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Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Avicenna Journal of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal Cover American Journal of Managed Care
  [SJR: 0.901]   [H-I: 71]   [11 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1088-0224 - ISSN (Online) 1936-2692
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  • Using the 4 Pillars to increase vaccination among high-risk adults: who
           benefits'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: An intervention including the 4 Pillars Program was associated with significant increases in vaccination of high-risk adults. However, the overall uptake of recommended vaccines for those with high-risk conditions remained below national goals. PMID: 29182350 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The influence of provider characteristics and market forces on response to
           financial incentives.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Responsiveness to financial incentives in cancer care is associated with high market provider density, profit-maximizing billing behavior, and lack of competing financial ownership interests. Identifying physicians and markets responsive to financial incentives may ultimately promote the successful implementation of alternative payment models in cancer care. PMID: 29182351 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Patients' perspectives of care management: a qualitative study.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Practices can improve patient buy-in for care management through in-person introductions to care managers by their physicians, offering care management to patients who need and are interested in it, broader agreement about terminology and the role of care managers and care plans, and better coordination with care management from insurers and hospitals. PMID: 29182352 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Impact of health reform on young adult prescription medication
           utilization.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The dependent coverage provision was associated with an increase in prescription medication expenditures, especially for anti-infectives, among young adults. The amount of expenditures paid by private insurers increased, whereas they decreased for OOP spending. PMID: 29182353 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Reframing the unaffordability debate: patient responsibility for physician
           care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Average increases in patient obligations for outpatient visits in recent years have been fairly moderate, and multiple sources of survey data suggest that consumers' concerns about overall affordability are decreasing. The high cost of healthcare continues to pose challenges, both at the individual level and for society as a whole. Nevertheless, it is important that potential strategies to improve affordability are informed by trends in patient obligations. PMID: 29182354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Electronic reminder's role in promoting human papillomavirus vaccine use.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overall, physicians who report using clinical reminders were more likely to order HPV immunizations. However, the association of clinical reminders with HPV immunizations was not significant in the younger adolescent subpopulation. Further, given that HPV incidence decreases significantly even with small gains in vaccination rates, the increase in HPV immunizations found in the male population aged 11 to 21 years is promising. Therefore, targeting males to receive HPV vaccination immunizations through clinical reminders provides a positively disproportionate return on vaccination rates and disease burden. PMID: 29182355 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Improving antibiotic stewardship: a stepped-wedge cluster randomized
           trial.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Provider education and CDS improved antibiotic stewardship and changed diagnosis patterns. The benefits of education were brief, and CDS effectiveness varied by medical center. PMID: 29182356 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Changes in cardiovascular care provision after the Affordable Care Act.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Provision of cardiovascular preventive care increased for some USPSTF-recommended services following enactment of the ACA, with evidence of a sex disparity in aspirin use. Other complementary policy approaches may further enhance uptake of evidence-based clinical preventive services. PMID: 29182357 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetes care improvement in pharmacist- versus nurse-supported
           patient-centered medical homes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes care improved during PCMH implementation systemwide, supporting both nurse-led and pharmacist-led SMS models. PMID: 29182358 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Validation of a claims-based algorithm to characterize episodes of care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the MVC claims-based algorithm identifies and classifies claims with high fidelity and outperforms medical records in the identification of postdischarge events. These findings provide important insight to policy makers, payers, and hospital administrators about the value of claims-based data for the implementation of episode-based programs. PMID: 29182359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Mechanism of action of non-invasive cervical vagus nerve stimulation for
           the treatment of primary headaches.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Simon B, Blake J Stimulation of the cervical vagus nerve with implanted vagus nerve stimulation (iVNS) has been used clinically for more than 20 years to treat patients with epilepsy. More recently, a non-invasive cervical vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS), gammaCore, was developed, which has been purported to also stimulate the vagus nerve without the cost and morbidity associated with an iVNS system. gammaCore has been used to acutely treat various types of primary headaches, including migraine and cluster headaches (CH), and for the prevention of episodic, chronic, and menstrual migraines and CH. The gammaCore device was cleared by the FDA for the acute treatment of pain in episodic CH patients. In this review, we summarize the clinical work that has been publishe...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Review of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (gammaCore): efficacy,
           safety, potential impact on comorbidities, and economic burden for
           episodic and chronic cluster headache.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mwamburi M, Liebler EJ, Tenaglia AT The FDA has cleared gammaCore (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator [nVNS]) for the treatment of episodic cluster headache (eCH). With the exception of subcutaneous sumatriptan, all other treatments are used off label and have many limitations. The FDA approval process for devices differs from that of drugs. We performed a review of the literature to evaluate new evidence on various aspects of gammaCore treatment and impact. The ACute Treatment of Cluster Headache Studies (ACT1 and ACT2), both double-blind sham-controlled randomized trials, did not meet the primary endpoints of the trials but each demonstrated significant superiority of gammaCore among patients with eCH. In ACT1, gammaCore resulted in a higher response rate (RR) ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The emerging role of gammaCore ® in the management of cluster headache:
