The American Journal of Managed Care > October 2016
The American Journal of Managed Care - October 2016
Cost-Effectiveness of a Statewide Falls Prevention Program in Pennsylvania: Healthy Steps for Older Adults
October 14, 2016 – Steven M. Albert, PhD; Jonathan Raviotta, MPH; Chyongchiou J. Lin, PhD; Offer Edelstein, PhD; and Kenneth J. Smith, MD
“Healthy Steps for Older Adults,” the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s falls prevention program, resulted in savings of $718 to $840 per person.
Economic Value of Pharmacist-Led Medication Reconciliation for Reducing Medication Errors After Hospital Discharge
October 14, 2016 – Mehdi Najafzadeh, PhD; Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Steven Kymes, PhD; Troyen A. Brennan, MD, JD, MPH; and Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD
The results of this simulation model suggest that implementing a pharmacist-led medication reconciliation intervention at hospital discharge could be cost-saving compared with usual care.
October 14, 2016 – Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD; Rachel Hess, MD, MS; Sarah Sullivan, BS; Lan Yu, PhD; Winifred Teuteberg, MD; Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD; and Dio Kavalieratos, PhD
Health-related quality-of-life data are often collected during routine clinical care. We present a method to create nationally representative benchmarks for clinical subspecialties.
October 14, 2016 – Kelly A. Kyanko, MD, MHS, and Susan H. Busch, PhD
Nineteen percent of bills for out-of-network visits were negotiated, and of these negotiated bills, individuals were successful in lowering their costs approximately half the time.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
October 14, 2016 – James M. Schuster, MD, MBA; Suzanne M. Kinsky, MPH, PhD; Jung Y. Kim, MPH; Jane N. Kogan, PhD; Allison Hamblin, MSPH; Cara Nikolajski, MPH; and John Lovelace, MS
Case study of a payer-led intervention to improve coordination of care for adult Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness.
September 28, 2016 – Elisabeth Askin, MD, and David Margolius, MD
The authors propose statewide programs that would expand the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for all medications-not just opiates-in order to reduce outpatient medication errors.
October 04, 2016 – Sarah A. Stella, MD; Angela Keniston, MSPH; Maria G. Frank, MD; Dan Heppe, MD; Katarzyna Mastalerz, MD; Jason Lones, BA; David Brody, MD; Richard K. Albert, MD; and Marisha Burden, MD
Treating hospitalists effectively identify and efficiently address early postdischarge problems through a single, brief telephone encounter.
October 10, 2016 – Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, PhD; Alison Sexton Ward, PhD; Caroline Huber, MPH; Chelsey Kamson, BS; and Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factors (G-CSFs) reduce the risk of febrile neutropenia in patients with cancer. This study evaluates the clinical and nonclinical value associated with G-CSFs.
October 11, 2016 – Minal C. Patel, MD; Malini Chandra, MS, MBA; and Joan C. Lo, MD
One-year mortality following hip fracture in Asian American women is comparable among Chinese, Japanese, and Filipina women, comprising nearly three-fourths of the Asian population examined.
Periodic Health Examinations and Missed Opportunities Among Patients Likely Needing Mental Health Care
October 12, 2016 – Ming Tai-Seale, PhD; Laura A. Hatfield, PhD; Caroline J. Wilson, MSc; Cheryl D. Stults, PhD; Thomas G. McGuire, PhD; Lisa C. Diamond, MD; Richard M. Frankel, PhD; Lisa MacLean, MD; Ashley Stone, MPH; and Jennifer Elston Lafata, PhD
Among patients likely needing mental health care, two-thirds had no discussion or perfunctory discussion of mental health during periodic health exams.
Does Medicare Managed Care Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Preventive Care and Healthcare Expenditures?
October 13, 2016 – Elham Mahmoudi, PhD; Wassim Tarraf, PhD; Brianna L. Maroukis, BS; and Helen G. Levy, PhD
The authors aimed to examine whether participation in Medicare managed care, compared with fee-for-service, has any effects on racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes care and healthcare expenditures among older adults.