June 21, 2019
Graetz’s work highlights the impact of the use of health information technology on care processes and patient outcomes in managed care settings
Remedy: Hospital discharge algorithm saves $860 per patient episode and reduces readmissions, according to new data from Remedy Labs
June 17, 2019
Proprietary Tool Identifies Best Recovery Setting for Patients Post Discharge, Sheds Light on Power of Episodes in Transforming Healthcare
Combining DPP-4 Inhibitor, SGLT2 Inhibitor for Type 2 Diabetes Cost-Effective Over Time, AJMC® Study Says
May 29, 2019
A Policy article in the May issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® suggests that sequential addition of SGLT2 inhibitors to DPP-4 inhibitors may be considered cost-effective compared with standard treatment using sulfonylurea and insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes who have difficulty maintaining glycated hemoglobin of seven percent or less on metformin alone.
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.