Terence S. Dermody, MD


Consumer-Centric Approach to Enhance Access to Pediatric Specialty Care

The authors’ organization optimized scheduling techniques that improved patient access to pediatric specialists to within 7 calendar days for new patients.

Allison Brennan, MPP


CMS Needs to Rethink How Medicare Assesses Quality

Late 2020 changes make accountable care organizations a canary in the coal mine.

Milam Ford, BS


Reduced Medical Spending Associated With Integrated Pharmacy Benefits

Members covered by an integrated pharmacy benefit (as opposed to a pharmacy carve-out) experienced slower growth in medical spending.

Shipra Singh, MBBS, PhD, MPH


Association of Social Risks With Avoiding or Delaying Health Care and With Emergency Department Visits: Evidence From 2017 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey

Social risks (food insecurity, housing instability, financial strain, health insurance type) are associated with patients’ decisions to avoid/delay health care and increased utilization of the emergency department.

Olga Anastasia Sawicki, MD, MSc


Clinical and Economic Outcomes of a Collaborative Cardiology Care Program

Patients with chronic cardiac conditions benefited from a health care program that strengthened collaboration between general practitioners and cardiology specialists in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Veronique Michaud, BPharm, PhD


Revisiting Conclusions on the Empiric Segmentation of High-risk Patients

The authors provide feedback on generalizations made regarding interventions for high-risk populations in previous research.

Linda Highfield, PhD


The Association of Social Determinants of Health With Health Outcomes

This study explored the statistical association of key social determinants of health with specific health outcomes to validate impact and then created weighted categorical matrices.

Bhavesh Shah, PharmD


Impact of Switching Agents in Plaque Psoriasis

The panel details the clinical and economic burden when patients switch between agents in plaque psoriasis.

Azra Raza, MD


Novel Multicancer Early Detection Technology––Potential Value to Employers and the Workforce

Multicancer early detection technology could help reduce cancer mortality compared to the current strategy of single-cancer screening tests.

Bhupender Singh, MD


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.

Timothy Judson, MD, MPH


Reimagining the Inpatient Palliative Care Consult: Lessons From COVID-19

Digital innovations in palliative care during COVID-19 have changed how hospitalized patients receive palliative care. We propose an approach to implement new models at scale.

Genevieve Claverie, BA


Mental Health Service Utilization Review Patterns in a Medicaid Managed Care Program

Medicaid managed care utilization review data for mental health services were analyzed for the calendar years 2017 and 2018. These data indicate low rates of utilization review denials for both inpatient and outpatient mental health services.

Danielle Lee Tomson, MPhil


Community Health Workers’ Critical Role in Trust Building Between the Medical System and Communities of Color

The authors interrogate elements of routine medical practice in New York City to argue for reforms of hospital culture through relational trust-building capabilities of community health workers.

Katie M. White, EdD, MBA


Clinic Price Reductions in a Tiered Total Cost Benefit Design

Findings of this evaluation of primary care clinic responses in a tiered total cost of care benefit design suggest that clinics respond by reducing prices.

Rituparna Bhattacharya, PhD


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.

Keith E. Kocher, MD, MPH


Older Adults’ Perspectives on Emergency Department Costs During COVID-19

Most older US adults have concerns about emergency department visit affordability. Lower income, being uninsured, poor or fair physical/mental health, and younger age were associated with increased concerns.

Christopher Kirwan, PhD


Addressing Virtual Care Disparities for Patients With Limited English Proficiency

With increased use of virtual care due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following recommendations address disparities for patients with limited English proficiency.

Manxiang Li, PhD, MD


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.

Stephen Roll, 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.

Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH


Contributor: COVID-19 and Stigma About Mental Health—A Pandemic Silver Lining?

If there's one silver-lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the opportunity to talk openly about mental health issues.

Amy O. Flaster, MD, MBA


Improving Care Coordination and Reducing ED Utilization Through Patient Navigation

A navigation program demonstrated decreased odds of repeat emergency department (ED) visits in patients with low baseline ED utilization and increased odds of follow-up primary care appointments.

Dhwani Mehta, MS


Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in a Multilateral Collaboration in an Independent Community Cancer Clinic: Translating Words Into Action

No One Left Behind, a program to provide financial assistance and access to cancer care at Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates in South Carolina, will be discussed during a session of the Community Oncology Alliance 2022 Community Oncology Conference.

Brian Klepper, PhD


Direct Contracting With Accountable Care Organizations: The Purchaser Perspective

This article provides insight into health care purchaser priorities and considerations for direct contracting opportunities, along with considerations for interested accountable care organizations.

Jenny Schneider, MD


Contributor: Value-Based Care Will Provide the Freedom to Fix What's Broken in Rural Health

The tools we need to achieve long-term stability for community providers and ensure better outcomes for rural Americans are available, and CMS can help us utilize them.

Vima Patel, 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.

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