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October 2021, Vol 2, No. 10

JAMA Forum

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates—A Wider Freedom

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213852. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3852

The Inequity of the Medicaid Coverage Gap and Why It Is Hard to Fix It

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213905. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3905

Spatial Justice and Implications for US Health Care

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e214082. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4082

The Political and Judicial Battles Over Mask Mandates for Schools

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e214192. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4192
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Aligning Payment and Policies With Health Care Value and Equity: Blood Pressure as a National Vital Sign

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e212965. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2965

This Viewpoint proposes establishing hypertension control and blood pressure equity as a national vital sign in efforts to unify policy and payment reforms to improve health care value and equity.

Beyond Security Patches—Fundamental Incentive Problems in Health Care Cybersecurity

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e212969. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2969

This Viewpoint proposes that US policy makers should develop and implement a national-level plan for health system responses to cyber threats.

The Biden Administration’s Proposal for an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e212972. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2972

This Viewpoint reviews the mission of the proposed federal health research agency, explores its overlap with the National Institutes of Health, considers its congressional reception, and discusses its likely legislative vehicles.

Shaping Medicare’s Health Care Regulations

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213017. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3017

This Viewpoint describes the processes used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to develop new regulations, reviews the tools available in times of emergency, and highlights opportunities to help shape the direction of health care.

The Role of Clinical Laboratories in Emerging Pathogens—Insights From the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213154. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3154

This Viewpoint details the importance of clinical laboratories in helping to manage and contain the present COVID-19 pandemic and future infectious disease outbreaks.

Original Investigation

Assessment of Postoperative Opioid Prescriptions Before and After Implementation of a Mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e212924. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2924

This cross-sectional study examines whether the implementation of mandated consultation with a prescription drug monitoring program was associated with changes in the quantity of postoperative opioid medications prescribed at discharge among adult patients in a health care system in California.

Variability in Primary Care Physician Attitudes Toward Medicaid Work Requirement Exemption Requests Made by Patients With Depression

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e212932. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2932

This experimental survey study examines variation in physician willingness to assist patients seeking exemptions from Medicaid work requirements.

Assessment of Simulated Surveillance Testing and Quarantine in a SARS-CoV-2–Vaccinated Population of Students on a University Campus

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213035. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3035

This decision analytical model study examines the use of surveillance testing and quarantine in a fully COVID-19–vaccinated university student population.

Association Between Means Restriction of Poison and Method-Specific Suicide Rates: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213042. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3042

This systematic review reports the preintervention and postintervention changes in suicide rates using restricted methods, such as pesticides, domestic gas, motor vehicle exhaust, and pharmaceuticals, among individuals in 26 countries.

Examination of Elective Bariatric Surgery Rates Before and After US Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213083. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3083

This cohort study compares the rate of elective bariatric surgery in states with vs without Medicaid expansion after implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Changes in Patient Experiences and Assessment of Gaming Among Large Clinician Practices in Precursors of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213105. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3105

This cross-sectional study examines health care practices’ selection of patient experience measures for quality scoring under the pay-for-performance program and the association between mandated public reporting and performance on those measures within precursor programs of the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

Recent Trends in Medicaid Spending and Use of Drugs With US Food and Drug Administration Accelerated Approval

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213177. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3177

This cross-sectional study identifies the number and class of drugs approved through the US Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval pathway and analyzes state Medicaid programs’ use and spending on these drugs from 2015 through 2019.

Trends in Outpatient Telemedicine Utilization Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries, 2010 to 2019

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213282. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3282

This cross-sectional study describes telemedicine utilization trends among rural Medicare beneficiaries from 2010 to 2019 to ascertain if the model being used before the COVID-19 pandemic should continue to be used.

Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Personnel, First Responders, and Other Essential Workers During a Prevaccination COVID-19 Surge in Arizona

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213318. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3318

This prospective cohort study compares the prevaccination incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among first responders and other essential workers with incidence among health care personnel in Arizona before the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Association Between COVID-19 Relief Funds and Hospital Characteristics in the US

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213325. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3325

This cross-sectional study examines the disbursement of the High-Impact CARES Act funds and the association between financial assistance and hospital-level financial resources prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Association of Racial Disparity of Cannabis Possession Arrests Among Adults and Youths With Statewide Cannabis Decriminalization and Legalization

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213435. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3435

This case-control study examines racial differences in cannabis arrest rates in 43 states among adults and youths after statewide decriminalization, legalization, and no policy changes.

Association of COVID-19 With Achieving Time-to-Surgery Benchmarks in Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213460. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3460

This cohort study evaluates whether the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with delays in urgent fracture surgery beyond national time-to-surgery benchmarks.

Association of Individual and Community Factors With Hepatitis C Infections Among Pregnant People and Newborns

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213470. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3470

This cross-sectional study examines individual and community factors associated with hepatitis C virus risk among pregnant people and their newborn infants.

Research Letter

Association Between Statewide COVID-19 Lottery Announcements and Vaccinations

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213117. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3117

This case-control study assesses if announcements of cash drawings in 19 states were associated with increased vaccine uptake by comparing vaccination trends in states that announced drawings with states that did not using a difference-in-differences framework.

In the News

Task Force Advises Excluding Race as Factor in Estimates of Kidney Function

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213788. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3788

New Rule Reverses Trump Ban on Abortion Referrals by Federally Funded Family Planning Clinics

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213935. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3935

Report on Childhood Obesity Proposes Policies Aimed at Systemic Change

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e214022. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4022

National Academies Offers Guidance for Boosting Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e214145. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4145
Special Communication

Improving Outcomes for Patients With Sickle Cell Disease in the United States: Making the Case for More Resources, Surveillance, and Longitudinal Data

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213467. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3467

This review discusses how systematic data collection for sickle cell disease through a longitudinal clinical registry and a national surveillance program can improve resource use and patient outcomes and provide an equitable foundation for care.

Invited Commentary

The Perils of Increasing Medicaid Rebates for Drugs With Accelerated Approval

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213184. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3184
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JAMA Health Forum

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(10):e213385. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3385
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