The American Journal of Managed Care > January 2014

The American Journal of Managed Care - January 2014

January 10, 2014 – Leonie Heyworth, MD, MPH; Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH; Stuart R. Lipsitz, ScD; Thad Schilling, MD, MPH; Gordon D. Schiff, MD; David W. Bates, MD, MSc; and Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH
In a pilot patient-centered medical home transformation including Lean quality improvement methodology with payment reform, patient experience was sustained or improved across key domains.
January 10, 2014 – Felicia J. Bayer, PhD; Deron Galusha, MS; Martin Slade, MPH; Isabella M. Chu, MPH; Oyebode Taiwo, MBBS, MPH; and Mark R. Cullen, MD
Adherence to process of care measures was associated with reduced risk of 2 diabetes complications or any of 4 complications in a national industrial cohort.
January 10, 2014 – Emilia Javorsky, MPH; Amanda Robinson, MD; and Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH
Evidence-based guidelines are needed to determine appropriate follow-up intervals for chronic medical conditions to maximize the quality of patient care and minimize unnecessary costs.
January 10, 2014 – Diana S. M. Buist, PhD, MPH; Nora Knight Ross, MA; Robert J. Reid, MD, PhD; and David C. Grossman, MD, MPH
Significant additional outreach and engagement strategies and incentives are likely required to increase adoption and ongoing use of health risk assessment tools among target populations.
January 13, 2014 – Reina Haque, PhD, MPH; Marianne Prout, MD; Ann M. Geiger, PhD; Aruna Kamineni, PhD; Soe Soe Thwin, PhD; Chantal Avila, MA; Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD; Virginia Quinn, PhD; and Marianne Ulcickas Yood, DSc
Effective management of the comorbidities of diabetes and hypertension may increase survival in older breast cancer survivors.
January 23, 2014 – Susan H. Busch, PhD; Andrew J. Epstein, PhD; Michael O. Harhay, MPH; David A. Fiellin, MD; Hyong Un, MD; Deane Leader Jr, DBA, MBA; and Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP
Federal parity led to an increase in spending on substance use disorder treatment.
January 14, 2014 – Oluseyi Aliu, MD, MS; Gordon Sun, MD, MS; James Burke, MD, MS; Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS; and Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP
Analyses of national trends indicate that a considerable proportion of new specialist visits among both Medicare and private insurance beneficiaries are self-referred.
January 14, 2014 – Karen Tu, MD, MSc; Tezeta F. Mitiku, BSc, MSc; Noah M. Ivers, MD; Helen Guo, BSc, MSc; Hong Lu, PhD; Liisa Jaakkimainen, MD, MSc; Doug G. Kavanagh, BSEng, MD; Douglas S. Lee, MD, PhD; and Jack V. Tu, MD, PhD
The combination of electronic medical record data and administrative data provides the fullest picture of patient health histories.
January 20, 2014 – Denison S. Ryan, MPH; Karen J. Coleman, PhD, MS; Jean M. Lawrence, ScD, MPH, MSSA; Teresa N. Harrison, SM; and Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH
This study explores potential weight-related disparities in the quality of care for adults with diabetes in a large health plan according to recommended quality indicators.
January 20, 2014 – Laurence C. Baker, PhD; M. Kate Bundorf, PhD; and Daniel P. Kessler, JD, PhD
The weak correlation between Medicare and commercial insurance spending is due to negative correlations between each sector's price and the other sector's volume.
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