The American Journal of Managed Care > April 2016
The American Journal of Managed Care - April 2016
April 15, 2016 – S. Scott Sutton, PharmD; James W. Hardin, PhD; Thomas J. Bramley, RPh, PhD; Anna O. D'Souza, BPharm, PhD; and Charles L. Bennett, MD, PhD, MPP
Single-tablet regimens are associated with higher adherence rates, decreased hospitalizations, and a higher proportion of patients with undetectable viral load compared with multiple-tablet regimens in patients with HIV/AIDS.
April 20, 2016 – Kathleen Healy-Collier, CSSBB, DHA; Walter J. Jones, PhD; James E. Shmerling, DHA, FACHE; Kenneth R. Robertson, MD, MBA; and Robert J. Ferry, Jr, MD, FAAP
An analysis of the largest cohort available reveals that youths with type 1 diabetes, on a Medicaid managed care plan, are less likely to be readmitted within 90 days of discharge.
Assessing the Impact of an Integrated Care System on the Healthcare Expenditures of Children With Special Healthcare Needs
April 19, 2016 – Mircea I. Marcu, PhD; Caprice A. Knapp, PhD; David Brown, PhD; Vanessa L. Madden, BSc; and Hua Wang, MS
This study analyzes the effect of a managed care program on Medicaid expenditures for children with special healthcare needs using a quasi-experimental design.
April 15, 2016 – Jennifer King, PhD; Vaishali Patel, PhD; Eric Jamoom, PhD; and Catherine DesRoches, DrPH
In 2012, electronic health record use and participation in accountable care organization or patient-centered medical home initiatives were associated with performing care processes expected to improve healthcare outcomes.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Lost in Translation: Healthcare Utilization by Low-Income Workers Receiving Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
April 15, 2016 – Bruce W. Sherman, MD; Wendy D. Lynch, PhD; and Carol Addy, MD, MMSc
An opportunity exists to better understand healthcare utilization patterns by low-income workers, which may contribute significantly to employer healthcare cost trend and lost workforce productivity.
April 15, 2016 – Scott Hasler, MD; Amanda Kleeman MS; Richard Abrams, MD; Jisu Kim, MD; Manya Gupta, MD; Mary Katherine Krause, MS; and Tricia J. Johnson, PhD
This study evaluated the impact of a patient safety intervention and national guideline to reduce unnecessary red blood cell transfusions in a large, urban academic medical center.
April 07, 2016 – Marissa Escobar Quinones, PharmD, CDE; Margaret Youngmi Pio, PharmD, BCPS, CDE; Diem Hong Chow, PharmD, CDE; Elizabeth Moss, PharmD, CDE, BCACP; Jeffrey Lynn Hulstein, PharmD, CDE; Steven Micheal Boatright, PharmD, CDE; and Annie Mathew, PharmD, CDE
Clinical pharmacy specialists impact patient care through improvements in clinical outcomes for diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia via clinical interventions and promotion of medication adherence.
April 08, 2016 – Courtney Hugie, PharmD, BCPS; Nancee V. Waterbury, PharmD, BCACP; Bruce Alexander, PharmD; Robert F. Shaw, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCNSP; and Jason A. Egge, PharmD, MS, BCPS
A review of national Veterans Health Administration data has identified how the number of glucose-lowering agents used prior to insulin initiation impacts glycemic control.
April 11, 2016 – Keith Roberts, MBA
This article details best practices to help healthcare organizations to understand consumers across the spectrum of care and to engage with patients and equip them with accurate, accessible pricing information.
April 11, 2016 – Todd H. Wagner, PhD; Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH; Ellen Chen, MD; Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH; and David H. Thom, MD, PhD, MPH
On average, the health coach intervention cost $483 per participant per year. There was no evidence that the coaching intervention saved money at 1 year.
April 12, 2016 – Peter Cunningham, PhD
Patients receiving self-management support from clinicians are more likely to engage in self-management behaviors for their chronic conditions.