Robert Morgan, PhD


A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Social Needs Through the Accountable Health Communities Model

No published studies exist on use of intervention design, implementation strategies, and theory in the CMS Accountable Health Communities Model, the largest-scale test of social prescribing in the United States.

Emilie Muelly, MD, PhD


Primary Care Video and Telephone Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Treatment and Follow-up Health Care Utilization

Telephone visits may offer a simple and convenient option to address patient primary care needs without raising safety concerns.

Matthew Johnson, MS, MHSA


Diagnosis Patterns and Stress Testing Trends After Implementing High-Sensitivity Troponin Assay

This study found that switching from a conventional troponin assay to a high-sensitivity troponin assay resulted in changes to diagnosis patterns and stress testing trends.

Jason Kay, PharmD, MS


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.

Jesús Antonio Álvarez, PhD, MD


Process Reengineering and Patient-Centered Approach Strengthen Efficiency in Specialized Care

Improving efficiency is complex and requires a multimodal approach. Health information systems, patient feedback, and multidisciplinary teams are components that can improve clinical processes.

Jiayun Deng, MS


Effective Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients

The authors introduce a mobile phone app that may effectively prevent and manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in outpatient hemodialysis patients in Sichuan Province, China.

Mark K. Meiselbach, BS


Large Self-insured Employers Lack Power to Effectively Negotiate Hospital Prices

This study examines the ability of self-insured employers to negotiate hospital prices and the relationship between hospital prices and employer market power in the United States.

Robert W. Voss, MS


Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions and Long-term Opioid Treatment

Little is known about opioid prescribing patterns in patients with chronic overlapping pain conditions. This study suggests target populations for interventions to manage chronic pain.

Chuck Stemple, DO


Post-SNF Outcomes and Cost Comparison: Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare

Patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage had better outcomes and lower cost following skilled nursing facility (SNF) discharge than patients enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare.

Lucy A. Bilaver, PhD


Guideline-Informed Care Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With Food Allergy

This article describes food allergy–related service utilization and identifies factors associated with guideline-informed care among Medicaid-enrolled US children with food allergy.

Dietrich W. Riepen, MD


Standardized Total Knee Arthroplasty Pathway Improves Outcomes in Minority Patients

In a minority-predominant patient population, a standardized pathway for total knee arthroplasty was associated with improved outcomes with no change in postoperative complication rates.

Ian Duncan, PhD


Cost Analysis of Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose in Nonintensively Managed Type 2 Diabetes

Analysis of claims data showed reduced utilization and costs among patients with nonintensively treated type 2 diabetes (T2D) using self-monitoring of blood glucose compared with continuous glucose monitoring.

Noele P. Nelson, MD, PhD


The Hepatitis B Care Cascade Using Administrative Claims Data, 2016

Analysis of a large, nationally representative claims database to longitudinally monitor enrollees with hepatitis B showed that 36% received recommended care and 18% were prescribed treatment.

Giuliana Grossi


Hemophilia Survival Rates Improve, Black Men Still Fall 10 years Behind

The median age of death remained consistently 10 years lower for Black and Hispanic males in comparison to White males, underscoring a critical area for further attention.

Stefan Kowalski, BPharm, MAppSc


Evaluating Smoking Cessation Service at an Emergency Department Clinical Observation Unit

This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a smoking cessation service in a group of patients admitted to a short-stay unit in the emergency department.

K. Rajesh, MBBS


Covishield India: Demystifying Myths Through an Early Multicenter Safety Study

This was a multicenter study carried out in India to study the adverse and systemic effects of the indigenously developed Covishield vaccine.

Jaime Álvarez Grau, PhD


Process Reengineering and Patient-Centered Approach Strengthen Efficiency in Specialized Care

Improving efficiency is complex and requires a multimodal approach. Health information systems, patient feedback, and multidisciplinary teams are components that can improve clinical processes.

Joseph Coyne, DrPH


Successes and Failures With Bundled Payments in the Commercial Market

The relatively few examples of commercially funded condition-specific bundled payments provide insights into how to spread this alternative payment model further in the private insurance market.

Parul Dayal, PhD


Outcomes of Antiviral Treatment for Influenza in Type 2 Diabetes

Antiviral treatment was associated with lower health care resource utilization and costs in patients with type 2 diabetes and a diagnosis of influenza.

Kristian Black, BS


Association of Dermatology Wait Times With Insurance Coverage in Michigan

Disparities in dermatologic care for patients with Medicaid exist, and delays in medical dermatologic care among Medicaid patients must be addressed.

Pearl Steinzor


Vaping, e-Cigarettes Linked to Asthma Risk Among US Teenagers

A rapid growth in vaping and e-cigarettes use among teens is associated with increased risk of asthma, according to a new study.

Norah Crossnohere, PhD


Integrating Primary Care and Public Health for Advance Care Planning

This article proposes a new model, Public-Primary ACP, that leverages coordination between primary care and public health workforces to improve delivery of advance care planning.

Lisa M. Hess, PhD


Treatment Patterns for Patients With Advanced/Metastatic Cancers by Site of Care

Treatment patterns and overall survival were similar regardless of site of care between patients receiving anticancer therapy in the hospital outpatient vs physician office setting.

Courtney R. Zott, BA


Medicaid Managed Care: Further Reform Needed to Deliver on Promise

Medicaid managed care has not been the panacea for spending, care quality, and access that policy makers expected, but reforms could change that.

Kelly Moser, BS


Association of Physician Coordination With Interfacility Transfer Acceptance Timeliness

The authors reviewed physician-to-physician conversations during emergency transfer of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and found that higher-quality physician coordination was associated with faster time to acceptance.

Blaiz Streetman-Loy, PhD, MSW


Effect of Care Coordination on Patients With Alzheimer Disease and Their Caregivers

The authors investigated whether patient coordination and caregiver support for Alzheimer disease reduced health care utilization and expenditures among enrollees in the Memory Program in South Carolina.

Kanya K. Shah, PharmD


Behavior-Based Diabetes Management: Impact on Care, Hospitalizations, and Costs

The Diabetes Care Rewards program offers a business case for health plans to promote engagement through use of contingent incentives, thus improving health outcomes and lowering costs.

Lila J. Finney Rutten, PhD, MPH


Patient-Centered Communication and Outcomes in Heart Failure

Among community patients living with heart failure, excellent and good patient-centered communication was associated with a reduced risk of death.

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