           expert panel recommendations.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: The emerging role of gammaCore® in the management of cluster headache: expert panel recommendations. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Nov;23(17 Suppl):S326-S333
      Authors : Silberstein SD, Calhoun AH, Treppendahl C, Dodick DW, Rapoport AM, Mamidi A, Vargas P, Ebert TH, Tepper SJ A panel of 9 experts, including neurologists, other headache specialists, and medical and pharmacy directors, from 4 health plans (1 integrated delivery network and 3 plans with commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid lines of business), convened to discuss cluster headache (CH). Topics covered included the current treatment landscape, treatment challenges, economic impact of disease, and gaps in care for patients with CH. One major challenge in the management of CH is that it is underrecognized and fre...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Real-world health plan claims analysis of differences in healthcare
           utilization and total cost in patients suffering from cluster headaches
           and those without headache-related conditions.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The results of this analysis show that CH patients utilize healthcare resources at a significantly higher rate and cost the healthcare system significantly more than similar patients without headache-related conditions. There is an unmet need for new treatment modalities in this patient population to improve outcomes and contain cost. PMID: 29144719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Cost-effectiveness of gammaCore (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation) for
           acute treatment of episodic cluster headache.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mwamburi M, Liebler EJ, Tenaglia AT Cluster headache is a debilitating disease characterized by excruciatingly painful attacks that affects 0.15% to 0.4% of the US population. Episodic cluster headache manifests as circadian and circannual seasonal bouts of attacks, each lasting 15 to 180 minutes, with periods of remission. In chronic cluster headache, the attacks occur throughout the year with no periods of remission. While existing treatments are effective for some patients, many patients continue to suffer. There are only 2 FDA-approved medications for episodic cluster headache in the United States, while others, such as high-flow oxygen, are used off-label. Episodic cluster headache is associated with comorbidities and affects work, productivity, and daily fun...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Low-value antibiotic prescribing and clinical factors influencing patient
           satisfaction.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Patient satisfaction scores are slightly lower when antibiotics are not prescribed for AS, but 75% of those encounters still received favorable satisfaction scores. Factors such as older patient age, more comorbidities, and an established patient-provider relationship had stronger associations with high patient satisfaction. PMID: 29087630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Countywide physician organization learning collaborative and changes in
           hospitalization rates.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: A countywide physician organization learning collaborative was associated with fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, but not for strokes. Healthcare systems and physician organizations should consider forming collaboratives to share best practices to manage patients' cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors, which may lead to fewer hospitalizations and reduced healthcare costs. PMID: 29087631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Boosting workplace wellness programs with financial incentives.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The addition of financial incentives to wellness programs increases their impact on selected preventive care services. PMID: 29087632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction for quality assessments.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overall, patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery reported being satisfied with outcomes, but the reported responses in PROs were much more variable. As the expectations increase to include PRO measures as valid quality indicators, it is necessary to dedicate time and consideration to understanding the relationships among these measures to support meaningful translations into healthcare policy. PMID: 29087633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Trends in hospital-physician integration in medical oncology.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Hospital-physician integration has been more pronounced in medical oncology than in other high-volume specialties and is increasing at a faster rate. Policy makers should take these findings into consideration, particularly with respect to recent proposals that may continue to fuel these trends. PMID: 29087634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A health plan's investigation of Healthy Days and chronic conditions.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to use administrative claims to demonstrate a relationship between Healthy Days and chronic conditions, related healthcare quality measures, utilization, and costs. Our findings underscore the validity of using Healthy Days to supplement traditional health measures in assessing health status in this population. PMID: 29087635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Is higher patient satisfaction associated with better stroke outcomes'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Global patient satisfaction was positively associated with the quality of stroke care; however, improvements in patient satisfaction were linked to higher stroke care costs. In addition, patient satisfaction with discharge information was linked to worse outcomes. As a result, patient satisfaction should be used with caution as a quality indicator for stroke care. PMID: 29087636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Statewide data infrastructure supports population health management:
           diabetes case study.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: A statewide data infrastructure can be used to identify criteria for outreach and population management of diabetes. The selection criteria are applicable across a statewide population and are associated with a higher relative impact on near-term expenditures than recent A1C test results. Whole-population data aggregation can be used to develop actionable information that is particularly relevant as independent organizations work together under alternative payment model arrangements. PMID: 29087637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The option value of innovative treatments for non-small cell lung cancer
