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This quality improvement study examines the use of a novel reimbursement incentive for surgeons to counsel patients on an opioid-sparing pathway for postoperative pain management.
This case series study examines how closely documentation in electronic health records matches the review of systems and physical examination performed by emergency physicians.
This cross-sectional study uses national survey data to assess the percentage of US hospitals and physician practices that screen patients for food insecurity, housing instability, utility needs, transportation needs, and interpersonal violence and to compare characteristics between screening and nonscreening entities.
This interrupted time series analysis and cross-sectional study examines changes in alprazolam prescribing patterns after a national policy change that reduced alprazolam subsidies in Australia.
This cohort study analyzes the association of grit scores with treatment adherence, as measured with a survey and biomarker levels, among patients with type 2 diabetes.
In the context of “attribution gaps” that leave payers uncertain which physicians are to be credited with patient care quality and outcome measures in accountable care organization (ACO) payment models, this Viewpoint discusses the importance of patient selection of primary care providers to patient-centered value-based care, and changes CMS will need to implement to integrate the measure.
This Medical News article reports on a recent analysis that concludes that older candidates’ ages shouldn’t be a concern in the 2020 presidential election.
This Viewpoint discusses how problems with the methodology, structure, and recommendations of the Relative Value Scale Update Committee can lead to outdated or inaccurate physician payment data and lower quality of care, and calls for the use of empirical data and patient-specific outcomes to inform physician reimbursement.
This Viewpoint reviews evidence for associations between Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and self-reported health outcomes, condition-specific outcome measures from administrative data, and state and national health indicators for low-income populations.
This cross-sectional study using data from Singapore national health records examines the sociodemographic characteristics, health conditions, health care utilization, and health care cost patterns for different segments of a multiethnic Asian population.
In the wake of a 2019 executive order requiring hospitals to publicly post paid prices and requiring clinicians, insurers, and health plans to provide estimated out-of-pocket costs to patients, this Viewpoint reviews available evidence about the likelihood that price transparency might influence consumer choice, put downward pressure on prices, and influence insurers to incentivize patients to seek lower-cost care.
This cross-sectional study compares the quality of home health agencies that serve traditional Medicare beneficiaries vs beneficiaries enrolled in high-quality or low-quality Medicare Advantage plans.
This 3-arm pragmatic randomized clinical trial investigates response rates for offering colonoscopy only compared with sequential choice (colonoscopy and then fecal immunochemical testing) or active choice (colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical testing) through mailed outreach.
This cross-sectional study of physician behavior examines whether the order and lateness of primary care appointments is associated with opioid prescribing.
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