The American Journal of Managed Care > November 2016
The American Journal of Managed Care - November 2016
November 16, 2016 – Andrew Schreiner, MD; Patrick Mauldin, PhD, Jingwen Zhang, MS; Justin Marsden, BS; and William Moran, MD, MS
A descriptive analysis of specialty referral patterns in an academic, internal medicine patient-centered medical home (PCMH).
November 17, 2016 – Daniel A. Waxman, MD, PhD; Lillian Min, MD, MSHS; Claude M. Setodji, PhD; Mark Hanson, PhD; Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH; and David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries use less home healthcare than do their fee-for-service counterparts, but there is marked regional variation in use by both groups.
FROM THE EDITORS
November 15, 2016 – Michael E. Chernew, PhD, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD
Following the results of the recent presidential election, AJMCÂ® Co-Editors-in-Chief weigh in on the implications of this new chapter in health reform.
Prescribers' Perceptions of Medication Discontinuation: Survey Instrument Development and Validation
November 17, 2016 – Amy Linsky, MD, MSc; Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH; Kelly Stolzmann, MS; Barbara G. Bokhour, PhD; and Mark Meterko, PhD
The authors developed and validated a survey instrument to assess primary care providers’ and pharmacists’ experiences, attitudes, and beliefs regarding medication discontinuation.
Enhancing Patient and Family Engagement Through Meaningful Use Stage 3: Opportunities and Barriers to Implementation
November 16, 2016 – Jaclyn Rappaport, MPP, MBA; Sara Galantowicz, MPH; Andrea Hassol, MSPH; Anisha Illa, BS; Sid Thornton, PhD; Shan He, PhD; Jean Adams, RN, ACIO; and Charlie Sawyer, MD, FACP
Two leading US health systems attempted to implement 4 draft objectives for Meaningful Use Stage 3 within their health IT infrastructure to provide feedback on needed enhancements to the policy.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
November 17, 2016 – Karen Davis, PhD; Amber Willink, PhD; and Cathy Schoen, MS
This paper presents a policy proposal to integrate care for Medicare beneficiaries through creation of integrated care organizations and a Medicare home care benefit.
October 26, 2016 – Tiffany Shih, PhD; Craig Wakeford, MA; Dennis Meletiche, PharmD; Jesse Sussell, PhD; Adrienne Chung, PhD; Yanmei Liu, MS; Jin Joo Shim, MS; and Darius Lakdawalla, PhD
Availability of multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies provides substantial value to the currently healthy (who may contract MS in the future), particularly when treatment is fully covered by insurance.
Health Systems Tackling Social Determinants of Health: Promises, Pitfalls, and Opportunities of Current Policies
November 04, 2016 – Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH; David T. Grande, MD, MPA; and Jaya Aysola, MD, DTMH, MPH
To improve overall health, and not just healthcare, health systems require policies that fund and promote direct interventions targeting social determinants.
November 07, 2016 – Susan E. White, PhD, RHIA, CHDA, and Robert W. Gladden, MA, BS
To address infant mortality, focusing only on babies who were born prematurely or with a low birth weight will be missing an attention-worthy segment of the population.
November 09, 2016 – Jonathan L. Vandergrift, MS; Bradley M. Gray, PhD; James D. Reschovsky, PhD; Eric S. Holmboe, MD; and Rebecca S. Lipner, PhD
Most internal medicine subspecialists report the majority of their clinical time is spent in principal care or longitudinal consultative care patient management roles.
November 10, 2016 – Amy W. Baughman, MD, MPH; Phyllis Brawarsky, MPH; Tracy Onega, PhD, MS; Tor D. Tosteson, ScD; Qianfei Wang, MS; Anna N.A. Tosteson, ScD; and Jennifer S. Haas, MD, MSc
Breast cancer screening may not improve in early medical home implementation.