Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder During COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic threatens to worsen the opioid crisis, payers must rapidly deploy policies to ensure care for individuals with opioid use disorder.

Corey Chivers, PhD


Using Electronic Health Records and Claims Data to Identify High-risk Patients Likely to Benefit From Palliative Care

Deep learning algorithms could improve palliative care by predicting mortality from electronic health records and claims data.

Susan Chimonas, PhD


Value-Based Management of Specialty Drugs: Practical Considerations and Implications for Pharmacy

Policy makers and health plans seek value-based management of specialty drugs. This study examines real-world factors that favor some approaches over others and their potential impact.

Vincent Lorenz, MA


Association of Opioid Utilization Management With Prescribing and Overdose

Opioid utilization management in Medicare was associated with mixed effects on opioid prescribing, and prior authorization was associated with a decreased likelihood of subsequent overdose.

Ashwin S. Balakrishnan, MD


“Can You Hear Me Now?”: Postoperative Patient-Initiated Communication With Providers

Patient-provider communication after surgery is critical for patient safety. The growth of patient-provider communication technologies has created opportunities to study postoperative patient-initiated communication.

Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, PhD, MPH


Barriers to Accessing Online Medical Records in the United States

Patients’ access to and use of online medical records (OMRs) can facilitate better management of their health care needs; however, disparities persist. This study highlights the disparities among individuals’ OMR use and why individuals who are offered OMRs do not use them.

Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong, JD, MPH


Dosage and Outcomes in a Complex Care Intervention

Associations between intervention dosage and hospital use outcomes were observed among patients enrolled in a care management program serving individuals with complex needs.

Kelsey A. Fuller, MS


Eliminating Defects in Value: Turnaround of an MSSP ACO

A health system transformational leadership framework and management system made visible and eliminated defects in value and was associated with reduced annual Medicare expenditures and increased quality between 2017 and 2020.

Ankur Nigam, MD


Clinical Profile of COVID-19 Infection in Postvaccination Individuals

This article describes the findings of an observational study carried out in India to examine the clinical profile of individuals detected to be COVID-19 positive post vaccination.

Xinqi Li, PhD


Impacts of Community-Based Care Program on Health Care Utilization and Cost

A community-based care management program in Rhode Island reduced hospitalizations and inpatient costs. There were stark differences across subgroups based on intensity of care.

Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc


Tacking Upwind: Reducing Spending Among High-risk Commercially Insured Patients

Although commercial accountable care organization populations are healthy on average, some individuals might benefit from programs for high-risk patients to mitigate high levels of health care utilization.

Stephanie A. Robinson, PhD


Cost Savings Associated With a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for COPD

The authors modeled costs associated with a pedometer-based, web-mediated physical activity intervention compared with a pedometer alone for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. The intervention was cost-saving.

Neal J. Meropol, MD


ACA Medicaid Expansion Association With Racial Disparity Reductions in Timely Cancer Treatment

Medicaid expansion was associated with a reduction in the racial disparity in timely treatment of patients with advanced cancer in the United States.

Felix Sebastian Wicke, MD, MSc


Clinical and Economic Outcomes of a Collaborative Cardiology Care Program

Patients with chronic cardiac conditions benefited from a health care program that strengthened collaboration between general practitioners and cardiology specialists in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Qian Li, PhD


Glucose-Lowering Treatment Patterns in Patients With Diabetic Kidney Disease

Real-world treatment of diabetic kidney disease in the United States, based on national-level health care claims and electronic health records data, is inconsistent with the current guidelines.

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