June 2021

Commercial and Medicare Advantage Payment for Anesthesiology Services

June 16, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Mean in-network commercial allowed amounts and charges per anesthesia conversion factor are 314% and 659% of traditional Medicare rates, respectively. Medicare Advantage payments align with traditional Medicare prices.

Association of Co-pay Elimination With Medication Adherence and Total Cost

June 15, 2021

MANAGERIAL

This study evaluated cost and utilization attributed to members enrolled in a health care program with no pharmacy co-pay. Health care savings were identified in addition to medication adherence improvements.

COVID-19 and Clinic Workflow Optimization Using Lean Six Sigma

June 10, 2021

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

The authors report an approach of outpatient clinic workflow reorganization utilizing simple, inexpensive measures to improve patient engagement and experience in addition to providing a safe setting for patients for clinic visits in the wake of COVID-19.