           and renal cell carcinoma.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Option value is important when valuing therapies like nivolumab that extend life in a rapidly evolving area of care. PMID: 29087638 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Improving care transitions: complex high-utilizing patient experiences
           guide reform.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Joint review of clinical characteristics and longitudinal care experiences of high-utilizing, complex patients facilitated movement of historically siloed care management programs from their focus along administrative lines to a longitudinal, patient-centered focus. Decreasing readmission rates among complex patients may require direct linkages with social, mental health, and substance use services outside the healthcare system and improved discharge planning. PMID: 29087639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Formulary considerations: the past, present, and future.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Leber MB PMID: 29087661 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • PBMs: their role, the problems, and how practices can work with PBMs.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bailey R, Newton R PMID: 29087662 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Positive quality interventions: an innovative platform for oncology
           practice collaboration.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nubla J, Dave N, Reff M PMID: 29087663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Pharmacy's changing role as care transitions from infused to oral
           therapies.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : McCullough S, Newton R PMID: 29087664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Pharmacy team involvement in navigating the revenue cycle for high-cost
           medications in patients with cancer.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Shank BR, Nguyen PAA, Pherson EC PMID: 29087665 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In conversation with a pharmacist: management of CAR T-cell treatment.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dangi-Garimella S PMID: 29087666 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Provider-owned insurers.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Howard DH, Trish E PMID: 29087154 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Guideline concordance of new statin prescriptions: who got a statin'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Veterans are commonly prescribed statins for indications not supported by professional society guidelines. The finding of common use of statins outside established guidelines represents an opportunity to improve the quality and value of the healthcare delivery. PMID: 29087155 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Racial and ethnic differences in hip fracture outcomes in men.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Although hip fracture rates were largely stable among older men, contemporary rates of hip fracture were highest for white and lowest for Asian men. One-year mortality was similar for white, black, and Hispanic men, but significantly lower for Asians. Future studies should investigate factors underlying observed ethnic differences in fracture outcome among US men. PMID: 29087156 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In-gap discounts in Medicare Part D and specialty drug use.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In-gap discounts in Part D decreased patients' financial burden to some extent, but resulted in no change in specialty drug use. As demand for specialty drugs increases, it will be important to ensure patients' access to needed drugs, while simultaneously reducing their financial burden. PMID: 29087157 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The effect of narrow network plans on out-of-pocket cost.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that individuals who selected narrow network plans in 2014 were able to keep costs low without changing their overall number of outpatient visits. Narrow network plans can reduce costs to beneficiaries without affecting the volume of outpatient visits, if appropriate incentives to visit participating providers are followed. PMID: 29087158 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Integrating behavioral health under an ACO global budget: barriers and
           progress in Oregon.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Oregon's CCO mandate included a focus on better integrating medical and behavioral healthcare for Medicaid recipients. Despite this intention, challenges exist in the financing of integration, many of which state and federal leaders can address through payment and regulatory reform. PMID: 29087165 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluation of a packaging approach to improve cholesterol medication
           adherence.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In a sample of US veterans, prefilled calendared blister packaging provided an inexpensive method for improving cholesterol medication adherence. PMID: 29087166 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment barriers among younger and older socioeconomically disadvantaged
           smokers.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In this sample of low-income smokers, interest in quitting was high but treatment utilization was low. Increasing utilization of cessation treatments via interventions that target issues specific to low-income smokers, including healthcare provider access and advice, the home environment, and motivation to quit, is an important step toward reducing smoking rates in this population. PMID: 29087167 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Against the current: back-transfer as a mechanism for rural
           regionalization.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Back-transfer is a very rare event. While demographic and medical differences between back-transferred patients and controls may partially explain the infrequency, other systematic barriers must exist to limit back-transfer. These barriers likely include legal, financial, logistical, and patient care concerns. Despite the rarity with which it is employed, back-transfer is a promising strategy that could better utilize health resources, especially in rural America. PMID: 29087168 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Association between FDA black box warnings and Medicare formulary coverage
           changes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Medicare formularies became more restrictive for half of the drugs that recently received new FDA black box warnings for death and/or cardiovascular risk and for which safer drug alternatives are available. However, a substantial proportion of formularies remained unrestrictive, suggesting inconsistent responses to new safety information to curtail the use of these medications. PMID: 29087169 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Overview of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and evidence-based
