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


Development of a Medicare Plan Dashboard to Promote Health Equity

Health plans use data to decide on quality improvement initiatives. Having a dashboard that characterizes how equitably plans are serving their enrollees would promote health equity.

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
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.

George Topalsky, MD


Eliminating Defects in Value: Turnaround of an MSSP ACO

A health system transformational leadership framework and management system made visible and eliminated defects in value and was associated with reduced annual Medicare expenditures and increased quality between 2017 and 2020.

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.

Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH


Looking Toward the Future: Management of C. Diff Infection

Closing out their discussion on recurrent clostridium difficile infection management, experts share closing thoughts and hopes for the future.

Elliot B. Tapper, MD


Baffled by NAFLD: The Horse Might Be Out of the Barn but Should Not Take Us for a Ride

As awareness of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) rises, it is essential to develop and implement a rigorously determined approach to identify patients who will, or will not, benefit from diagnostic evaluation.

Jennifer L. Bright, MPA


Patient Value Is the Root of a Learning Health System

A renewed commitment to patient-centered decision-making and evidence generation, combined with a focus on value, can accelerate our progress toward a true and sustained learning health system.

Meena Venkatachalam, MSc


Contributor: Steps Health Professionals Can Take to Reduce Inequality in Health Outcomes

Jason Shafrin, PhD, serves as the vice president of Health Economics at PRECISIONheor, and Meena Venkatachalam, MSc, is the senior director of Health Economics at PRECISIONheor.

Areeba Kara, MD


Inpatient Opioid Receipt and Care Experiences for Vaginal Delivery

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between inpatient opioid receipt and care experiences of women hospitalized for vaginal delivery.

Claudia Uribe, MD


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.

Jonathan Arnold, MD, MS, MSE


Empiric Segmentation of High-risk Patients: A Structured Literature Review

Data-driven segmentation of high-risk patient populations may inform health system interventions, but results are dependent on the data sources and methods applied.

Megan Peter, PhD


Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Adherence in a Health System Specialty Pharmacy

Integrated health system specialty pharmacies provide specialized services to patients, resulting in high rates of adherence to and financial assistance with specialty disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.

Crystal Harris, MPH


Considerations to Increase Rates of Breast Cancer Screening Across Populations

Authors from the Community Oncology Alliance and Avalere Health present data that show breast cancer screening rates recovered more slowly among some racial/ethnic groups following on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Osayande Osagiede, MBBS, MPH


Impact of Travel Distance on Quality Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer

This study identified characteristics of patients with colorectal cancer who traveled farther for surgery and found that those who traveled tended to stay longer at the hospital.

Chad Stecher, PhD


Associations Between Physician Practice Models and Health Information Exchange

A survey of all Arizona physicians found that accountable care organization, clinically integrated network, or integrated delivery network participation was associated with higher use of health information exchange. However, there are exceptions and important barriers noted.

H. Shelton Brown, PhD


Reimbursement for Genetic Variant Reinterpretation: Five Questions Payers Should Ask

Periodic reinterpretation of genetic sequencing results presents a challenge for developing transparent and systematic coverage and reimbursement policies.

Andrei Racila, BS


Service Line Care Delivery Model for COVID-19 Patient-Centric Care

The authors provide steps hospitals can take to align their care delivery model to effectively meet the demands of a public health crisis such as the current pandemic.

Zahoor Elahi, 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.

Ahmed Shelbaya, MD


Real-world Usage of Bevacizumab-bvzr Biosimilar in US Oncology Practice

Real-world adoption of bevacizumab-bvzr biosimilar was retrospectively assessed, revealing switching between biosimilars and the reference product and utilization in extrapolated indications and combination regimens.

Aaron Kofner, MS


Differences in Telehealth During COVID-19 Between Commercial and Medicaid Enrollees

Differences in use of telehealth between commercial and Medicaid populations during the COVID-19 pandemic are associated with managed care enrollment.

Jeffrey Skolnick, MD


How DNA Medicines Could Transform Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Better technology is rekindling the promise of DNA medicines in oncology, including the treatment of glioblastoma.

Gabriela Dieguez, MSc


Health Care Resource Utilization, Quality Metrics, and Costs of Bladder Cancer Within the Oncology Care Model

Spending on novel therapies in high-risk bladder cancer had minimal impact on Oncology Care Model payments to practices, according to this cohort study and an average performance estimation.

Mio Nakamura, MD, MS


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.

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