Authors


Carrie Jardine

Latest:

Optimizing the Management of TRD

Drs Steven Levine, Patricia Ares-Romero, Samuel Nordberg, Martin Rosenzweig, and Carrie Jardine share insight on the future treatment landscape for TRD.


Eugene B. Cone, MD

Latest:

Are Work Relative Value Units Correlated With Operative Duration of Common Surgical Procedures?

Work relative value units (wRVUs) correlate with operative duration of common surgical procedures. Reimbursement for physicians depending on wRVUs is fair for commonly performed surgeries.


Jason H. Wasfy, MD

Latest:

The Essential Role of Population Health During and Beyond COVID-19

The authors detail how population health management enables health systems to promote public health, strengthen health system resiliency, and support financial recovery during and beyond coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Julia Bonavitacola

Latest:

Dr Timothy Murphy Discusses How COVID-19 Has Affected Lung Cancer Screening

Timothy Murphy, MD, FACP, practice president of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, spoke with The American Journal of Managed Care® about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on screening for lung cancer.


Daeho Kim, PhD

Latest:

Comparison of Mortality Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries With Kidney Failure

The risk-adjusted 1-year mortality rate was not different between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare beneficiaries with kidney failure who initiated dialysis.


Brian P. O’Rourke, MA

Latest:

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.


Esther Yi, PharmD

Latest:

Perspectives on Nonmedical Switching and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Narrative Review

This review describes the impact of nonmedical switching of biologic therapies on US patients and providers, with a focus on switching to in-class alternatives.


Xiang Huang, MD, PhD

Latest:

How Do Primary Community Hospitals Enact Early Response to COVID-19? The Experience From Chengdu, China

Our hospital is a primary hospital in Chengdu, China. Since February 5, our hospital has been listed as the primary designated medical unit for treating new patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Jinniu District. In this letter, we share our COVID-19 experience with readers.


Cori Rattelman, MS

Latest:

Health Systems and Telemedicine Adoption for Diabetes and Hypertension Care

Small practices reduced their use of telemedicine during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Technical support may help expand and maintain telemedicine in small practices.


Richard J. McCarthy, MD

Latest:

Patient Experience After Modifying Visit Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was associated with immediate weekly visit trend decreases for overall, primary care, and specialty care with long-term recovery trends; transformation to virtual visits; and increasing long-term trends for meeting patient scheduling and visit needs.


Cui Zhai, PhD

Latest:

Determinants of ICS Therapy Adherence in Patients With Asthma

This study describes determinants affecting disease control and inhaled glucocorticosteroid therapy adherence for patients with asthma in western China.


Kevin A. Peterson, MD, MPH

Latest:

Diabetes Care Quality: Do Large Medical Groups Perform Better?

Large medical groups perform better than medium- or small-sized groups on diabetes quality measures, perhaps because they have more care management processes in place.


Sue Chen, MS

Latest:

Transitional Care Management Visits to Improve Coordination of Care

Inspira Care Connect, LLC, an accountable care organization, incorporated transitional care management services into its postdischarge follow-up process to prevent avoidable utilization of health care services and costs.


Dorin T. Colibaseanu, MD

Latest:

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.


Samuel C. Thomas, MD, MS

Latest:

Addressing Evolving Patient Concerns Around Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era

With a rapid shift to telehealth during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, clinicians, health care organizations, and policy makers must consider and address patients’ evolving needs, concerns, and expectations.


Cameron Johnstone, MD

Latest:

Variation in Network Adequacy Standards in Medicaid Managed Care

Medicaid managed care network adequacy standards exhibit significant heterogeneity across regions and specialties, potentially creating large variations in health care access and quality.


Sameer Nagpal, MD

Latest:

Telehealth User Experiences During COVID-19: A Case Study of Outpatient Cardiovascular Clinics Affiliated With a Large Academic Practice

In cardiovascular clinics during COVID-19, notable barriers to successful telehealth use included obtaining diagnostic information needed to deliver high-quality care and technology-related challenges for patients.


Deirdre Ruttle

Latest:

Contributor: How 10 Years of Trends in Health Care Payments Can Help During the Pandemic

Deirdre Ruttle, chief marketing officer, InstaMed and head of Wholesale Payments Healthcare Marketing, J.P. Morgan, discusses streamlined payment options in a post COVID-19 world.


Paulina Luna, MS

Latest:

Telehealth User Experiences During COVID-19: A Case Study of Outpatient Cardiovascular Clinics Affiliated With a Large Academic Practice

In cardiovascular clinics during COVID-19, notable barriers to successful telehealth use included obtaining diagnostic information needed to deliver high-quality care and technology-related challenges for patients.


Jeff Spahr

Latest:

The Rise of the Digital-First Health Care Approach

Interactive technology plays an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives, so it only makes sense that this rapidly improving technology is making its way other areas of our lives, including health care.


Melissa A. Clark, PhD

Latest:

Calibrating Medicaid Payment to Need for Long-term Services and Supports

Incorporating data from functional status assessments, we developed a Medicaid payment model for long-term services and supports in a community-dwelling population of older adults.


William Irish, PhD

Latest:

The Unintended Consequences of Medicare’s Wage Index Adjustment on Device-Intensive Hospital Procedures

The authors found an association between Medicare’s wage index adjustment and the differential use of labor-intensive surgical procedures and medical device–intensive minimally invasive clinical procedures across the United States.



Stephanie Fortier, PhD

Latest:

Oncologists’ Perceptions and Utilization of US Therapeutic Oncology Biosimilars

Biosimilar use in clinical practice is determined by oncologists’ perceptions of and willingness to prescribe them. The authors investigated US oncologists’ perceptions and use of biosimilars.


Siyuan Shen, MCIT

Latest:

The Implementation of Opioid Prescribing Report Cards in Medicaid Managed Care: A Community Quality Collaborative

This article describes the Philadelphia Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Initiative that was launched by a multidisciplinary team and mailed local Medicaid providers individualized prescribing report cards.


Anjum Khurshid, MD, PhD

Latest:

Assessment of Structured Data Elements for Social Risk Factors

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.


Mim Senft

Latest:

Contributor: Companies Can’t Afford a She-cession

As working women have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, solutions to address what has been coined a “she-cession” include targeted communications, flexible work schedules, and increased education/tutoring resources.


George Bakris, MD

Latest:

Glucose-Lowering Treatment Patterns in Patients With Diabetic Kidney Disease

Real-world treatment of diabetic kidney disease in the United States, based on national-level health care claims and electronic health records data, is inconsistent with the current guidelines.


Christopher Tjoa, MD

Latest:

The Implementation of Opioid Prescribing Report Cards in Medicaid Managed Care: A Community Quality Collaborative

This article describes the Philadelphia Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Initiative that was launched by a multidisciplinary team and mailed local Medicaid providers individualized prescribing report cards.


Giovanni Cucchiaro, MD

Latest:

Preappointment Surveys and Reminder Calls to Improve Show Rate

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.

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