           therapies.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Adel N Among patients with cancer, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common adverse effect that not only impacts quality of life, but also treatment outcomes. It is important to address these issues from both prevention and treatment standpoints so that patients remain adherent to their regimens. With CINV being classified into 5 different types, the primary medication options for prevention and treatment include 5-HT3 receptor antagonists, NK1 receptor antagonists, and corticosteroids. Other medications used, but to a lesser extent, include dopamine antagonists, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, and olanzapine. In addition, those patients who express interest in alternative or nonpharmacologic therapies may have options as well. With the array of ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: roles of pharmacists and
           formulary decision makers.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : McCullough SW Despite guidelines and medications available for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), many patients with cancer are persistently affected by this dreadful adverse effect. It is not only physically and mentally draining, but financially strenuous as well. Along with these concerns, health-related consequences as dehydration, epigastric pain, and anorexia can arise. Therefore, compliance becomes a big issue in this patient population. It is important for healthcare professionals to educate patients and incorporate strategies by not only addressing but also individualizing treatment regimens and determining risk factors for potential CINV. By making formulary considerations using patient-centered and evidence-based treatmen...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Economic impact of and treatment options for type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hirsch JD, Morello CM Diabetes and its various comorbidities are responsible for a substantial societal financial burden. Healthcare and managed care providers must take responsibility for and address the high healthcare costs attributed to diabetes care. They can work together to improve diabetes-related patient care and reduce costs. Newer therapeutic agents and those used as combination therapy may decrease direct costs by improving glycemic control and preventing negative outcomes associated with diabetes comorbidities. Additional diabetes education, increased time to review medication adherence and diabetes monitoring, and having affordable care are all necessary to improve the care of individuals with diabetes. PMID: 28978216 [PubMed - in process] (Sourc...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Strategies for addressing the cost of nonadherence in diabetes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Morello CM, Hirsch JD Diabetes accounts for the second largest amount of avoidable healthcare costs in the United States-an estimated $24.6 billion in wasteful and avoidable spending. Diabetes is a lifelong disease that is highly dependent on patient self-management. Unfortunately, studies demonstrate that almost 50% of patients with diabetes fail to reach the glycemic goal of glycated hemoglobin <7%. Patient nonadherence poses a significant barrier to effective management of diabetes and can place a significant burden on the patient and the healthcare system, resulting in even greater increases in costs, morbidity, and mortality. Therefore, effective treatment and long-term management of diabetes requires a patient-centered collaborative model of care with an ...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Overview of the cardiovascular benefit with diabetic agents and novel
           combination products for type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Morello CM Cardiovascular (CV) disease is commonly observed in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Diabetes medications can have substantial negative or beneficial CV effects in these patients. Thus far, specific glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors have been shown to have beneficial CV effects in persons with T2D. Clinical trials are ongoing to evaluate the CV effects of investigational and recently approved diabetes medications. Additional advances through novel combination products have been shown to improve medication adherence and patient convenience. Future studies will evaluate the long-term effects of these combination products in patients with...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Overview of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and evidence-based
           guidelines.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: This article provides an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and guideline-recommended approaches for the diagnosis and management of IPF. PMID: 28978212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating new treatment options.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nathan SD Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most prevalent type of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, accounting for at least half of all diagnosed cases. Because it lacks a cure, the goal of treatment for IPF is to stabilize or reduce the rate of disease progression. Nonpharmacologic treatment options for IPF consist of long-term oxygen treatment, lung transplantation, and pulmonary rehabilitation. In the past, pharmacologic therapies for IPF included anticoagulants and anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive agents. However, in late 2014, 2 therapies were approved by the US FDA for use in IPF: nintedanib and pirfenidone. While treatment of IPF was previously significantly impeded by a lack of effective agents and a paucity of clinical trial data on which...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Strategies to manage costs in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Owens GM Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a diagnostically challenging disease. Clinicians are faced with the need to exclude alternative diagnoses, limited treatment and management guidelines, and few treatment options. Patients with IPF have significantly increased healthcare usage compared with similar patients without the disease. Medicare estimates for this disease are as high as $3 billion, not including cost of treatment. The disease, characterized by worsening dyspnea, declining lung function, nonspecific respiratory symptoms, and a varied clinical course randomly punctuated by episodes of acute exacerbations, is also accompanied by a host of comorbid conditions that contribute significantly to increased healthcare usage and cost. The comorbidities, ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Predicting high-cost privately insured patients based on self-reported
           health and utilization data.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Efficient targeting of high-cost patients is crucial to the success of innovative care delivery models that attempt to lower costs and improve quality of care through more intensive care management of patients. The results of this study show that in the absence of claims data on prior use and expenditures, patient-reported measures of health status and prior healthcare use are reasonable predictors of future healthcare costs for a privately insured population. PMID: 28850789 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Leveraging EHRs for patient engagement: perspectives on tailored program
