The American Journal of Managed Care > February 2018

The American Journal of Managed Care - February 2018

February 15, 2018 – Michael P. Thompson, PhD; Pradeep S.B. Podila, MS, MHA; Chip Clay, MDiv, BCC; Joy Sharp, BS; Sandra Bailey-DeLeeuw, MSHS; Armika J. Berkley, MPH; Bobby G. Baker, DMin, BCC; and Teresa M. Waters, PhD
Super-utilizers place a significant clinical and financial burden on the healthcare system. The authors investigated the effectiveness of community navigators in reducing hospital utilization and costs.
February 14, 2018 – Tara A. Lavelle, PhD; Mallika Kommareddi, MPH; Lisa H. Jaycox, PhD; Bradley Belsher, PhD; Michael C. Freed, PhD; and Charles C. Engel, MD, MPH
Centrally assisted collaborative telecare is a cost-effective strategy relative to usual care for treating posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in the Military Health System.
February 14, 2018 – Meghan Hufstader Gabriel, PhD; Alice Noblin, PhD, RHIA, CCS; Ashley Rutherford, PhD, MPH; Amanda Walden, MSHSA, RHIA, CHDA; and Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, PhD
Despite the high level of hospital adoption of electronic health records and the federal incentives to do so, the most common type of data breach in hospitals occurred with paper records and films.
February 15, 2018 – Maria Polyakova, PhD; M. Kate Bundorf, PhD, MBA, MPH; Daniel P. Kessler, JD, PhD; and Laurence C. Baker, PhD
Premiums in federally facilitated Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplaces are higher in geographic areas with more concentrated hospitals and physician practices and fewer insurers.
February 14, 2018 – Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Samuel W. Bott, BS; Anish S. Patel, BS; Collin G. Wolf, BS; Alexa R. Hospodar, BS; Shivani Sampathkumar, BS; and William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
The annual price of monoclonal antibody therapies used in oncology and hematology is about $100,000 higher than those used in other disease states.
February 16, 2018 – Abiy Agiro, PhD; Yiqiong Xie, PhD; Kevin Bowman, MD; and Andrea DeVries, PhD
Patients with diabetes receiving insulin treatment with lower cost sharing for blood glucose testing strips were more likely to achieve glycemic control than those with higher cost sharing.
February 16, 2018 – Marcy Winget, PhD; Farnoosh Haji-Sheikhi, MS; and Steve M. Asch, MD, MPH
We developed short patient experience surveys that were sensitive to our broad quality initiative, were meaningful and acceptable to patients, and had good response rates.
February 16, 2018 – Richard H. Stanford, PharmD, MS; Arpita Nag, PhD, MBA, MS; Douglas W. Mapel, MD; Todd A. Lee, PhD; Richard Rosiello, MD; Michael Schatz, MD; Francis Vekeman, MS; Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle, PhD; J.F. Philip Merrigan, PhD; and Mei Sheng Duh, ScD
A health insurance claims-based risk assessment tool to predict patients’ first severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation has been developed and validated.
February 17, 2018 – Evan A. DeZeeuw, PharmD; Ashley M. Coleman, PharmD; and Milap C. Nahata, PharmD, MS
Discussion of current literature regarding the impact of telephonically delivered comprehensive medication reviews on patient outcomes, including mortality rates, hospital readmission rates, and healthcare expenditures.
February 17, 2018 – Angela Park; Tim Xu, MD, MPP; Michael Poku, MD, MBA; James Taylor, MBBChir, MPH, MRCS(Eng); and Martin A. Makary, MD, MPH
Charges for oncology services vary widely across hospitals and impose financial burdens. Further legislation is needed to address disparities in access to high-quality cancer care.
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