The Effect of Disease Management on Utilization of Services by Race/Ethnicity: Evidence From the Florida Medicaid Program
This study examines racial/ethnic differences in utilization of inpatient days and ED and outpatient visits before and after implementation of a Medicaid disease management program.
Risk Adjusting Community-acquired Pneumonia Hospital Outcomes Using Automated Databases
Using laboratory and administrative data, large managed care organizations can assign severity of illness scores to patients with pneumonia for risk adjustment and reporting.
Can Managed Care Organizations Partner With Manufacturers for Comparative Effectiveness Research?
Two case studies examine the benefits of manufacturers and managed care organizations partnering in pragmatic or practical clinical trials to generate real-world evidence.
Care Coordination to Increase Referrals to Smoking Cessation Telephone Counseling: A Demonstration Project
An intervention to increase tobacco treatment rates through care coordination for telephone counseling was effective in raising referral rates and in achieving excellent long-term abstinence.
Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes: Cost-effectiveness in the United States
For patients with type 2 diabetes taking oral antidiabetics, self-monitoring of blood glucose cost-effectiveness (1 and 3 times per day) was modeled. Both strategies represented good value in the US payer setting.
Major Depression Associated With Rates of Cardiovascular Disease State Transitions
Patients with major depression had faster transitions to both early and later stages of cardiovascular disease than patients without major depression.
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