In this retrospective cohort study of patients with newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis, the authors examine the association of treatment selection and costs with physician specialty.
Older adults with coexisting asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), known as asthma-COPD overlap, who take fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β agonists may be less likely to have persistent low adherence to initial maintenance therapy.
Findings suggest that Basaglar was not less expensive for patients than Lantus. Empirical evaluation of biosimilar costs prior to automatic substitution is necessary.
This study shows little evidence of harms or increased health care utilization for people receiving negative (normal) results of expanded carrier screening through genome sequencing.
A database of information about more than 30,000 patients verified improved morbidity and mortality due to vaccines and preventive health care in prospective trials.
The authors report an approach of outpatient clinic workflow reorganization utilizing simple, inexpensive measures to improve patient engagement and experience in addition to providing a safe setting for patients for clinic visits in the wake of COVID-19.
Personnel costs ($90,514) of a primary care–embedded adolescent behavioral health nurse practitioner over 2 years were 63% of the potential revenue generated ($144,449).
The year of application predicts discharge from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver program. Unexpected, disallowed criteria also predict discharge, with significant others facing higher discharge risk than spouses.
Imposing a surcharge on unvaccinated employees will require employers to think through legal and policy implications.
The changing landscape of health care during COVID-19 placed focus on increasing accessibility to mental health resources other than the emergency department (ED), with potential savings of over $4 billion in annual costs and improvements in patient outcomes.
The telehealth policy changes enacted for short-term control of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic present an opportunity to address the fundamental gap in health care underutilization.
The pandemic has shown a spotlight on how critically important respiratory care is to Americans who struggle to breathe on their own. Yet, Medicare policy must be updated to ensure that access to lifesaving equipment will never be disrupted.
The majority of orphan drugs are subject to utilization controls in Medicare Part D plans. The use of utilization controls varies by certain drug characteristics.
Some of the nation’s strictest provider network regulations have led to neither high rates of provider directory accuracy nor timely access to mental health care.
Generic use has increased over time in Medicare Part D, but substantial variation across plans persists in a number of common classes.
This article presents a detailed descriptive analysis of how Massachusetts and Minnesota implemented Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) models for their managed care population.
Home administration of oral paclitaxel and encequidar is associated with potential cost savings for payers compared with clinic administration of intravenous chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer patients.
This analysis of health insurance claims data demonstrates rapid increase and sustained high utilization of telemedicine services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medicaid expansion was associated with a reduction in the racial disparity in timely treatment of patients with advanced cancer in the United States.
Few eligible individuals apply for the Advance Premium Tax Credit due to knowledge barriers. Additionally, specific sociodemographic characteristics appear to predict applying status.
Antiviral treatment was associated with lower health care resource utilization and costs in patients with type 2 diabetes and a diagnosis of influenza.
Patients with chronic cardiac conditions benefited from a health care program that strengthened collaboration between general practitioners and cardiology specialists in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
Direct access of primary care physicians to dermatologists via asynchronous teledermatology improves a health system’s ability to increase patient access to dermatologic care.
When comparing risk-adjustment approaches based on Medicaid status of Medicare beneficiaries, this analysis found that predicted spending levels varied depending on states’ Medicaid eligibility criteria.
Our hospital is a primary hospital in Chengdu, China. Since February 5, our hospital has been listed as the primary designated medical unit for treating new patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Jinniu District. In this letter, we share our COVID-19 experience with readers.
Vertically integrated health care delivery systems may be well positioned to help reduce overall mortality and specifically mitigate racial/ethnic disparity gaps in cancer care outcomes.
Diverse patients experience disparities in care transitions. A survey of 224 patients showed differences by race, ethnicity, and language in technology access and in patient worries post discharge.