           outreach.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Patient reactions highlight the challenges of leveraging EHRs for tailored messages. Some viewed messages as caring reminders to take preventive action and others raised concerns over intrusiveness. Optimal lifestyle program outreach to improve quality of care for women at high risk for diabetes may require communication from personal physicians, careful development to mitigate concerns over privacy and authenticity, and techniques to counteract the threatening nature of personalized risk communication. PMID: 28850790 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Twitter accounts followed by Congressional health staff.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Health-related and academic sources are largely absent from the Twitter conversations with US Congressional health policy staff. Even within social media, traditional and political news media are important information intermediaries that researchers and journals should target to disseminate health policy evidence. PMID: 28850791 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Adaptation of an asthma management program to a small clinic.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: A large-scale successful asthma management program can be adapted to a stationary clinic system and achieve comparable results. PMID: 28850792 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Medication adherence and improved outcomes among patients with type 2
           diabetes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Compared with nonadherence, adherence to GLAs among patients with T2D was associated with a significant reduction in acute care costs and resource utilization, outcomes that may positively impact the welfare of patients. PMID: 28850793 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The price may not be right: the value of comparison shopping for
           prescription drugs.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Price shopping for medications within a small geographic area can yield considerable cost savings for the uninsured and consumers in high-deductible health plans with high negotiated prices. Clinicians and patient advocates have an incentive to convey this information to patients to improve adherence to prescribed medicines and lower the financial burden of purchasing prescription drugs. PMID: 28817779 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • US internists' awareness and use of overtreatment guidelines: a national
           survey.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: US internal medicine physicians who completed residency between 2003 and 2013 reported high levels of adoption of overtreatment guidelines. Physicians who reported the highest levels of guideline adoption reported recommending services targeted by these guidelines in their practice. PMID: 28817780 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Availability and variation of publicly reported prescription drug prices.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Publicly reported information on state prescription drug price websites is often deficient. When prices are reported, there can be significant variation in the prices of prescriptions, which could translate into substantial savings for consumers who pay out-of-pocket for prescription drugs. PMID: 28817781 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Cost-effectiveness of a patient navigation program to improve cervical
           cancer screening.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The 3-year community-based patient navigation program effectively increased cervical cancer screening uptake and adherence and improved the cost-effectiveness of the screening program for Hispanic women 18 years or older in San Antonio, Texas. Future research is needed to translate and disseminate the patient navigation program to other socioeconomic and demographic groups to test its robustness and design. PMID: 28817782 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The association between insurance type and cost-related delay in care: a
           survey.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Cost-related delays in care are prevalent despite the presence of an insurance mandate. Middle-income, privately insured patients report more cost-related delays in care compared with publicly insured patients with similar incomes. PMID: 28817783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A primer on exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, fat malabsorption, and
           fatty acid abnormalities.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Alkaade S, Vareedayah AA Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is characterized by a deficiency of exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in deficits in digestion of all macronutrients, with deficiencies in digestion of fats being the most clinically relevant. The leading cause of EPI is chronic pancreatitis. However, many other causes and conditions may be implicated, including cystic fibrosis, pancreatic duct obstruction, gastric and pancreatic surgery, diabetes mellitus and other conditions. Physical and biochemical causes of EPI include decreased production and secretion of lipase, increased lipase destruction, pancreatic duct obstruction, decreased lipase stimulation and degradation, as well as gastrointestinal motility disorders. EPI is largely diagnosed c...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidance for supplemental enteral nutrition across patient populations.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nguyen DL Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition as a result of the greater safety of enteral nutrition therapy and comparative convenience. A wide variety of enteral nutrition products have been developed, including disease-specific products to help manage the nutritional needs of patients with kidney failure, liver failure, lung disease, diabetes, and other conditions. An assessment of each patient's nutritional needs and digestive function should be conducted prior to initiation of enteral nutrition therapy. Other considerations in determining the appropriate route and method of enteral nutrition administration include the time and nursing involvement required for administration, potential complications of medication administration, and concer...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Options for addressing exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in patients
           receiving enteral nutrition supplementation.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Freedman SD Patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) have suboptimal secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes and experience a range of clinical symptoms related to the malabsorption of fat. In patients with EPI unable to meet their nutritional requirements, enteral nutrition (EN) support is used to augment nutritional status. In addition to protein and carbohydrate, EN formulas contain fats as a calorie source, as well as vitamins and minerals to help prevent nutritional deficiencies related to malabsorption. Semielemental enteral nutrition formulas are advantageous as they contain hydrolyzed protein, shorter chain carbohydrates, and may contain medium chain triglycerides as a fat source. However, severely pancreatic insufficient patients may be una...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Considerations for optimal management of patients with pulmonary arterial
