Clinical and Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Severe Noneosinophilic Asthma
Among patients with severe asthma with low eosinophils untreated with biologics, there is a high burden of disease among those who have suboptimal disease control.
Opioid Safety Initiative Associated With Decreased Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing
A scalable health system–wide emergency physician education and feedback initiative was associated with decreased opioid prescribing, in excess of background temporal decline.
Modeling of an Alternative Reimbursement Method for Palliative Care
The authors modeled a version of the Patient and Caregiver Support for Serious Illness alternative reimbursement structure for palliative care using data from the Statin Trial.
A Scoping Review of US Insurers’ Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes
This scoping review found 350 articles that discuss US health insurance providers’ use of patient-reported outcomes about health-related quality of life.
Value Realization: An Unattained Challenge for Integrated Practice Units
As value realization eludes integrated practice units (IPUs), the authors examine 6 key value drivers for IPU teams to competitively drive volumes and hone their multidisciplinary competencies.
Consumer-Centric Approach to Enhance Access to Pediatric Specialty Care
The authors’ organization optimized scheduling techniques that improved patient access to pediatric specialists to within 7 calendar days for new patients.
Financial Incentives Tied to Medicare Star Ratings: Impact on Influenza Vaccination Uptake in Medicare Beneficiaries
Influenza vaccine uptake improved among Medicare Advantage enrollees when influenza vaccination was introduced as a performance metric in Medicare star ratings and accompanying bonus payments.
Revisiting Conclusions on the Empiric Segmentation of High-risk Patients
The authors provide feedback on generalizations made regarding interventions for high-risk populations in previous research.
Variation in Network Adequacy Standards in Medicaid Managed Care
Medicaid managed care network adequacy standards exhibit significant heterogeneity across regions and specialties, potentially creating large variations in health care access and quality.
Evaluating Satisfaction With Pharmacist-Provided MTM Services in a Medicaid Population
Medication therapy management (MTM) services were performed with a cohort of Medicaid patients, and their satisfaction with the program was assessed as part of a quality improvement initiative.
An Accelerated Hospital Observation Pathway to Reduce Length of Stay for Patients With COVID-19
For select patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, an academic urban hospital implemented an observation pathway that incorporated mobile health technology, reducing hospital length of stay by more than 2 days.
Evaluation of a Pediatric Asthma High-risk Scoring Algorithm
An asthma risk score using 7 clinically relevant parameters evaluated in a pediatric Medicaid managed care population can stratify risk for following-year asthma hospitalization.
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