The American Journal of Managed Care > August 2019
The American Journal of Managed Care - August 2019
Late Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection, 2014-2016: Continuing Missed Intervention Opportunities
August 13, 2019 – Anne C. Moorman, MPH; Jian Xing, PhD; Loralee B. Rupp, MSE; Stuart C. Gordon, MD; Mei Lu, PhD; Philip R. Spradling, MD; Joseph A. Boscarino, PhD; Mark A. Schmidt, PhD; Yihe G. Daida, PhD; and Eyasu H. Teshale, MD; for the CHeCS Investigators
Late hepatitis C virus infection diagnosis points to a need for earlier screening and treatment before the onset of severe liver disease leading to high cost and diminished outcomes.
August 15, 2019 – Erin Sarzynski, MD, MS; and Henry Barry, MD, MS
The authors compare advanced practice providers’ education, training, scope of practice, and quality of care with that of physicians. A framework is essential to promote team-based primary care.
From The Editorial Board
August 16, 2019 – Elizabeth Mitchell
August 14, 2019 – Larry R. Hearld, PhD; Nathaniel Carroll, PhD; and Allyson Hall, PhD
Value-based programs such as accountable care organizations appear to encourage the adoption and spread of care coordination activities by hospitals.
August 15, 2019 – Nnadozie Emechebe, MPH; Pamme Lyons Taylor, MBA, MHCA; Oluyemisi Amoda, MHA, MPH; and Zachary Pruitt, PhD
By collecting self-identified social needs and linking them to claims data, this study analysis reveals that social needs are associated with inpatient readmissions.
August 13, 2019 – Julia Thornton Snider, PhD; Michelle Brauer, BS; Rebecca Kee, BA; Katharine Batt, MD, MSc; Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD; Jie Zhang, PhD; and Dana P. Goldman, PhD
Treatment delays limit the social value generated by chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Influence of Out-of-Network Payment Standards on Insurer–Provider Bargaining: California’s Experience
August 05, 2019 – Erin L. Duffy, PhD, MPH
California’s experience implementing a policy to address surprise medical billing demonstrates that out-of-network payment standards can influence payer–provider bargaining leverage, affecting prices and network breadth.
August 06, 2019 – Varsha G. Vimalananda, MD, MPH; Mark Meterko, PhD; Molly E. Waring, PhD; Shirley Qian, MS; Amanda Solch, MSW; Jolie B. Wormwood, PhD; and B. Graeme Fincke, MD
Data from a national survey of Veterans Health Administration specialists indicate that referral templates may improve the appropriateness, clarity, and completeness of primary care–specialty care referrals.
August 08, 2019 – Dajeong Kim, MS; Inmyung Song, PhD; Dongwon Yoon, PharmD; and Ju-Young Shin, PhD
Codeine was frequently prescribed for children in Korea despite the actions taken to restrict its use in that age group in Korea and other countries.
August 09, 2019 – Matthew A. Davis, PhD, DC, MPH; Olga Yakusheva, PhD; Haiyin Liu, MA; Joshua Tootoo, MS; Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN; and Julie P.W. Bynum, MD, MPH
Among older adults who have a spine condition, access to chiropractic care may reduce medical spending on diagnostic services.
August 16, 2019 – Paul Fishman, PhD; Norma B. Coe, PhD; Lindsay White, PhD; Paul K. Crane, MD, MPH; Sungchul Park, PhD; Bailey Ingraham, MS; and Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH
A systematic review of the literature reporting the cost of dementia among Medicare managed care plans found a limited and dated body of evidence.