           hypertension: a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Studer SM, Kingman M, Calo L, Cannon HE, Dunn JD, James T, Lewis SJ, Gilkin RJ, Pruett JA A roundtable panel of national and regional managed care decision makers and providers met to discuss pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and strategies for management. As a rare, complex disease with high economic costs and potentially devastating outcomes, PAH necessitates that managed care providers balance optimal care with efficient use of healthcare resources. PAH specialists are recognized by health plans as knowledgeable experts and integral partners in managing patients and resources. The diagnosis of PAH must be confirmed by a right heart catheterization. Available therapies are indicated almost exclusively for patients with PAH (riociguat is also indicated in chr...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's disease psychosis: a perspective on
           the challenges, treatments, and economic burden.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fredericks D, Norton JC, Atchison C, Schoenhaus R, Pill MW Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with a decrease in the neurotransmitter dopamine and characterized by the cardinal motor hallmarks of resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia/akinesia, and postural instability. Lesser-known features of PD revolve around nonmotor concerns including psychosis, dementia, sleep disturbances, autonomic dysfunction, and sensory abnormalities. Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP) contributes significantly to morbidity, mortality, nursing home placement, and quality of life (QOL). PDP management suffers from a lack of safe, effective pharmacological agents and the opposing nature of atypical antipsychotics and dopaminergic therapies. Pim...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • How to create successful alternative payment models in oncology.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Miller HD PMID: 28665673 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • An oncologist's perspective: preparation for new payment models in cancer
           care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Apte SM PMID: 28665674 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • CMS needs to address Medicare underfunding in 2017 hospital inpatient rule
           for bone marrow transplantation.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Chell JW PMID: 28665675 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The oncogenic hepatitis C virus and direct-acting antivirals: economic
           implications for hepatocellular carcinoma in Medicaid beneficiaries with
           cirrhosis.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mantravadi S PMID: 28665676 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Value-based payment models in oncology: will they help or hinder patient
           access to new treatments'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Shah S, Reh G PMID: 28665677 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Why oncologists need technology to succeed in alternative payment models.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fargnoli B, Holleran R, Kolodziej M PMID: 28665678 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Making sense of advanced payment models.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : McAneny B, Grubbs SS, Birch W, Sayam Zuckerman D PMID: 28665679 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Exploring indications for the Use of direct oral anticoagulants and the
           associated risks of major bleeding.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Milling TJ, Frontera J Thrombosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Arterial and venous thromboses are implicated in the pathogenesis of major disorders, including myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Over the past decade, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (eg, direct thrombin inhibitor and factor Xa [FXa] inhibitors) have been adopted as alternatives to warfarin due to their clinical advantages and efficacy for the treatment of thrombosis. As with all anticoagulants, treatment with DOACs is associated with a risk of major bleeding, including life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeds and intracranial hemorrhages (ICHs). In turn, the burden of bleeding associated with DOAC treatment is itself associat...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The relationship between adherence and total spending among Medicare
           beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: This study describes a widespread variation in medication adherence, pharmacy cost sharing, and medical spending in a sample of Medicare beneficiaries with T2D. We found that lower adherence was correlated with higher cost sharing in the Medicare population, perhaps because of unobserved confounding factors. However, the existing literature on patients with employer-sponsored insurance suggests some of this correlation may be indicative of causal relationships. PMID: 28554205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Concentration of high-cost patients in hospitals and markets.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: High-cost beneficiaries are only modestly concentrated in specific hospitals and healthcare markets. PMID: 28554206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Provider type and management of common visits in primary care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In the multidisciplinary primary care practice of this health maintenance organization, NP/PAs attending visits for N/B pain or ARI were less likely than PCPs to order advanced diagnostic radiology imaging services, to prescribe narcotic analgesics, and/or to prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. PMID: 28554207 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Physician variation in lung cancer treatment at the end of life.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Patients receiving care for aNSCLC in small independent oncology practices are more likely to receive chemotherapy in the last 30 days of life. PMID: 28554208 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Real-world evidence and the behavioral economics of physician prescribing.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: This article presents a review of leading behavioral economic theories and their application to the results of an Oncology Medical Home pilot that reversed incentives from drug administration to patient care. A host of these theories may explain the irrational economic actors in regard to physician prescribing, including heuristics, framing, and defaults. Ultimately, the complex interplay of behavioral economics may result in reimbursement methodology alternatives to the prevailing fee-for-service payment system having less impact on prescribing behavior than has been conjectured. PMID: 28554209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Can primary care physicians accurately predict the likelihood of
