Predicting Nursing Home Placement Among Home- and Community-Based Services Program Participants
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.
Improving Medication Understanding Among Latinos Through Illustrated Medication Lists
A randomized controlled trial found that plain-language, illustrated medication lists improved medication understanding among Latinos.
There's More Than One Way to Build a Medical Home
Even among practices reaching the highest level of PCMH achievement, there are variations in the implementation of key medical home capabilities.
Preconsultation Exchange in the United States: Use, Awareness, and Attitudes
Internists reported frequent use of, and support for, preconsultation exchange to improve access to and efficiency of specialty care.
Medicare Star Excludes Diabetes Patients With Poor CVD Risk Factor Control
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.
Addressing Cost Barriers to Medications: A Survey of Patients Requesting Financial Assistance
Patients are receptive to diverse strategies to screen for cost barriers but want participatory decision making to address cost-efficacy tradeoffs.
Reference-Based Pricing: An Evidence-Based Solution for Lab Services Shopping
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
ACO Contracting With Private and Public Payers: A Baseline Comparative Analysis
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.
Paying for Telemedicine
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.
Quality of End-of-Life Care for Cancer Patients: Does Home Hospice Care Matter?
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.
Out-of-Plan Pharmacy Use: Insights Into Patient Behavior
Prescription cost and pharmacy convenience were identified as the most significant drivers of out-of-plan pharmacy use.
Did They Come to the Dance? Insurer Participation in Exchanges
This study analyzes the factors associated with insurer participation in the initial year of individual market exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.
Validating Electronic Cancer Quality Measures at Veterans Health Administration
Even in a fully integrated healthcare system, only 28% of cancer quality measures could be validated by using electronically available data.
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