AJMC® in the Press, September 15, 2017

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

New research about overtreatment in US healthcare published in PLOS One cited a study from The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) as a reference. “Cervical Cancer Screening Overuse and Underuse: Patient and Physician Factors,” published in the June 2013 issue of AJMC®, found that overuse of these tests is common and can be linked to patient and clinician factors. The AJMC® newsroom recently featured an article covering the findings of the PLOS One study on unnecessary medical care.

An article from the AJMC® newsroom was highlighted in the National Pharmaceutical Council’s Wednesday e-newsletter. The story, “New Value-Based Insurance Plan Helps Consumers Who Use Healthcare the Most,” covered an innovative plan announced by Altarum that will use reference pricing to encourage consumers to seek high-value care. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and co-editor-in-chief of AJMC®, explained that the model could align consumer and provider incentives on quality and cost.