The Effects of Federal Parity on Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Federal parity led to an increase in spending on substance use disorder treatment.
Why Are Medicare and Commercial Insurance Spending Weakly Correlated?
The weak correlation between Medicare and commercial insurance spending is due to negative correlations between each sector's price and the other sector's volume.
Optimal Management of Diabetes Among Overweight and Obese Adults
This study explores potential weight-related disparities in the quality of care for adults with diabetes in a large health plan according to recommended quality indicators.
Evaluation of Electronic Medical Record Administrative Data Linked Database (EMRALD)
The combination of electronic medical record data and administrative data provides the fullest picture of patient health histories.
Specialist Participation in Healthcare Delivery Transformation: Influence of Patient Self-Referral
Analyses of national trends indicate that a considerable proportion of new specialist visits among both Medicare and private insurance beneficiaries are self-referred.
Comorbidities and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Older Breast Cancer Survivors
Effective management of the comorbidities of diabetes and hypertension may increase survival in older breast cancer survivors.
Electronic Health Risk Assessment Adoption in an Integrated Healthcare System
Significant additional outreach and engagement strategies and incentives are likely required to increase adoption and ongoing use of health risk assessment tools among target populations.
Evidence-Based Guidelines to Determine Follow-up Intervals: A Call for Action
Evidence-based guidelines are needed to determine appropriate follow-up intervals for chronic medical conditions to maximize the quality of patient care and minimize unnecessary costs.
Process of Care Compliance Is Associated With Fewer Diabetes Complications
Adherence to process of care measures was associated with reduced risk of 2 diabetes complications or any of 4 complications in a national industrial cohort.
Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation With Payment Reform: Patient Experience Outcomes
In a pilot patient-centered medical home transformation including Lean quality improvement methodology with payment reform, patient experience was sustained or improved across key domains.
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