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.
Few eligible individuals apply for the Advance Premium Tax Credit due to knowledge barriers. Additionally, specific sociodemographic characteristics appear to predict applying status.
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.
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.
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help drive accurate and effective risk adjustment in value-based care plans.
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.
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.
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.
After the CDC guidelines’ release, total opioid marketing spending and encounters per physician decreased, but spending per encounter subsequently increased.
A novel prediction model is developed that accurately predicts preterm birth in a timely manner among pregnant women in Medicaid without preterm-birth history.
Closing out their discussion on recurrent clostridium difficile infection management, experts share closing thoughts and hopes for the future.
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.
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.
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.
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between inpatient opioid receipt and care experiences of women hospitalized for vaginal delivery.
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.
Data-driven segmentation of high-risk patient populations may inform health system interventions, but results are dependent on the data sources and methods applied.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Periodic reinterpretation of genetic sequencing results presents a challenge for developing transparent and systematic coverage and reimbursement policies.
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.
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.
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.
Differences in use of telehealth between commercial and Medicaid populations during the COVID-19 pandemic are associated with managed care enrollment.
Better technology is rekindling the promise of DNA medicines in oncology, including the treatment of glioblastoma.
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.
Disparities in dermatologic care for patients with Medicaid exist, and delays in medical dermatologic care among Medicaid patients must be addressed.