           hospitalization in their patients'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hwang AS, Ashburner JM, Hong CS, He W, Atlas SJ PMID: 28554210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Breathmobile improves the asthma medication ratio and decreases
           emergency department utilization.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: View achievement of the AMR ≥0.50 as an informative metric in program evaluation and for healthcare organizations to measure the quality of care provided to high-risk patients with asthma. PMID: 28554211 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Patients' preferences for receiving laboratory test results.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Findings showed that although patients wanted to benefit from online services for receiving their test results, they were concerned about confidentiality and security. Before using online technologies, security measures necessary to protect patient privacy and to gain the trust of patients should be defined. PMID: 28554212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Medication burden in patients with acute coronary syndromes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Medication complexity among patients with ACS are high, with notable changes from admission to discharge. Awareness of the extent of medication burden provides clinicians and policy makers with insight to help address medication use during the ACS peri-hospitalization period. PMID: 28554213 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Battling the chargemaster: a simple remedy to balance billing for
           unavoidable out-of-network care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Chargemaster rates on uninsured and OON patients impose significant financial burdens on the vulnerable, distort medical prices, and inflate healthcare costs. Applying rudimentary contract law to these practices offers a solution that is simpler and more effective than other administrative and legislative schemes recently adopted in several states. It will prevent providers from hiding behind a convoluted hospital pricing system, encourage the development of attractive narrow-network insurance products, and shield urgently sick individuals from the dread of medical predation. Patients and payers should know that they are under no obligation to pay surprise bills containing chargemaster rates, and state attorneys general can use the law to prevent providers from pursuing charge...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Applying organizational behavior theory to primary care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: We examined the issue of attracting medical students to primary care through the lens of organizational behavior theory. Assuming there are reasons other than lower income potential for why students are inclined against primary care, we applied various principles of the Herzberg 2-factor theory to reimagine the operational flow and design of primary care. We conclude by proposing several solutions to enrich the job, such as decreasing documentation requirements, reducing the emphasis on specialty consultations, and elevating physicians to a supervisory role. PMID: 28385022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Impact of a pharmacy-based transitional care program on hospital
           readmissions.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: A community pharmacy-based postdischarge TOC program can significantly reduce readmission rates at 30 and 180 days compared with usual discharge care. PMID: 28385023 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Patient experience midway through a large primary care practice
           transformation initiative.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: During the first 2 years of CPC, CPC practices showed slightly better year-to-year patient experience ratings for selected items, indicating that transformation did not negatively affect patient experience and improved some aspects slightly. Patient ratings for the 2 groups were generally comparable, and both faced substantial room for improvement. PMID: 28385024 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Private sector accountable care organization development: a qualitative
           study.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These organizations perceived that pursuing an accountable care strategy allowed them to respond to policy changes anticipated to impact the way healthcare is delivered and reimbursed. Increased understanding of factors that have been important for more mature private sector ACOs may help other healthcare organizations as they strive to enhance value and advance in their ACO journeys. PMID: 28385025 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Scaling Lean in primary care: impacts on system performance.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Lean redesigns can benefit primary care patients, physicians, and staff without negatively impacting the quality of clinical care. Study results may lead other delivery system leaders to innovate using Lean techniques and may further enhance support for Lean learning among public and private payers. PMID: 28385026 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A better way: leveraging a proven and utilized system for improving
           current medication reconciliation processes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dhavle AA, Joseph S, Yang Y, DiBlasi C, Whittemore K In this reply to the commentary, "A Call for a Statewide Medication Reconciliation Program," published in the October 2016 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, authors note that although they agree with the authors' assessment of the problem, they believe there is a proven and scalable solution to improve medication reconciliation that is already available to, and used by, clinicians. PMID: 28385027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of an enhanced primary care program on diabetes outcomes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: A recently implemented enhanced primary care program had minimal impact on T2D process, outcome, and utilization measures for patients in this study. However, there were some promising trends, and it is possible that the intervention may demonstrate more of an effect as the program matures. PMID: 28385028 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Improvements in access and care through the Affordable Care Act.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These findings are an important addition to the evidence base that the ACA is improving the healthcare experience and reducing barriers due to costs for individuals obtaining insurance coverage through the healthcare exchanges. PMID: 28385029 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Consumer-directed health plans: do doctors and nurses buy in'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overall low rates of CDHP selection were observed in consumers with and without medical knowledge. Although physicians and nurses seem to be better positioned as CDHP consumers, they appeared less likely to select these health plans compared with nonmedical faculty and staff in our study. PMID: 28385030 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Does paid versus unpaid supplementary caregiving matter in preventable
