AJMC® in the Press, May 1, 2020

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.

An op-ed for The Center Square cited a study published in the August 2019 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The study, “Influence of Out-of-Network Payment Standards on Insurer—Provider Bargaining: California’s Experience,” examined California’s experience implementing a policy to address surprise medical billing, which demonstrated that out-of-network payment standards can influence payer—provider bargaining leverage, affecting prices and network breadth.

A piece published by Pharmacy Times, titled “Study Finds VA Education Program Improves Quality of Care for Older Veterans,” referenced a study published in the September 2019 issue of AJMC®, “VA Geriatric Scholars Program’s Impact on Prescribing Potentially Inappropriate Medications.” The study highlighted how primary care teams reduced their prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications to older veterans after participation in the Veterans Affairs Geriatric Scholars Program.

A news item from The University of Kansas Cancer Center highlighted a peer-exchange series hosted by AJMC® titled “Expanding Treatment Options for Metastatic Breast Cancer.” The peer-to-peer panel discussion provides a review of the systemic treatment of metastatic breast cancers and the impact of recent clinical trial data on clinical decision making.