The American Journal of Managed Care > August 2015

The American Journal of Managed Care - August 2015

August 18, 2015 – Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS; Mulugeta Gebregziabher, PhD; Yumin Zhao, PhD; Clara E. Dismuke, PhD; Rebekah J. Walker, PhD; Kelly J. Hunt, PhD, MSPH; and R. Neal Axon, MD, MSCR
Assessment of prevalence and specific costs associated with discrete multimorbid mental health disease clusters in adults with diabetes.
August 18, 2015 – Lonny Reisman, MD, Chief Executive Officer, HealthReveal
Mitigating cost increases through preemptive care and clinical efficacy to reduce the disease burden of clinically at-risk patients.
August 18, 2015 – Kristin N. Ray, MD, MS; Amalavoyal V. Chari, PhD; John Engberg, PhD; Marnie Bertolet, PhD; and Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH
An analysis of the opportunity cost associated with ambulatory medical care in the United States demonstrates substantial time costs for individuals and society.
August 18, 2015 – Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, MSc; Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD; Robert Saunders, PhD; L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH; Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD; and John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
Compared with traditional Medicare, relative resource use for those with diabetes or cardiovascular disease is lower in Medicare Advantage, while quality of care is higher.
August 18, 2015 – John Schulz, BA; Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD; and Scott A. Berkowitz, MD, MBA
Analysis of publicly reported organizational characteristics, shared savings distribution plans, and early financial success of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
September 10, 2015 – Zirui Song, MD, PhD; Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc; and Laurence F. McMahon, Jr, MD, MPH
As delivery system reforms increasingly rely on a strong primary care workforce, policies are needed to grow and strengthen this workforce.
September 10, 2015 – Joshua Allen-Dicker, MD, MPH; Shoshana J. Herzig, MD, MPH; and Russell Kerbel, MD, MBA
Four years following engagement by an urban care organization in global payment contracts, a majority of internal medicine physicians there were supportive of this action.
September 14, 2015 – Lena M. Chen, MD, MS; Joseph W. Sakshaug, PhD; David C. Miller, MD, MPH; Ann-Marie Rosland, MD, MS; and John Hollingsworth, MD, MS
The characteristics of patients who visit practices that are ready versus unready for the patient-centered medical home differ in important ways.
September 30, 2015 – Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD; Andrea B. Troxel, ScD; Judith A. Long, MD; Said A. Ibrahim, MD, MPH; Dina Appleby, MS; J. Otis Smith, EdD; Jane Jaskowiak, BSN, RN; Marie Helweg-Larsen, PhD; Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD; and Stephen E. Kimmel, MD, MSCE
This study tests the impact on blood pressure control of a reward that lowered co-payments for blood pressure medication to $0.
September 30, 2015 – Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD; Andrea B. Troxel, ScD; Judith A. Long, MD; Said A. Ibrahim, MD, MPH; Dina Appleby, MS; J. Otis Smith, EdD; Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD; Jane Jaskowiak, BSN, RN; Marie Helweg-Larsen, PhD; and Stephen E. Kimmel, MD, MSCE
This study extends value-based insurance design concepts in testing the impact on blood pressure control of rewards that provided negative co-payments for blood pressure medication.
September 30, 2015 – James D. Slover, MD, MS; Raj J. Karia, MPH; Chelsie Hauer, MPH; Zachary Gelber, DDS; Philip A. Band, PhD; and Jove Graham, PhD
Patient-reported outcomes, through the use of new technological advances, can be successfully integrated into routine orthopedic practice and shared across distinct institutions.
October 05, 2015 – Jessica S. Ancker, MPH, PhD; Samantha Brenner, MD; Joshua E. Richardson, PhD, MLIS, MS; Michael Silver, MS; and Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH
During the early years of the "meaningful use" program, surveys found decreases in both optimism and concerns about electronic health records.
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