The American Journal of Managed Care > July 2019
The American Journal of Managed Care - July 2019
July 12, 2019 – Naoky Tsai, MD; Bruce Bacon, MD; Michael Curry, MD; Steven L. Flamm, MD; Scott Milligan, PhD; Nicole Wick, AS; Zobair Younossi, MD; and Nezam Afdhal, MD
From 2013 to 2017, the population of US patients prescribed treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) changed, becoming predominantly treatment-naïve and having received care in nonacademic centers.
July 17, 2019 – A. Mark Fendrick, MD; and Jason D. Buxbaum, MHSA
The competing strategies of patient assistance programs and co-pay accumulator adjustment programs create confusion and administrative burden for clinicians and patients, potentially reducing adherence to clinically indicated services and worsening patient outcomes.
From The Editorial Board
July 19, 2019 – Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
July 16, 2019 – Glen L. Xiong, MD; Eleonore Bayen, MD, PhD; Shirley Nickels, BS; Raghav Subramaniam, MS, BS; Pulkit Agrawal, PhD; Julien Jacquemot, MSc, BSc; Alexandre M. Bayen, PhD; Bruce Miller, MD; and George Netscher, MS, BS
An artificial intelligence–enabled video fall detection system using visual science reduced emergency department visits by 80% in 6 communities over 3 months.
July 17, 2019 – Bruce W. Sherman, MD; Andrew J. Epstein, PhD; Brian Meissner, PharmD, PhD; and Manish Mittal, PhD
Commercial health plan initiation of a co-pay accumulator adjustment program for specialty medications treating autoimmune diseases was associated with significant reductions in medication adherence and persistence.
July 12, 2019 – Michele K. Bohm, MPH; Lindsey Bridwell, MPH; Jon E. Zibbell, PhD; and Kun Zhang, PhD
An analysis of administrative claims showed increasing rates of heroin overdose among an insured population and opportunities for interventions during healthcare encounters before overdose.
July 15, 2019 – Jane M. Zhu, MD, MPP; Amol Navathe, MD, PhD; Yihao Yuan, MSc; Sarah Dykstra, BA; and Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
Hospital participation in Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement model was not associated with changes in number of skilled nursing facility (SNF) partners or in SNF discharge concentration.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
July 15, 2019 – Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH; Natasha Parekh, MD, MS; Meiqi He, MS; and William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
Regardless of the number of manufacturers, generic drug prices presented double-digit average increases from 2012 to 2015.
July 10, 2019 – James Davis, PhD; Eunjung Lim, PhD; Deborah A. Taira, ScD; and John Chen, PhD
Network analyses of patients with diabetes in Hawaii illustrate structures and links that health plans could leverage to strengthen quality improvement and disease management programs.
July 11, 2019 – Sunita M. Desai, PhD; Laura A. Hatfield, PhD; Andrew L. Hicks, MS; Michael E. Chernew, PhD; Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH; and Anna D. Sinaiko, PhD, MPP
Steering patients who visit providers with above-median prices to their market’s median-priced provider would save 42%, 45%, and 15% of laboratory, imaging, and durable medical equipment spending, respectively.
July 16, 2019 – Nada M. Farhat, PharmD; Sarah E. Vordenberg, PharmD, MPH; Vincent D. Marshall, MS; Theodore T. Suh, MD, PhD, MHS; and Tami L. Remington, PharmD
An interdisciplinary transitions of care service composed of nurse navigators, pharmacists, and medical providers reduced 30-day hospital readmissions among patients who received all components of the intervention.
July 18, 2019 – Natasha Parekh, MD, MS; Sheryl Savage; Amy Helwig, MD, MS; Patrick Alger, BS; Ilinca D. Metes, BS; Sandra McAnallen, MA, BSN; and William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
Several physician and payer characteristics are associated with physician satisfaction with health plans. There is opportunity to improve physician satisfaction with payers, specifically in pharmacy.
July 18, 2019 – Dmitry Khodyakov, PhD; Christine Buttorff, PhD; Kathryn Bouskill, PhD; Courtney Armstrong, MPH; Sai Ma, PhD; Erin Audrey Taylor, PhD; and Christine Eibner, PhD
This article describes perspectives of Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers about participating in the CMS value-based insurance design model test launched in 2017.