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May 2021, Vol 2, No. 5

JAMA Forum

Which Way Will Biden Go on Health Care?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211280. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1280

Rethinking Health Insurance Design

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211440. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1440

It Is Time for Hospitals to Liberalize Their Visitation Policies

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211545. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1545

Expanding Medicare to Adults at Age 60 Years—Medicare-for-More?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211623. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1623
Viewpoint

A Path Forward for Alternative Payment: Build a Portfolio Not a Garden

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210232. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0232

This Viewpoint explores existing payment models and waste elimination incentives and proposes a new approach to addressing waste in health care.

Making the Affordable Care Act Marketplace More Affordable

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210276. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0276

This Viewpoint describes use of market caps and other policies to lower health care costs in the Medicare Marketplace.

Medicaid Managed Care Network Adequacy Standards for Mental Health Care Access: Balancing Flexibility and Accountability

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210280. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0280

This viewpoint discusses the balance between flexibility and accountability in network adequacy standards for mental health care professionals’ networks under Medicaid managed care.

Modernizing Medical Licensure to Facilitate Telemedicine Delivery After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210405. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0405

This Viewpoint advocates for the US federal government to take advantage of COVID-19 pandemic-inspired momentum to promote telehealth via regulatory leadership.

Original Investigation

Association of Physician Group Practice Participation in Bundled Payments With Patient Selection, Costs, and Outcomes for Joint Replacement

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210295. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0295

This cross-sectional study assesses whether physician group participation in Medicare bundled payments is associated with changes in costs or patient outcomes.

Associations Between a New York City Paid Sick Leave Mandate and Health Care Utilization Among Medicaid Beneficiaries in New York City and New York State

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210342. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0342

This cohort study evaluates the association between New York City’s 2014 paid sick leave mandate and health care utilization among Medicaid-enrolled adults in New York City vs New York State.

Association of eConsult Implementation With Access to Specialist Care in a Large Urban Safety-Net System

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210456. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0456

This quality improvement study assesses the association of implementation of an eConsult program with access to specialty care in a safety-net system.

Time and Financial Costs for Physician Practices to Participate in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System: A Qualitative Study

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210527. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0527

This qualitative study interprets information collected through interviews with leaders of 30 physician practices across the US to assesses the time and financial costs of participating in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

Comparison of Anticancer Medication Use and Spending Under US Oncology Parity Laws With and Without Out-of-Pocket Spending Caps

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210673. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0673

This cohort study compares orally administered anticancer medication uptake, out-of-pocket spending, and health plan spending in states with parity with and without spending caps.

Measuring the Scope of Prior Authorization Policies: Applying Private Insurer Rules to Medicare Part B

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210859. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0859

This cross-sectional study measures the extent of prior authorization requirements for medical services and describes the services and clinician specialties affected by them using novel data on private insurer coverage policies

Research Letter

COVID-19 Home Monitoring After Diagnosis and Health Care Utilization in an Integrated Health System

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210333. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0333

This cohort study examines health care utilization patterns for patients with COVID-19 who were enrolled vs not enrolled in a home monitoring program.

Trends in Filled Naloxone Prescriptions Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210393. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0393

This cohort study analyzes the trends in filled naloxone prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and compare these to opioid prescriptions and overall prescriptions.

Women’s Access to Abortion Care Under Oregon's Reproductive Health Equity Act

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210402. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0402

This cohort study describes the first 24 months of abortion services covered under Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act and distances traveled by women to receive care.

In the News

In a First, FDA Warns Company to Remedy Failure to Post Clinical Trial Results

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211306. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1306

Large Companies Say Expense of Employee Health Care Coverage Will Be “Unsustainable,” Stronger Government Role Needed to Contain Costs

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211395. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1395

Expand Nurses’ Scope of Practice, Strengthen Nursing Education to Advance Health Equity, Report Advises

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211527. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1527

Most US Nursing Homes Had Multiple, Sustained COVID-19 Outbreaks, GAO Reports

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e211621. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1621
Special Communication

Development of Episode-Based Cost Measures for the US Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210451. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0451

This Special Comunication describes the cost measures framework of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System implemented by the US Congress with the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, focusing on design features of episode-based cost measures.

Invited Commentary

Why Adopting a National Paid Sick Leave Law Is Critical to Health and to Reducing Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities—Long Past Due

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210514. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0514

Cost of Compliance With CMS Physician Quality Monitoring—Too High?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210684. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0684
Editorial

The Debut of JAMA Health Forum as a Peer-Reviewed Journal

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210847. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0847
Editor's Note

Study on COVID-19 Home Monitoring—A Control Group Is Essential

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210325. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0325
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JAMA Health Forum

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(5):e210988. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.0988
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