The American Journal of Managed Care > June 2018

The American Journal of Managed Care - June 2018

June 12, 2018 – Sun-Young Park, PhD; Eun Jin Jang, PhD; Ju-Young Shin, PhD; Min-Young Lee, PhD; Donguk Kim, PhD; and Eui-Kyung Lee, PhD
The prevalence and predictors of hypoglycemia in South Korean patients with type 2 diabetes were evaluated using a nationwide healthcare database.
June 14, 2018 – Angela E. Fabbrini, MPH; Sarah E. Lillie, PhD, MPH; Melissa R. Partin, PhD; Steven S. Fu, MD, MSCE; Barbara A. Clothier, MS, MA; Ann K. Bangerter, BS; David B. Nelson, PhD; Elizabeth A. Doro, BS; Brian J. Bell, MD; and Kathryn L. Rice, MD
Results, lessons, and challenges of a local lung cancer screening program within a national demonstration project.
June 11, 2018 – Annie Lintzenich Andrews, MD, MSCR; Daniel Brinton, MHA, MAR; Kit N. Simpson, DrPH; and Annie N. Simpson, PhD
This longitudinal examination of the asthma medication ratio in a national sample of children has determined the predictive accuracy of a rolling 3-month ratio.
June 13, 2018 – Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc; Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD; Gary L. Whittington, BSBA; Dylan S. Small, PhD; Andrea B. Troxel, ScD; Jingsan Zhu, MS, MBA; Wenjun Zhong, PhD; and Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD
This study demonstrates that variation reduction is an important, but not requisite, component of organizational success under orthopedic bundled payment.
June 15, 2018 – Sarah L. Martin, PhD; Nancy Connelly, MBA; Cassandra Parsons, PharmD; and Katlyn Blackstone, MS, LSW
Offering a meal delivery service to patients in a community-based care transition program was associated with cost savings and a 38% lower 30-day hospital readmission rate.
June 06, 2018 – Bruce C. Stuart, PhD; Sarah E. Tom, PhD; Michelle Choi, PharmD; Abree Johnson, MS; Kai Sun, MS; Danya Qato, PhD; Engels N. Obi, PhD; Christopher Zacker, PhD; Yujin Park, PharmD; and Steve Arcona, PhD
There is significant heterogeneity in formulary placement and restrictions on new drug approvals in the Part D marketplace.
June 07, 2018 – Jonathan Hatoun, MD, MPH, MS; Emily K. Trudell, MPH; and Louis Vernacchio, MD, MS
Analysis of insurance claims reveals that criteria other than the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) persistent asthma definition can identify more at-risk patients with reasonable loss of specificity.
June 07, 2018 – Klaus W. Lemke, PhD; Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH; Hadi Kharrazi, MD, PhD, MHI; and Jonathan P. Weiner, DrPH
An evaluation of the added value of risk markers derived from ambulatory laboratory tests in the prediction of healthcare costs and identification of high-risk patients.
June 08, 2018 – Adam L. Sharp, MD, MS; Ernest Shen, PhD; Yi-Lin Wu, MS; Adeline Wong, MPH; Michael Menchine, MD, MS; Michael H. Kanter, MD; and Michael K. Gould, MD, MS
There is no significant association between unfavorable patient satisfaction and opioid reductions for chronic pain, but encounters with unestablished providers may slightly impair satisfaction when reducing opioids.
June 08, 2018 – Nina R. Joyce, PhD; Jesse Fishman, PharmD; Sarah Green, BA; David M. Labiner, MD; Imane Wild, PhD, MBA; and David C. Grabowski, PhD
Increased out-of-pocket costs for antiepileptic drugs were associated with decreased adherence, higher healthcare utilization, and higher spending among US commercial health plan beneficiaries with epilepsy.
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