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December 2021, Vol 2, No. 12

JAMA Forum

Distinguishing Workforce Diversity From Health Equity Efforts in Medicine

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214820. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4820

Reckoning With COVID-19 Exceptionalism

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214854. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4854

Promoting Health Equity by Paying for Social Care

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e215023. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.5023

FDA’s Policy Changes for COVID-19 At-Home Diagnostics—Implications for Addressing Other Infectious Diseases and Future Pandemics

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e215190. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.5190
Viewpoint

Ending Physician Noncompete Agreements—Time for a National Solution

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214018. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4018

This Viewpoint advocates against noncompete agreements and in favor of a uniform national solution that ensures patient access to physicians, rewards safety advocacy, and promotes competition.

Medicine’s Role in Reimagining Public Health: Reuniting Panacea and Hygeia

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214051. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4051

This Viewpoint discusses how medicine and public health may use their pandemic-era partnerships for future collaboration using a framework designed to strengthen both.

Postpartum Cliffs—Missed Opportunities to Promote Maternal Health in the United States

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214164. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4164

This Viewpoint highlights several interdependent postpartum obstacles compromising healthy transitions from pregnancy to parenthood, noting promising approaches to address them

How Do Commercial Insurance Plans Fare Under Proposed Prescription Drug Price Regulation?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214242. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4242

This viewpoint examines government controls of prescription drug pricing for Medicare and their possible unintended consequences for commercial insurers.

The Intensifying Threat of COVID-19 Among First Nations People of Australia: Making Up for Lost Time

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214356. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4356

This Viewpoint urges the federal and state governments of Australia to take action to protect the First Nations people from COVID-19 as the rest of the country emerges from lockdown.

Original Investigation

Health Care Utilization and Spending in Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214001. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4001

This cohort study assesses whether Medicare Advantage is associated with differential changes in health care utilization and spending for beneficiaries entering Medicare from commercial insurance compared with beneficiaries entering traditional Medicare.

Association of Prenatal Care Services, Maternal Morbidity, and Perinatal Mortality With the Advanced Maternal Age Cutoff of 35 Years

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214044. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4044

This cross-sectional study investigates the association between the advanced maternal age cutoff of 35 years and prenatal care service intensity, severe maternal morbidity, and perinatal mortality.

Affordability of Medical Care Among Medicare Enrollees

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214104. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4104

This survey study examines the affordability of health care and prevalence of payment difficulties among Medicare enrollees.

Geographic Variation in Medicare Fee-for-Service Health Care Expenditures Before and After the Passage of the Affordable Care Act

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214122. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4122

This cross-sectional study explores which components of Medicare spending were associated with reductions in geographic variation and potential policy mechanisms after passage of the Affordable Care Act among enrollees 65 years or older.

Association of Medicaid Expansion in Arkansas With Postpartum Coverage, Outpatient Care, and Racial Disparities

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214167. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4167

This cohort study examines the association of Medicaid expansion in Arkansas with continuous postpartum coverage, postpartum health care use, and change in racial disparities.

Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Inequities in Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist Use Among Patients With Diabetes in the US

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214182. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4182

This cohort study examines the racial, ethnic, sex, and socioeconomic inequities associated with use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in US patients with type 2 diabetes.

Variation in Use of Surgical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Surgical Urgency and Race and Ethnicity

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214214. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4214

This cohort study examines the use of surgical care across cohorts of surgical urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses whether there are racial or ethnic disparities in care.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalization Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214223. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4223

This cohort study examines hospitalizations and differential changes in mortality and related outcomes by race and ethnicity among Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medicaid Coverage Disruptions Among Children Enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid From 2016 to 2018

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214283. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4283

This cohort study describes factors associated with coverage disruptions among children enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid from 2016 to 2018 and estimates the outcome of preventing such disruptions with medical expenditures.

Trends in Self-reported Forgone Medical Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214299. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4299

This survey study examines trends in and reasons for forgone medical care because of COVID-19 among Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assessing Catastrophic Health Expenditures Among Uninsured People Who Seek Care in US Hospital-Based Emergency Departments

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214359. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4359

This cross-sectional study examines the risk of annual out-of-pocket medical expenses that exceed 40% of an uninsured individual’s income resulting from a single treat-and-release emergency department visit in the US.

Research Letter

Medicare Spending on Drugs With Accelerated Approval, 2015-2019

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e213937. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3937

This article examines the budgetary implications of high-priced accelerated approval drugs by estimating Medicare spending on these drugs from 2015 through 2019.

Coverage, Formulary Restrictions, and Affordability of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors by US Insurance Plan Types

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214205. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4205

This cross-sectional study evaluates the stipulations of coverage under commercial, health insurance exchange, Veterans Affairs, Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance for canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, and ertugliflozin.

In the News

Adding Hearing, Vision Coverage to Medicare Could Address Unmet Needs at a Modest Cost

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214858. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4858

Surgeon General Urges Rapid, Coordinated Response to Mental Health Crisis in US Youth

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214995. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4995

US COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts May Have Prevented More than 1 Million Deaths, 10 Million Hospitalizations

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e215118. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.5118
Special Communication

Assessment of Health Insurance Benefit Mandates for Fertility Preservation Among 11 US States

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214309. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4309

This Special Communication describes the design of state-level fertility preservation health insurance benefit mandate laws and regulations and derives guidance on best practices and implementation needs.

Invited Commentary

The Unintended Cost of High Cost Sharing in Medicare—Assessing Consequences for Patients and Options for Policy

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e213624. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3624
Editorial

Reducing Inequities in Early Childhood Dental Caries in Primary Health Care Settings

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214115. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4115
Correction

Errors in Figure 2 Caption and Panel Labels

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214347. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4347
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JAMA Health Forum

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e213394. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3394
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