The American Journal of Accountable Care > March 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care - March 2018

February 12, 2018 – David B. Muhlestein, PhD, JD; Spencer Q. Morrison, BA; Robert S. Saunders, PhD; William K. Bleser, PhD, MSPH; Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD; and Lia D. Winfield, PhD
From 2013 to 2016, successful Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations reduced spending by shifting expenditures from the inpatient and postacute care setting to the physician office setting.
February 13, 2018 – William K. Bleser, PhD, MSPH; Robert S. Saunders, PhD; David B. Muhlestein, PhD, JD; Spencer Q. Morrison, BA; Hoangmai H. Pham, MD, MPH; and Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD
From 2013 to 2016, Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) improved quality. Continued infrastructure development funding, better relationships with postacute care facilities, and shared learnings among diverse ACOs would maximize quality improvement.
March 06, 2018 – Joshua A. Rushakoff, BS; Ramana Naidu, MD; and Ami Parekh, MD, JD
A discussion of chronic pain prevalence, care obstacles, and potential opportunities for care improvement within the accountable care organization context at University of California, San Francisco Health. 
March 06, 2018 – Zachary Pruitt, PhD; Pamme Lyons Taylor, MBA, MHCA; and Kristopher M. Bryant, BS
This study describes an alternative approach to linking patients to community resources, such as food banks, housing, and medical transport, using a call center–based layperson role.
March 07, 2018 – Craig Tanio, MD, MBA, FACP; and Arnold R. Eiser, MD, MACP
The ambulatory intensivist model makes achieving the Triple Aim a reality through improved physician interpersonal, analytic, intuitive, and advanced clinical skills, including the use of telemedicine.
March 07, 2018 – Carey C. Thomson, MD, MPH; Nathalie Bloch, MD, MPA; Tafadzwa Muguwe, MD, MS; Kendell Clement, PhD; Shani Legore, BA; Orissa Viza, MSW, MPH; Joanne Kerwin, PhD; and Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH
This study examined patient clinical and demographic characteristics, healthcare system factors, and patients’ experiences of care associated with 30-day readmissions in a hospital with a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization. 
March 08, 2018 – Maribeth Porter, MD, MS; John Malaty, MD; Charlie Michaudet, MD; Paulette Blanc, MPH; Jonathan J. Shuster, PhD; and Peter J. Carek, MD, MS
Referral patterns by family physicians affect numerous aspects of medical care. This study compares the outpatient referral rates of residents, residency faculty, and clinical faculty.
March 09, 2018 – Charles Walker, MD; Sayeh Bozorghadad, BS; Leah Scholtis, PA-C; Chung-Yin Sherman, CRNP; James Dove, BA; Marie Hunsinger, RN, BSHS; Jeffrey Wild, MD; Joseph Blansfield, MD; and Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD
Examination of factors associated with discharge lag time and how this metric plays an important role in managing hospital throughput.
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