The American Journal of Accountable Care > June 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care - June 2018

June 08, 2018 – Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH
This article describes lessons learned over the past 10 years while helping several dozen primary care settings implement evidence-based, cost-saving behavioral screening and intervention.
June 11, 2018 – Jason Alexander, BS, PCMH CCE; Jordon Schagrin, MHCI, PCMH CCE; Scott Langdon, BA; Meghan Hufstader Gabriel, PhD; Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, PhD; Kourtney Nieves, PhD; Lauren Thawley, MSHSA; and Vincent Pereira, MHA, PCMH CCE
Despite many barriers, Grace Medical Home, a free clinic, achieved patient-centered medical home recognition in October 2014 through a focused team-based approach.
June 12, 2018 – Taylor Justice, MBA, President of Unite Us
As the healthcare industry continues its transition from volume to value, it is critical for healthcare organizations to leverage existing community partnerships to improve outcomes. 
June 13, 2018 – William R. Doucette, PhD; Yiran Zhang, PhD, BSPharm; Jane F. Pendergast, PhD; and John Witt, BS
This article reports that an integrated medication management program in a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization was associated with decreases in all-cause hospitalization and Medicare costs.
June 14, 2018 – Nicholas Ma
Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization’s outreach to “dropped patients” demonstrates potential for strengthening physician–patient relationships and lowering the cost of care.
June 15, 2018 – Rodney K. McCurdy, PhD, and William E. Encinosa, PhD
This study surveyed 840 clinical and nonclinical staff in 96 medical offices regarding workplace policies and procedures that facilitate a climate for value. 
June 18, 2018 – Laura Joszt, MA
At the Accountable Care Delivery Congress, speakers discussed ways to address social determinants of health, use payment mechanisms as levers, and forge connections through technology.
June 18, 2018 – Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS; Rita Shane, PharmD; Katherine Palmer, PharmD; and Duong Donna Luong, PharmD
A multivariable sensitivity analysis conducted on a pharmacy follow-up program of high-risk patients demonstrated cost savings to hospitals in 98.3% of head-to-head trials across 1000 hypothetical hospitals.
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