The American Journal of Managed Care > June 2019

The American Journal of Managed Care - June 2019

June 13, 2019 – Bruce Feinberg, DO; Jonathan Kish, PhD, MPH; Igoni Dokubo, MD; Jeff Wojtynek, PharmD; and Kevin Lord, PhD, MHS
The expanding arsenal of targeted and immuno-oncology drugs has unalterably changed the landscape of systemic cancer treatment, but chemotherapy will remain critical for years if not decades to come.
June 18, 2019 – Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc
June 17, 2019 – Winthrop F. Whitcomb, MD; Joseph E. Lucas, PhD; Rachel Tornheim, MBA; Jennifer L. Chiu, MPH; and Peter Hayward, PhD
The use of clinical decision support for hospital discharge disposition was associated with a reduction in spending and readmissions without negatively affecting emergency department use.
June 17, 2019 – Anita Chawla, PhD; Kimberly Westrich, MA; Angela Dai, BS, BA; Sarah Mantels, MA; and Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD
The authors examined the latest trends in development, implementation, and evaluation of care pathways and the impact of the movement toward value-based care.
June 14, 2019 – Jesse Sussell, PhD; Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, PhD; Diana Vania, MSc; Hans-Peter Goertz, MPH; and Darius Lakdawalla, PhD
The prices of targeted oncology therapies have grown substantially, but revenues have not. This is due in part to large declines in per-drug patient counts.
June 14, 2019 – Andrew Shooshtari, BS; Yamini Kalidindi, MHA; and Jeah Jung, PhD
Differences in cancer care spending and utilization between Medicare beneficiaries receiving chemotherapy in hospital outpatient departments versus physician offices vary by service type.
May 31, 2019 – Jennifer N. Goldstein, MD, MSc; Merwah Shinwari, BS; Paul Kolm, PhD; Daniel J. Elliott, MD, MSCE; William S. Weintraub, MD; and LeRoi S. Hicks, MD, MPH
A care transitions program for patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention appeared to reduce 30-day rehospitalizations for patients with Medicaid who lived in wealthier zip codes.
June 03, 2019 – Ann Hwang, MD; and Marc A. Cohen, PhD
New ratings for Medicare health plans should spur a renewed focus on patient experience.
June 04, 2019 – Ross G. Hewitt, MD; Debra Williams, EdD; Richard Adule; Ira Feldman, MPS; and Moe Alsumidaie, MBA, MSF
Enhanced care coordination in New York City that leveraged surveillance data with a health plan’s Medicaid managed care roster improved its HIV viral load suppression rate.
June 05, 2019 – Gari Blumberg, MD; Eliezer Kitai, MD; Shlomo Vinker, MD; and Avivit Golan-Cohen, MD
A slight decrease in the convenience of ordering a laboratory test led to a dramatic decrease in test utilization.
June 06, 2019 – Thomas B. Valuck, MD, JD; Sarah Sampsel, MPH; David M. Sloan, PhD; and Jennifer Van Meter, PharmD
An exploration of potential negative effects from delays in measure maintenance when changes in clinical evidence affect measure use found that delays may affect patient care and outcomes.
June 07, 2019 – Kathleen Carey, PhD; Omid Ameli, MD, MPH; Brigid Garrity, MS, MPH; James Rothendler, MD; Howard Cabral, PhD; Christine McDonough, PhD; Michael Stein, MD; Robert Saper, MD, MPH; and Lewis Kazis, ScD
This study examined the association between health insurance design features and choice of physical therapy or chiropractic care by patients with new-onset low back pain.
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