Contemporary Care Patterns in the Management of Small Renal Masses
An investigation of management patterns after initial radiographic diagnosis of small renal masses showed that early urologist referral was associated with guideline-concordant care.
Provider Barriers in Uptake of Biosimilars: Case Study on Filgrastim
Previous studies have found modest uptake of biosimilars in both commercial and Medicare populations. This study finds that the uptake varies between the rural and urban provider settings.
Managing Total Knee Replacement Under Value-Based Payments
This article describes the approach that a large primary care group at risk for value-based payments chose to deploy in managing clinical and financial outcomes of knee osteoarthritis jointly with orthopedic surgeons.
Better Together? Costs of First-line Chemoimmunotherapy for Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
Compared with first-line immunotherapy or chemotherapy alone, combination chemoimmunotherapy for advanced/metastatic non–small cell lung cancer has significantly higher antineoplastic drug and associated medical costs.
Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions and Long-term Opioid Treatment
Little is known about opioid prescribing patterns in patients with chronic overlapping pain conditions. This study suggests target populations for interventions to manage chronic pain.
Association Between Low-Income Subsidies and Inequities in Orally Administered Antimyeloma Therapy Use
Medicare Part D low-income subsidies alone are insufficient to improve the uptake and equitable use of high-cost, orally administered antimyeloma therapy.
Tacking Upwind: Reducing Spending Among High-risk Commercially Insured Patients
Although commercial accountable care organization populations are healthy on average, some individuals might benefit from programs for high-risk patients to mitigate high levels of health care utilization.
Cost-effectiveness of a 3-Year Tele-Messaging Intervention for Positive Airway Pressure Use
Long-term tele-messaging was more effective than no messaging and short-term messaging for positive airway pressure use, and it was highly likely to be cost-effective with an acceptable willingness-to-pay threshold.
Time to Publication of Cost-effectiveness Analyses for Medical Devices
This study examines the availability of cost-effectiveness analyses for medical devices, both in terms of the number of studies and when studies are published.
Health Care Resource Utilization, Quality Metrics, and Costs of Bladder Cancer Within the Oncology Care Model
Spending on novel therapies in high-risk bladder cancer had minimal impact on Oncology Care Model payments to practices, according to this cohort study and an average performance estimation.
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