The American Journal of Managed Care > September 2017
The American Journal of Managed Care - September 2017
September 19, 2017 – Thomas Cascino, MD; Marzieh Vali, MS, BS; Rita Redberg, MD, MSc; Dawn M. Bravata, MD; John Boscardin, PhD; Elnaz Eilkhani, MPH; and Salomeh Keyhani, MD, MPH
New statin prescriptions at the Veterans Health Administration were reviewed using a cross-sectional study design. Statins were frequently prescribed outside of guideline recommendations.
September 13, 2017 – David H. Howard, PhD, and Erin Trish, PhD
Provider-owned insurers have the potential to reduce costs, but face challenges building competitive provider networks.
September 19, 2017 – Emily Meredith Gillen, PhD; Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD; Laurel Clayton Trantham, PhD; Morris Weinberger, PhD; Pam Silberman, JD, DrPh; and Mark Holmes, PhD
The authors examined the effect of narrow network plan selection on beneficiariesí outpatient visits and outpatient out-of-pocket expenditures in the 2014 nongroup health insurance market.
September 18, 2017 – Jeah Jung, PhD; Wendy Yi Xu, PhD; and Chelim Cheong, PhD
This study examined the early impacts of closing the donut hole in Medicare Part D.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
September 13, 2017 – Lucy H. Liu, MD, MPH; Malini Chandra, MS, MBA; Joel R. Gonzalez, MPH, MPP; and Joan C. Lo, MD
Racial and ethnic differences in hip fracture incidence and mortality outcome were observed within a diverse population of older men, with lower rates of both among Asians.
September 27, 2017 – Hayden B. Bosworth, PhD; Jamie N. Brown, PharmD, BCPS; Susanne Danus, BS; Linda L. Sanders, MPH; Felicia McCant, MSSW; Leah L. Zullig, PhD; and Maren K. Olsen, PhD
A 7.6% improvement in 12-month cholesterol refill was observed among US military veterans randomized to an adherence blister packaging intervention versus an education-only intervention.
September 27, 2017 – Jason Kroening-Roché, MD, MPH; Jennifer D. Hall, MPH; David C. Cameron, BA; Ruth Rowland, MA; and Deborah J. Cohen, PhD
Financial barriers to behavioral health integration in Oregon Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) limit opportunities to expand integrated care, but state and organizational opportunities exist.
September 28, 2017 – Leah F. Nelson, MD, MS; Karisa K. Harland, PhD, MPH; Dan M. Shane, PhD; Azeemuddin Ahmed, MD, MBA; and Nicholas M. Mohr, MD, MS
The authors investigated back-transfer: the transfer of patients near the end of an acute hospitalization to a local community hospital for completion of their medical care.
September 29, 2017 – Patrick J. Hammett, MA; Steven S. Fu, MD, MSCE; Diana J. Burgess, PhD; David Nelson, PhD; Barbara Clothier, MS, MA; Jessie E. Saul, PhD; John A. Nyman, PhD; Rachel Widome, PhD, MHS; and Anne M. Joseph
A conceptual framework was used to examine the influence of healthcare provider and psychosocial barriers on treatment utilization among younger and older socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers.
September 29, 2017 – Sanket S. Dhruva, MD, MHS; Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD; Nilay D. Shah, PhD; Daniel L. Shaw, BA; and Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS
Medicare formularies were inconsistent in increasing restrictiveness to drugs that received FDA black box warnings for death and/or cardiovascular risk with safer available drug alternatives.