Jordan Messler, MD, SFHM, FACP


Contributor: Health Systems Will Need a Tech Transformation to Prepare for CMS Glycemia Measures

With data collection beginning on January 1, 2023, most health systems are not prepared for CMS’ new glycemia measures, and those that are will likely be floored by the results, according to the chief medical officer at Glytec.

Meghan Moynihan, PhD, MPH


Clinical and Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Severe Noneosinophilic Asthma

Among patients with severe asthma with low eosinophils untreated with biologics, there is a high burden of disease among those who have suboptimal disease control.

Priya Jaisinghani, MD


A Case-Control Study of Length of Stay Outliers

Length of stay outliers are associated with hospital-acquired infections, complications, and discharge to facility, as opposed to nonmodifiable risk factors like age and comorbidities.

Mallika L. Mendu, MD, MBA


Intensive Care Management of a Complex Medicaid Population: A Randomized Evaluation

The authors present findings of a randomized evaluation of Medicaid patients at an academic medical center, which found that intensive care management was associated with reduced total medical expense.

Bronwyn Keefe, PhD, MSW, MPH


Patient Perceptions of In-home Urgent Care via Mobile Integrated Health

Comparing patients’ experiences with in-home urgent care from community paramedics vs urgent care provided in emergency departments, we found higher satisfaction among patients receiving in-home treatment.

Erika Franklin Fowler, PhD


Changes in Marketplace Competition and Television Advertising by Insurers

This study provides the first evidence on how Marketplace insurers are altering their marketing in response to changes in competitive pressure over time.

Sam Sobul, MPA


Use of Electronic Health Record Systems in Accountable Care Organizations

A recent survey found that more than 90% of accountable care organizations (ACOs) have multiple EHRs. This could present issues as ACOs adopt electronic quality measures.

Heather L. Taylor, MPH, LDH


Primary Care Case Conferences to Mitigate Social Determinants of Health: A Case Study From One FQHC System

This article describes perceived benefits, facilitators, and challenges of conducting interprofessional team case conferences in primary care settings to address patients’ complex social needs.

Yun Tang, BS


Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in Hemodialysis Centers

This article gives recommendations for individual hemodialysis centers worldwide to ensure the safety and effectiveness of patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis based on the experience of such a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Sichuan province of China.

James A. Gasperino, MD, PhD, MPH


AHA Telemetry Guidelines Improve Telemetry Utilization in the Inpatient Setting

Using Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, the studied intervention reduced hospital inpatient telemetry time by 51.25% while increasing American Heart Association (AHA) guideline–based usage.

Daniel L. Brinton, PhD


A Comparison of Administrative Claims–Based Risk Predictors for Pediatric Asthma

A comparison of claims-based asthma risk predictors in a national sample of children with Medicaid determines accuracy and informs risk predictor choice.

Nicholas Bartz, MBA


Decreasing Primary Care Use and Blood Pressure Monitoring During COVID-19

Among a group of primary care accountable care organizations, patients with hypertension were 50% less likely to have a blood pressure recorded in April compared with February.

Hatice Bolek, MD


Economic Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures: The Tip of the Iceberg?

The economic burden of osteoporotic fractures may be much higher than estimated: just the tip of the iceberg. In this letter, we suggest that the cost of these fractures might be underestimated by considering only direct medical cost.

Vivek Kavadi, MD


Practice Radiation Patterns Among Oncologists in the Oncology Care Model

Despite the potential incentives for medical oncologists to reduce radiation therapy utilization under the Oncology Care Model, we find no evidence that such reduction occurred.

Kathleen C. Lee, 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.

J. Gregory Rosencrance, MD


The Relationship Between the Follow-up to Discharge Ratio and Length of Stay

The objective was to evaluate the correlation between the follow-up to discharge ratio and average length of stay.

Noni Bodkin, PhD


Actions to Improve Quality: Results From a National Hospital Survey

Hospitals reported widespread adoption of quality improvement (QI) changes to improve on CMS quality measures, and QI adoption was associated with improved performance on quality measures.

Martha Stefaniak, MPH


Discharge Before Noon: Is the Sun Half Up or Half Down?

Discharge before noon was associated with longer length of stay in patients with medical diagnoses and shorter length of stay in surgical patients.

Larry Hanover


Study Details Prediabetes, MACE Link

Patients with prediabetes are at significantly higher risk of major cardiovascular events than those who have never had high blood sugar.

Camille Lloyd


Contributor: Solving the US Physician Diversity Problem

The representation of Black physicians is alarmingly low, but the opportunities for change are possible and urgent. Health care leaders and human resource departments need to address these disparities, and increasing diversity among their workforce is an excellent place to begin.

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD


Predictors of and Barriers to Receipt of Advance Premium Tax Credits

Few eligible individuals apply for the Advance Premium Tax Credit due to knowledge barriers. Additionally, specific sociodemographic characteristics appear to predict applying status.

Katrin Hambarsoomian, MS


Poor Self-rated Mental Health and Medicare Beneficiaries’ Routine Care-Seeking

Efforts are needed to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries with poor mental health receive regular routine care, which may be facilitated by having a personal doctor.

Launia J. White, BS


Impact of Advance Care Planning Consults on Advance Directives Completion

Implementing advance care planning consults can increase advance directive completion rates. The authors demonstrate the impact of consults on completed advance directives in the medical record.

Ketan Patel, MD


Contributor: After COVID-19, an AI-Driven Path to Risk-Adjusted Value-Based Care

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help drive accurate and effective risk adjustment in value-based care plans.

Shelley-Ann M. Girwar, MSc


Identifying Complex Patients Using Adjusted Clinical Groups Risk Stratification Tool

In this study, the authors developed a method for use in primary care to identify a group of patients with complex care needs using Aggregated Diagnosis Groups.

Matthew W. Reynolds, PhD


Combatting COVID-19 With Real-World Evidence

A vaccine isn’t the panacea many assume it will be. Even when it becomes available, the virus won’t go away. Real world evidence will be needed to guide decision making.

Molly Moore Jeffery, PhD, MPP


Changes in Opioid Marketing Practices After Release of the CDC Guidelines

After the CDC guidelines’ release, total opioid marketing spending and encounters per physician decreased, but spending per encounter subsequently increased.

Sarah E. Messiah, PhD


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.

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