December 2020

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Adherence in a Health System Specialty Pharmacy

December 12, 2020


Integrated health system specialty pharmacies provide specialized services to patients, resulting in high rates of adherence to and financial assistance with specialty disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.

To Report or Not Report Health Care Data Breaches

December 11, 2020


This study presents information regarding the decisions that health care privacy officers make about reporting a data breach, including factors that can affect the decision process, such as personal/organizational knowledge, prior breach status, and framed scenarios.

Economic Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures: The Tip of the Iceberg?

December 11, 2020


The economic burden of osteoporotic fractures may be much higher than estimated: just the tip of the iceberg. In this letter, we suggest that the cost of these fractures might be underestimated by considering only direct medical cost.

After 25 Years, AJMC® Looks to the Future: A Q&A With Michael E. Chernew, PhD, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD

December 10, 2020


To mark the 25th anniversary of the journal, each issue in 2020 includes an interview with a health care thought leader. The December issue features a conversation with the journal’s co-editors-in-chief, Michael E. Chernew, PhD, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD.

Prospective or Retrospective ACO Attribution Matters for Seriously Ill Patients

December 08, 2020


This study compared beneficiary characteristics and Medicare per capita expenditures among seriously ill Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) populations defined using prospective and retrospective claims-based attribution methods.