Measuring Patient-Centered Medical Home Access and Continuity in Clinics With Part-Time Clinicians
Commonly used measures of performance for assessing patient access do not reflect PCMH-encouraged strategies to improve access that may be preferentially used by part-time physicians.
Roles of Prices, Poverty, and Health in Medicare and Private Spending in Texas
Variation in private spending reflects the ability of the local population to pay for healthcare, whereas variation in Medicare is more driven by health status.
Medicaid-Insured and Uninsured Were More Likely to Have Diabetes Emergency/Urgent Admissions
Medicaid-insured type 2 diabetes mellitus patients, just like the uninsured, are more likely to be hospitalized through emergency/urgent admissions.
Changing Trends in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment Intensification, 2002-2010
Glycemic control can lower the risk of diabetes-related complications, and delayed treatment intensification can impede optimal diabetes care.This study examines trends in hyperglycemia treatment intensification between 2002 and 2010.
Systematic Review of Benefit Designs With Differential Cost Sharing for Prescription Drugs
A systematic review of insurance benefit designs with differential cost sharing for substitute prescription drugs.
Annual Diabetic Eye Examinations in a Managed Care Medicaid Population
We assessed challenges and barriers to annual diabetic eye examinations for a managed care Medicaid population and make recommendations to improve population-level screening.
Innovative Care Models for High-Cost Medicare Beneficiaries: Delivery System and Payment Reform to Accelerate Adoption
This paper illustrates how Medicare Advantage plans and accountable care organizations could benefit from adopting innovative care delivery models, and suggests policy changes to accelerate spread.
True "Meaningful Use": Technology Meets Both Patient and Provider Needs
A qualitative study of patient and provider perspectives regarding the after-visit summary and the patient portal features of the electronic health record.
Making Measurement Meaningful
A discussion on meaningful measurement and driving greater value in healthcare, and the role of the National Quality Forum.
Results From a National Survey on Chronic Care Management by Health Plans
This study shows that health plans use chronic care management programs as standard components of the overall approach to manage the health of their members.
Association Between the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Healthcare Utilization
Use of specialist visits decreased by patients whose primary care physicians transformed their practices into patient-centered medical homes, 1 year after medical home implementation.
Comparison of Provider and Plan-Based Targeting Strategies for Disease Management
The authors compared targeting strategies and characteristics of chronic disease care management programs delivered by primary care practices with one administered by a large health plan.
Transforming Oncology Care: Payment and Delivery Reform for Person-Centered Care
The authors examine 4 alternative payment models for oncology care that shift away from fee-for-service and move progressively toward greater bundling, either across providers or across payments.
Care Fragmentation, Quality, and Costs Among Chronically Ill Patients
Increased care fragmentation among chronically ill, commercially insured patients is associated with higher costs and lower quality of care.
2 Clarke Drive Cranbury, NJ 08512