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February 18, 2015
The authors developed a model to identify participants in a home- and community-based services program who are at highest risk for long-term nursing home placement.
February 17, 2015
A randomized controlled trial found that plain-language, illustrated medication lists improved medication understanding among Latinos.
February 13, 2015
Even among practices reaching the highest level of PCMH achievement, there are variations in the implementation of key medical home capabilities.
February 04, 2015
The Medicare STAR medication adherence measures exclude diabetes patients at high risk for poor cardiovascular outcomes, and underestimate the prevalence of medication nonadherence in diabetes.
Internists reported frequent use of, and support for, preconsultation exchange to improve access to and efficiency of specialty care.
Patients are receptive to diverse strategies to screen for cost barriers but want participatory decision making to address cost-efficacy tradeoffs.
December 12, 2014
Reference-based pricing combined with employer education and an online shopping tool significantly improved members' utilization of lab services at or below the reference price
The authors find 51% of accountable care organizations have private payer contracts, which are more likely than public contracts to include downside risk and upfront payments.
With effective methods of promoting telemedicine yet to be established, new risk-based payment models offer the greatest potential for telemedicine's effective and efficient use.
December 11, 2014
Palliative principles were applied to the care of more HH patients than non-HH patients, but no differences were found in their utilization of healthcare services.
Prescription cost and pharmacy convenience were identified as the most significant drivers of out-of-plan pharmacy use.
This study analyzes the factors associated with insurer participation in the initial year of individual market exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.
Even in a fully integrated healthcare system, only 28% of cancer quality measures could be validated by using electronically available data.