September 2018

Early Experiences With the Acute Community Care Program in Eastern Massachusetts

August 17, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

The Acute Community Care Program uses paramedics to provide in-home urgent care after regular business hours, aiming to prevent unnecessary emergency department visits. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Economic Evaluation of Patient-Centered Care Among Long-Term Cancer Survivors

August 20, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Providing patient-centered comprehensive care to long-term cancer survivors may lead to reduced total healthcare expenditures. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Fragmented Ambulatory Care and Subsequent Healthcare Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries

August 24, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Among Medicare beneficiaries, the relationship between fragmented ambulatory care and subsequent emergency department visits and hospital admissions varies with the number of chronic conditions. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

High-Touch Care Leads to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs in a Senior Population

August 28, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Evaluating the impact of a high-touch primary care model among a Medicare Advantage population in comparison with a standard practice–based model. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Adjusting Medicare Advantage Star Ratings for Socioeconomic Status and Disability

September 07, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE

CMS implemented the Categorical Adjustment Index as part of the Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Rating Program in 2017. These analyses informed its development. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Food Insecurity, Healthcare Utilization, and High Cost: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

September 10, 2018

CLINICAL

In a longitudinal study, the authors find that food insecurity is associated with greater emergency department visits, inpatient admissions, and length of stay. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Language Barriers and LDL-C/SBP Control Among Latinos With Diabetes

September 14, 2018

CLINICAL

Among Latino patients with diabetes, ethnicity and language barriers were not associated with lipid and blood pressure control despite their associations with glycemic control in prior research. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Hepatitis C Care Cascade Among Persons Born 1945-1965: 3 Medical Centers

September 11, 2018

CLINICAL

In this analysis of patients with newly diagnosed hepatitis C, linkage to care was largely successful in the 1945-1965 birth cohort, but treatment initiation remained low. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

Health Literacy, Preventive Health Screening, and Medication Adherence Behaviors of Older African Americans at a PCMH

September 12, 2018

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

A health literacy study of older African Americans aimed to establish whether associations exist between health literacy and preventive health screening behaviors, disease control, and medication adherence. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.

“Precision Health” for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

September 13, 2018

COMMENTARY

Better care for high-need, high-cost patients will require targeted care delivery models based on integrated data networks that include clinical, genomic, and social information. Check out our website’s new table/figure pop-up feature! Click on the name of a table or figure in the text to see it in your browser.