Terry A. Adirim, MD


COVID-19 Control in the United States: The Case for Masking

In the control of COVID-19, the future perfect of the vaccine should not be the enemy of the present good, which is masking.

Mary Slaughter, PhD


Practices and Changes Associated With Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation

Practices undertake many care delivery changes and quality improvement practices to become patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), and these differ by years of PCMH recognition.

Rose McNulty


Dr Mark Socinski Discusses the Cost-effectiveness of Biomarker Testing in NSCLC

Mark A. Socinski, MD, executive director at AdventHealth Cancer Institute, shares insight on the cost-effectiveness and utility of biomarker testing in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Samuel T. Kuna, MD


Cost-effectiveness of a 3-Year Tele-Messaging Intervention for Positive Airway Pressure Use

Long-term tele-messaging was more effective than no messaging and short-term messaging for positive airway pressure use, and it was highly likely to be cost-effective with an acceptable willingness-to-pay threshold.

Maryann M. Vienneau, BS


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.

Jesse McCullough, PharmD


Medicare Advantage–Pharmacy Partnership Improves Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates

Patients whose pharmacy receives notification of their immunization gap have twice the odds of receiving immunizations compared with those whose pharmacy does not receive the notification.

Daniel VanDorn, PharmD


Predicting Drug-Drug and Drug-Gene Interactions in a Community Pharmacy Population

The probability of drug interactions increases when genetic polymorphisms are considered, indicating that pharmacogenetic assessment may be useful in predicting the presence and severity of interactions.

Amanda Bertram, MS


Implementation and Cost Validation of a Real-time Benefit Tool

This study evaluates impact of a real-time benefit tool on medication access and physician and pharmacy workflows at a large academic medical center.

Dev Goyal, MS


Machine Intelligence for Early Targeted Precision Management and Response to Outbreaks of Respiratory Infections

This paper evaluates novel machine intelligence to predict patients at risk of severe respiratory infections and recommend postacute care providers likely to reduce infection risk.

William C. Cushman, MD


Evaluating Alternative Methods of Comparing Antihypertensive Treatment Intensity

Medication dose captures modification of hypertension treatment intensity more precisely than medication count, and this measure should be preferred in studies that aim to improve hypertension management.

Amal Agarwal, DO, MBA


Transition-to-Dialysis Planning, Health Care Use, and Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

A planned transition to dialysis was associated with improved outcomes and lower mortality. These findings may inform care coordination policies for end-stage renal disease.

Ashley Gallagher


Q&A: Elizabeth Johnson Shares Why Empathy Is Missing From Patient-Centered Care

Elizabeth Johnson, LPN, PACS, BPCA, CEO of MedicoCX, co-CEO of Healthcare Advocate Summit, and an Asembia 2023 presenter, discusses why more empathetic approaches that take into account the full range of the patient experience are needed to improve patient-focused health care.

William S. Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP


Preappointment Surveys and Reminder Calls to Improve Show Rate

Patients who completed a preappointment survey were significantly more likely to attend their clinic appointment than noncompleters and spent significantly less time in their appointment.

Jiaping Zheng, PhD


Using Natural Language Processing to Classify Social Work Interventions

Natural language processing can be used for automated extraction of social work interventions from electronic health records, thereby supporting social work staffing and resource allocation decisions.

Laura M. Keohane, PhD


Risk Adjusting for Medicaid Participation in Medicare Advantage

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.

Donna I. Persaud, MD


Timely Preterm-Birth Prediction Among Pregnant Women in Medicaid Without Preterm-Birth History

A novel prediction model is developed that accurately predicts preterm birth in a timely manner among pregnant women in Medicaid without preterm-birth history.

Martin Stillman, MD, JD


Teamwork Measure Relates to Provider Experience, Burnout, and Intent to Stay

A 6-item teamwork measure with good construct validity correlated with favorable provider outcomes including work experience, burnout, and intent to stay with the organization.

Bradford D. Gessner, MD, MPH


Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Position: Impact on Adult Pneumonia Burden Estimates

Disease burden estimates of pneumonia-associated hospitalizations are more sensitive when including pneumonia coded in any diagnosis field vs in only the first discharge diagnosis field.

Sarah Lee, MD, MBA


Providing Patients With Cancer Access to Affordable Housing During Treatment

Patients traveling for cancer treatment often incur financial burdens. The members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers should play a role in mitigating housing-associated costs for patients during cancer treatment.

David J. Meyers, PhD


Comparison of the Use of Top-Ranked Cancer Hospitals Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare

Medicare Advantage enrollees, particularly those with lower out-of-network benefits, may have restricted access to top-ranked hospitals for complex cancer care compared with traditional Medicare enrollees.

Eric Pittman, PharmD


Impact of Food Affordability on Diabetes-Related Preventable Hospitalization

Medicaid enrollees residing in counties with greater food affordability had lower odds of preventable hospitalization related to diabetes.

Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH


CMS Practice Assessment Tool Validity for Alternative Payment Models

Using data from 632 primary care practices, the authors show that the CMS Practice Assessment Tool has adequate predictive validity for participation in alternative payment models.

Wendy Parisi, MS


Assessment of Structured Data Elements for Social Risk Factors

An expert panel identified and assessed electronic health record and health information exchange structured data elements to support future development of social risk factor computable phenotyping.

Danielle Whicher, PhD


Features of Health Care Interventions Associated With Reduced Services and Spending

This study identifies several factors shared by locally defined delivery system innovations that have been shown to reduce service use and lower health care spending.

M. Kit Delgado, 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.

Lauryn Walker, PhD


Health Plan Switching and Satisfaction in a Medicaid MLTSS Program

Health plan dissatisfaction was higher among Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) beneficiaries who did not follow through with an intention to change health plans.

Yan Xiong, MS


Hypoglycemia Upon Hospital Admission From Long-term Care: Health Care Resource Use

This analysis of a hospital billing database describes inpatient length of stay, intensive care unit length of stay, comorbidities, and costs for patients with diabetes after admission with hypoglycemia from long-term care or home.

Heidi Bossley, MSN, MBA


CMS Needs to Rethink How Medicare Assesses Quality

Late 2020 changes make accountable care organizations a canary in the coal mine.

Margaret M. (Peggy) Johnson, RPh


Using Telemedicine Interventions During COVID-19 to Expand Care Post COVID-19

The Patient-Centered Rheumatology Collaborative identified several critical areas for further intervention to improve the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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