Medicaid Managed Care Reduces Readmissions for Youths With Type 1 Diabetes
An analysis of the largest cohort available reveals that youths with type 1 diabetes, on a Medicaid managed care plan, are less likely to be readmitted within 90 days of discharge.
Assessing the Impact of an Integrated Care System on the Healthcare Expenditures of Children With Special Healthcare Needs
This study analyzes the effect of a managed care program on Medicaid expenditures for children with special healthcare needs using a quasi-experimental design.
Patient Safety Intervention to Reduce Unnecessary Red Blood Cell Utilization
This study evaluated the impact of a patient safety intervention and national guideline to reduce unnecessary red blood cell transfusions in a large, urban academic medical center.
Lost in Translation: Healthcare Utilization by Low-Income Workers Receiving Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
An opportunity exists to better understand healthcare utilization patterns by low-income workers, which may contribute significantly to employer healthcare cost trend and lost workforce productivity.
Single- Versus Multiple-Tablet HIV Regimens: Adherence and Hospitalization Risk
Single-tablet regimens are associated with higher adherence rates, decreased hospitalizations, and a higher proportion of patients with undetectable viral load compared with multiple-tablet regimens in patients with HIV/AIDS.
The Role of Health IT and Delivery System Reform in Facilitating Advanced Care Delivery
In 2012, electronic health record use and participation in accountable care organization or patient-centered medical home initiatives were associated with performing care processes expected to improve healthcare outcomes.
Patient Perceptions of Clinician Self-Management Support for Chronic Conditions
Patients receiving self-management support from clinicians are more likely to engage in self-management behaviors for their chronic conditions.
Costs for a Health Coaching Intervention for Chronic Care Management
On average, the health coach intervention cost $483 per participant per year. There was no evidence that the coaching intervention saved money at 1 year.
Four Steps for Improving the Consumer Healthcare Experience Across the Continuum of Care
This article details best practices to help healthcare organizations to understand consumers across the spectrum of care and to engage with patients and equip them with accurate, accessible pricing information.
Adding Glucose-Lowering Agents Delays Insulin Initiation and Prolongs Hyperglycemia
A review of national Veterans Health Administration data has identified how the number of glucose-lowering agents used prior to insulin initiation impacts glycemic control.
Impact of Clinical Pharmacy Services on Outcomes and Costs for Indigent Patients With Diabetes
Clinical pharmacy specialists impact patient care through improvements in clinical outcomes for diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia via clinical interventions and promotion of medication adherence.
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