Availability of Data for Measuring Physician Quality Performance
Typical health plan data provide limited information for benchmarking physician performance using even a less stringent rule for attributing patient measures to physicians.
New Medication Adherence Scale Versus Pharmacy Fill Rates in Seniors With Hypertension
Scores on a new medication adherence scale maintained a strong graded association with antihypertensive drug pharmacy fill adherence among community-dwelling seniors in a managed care organization.
Substitutive Hospital at Home for Older Persons: Effects on Costs
Substitutive Hospital at Home care for 4 common conditions is associated with cost savings.
Medication, Diagnostic, and Cost Information as Predictors of High-Risk Patients in Need of Care Management
Predictive models from diagnostic or medication data identify care management candidates who are more amenable to clinical interventions than groups identified using prior cost alone.
Physician Perception of Reimbursement for Outpatient Procedures Among Managed Care Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
Perception of reimbursement was associated with electrocardiography but not with other common outpatient procedures. Future research should investigate how associations change with perceived reimbursement amount.
Effect of Patient Comorbidities on Filling of Antihypertensive Prescriptions
Patients in a Medicaid managed care plan who had cardiovascular comorbidities were not more likely to fill antihypertensive prescriptions than patients without these conditions.
Health of Medicare Advantage Plan Enrollees at 1 Year After Hurricane Katrina
At 1 year after Hurricane Katrina, the health burden of enrollees increased significantly more versus a comparison group. Emergency department visits and hospitalizations remained elevated.
Concern Still Warranted: Medication Burden and Persistence with Lipid-Lowering Drugs
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