June 2018

Cost-Effectiveness of Pharmacist Postdischarge Follow-Up to Prevent Medication-Related Admissions

June 18, 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care

A multivariable sensitivity analysis conducted on a pharmacy follow-up program of high-risk patients demonstrated cost savings to hospitals in 98.3% of head-to-head trials across 1000 hypothetical hospitals.

Case Study: Encouraging Patients to Schedule Annual Physicals

June 14, 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization’s outreach to “dropped patients” demonstrates potential for strengthening physician–patient relationships and lowering the cost of care.

Effects of an Integrated Medication Therapy Management Program in a Pioneer ACO

June 13, 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care

This article reports that an integrated medication management program in a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization was associated with decreases in all-cause hospitalization and Medicare costs.

Lessons Learned in Implementing Behavioral Screening and Intervention

June 08, 2018

The American Journal of Accountable Care

This article describes lessons learned over the past 10 years while helping several dozen primary care settings implement evidence-based, cost-saving behavioral screening and intervention.