The American Journal of Managed Care > September 2016

The American Journal of Managed Care - September 2016

September 20, 2016 – Brent K. Hollenbeck, MD, MS; Maggie J. Bierlein, MS; Samuel R. Kaufman, MS; Lindsey Herrel, MD; Ted A. Skolarus, MD, MPH; David C. Miller, MD, MPH; and Vahakn B. Shahinian, MD
Healthcare integration was associated with small declines in treatment, but no change in overtreatment of prostate cancer. Integrated care delivery alone may be insufficient to curtail overtreatment.
September 20, 2016 – Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD; Aditi P. Sen, MA; Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD; Robert M. Pearl, MD; Peter A. Ubel, MD; Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD; Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD
This article details strategies based on principles from psychology and economics that health systems may use to align with physicians.
September 21, 2016 – Julie A. Patterson, BS; David A. Holdford, PhD, MS, BSPharm; and Kunal Saxena, PhD, MS
This study conducted a cost-benefit analysis of appointment-based medication synchronization for improving adherence in patients on chronic medications for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.
September 21, 2016 – Michael P. Hurley, MD, MS; Lena Schoemaker, BA; John M. Morton, MD, MPH; Sherry M. Wren, MD; William B. Vogt, PhD; Sachiko Watanabe, RN, MHSA, MAE; Aki Yoshikawa, PhD; and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD
Compared with Japan, the United States has substantially less geographic variation in surgical outcomes, but it has higher variation in cost.
September 20, 2016 – Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, and Travis Broome, MPH
This article provides a detailed description of a Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization (ACO)'s actions and results, to increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing ACOs-particularly those comprised of independent practices.
September 07, 2016 – Maria Salinas, PhD; Maite López-Garrigós, PhD; Emilio Flores, PhD; Maria Leiva-Salinas, MD, PhD; Alberto Asencio, MD; Javier Lugo, MD; and Carlos Leiva-Salinas, MD, PhD
This study shows automatic, practical, simple, and effective strategies designed in the laboratory, in consensus with requesting clinicians, to improve laboratory test appropriateness.
September 08, 2016 – Vivian Ho, PhD; Timothy K. Allen, PhD; Urie Kim, BBA; William P. Keenan, BA; Meei-Hsiang Ku-Goto, MA; and Mark Sanderson, PhD
A private accountable care organization model with an embedded care coordinator and a list of recommended providers yields cost savings similar to initiatives with risk-based contracts.
September 09, 2016 – Robert S. Rudin, PhD; Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc; Zachary Predmore, BA; and Courtney A. Gidengil, MD, MPH
This study examines the leading edge of health information technology used to coordinate the care of complex patients.
September 12, 2016 – James D. Chambers, PhD; Matthew D. Chenoweth, MPH; and Peter J. Neumann, ScD
The authors examine the largest 20 US commercial payers’ coverage policies and identify variation in how interventions are covered and the evidence reviewed in them.
September 20, 2016 – Feryal Erhun, PhD; Elizabeth Malcolm, MD, MSHS; Maziyar Kalani, MD; Kimberly Brayton, MD, JD, MS; Christine Nguyen, MD, MS; Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH; Terry Platchek, MD; and Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
Outpatient surgeries in the United States account for roughly 7% of annual healthcare expenditures. To exploit substantial opportunities to improve the value of outpatient surgical care, the authors composed an evidence-based care delivery composite for national discussion and pilot testing.
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