AJMC® in the Press, January 31, 2020

February 1, 2020

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

An article by The St. Augustine Record referenced a study published in the December 2012 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The study, “Personalized Preventive Care Leads to Significant Reductions in Hospital Utilization,” assessed the impact of the MDVIP personalized preventive care model on hospital utilization and found that MDVIP members' rates were substantially lower than nonmembers'. The study was additionally spotlighted by The Heartland Institute.

Washington Examiner’s piece “Don't 'Fix' Surprise Billing at the Expense of Coronavirus Readiness” featured a study published in the August 2019 issue of AJMC®, “Influence of Out-of-Network Payment Standards on Insurer—Provider Bargaining: California’s Experience.” The study showcased California’s experience in implementing a policy to address surprise medical billing, which subsequently found that out-of-network payment standards can influence payer—provider bargaining leverage, which itself affects prices and network breadth.

The Bulletin cited a study published in the October 2000 issue of AJMC®, “Diagnosis of Skin Disease by Nondermatologists.” In the study findings highlighted in the article, researchers determined that although most visits for skin disease are managed by primary care physicians, these physicians lack effective training in skin disease presentation, making it difficult to accurately diagnose.