The American Journal of Managed Care > March 2016
The American Journal of Managed Care - March 2016
March 17, 2016 – Diana S. Sandler, MD; Eric M. Ruderman, MD; Tiffany Brown, MPH; Ji Young Lee, MS; Amanda Mixon, PA; David T. Liss, PhD; and David W. Baker, MD, MPH
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis self-report a moderate rate of any previous pneumococcal vaccination (54%) and a very low rate of herpes zoster vaccination (8%).
March 17, 2016 – Brian W. Powers, AB; Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH; and Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA
New delivery models are altering the connections between physicians, which may lead to a decreased capacity for innovation and the slower spread of new ideas.
Prevalence, Effectiveness, and Characteristics of Pharmacy-Based Medication Synchronization Programs
March 17, 2016 – Alexis A. Krumme, MS; Danielle L. Isaman, BS; Samuel F. Stolpe, PharmD; J. Samantha Dougherty, PhD; and Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD
This study evaluates the prevalence, structure, and key features of pharmacy-based programs to synchronize prescription fill dates, about which, little is known.
Impact of Cost Sharing on Specialty Drug Utilization and Outcomes: A Review of the Evidence and Future Directions
March 17, 2016 – Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD; Pengxiang Li, PhD; Vrushabh P. Ladage, BS; Amy R. Pettit, PhD; and Erin A. Taylor, PhD, MSPH
The authors review published evidence regarding associations between high cost sharing for specialty pharmaceuticals indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer, and their utilization.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
March 17, 2016 – Tara F. Bishop, MD, MPH; Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA; Patricia P. Ramsay, MPH; Kennon R. Copeland, PhD; and Lawrence P. Casalino, MD, PhD
Reports suggest that hospitals are acquiring physician practices. Data from 3 large surveys showed increased use of care management processes when hospital acquired practices.
February 26, 2016 – Seppo T. Rinne, MD, PhD; Chuan-Fen Liu, PhD; Edwin S. Wong, PhD; Paul L. Hebert, PhD; Paul Heidenreich, MD; Lori A. Bastian, MD; and David H. Au, MD
In a nationwide cross-sectional comparison of organizational structure for chronic disease management, less attention was given to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than chronic heart failure.
February 29, 2016 – Daniel D. Maeng, PhD; Xiaowei Yan, PhD; Thomas R. Graf, MD; and Glenn D. Steele, Jr, MD, PhD
Geisinger's all-or-none diabetes bundled system of care implemented in routine primary care settings was associated with sustained long-term total cost savings.
March 01, 2016 – Thomas Wright, MD; Joice Huang, PharmD, MBA; Edward Baker, MD; Susan Garfield, DrPH; Deanna Hertz, MHEcon; and J. Thomas Cox, MD
This study assesses the clinical and economic implications from a payer perspective of human papillomavirus genotyping for cervical cancer screening in comparison with existing practices.
March 02, 2016 – Aparna Higgins, MA; German Veselovskiy, MPP; and Jill Schinkel, MS
Between 2009 and 2013, for individuals with employer-sponsored insurance, prices for services performed at hospital outpatient departments were higher than in physician offices, and the magnitude of price differential increased over time.
March 04, 2016 – Suma Vupputuri, PhD, MPH; Peter J. Joski, MS; Ryan Kilpatrick, PhD; J. Michael Woolley, PhD; Brandi E. Robinson, MPH; Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc; Huifeng Yun, PhD; Monika M. Safford, MD; and Paul Muntner, PhD
Nonadherence is common among high-risk patients initiating statins and is associated with suboptimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction. LDL-C should be monitored to identify suboptimal response and medication nonadherence.