In the control of COVID-19, the future perfect of the vaccine should not be the enemy of the present good, which is masking.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This study evaluates impact of a real-time benefit tool on medication access and physician and pharmacy workflows at a large academic medical center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A novel prediction model is developed that accurately predicts preterm birth in a timely manner among pregnant women in Medicaid without preterm-birth history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medicaid enrollees residing in counties with greater food affordability had lower odds of preventable hospitalization related to diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Late 2020 changes make accountable care organizations a canary in the coal mine.
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.