The American Journal of Accountable Care > December 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care - December 2018

November 29, 2018 – Ellen Harrison, MBA, RN, vice president, HMS
Actions by providers, health plans, and healthcare consumers can substantially improve surprisingly low medication adherence rates in the United States and overall population health.
November 30, 2018 – Kathryn Steckowych, PharmD; Marie Smith, PharmD; and Yan Zhuang, PhD
Publicly reported Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization (ACO) data can be analyzed to identify cost and medication-related quality performance improvement opportunities to support pharmacist integration into ACO population health services.
December 04, 2018 – Melanie D. Whittington, PhD; Dennis Gurfinkel, MPH; Laura P. Hurley, MD; Steven Lockhart, MPH; Brenda Beaty, MSPH; Miriam Dickinson, PhD; Heather Roth, MA; and Allison Kempe, MD, MPH
Centralized reminder/recall (R/R) is less costly to deliver than decentralized R/R for both children and adolescents when implemented for patients within an accountable care organization.
December 05, 2018 – Darrell L. Hudson, PhD, MPH; Melvin S. Blanchard, MD; Cassandra Arroyo-Johnson, PhD, MS; Laurel Milam, MA; Kimberly A. Kaphingst, ScD; and Melody S. Goodman, PhD, MS
Only 19% of patients in this sample had good diabetes control based on their tested glycated hemoglobin levels. Patients diagnosed with mental health conditions in this study were more likely to have good diabetes control.
December 05, 2018 – Douglas Thornton, PharmD, PhD; Nilanjana Dwibedi, PhD; Virginia Scott, PhD; Charles D. Ponte, PharmD; Xi Tan, PharmD, PhD; Douglas Ziedonis, MD; and Usha Sambamoorthi, PhD
The increase in healthcare utilization and expenditures associated with the transition to chronic opioid therapy places increased burden on payers and patients.
December 06, 2018 – Christina Mattina, BS
Hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease, is a serious neuropsychiatric condition that causes severe burden among patients and the healthcare system.
December 06, 2018 – Joshua Sclar, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, BioIQ
Preventive services are severely underutilized and contribute substantially to care gaps and preventable deaths. Three key trends promise improvement: consumerism, big data, and technology.
December 07, 2018 – National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs; Center for Health Care Strategies; and Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Complex care is cross-sector and person-centered, and it could bend America’s healthcare cost curve. The Blueprint for Complex Care gives this new field a national framework.
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