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.
Ariadne Labs: Study Finds Campaign to Educate Women on Hospital C-section Rates Does Not Change Their Choice of Hospitals
February 05, 2019
A targeted effort to make hospital cesarean delivery rates transparent and understood by women increased their awareness of this important quality measure, but did not drive them to choose hospitals with lower rates, according to a new study in The American Journal of Managed Care®.
January 16, 2019
The eighth annual issue about health information technology from The American Journal of Managed Care® discusses the work that is being done to fulfill its promise to improve the US healthcare system.
Massachusetts General Hospital: Virtual video visits may improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care, communication
January 14, 2019
A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital reports in The American Journal of Managed Care that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.
December 13, 2018
Amid public health concerns about the risks of opioid overuse, a recent study in The American Journal of Accountable Care® (AJAC) shows increased economic burden on patients and payers when opioid therapy for noncancer pain continues beyond the initial prescription.
Top-Down Demands on Primary Care Creating Medical Populism in Response to Burnout, AJMC® Commentary Says
December 06, 2018
The forces leading to detachment and depersonalization among burned-out primary care physicians are similar to the factors responsible for populist movements—the perception of a rigged system favoring a managerial elite, according to a commentary in the December issue of The American Journal of Managed Care.®
Focusing on Patients With Complex Medical Needs via Intense Care Management Shows Promise, AJMC® Researchers Say
November 19, 2018
“Super-utilizers,” meaning patients with complex health issues and frequent hospital visits, are becoming a focus of care management programs in an effort to improve patient outcomes. A study published in The American Journal of Managed Care®, and featured on our next Managed Care Cast podcast, found that Medicare fee-for-service patients in four states who fit this category and were enrolled in a high-intensity care management program had 37 percent fewer unplanned hospital readmissions.
The American Journal of Managed Care® Names Dr Erin Trish as the 2018 Recipient of the Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award
November 16, 2018
This award recognizes young professionals who are making strides in the field of managed care research.
Kaiser Permanente: Pharmacist-led intervention at Kaiser Permanente Northwest reduces opioid use among hip replacement surgery patients
November 15, 2018
A pharmacist-led intervention that targeted patients undergoing joint replacement surgery led to a significant reduction in post-surgical opioid use among hip replacement patients, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The American Journal of Managed Care®.