Karen M. Murphy, PhD, RN; Lauren S. Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc; Patrick Conway, MD, MSc
JAMA. 2018;319(12):1193-1194. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2967
This Viewpoint discusses the rationale and policy objectives of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, a program launched by CMS and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2017 to transition rural hospitals from fee-for-service reimbursement to a multipayer global budget payment method intended to improve population health outcomes and quality of care while lowering costs.
Brenda Fitzgerald, MD; Coleen Boyle, PhD, MS; Margaret A. Honein, PhD, MPH
JAMA. 2018;319(12):1195-1196. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0126
This Viewpoint summarizes findings from a population-based birth defect surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating the prevalence of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection in US areas with documented local Zika virus transmission in 2016.
Robert M. Post, MD
JAMA. 2018;319(12):1197-1198. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0322
This Viewpoint argues that the therapeutic approach to bipolar disorder should mimic that for cancer, with immediate aggressive treatment and vigilant monitoring and follow-up to prevent long-term sequelae of disability, cognitive deficits, and suicide.