AJMC® in the Press, October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020

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

A piece posted on Newswire cited an article published on AJMC.com, the website of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The article, “How Has COVID-19 Affected Mental Health, Severity of Stress Among Employees,” examined findings from a study by mental health provider Ginger, in which nearly 7 in 10 employees indicated that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been the most stressful time of their entire professional career, which align with stark increases in new prescriptions of antidepressant, antianxiety, and anti-insomnia medications.

An opinion article published by the Chattanooga Times Free Press referenced a study published in the January 2017 issue of AJMC®. The study, “Value-Based Contracting Innovated Medicare Advantage Healthcare Delivery and Improved Survival,” found that elderly Medicare Advantage members with multiple chronic conditions attained a survival benefit from more cost-effective care when a private plan developed gainshare and monetary risk-bearing arrangements with its contracted providers.