April 2021

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: 50 Years of Societal Value From LDL-C–Lowering Therapies

April 13, 2021


Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)–lowering therapies have yielded significant value to society through reduced costs for both fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease events. The vast majority of this value has accrued to patients.

Transitional Care Management Visits to Improve Coordination of Care

April 12, 2021


Inspira Care Connect, LLC, an accountable care organization, incorporated transitional care management services into its postdischarge follow-up process to prevent avoidable utilization of health care services and costs.

Regulation of Provider Networks in Response to COVID-19

March 19, 2021


The authors describe federal and state provider network adequacy standards and discuss how regulators should adapt these standards and accompanying monitoring processes in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Enhance Care Continuity Post COVID-19

September 29, 2020


Although shortfalls in continuity were well described prior to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the pandemic has created an opportunity to augment this critical component of care delivery, with the potential to improve patient-centered outcomes and enhance spending efficiency.