The American Journal of Managed Care > December 2018
The American Journal of Managed Care - December 2018
December 12, 2018 – Mamata Kene, MD, MPH; Christopher Miller Rosales, MS; Sabrina Wood, MS; Adina S. Rauchwerger, MPH; David R. Vinson, MD; and Stacy A. Sterling, DrPH, MSW
This feasibility study of expanded emergency department screening identified a high prevalence of behavioral health conditions. Screening was successfully integrated into emergency visit idle times.
From The Editorial Board
December 13, 2018 – Jonas de Souza, MD, MBA
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
December 13, 2018 – Melony E. Sorbero, PhD, MS, MPH; Susan M. Paddock, PhD; and Cheryl L. Damberg, PhD
Disparities in care are a complex issue requiring multiple strategies to solve, including approaches to improve the measurement of quality and reporting stratified performance estimates.
December 13, 2018 – Margaret E. O’Kane, MHA, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
The National Committee for Quality Assurance urges socioeconomic risk adjustment to payments, not quality measures.
December 11, 2018 – James Baumgardner, PhD; Ahva Shahabi, PhD; Christopher Zacker, RPh, PhD; and Darius Lakdawalla, PhD
Geographic variation in cancer treatment spending reveals that chemotherapy and hospital inpatient care may offer opportunities for savings for practices participating in the Oncology Care Model.
December 11, 2018 – Rozalina G. McCoy, MD, MS; Kari S. Bunkers, MD; Priya Ramar, MPH; Sarah K. Meier, PhD; Lorelle L. Benetti, BA; Robert E. Nesse, MD; and James M. Naessens, ScD, MPH
Reliable identification of the physician–patient relationship is necessary for accurate evaluation. Standardization of evidence-based attribution methods is essential to improve the value of healthcare.
December 12, 2018 – Kaylyn E. Swankoski, MA; Deborah N. Peikes, PhD, MPA; Nikkilyn Morrison, MPPA; John J. Holland, BS; Nancy Duda, PhD; Nancy A. Clusen, MS; Timothy J. Day, MSPH; and Randall S. Brown, PhD
Four years of practice transformation toward comprehensive primary care had little effect on patient experience.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
December 10, 2018 – Natasha Parekh, MD, MS; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; and William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
The results of the study demonstrate the potential of provider-led health plans to deliver high-quality care and patient satisfaction. The relationships between these plans and outcomes differed by plan size, nonprofit status, and region.
November 30, 2018 – James O. Breen, MD
Physician burnout has parallels to rising societal populism. Failure to address the disconnect between clinicians and the healthcare system will exacerbate the primary care crisis.
December 03, 2018 – Emily A. Gadbois, PhD; Denise A. Tyler, PhD; Renee R. Shield, PhD; John P. McHugh, PhD; Ulrika Winblad, PhD; Amal Trivedi, MD; and Vincent Mor, PhD
This qualitative study examines the methods that Medicare Advantage plans use to control or reduce postacute spending and their associated unintended consequences.
December 04, 2018 – John A. Romley, PhD; Andrew Delgado, PharmD; Jinjoo Shim, MS; and Katharine Batt, MD
This study assesses the value of novel immuno-oncology treatments to society.
December 05, 2018 – Shail M. Govani, MD, MSc; Rachel Lipson, MSc; Mohamed Noureldin, MBBS, MSc; Wyndy Wiitala, PhD; Peter D.R. Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc; Sameer D. Saini, MD, MSc; Jacqueline A. Pugh, MD; Dawn I. Velligan, PhD; Ryan W. Stidham, MD, MSc; and Akbar K. Waljee, MD, MSc
Veterans with inflammatory bowel disease taking adalimumab appear to be more likely to remain on the drug 1 year after initiation than patients who are privately insured.
December 06, 2018 – David H. Howard, PhD; Brad Herring, PhD; John Graves, PhD; and Erin Trish, PhD
Provider-owned insurers sell individual policies in areas that cover 62% of the US population and have premiums similar to policies of traditional insurers.
Mixed Messages to Consumers From Medicare: Hospital Compare Grades Versus Value-Based Payment Penalty
December 14, 2018 – Jennifer Meddings, MD, MSc; Shawna N. Smith, PhD; Timothy P. Hofer, MD, MSc; Mary A.M. Rogers, PhD, MS; Laura Petersen, MHSA; and Laurence F. McMahon Jr, MD, MPH
Many hospitals penalized for readmissions were given readmission grades of “no different” or “better” than the national rate on the Hospital Compare website.