May 2022

Characteristics of Home-Based Care Provided by Accountable Care Organizations

May 12, 2022

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) deliver a diverse array of home-based services, but many of the services are not reimbursed. ACOs may not expand these programs without strong evidence of cost savings.

Patients’ Needs Following Emergency Care for Ambulatory Care–Sensitive Conditions

May 09, 2022

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

To inform intervention development, we assessed for medication changes and patient care needs following treat-and-release Veterans Affairs emergency department visits for chronic ambulatory care–sensitive conditions.

Impact of Co-pay Assistance on Patient, Clinical, and Economic Outcomes

May 05, 2022

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Limited evidence from a literature review suggests that co-pay assistance was associated with improved treatment persistence/adherence across various diseases, with indirect evidence suggesting improvements in clinical outcomes.

Rising Use of Surveillance Colonoscopy and Potential Impacts

May 04, 2022

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

The proportion of colonoscopies performed for postpolypectomy surveillance has increased significantly, particularly among older patients with limited life expectancy, raising concern for possible overuse.