           readmissions'
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The Medicare program is moving toward value-based purchasing and penalizing home health agencies with poor quality of care. It is critical for home health professionals to invite paid and unpaid supplementary caregivers to initiate care plans and assess their competence. Policies that support unpaid supplementary caregivers can also assist caregivers to care for their loved ones and prevent them from using expensive hospital resources. PMID: 28385031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Advanced APMs and the emerging role of immuno-oncology agents: balancing
           innovation and value.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Seiden MV, Neubauer M, Verrilli D PMID: 28298130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Helping cancer patients and caregivers navigate immunotherapy treatment.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Saxton C, Buzaglo J, Rochman S, Zaleta A PMID: 28298131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Q & A with Dr Jae Park on the promise of CAR-T cells in cancer care.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: Q&A with Dr Jae Park on the promise of CAR-T cells in cancer care. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Feb;23(2 Spec No.):SP80-SP81
      Authors : Dangi-Garimella S PMID: 28298132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Patient navigation in immuno-oncology.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Regis SM PMID: 28298133 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • CAR-T cells: the next era in immuno-oncology.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Feinberg BA, Fillman J, Simoncini J, Nabhan C PMID: 28298134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • From bench to community oncology clinic: the promise of immunotherapy.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Chandra S PMID: 28298135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Managing patient expectations with immuno-oncology.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dangi-Garimella S PMID: 28298136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • An examination of the relationship between care management with coaching
           for activation and patient outcomes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that coaching interventions based on activation level may help care managers engage in more effective interactions that strengthen a patient's role in managing his or her healthcare. Programs that are more targeted in their application, rather than uniformly developed and implemented, may be an important factor in reducing utilization and improving clinical outcomes. PMID: 28245652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Synchronized prescription refills and medication adherence: a
           retrospective claims analysis.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Synchronized medication refill schedules were associated with better medication adherence, particularly for patients filling maintenance medications exclusively at retail pharmacies. PMID: 28245653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Treating Medicaid patients with hepatitis C: clinical and economic impact.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: A "treat all" strategy in a Medicaid population resulted in superior SVRs, substantial reductions in downstream negative clinical outcomes, and considerable cost savings. Current restrictive state policies regarding HCV treatment in Medicaid populations must be reassessed in light of these data. PMID: 28245654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Economic burden of hypoglycemia with basal insulin in type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Compared with patients with no hypoglycemia-related claims in year 1 after basal insulin initiation, patients with a hypoglycemia-related claim had a greater burden of complications and comorbidity associated with significantly higher healthcare utilization and cost at baseline; these persisted during follow-up. PMID: 28245655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Addressing the "chronification" of disease.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: Addressing the "chronification" of disease. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Feb;23(2):87-88
      Authors : Chernew ME PMID: 28245656 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Perceptions of the medical home by parents of children with chronic
           illnesses.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Despite an emphasis on PCMHs in primary care settings, parents of children seeking specialty care are more likely to perceive the presence of NCQA PCMH elements in specialty rather than primary care clinics. Future PCMH efforts should address parents' perceptions and interpretations of these services. PMID: 28245657 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Community-based asthma education.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that patient AE efforts at the community level are associated with better knowledge of asthma, decreased symptoms, and increased quality of life. The use of expensive resources also was favorably impacted. PMID: 28245658 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Patient characteristics and healthcare utilization of a chronic pain
           population within an integrated healthcare system.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Based on prevalence, comorbidities, and healthcare utilization, several types of CP, including neuropathies/neuralgias, arthritis/joint pain, and unclassified pain, appear to be most impactful. Health systems can use these findings to target efforts to improve the management of patients with CP, particularly those with multiple pain-related conditions. PMID: 28245659 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Patients with diabetes in pay-for-performance programs have better
           physician continuity of care and survival.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Patients with diabetes with higher physician continuity had a lower HR of mortality. P4P participants had higher physician continuity and a lower HR of mortality. PMID: 28245660 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Value-based contracting innovated Medicare advantage healthcare delivery
           and improved survival.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Value-based contracting can drive utilization patterns and improve clinical outcomes among chronically ill, elderly MA members. PMID: 28245661 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Sustained participation in a pay-for-value program: impact on high-need
           patients.
    • Authors: The American Journal of Managed Care
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Continuous PCP participation in a pay-for-value program was associated with lower use and improved quality over time, but not lower costs, for high-need patients. National policy efforts to engage PCPs in pay-for-value reimbursement is therefore likely to achieve some intended outcomes but may not be sufficient to deliver care that is of substantially higher value. PMID: 28245662 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +010
       
 
 
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