The American Journal of Managed Care > May 2018
The American Journal of Managed Care - May 2018
May 08, 2018 – Pankaj B. Patel, MD; David R. Vinson, MD; Marla N. Gardner, BA; David A. Wulf, BS; Patricia Kipnis, PhD; Vincent Liu, MD, MS; and Gabriel J. Escobar, MD
Postvisit phone education from an emergency physician and/or mailed information about alternative venues of care reduced subsequent emergency department (ED) utilization for low-acuity treat-and-release adult ED patients.
May 09, 2018 – Cheryl Isenhour, DVM, MPH; Susan Hariri, PhD; and Claudia Vellozzi, MD, MPH
Development, validation, and application of hepatitis C case-finding algorithms to describe the care cascade among a commercially insured population in the United States.
May 08, 2018 – Adam Sharp, MD, MSc, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD
More consideration should be focused on consumer decision making and the quality and costs of acute care, and less attention should be paid to where care is delivered.
May 07, 2018 – Bruce C. Stuart, PhD; Julia F. Slejko, PhD; Juan-David Rueda, MD; Catherine E. Cooke, PharmD; Xian Shen, PhD; Pamela Roberto, PhD; Michael Ciarametaro, MBA; and Robert Dubois, MD
Formulary restrictions on brand name noninsulin antihyperglycemic drugs have little impact on treatment intensification patterns among low-income patients with diabetes in Medicare Part D.
May 10, 2018 – Talar W. Markossian, PhD, MPH; Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS; Lauren Abderhalden, MS; Zhiping Huo, MS; Bridget M. Smith, PhD; and Kevin T. Stroupe, PhD
Veterans enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans differed from fee-for-service sector enrollees in several demographic, geographic, and clinical characteristics and in patterns of medication use.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
May 11, 2018 – Keith Kranker, PhD; Linda M. Barterian, MPP; Rumin Sarwar, MS; G. Greg Peterson, PhD; Boyd Gilman, PhD; Laura Blue, PhD; Kate Allison Stewart, PhD; Sheila D. Hoag, MA; Timothy J. Day, MSHP; and Lorenzo Moreno, PhD
A telephonic transitional care program at a rural hospital reduced postdischarge Medicare spending by 31% and reduced inpatient spending for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
Understanding Factors Associated With Readmission Disparities Among Delta Region, Delta State, and Other Hospitals
May 02, 2018 – Hsueh-Fen Chen, PhD; Adrienne Nevola, MPH; Tommy M. Bird, PhD; Saleema A. Karim, PhD; Michael E. Morris, PhD; Fei Wan, PhD; and J. Mick Tilford, PhD
Revisions of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program should consider including community characteristics in risk adjustment models and adding mechanisms that recognize improvement given the uniqueness of the Mississippi Delta region.
May 03, 2018 – Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS, and J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Reducing specialty leakage is promoted as crucial for accountable care organizations (ACOs). This study finds that Medicare ACOs had modest reductions in specialty use and minimal changes in leakage.
May 03, 2018 – Carla V. Rodriguez, PhD; Kevin B. Rubenstein, MS; Benjamin Linas, MD; Haihong Hu, MS; and Michael Horberg, MD
The success of recommendations to improve screening often rests on the availability of efficacious therapies, coverage policies, and other factors that enable and justify screening.
May 04, 2018 – Olena Mazurenko, MD, PhD; Jay Shen, PhD; Guogen Shan, PhD; and Joseph Greenway, MPH
Hispanic patients with Medicaid were more likely to be admitted for ambulatory care–sensitive conditions after Nevada’s Medicaid expansion.
May 04, 2018 – Kim Ekblom, MD, PhD, and Annika Petersson, MSc, PhD
Cost display and cost charge induce different test ordering behavior depending on the healthcare setting.