September 20, 2018
Significant investments are needed in new comprehensive data networks that connect and integrate clinical factors, social determinants of health, and genomic information from multiple health systems in order to improve care for high-need, high-cost patients, according to a commentary in The American Journal of Managed Care®. AJMC® interviewed one of the authors for additional details about this issue for a recent episode of Managed Care Cast, our podcast about managed care.
September 14, 2018
With the US population aging rapidly, payers, providers, and public policy makers are seeking ways to both improve quality of care and reduce rising costs. A new study in The American Journal of Managed Care® found that giving Medicare Advantage patients more frequent contact with their primary care doctors kept them healthier and cost 28 percent less than usual care.
After-Hours Telemedicine Helps Skilled Nursing Facilities Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations, AJMC® Study Finds
August 20, 2018
As skilled nursing facilities handle more complex care, the need arises for physician input before sending patients to the hospital. Study findings reported this month in The American Journal of Managed Care® show that using telemedicine for this purpose can lead to fewer hospitalizations and savings for Medicare.
August 15, 2018
Healthcare savings foreseen with adoption of electronic health records have fallen short of expectations but adding clinical decision support tools could change that. A new study in The American Journal of Managed Care® shows how Cedars-Sinai Health System achieved better care and savings by following Choosing Wisely recommendations.
August 15, 2018
When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care.
July 31, 2018
An issue covering major clinical findings and managed care updates from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology is now available from Evidence-Based Oncology™, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®.
AJMC® Pharmacy Benefits Special Issue Features Long-Acting Insulins, Switching Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs, Adherence in ADHD and More
July 31, 2018
A special issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® answers questions asked by payers through studies that compare adherence and cost-effectiveness of drugs within a class.
Medicare Chemo Costs Are Lower in Hospital Clinics Once Cancer Type is Considered, AJMC® Study Finds
July 19, 2018
Critics of healthcare consolidation have cited higher costs of chemotherapy administration as an example of how mergers drive up costs. A new study in The American Journal of Managed Care®finds that while drug administration costs in hospitals are higher, chemotherapy drug spending among Medicare patients is lower, driven by less frequent use of therapy.
Kaiser Permanente’s Mary Reed, DrPH, to Edit Annual Health IT Issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®
June 28, 2018
Reed’s research includes work in health information technology and health care delivery; and their effects on clinical outcomes and consumer decision-making on insurance
Evidence-Based OncologyTM, an AJMC® Publication, Explores the Rise of Technology at the Point of Care
June 27, 2018
From the role of data in treatment decisions to the use of apps in tracking patient responses, technology is now front-and-center in cancer care. A special issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®, explores the rise of point-of-care tools.