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February 26, 2014
This study determined that ICD-9 codes 433.X1, 434.XX, and V12.54 had positive predictive values >90%, and may be used to focus care on stroke patients.
February 25, 2014
Small weight loss was reported by overweight/obese individuals targeted for telephonic wellness coaching in this large retrospective study using pre-post design.
A pharmacist-led Medicare Medication Therapy Management program can improve clinical outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries without an increase in medication costs.
February 24, 2014
Retrospective analysis of medical and pharmacy claims for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in 24 state Medicaid programs.
February 20, 2014
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Decreased out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs accounts for reduced financial burden of care to patients, and is consistent with improved access to care.
Examining the financial impact that patient assistance programs and the 340B Drug Pricing Program have on improving medication cost.
Financial incentives alter the quality and quantity of care that physicians provide. Understanding physicians' recent experience with incentives may help shape current payment reform efforts.
Essential health benefits form a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act. Our study shows that health plans in California and Massachusetts are not fully compliant with state and federal regulations on essential drug benefits.
February 19, 2014
Organizations can better understand the link between workforce health and business performance by thoughtful integration of relevant metrics from both HR and business operations.
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