May 14, 2019
April 24, 2019
Three groups of conditions have been found to impact health score the most, authors from HealthPartners report in the latest issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®.
April 19, 2019
Some large employers and policy makers advocate for retail competition that relies on providers competing on healthcare performance. Using diabetes care in Minnesota as an example, researchers examined whether the public reporting of care measures encouraged health systems to improve their clinics’ diabetes care performance in the latest issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March Issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® Focuses on Medicaid Access, Fragmentation Issues
March 29, 2019
The issues that plague the rest of the US healthcare system—such as care access and care fragmentation—are also present in Medicaid, according to a series of articles examining various outcomes in multiple states’ Medicaid programs in the current issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®.
Payment Systems Must Realign Accountability, Capability for True Population Health Gains, AJAC® Study Authors Say
March 18, 2019
Social determinants of health, including stress, social support and environmental hazards, among other factors, impact the lives of patients beyond the clinic door. It is unclear which health system stakeholders should own the responsibilities of improving these health-related measures, yet US payment systems are moving to hold individual providers accountable for associated health improvements. This represents a misalignment of accountability and capability, write two researchers in a viewpoint from the current issue of The American Journal of Accountable Care®.
March 15, 2019
Noted health policy researcher Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD, heads Center for Health Care and Policy Research at Pennsylvania State University.
Aledade: New study: in physician-led accountable care organizations Medicare Annual Wellness Visits are associated with improved health care quality and reduced costs
March 08, 2019
A new study published in the latest issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® found that Medicare annual wellness visits were associated with lower overall healthcare costs and improved clinical care quality for senior patients at two of Aledade’s physician-led accountable care organizations.
Provider Behavior Change and Value-Based Incentives: AJMC® Study Says More Can Be Done to Accelerate Healthcare Transformation
February 14, 2019
Research in The American Journal of Managed Care® examines care delivery in physician organizations in California and their experience in value-based payment arrangements.
February 13, 2019
A recent survey of US payers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers found that consideration of value-based agreements (VBAs) as a coverage and payment tool is increasing and the prevalence of VBAs is far greater than previously thought, according to research published in The American Journal of Managed Care®.
Employers Are Aware of Reference-Based Pricing Potential but Haven't Crossed Over to Adoption, Researchers Report in AJMC® Study
February 12, 2019
This Trends From the Field article about awareness and adoption of reference-based pricing in The American Journal of Managed Care® comes as the price of medical services is increasingly seen as a driver of the cost of healthcare, even as overall trends level off or stabilize.