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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131324/advanced-imaging-reduces-cost-compared-to-standard-of-care-in-emergency-department-of-triage-of-acute-chest-pain
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Pamela S Noack, Jhanna A Moore, Michael Poon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate medical costs of novel therapies in complex medical settings using registry data. DATA SOURCE/STUDY SETTING: Primary data, from 2008 to 2010. We used patient registry data to evaluate cost and quality performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in triaging chest pain patients in our tertiary care emergency department and to model financial performance under Medicare's two midnight rule. STUDY DESIGN: Using generalized linear modeling, we retrospectively compared estimated expenditures for evaluation of low-to-intermediate-risk chest pain for demographic and medically risk matched samples of 894 patients each, triaged with CCTA or local standard of care (SOC) using Medicare reimbursement as a proxy...
November 13, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129193/experiences-of-three-states-implementing-the-medicaid-health-home-model-to-address-opioid-use-disorder-case-studies-in-maryland-rhode-island-and-vermont
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Lisa Clemans-Cope, Jane B Wishner, Eva H Allen, Nicole Lallemand, Marni Epstein, Brenda C Spillman
PURPOSE: The United States is facing an unprecedented opioid epidemic. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) included several provisions designed to increase care coordination in state Medicaid programs and improve outcomes for those with chronic conditions, including substance use disorders. Three states-Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont - adopted the ACA's optional Medicaid health home model for individuals with opioid use disorder. The model coordinates opioid use disorder treatment that features opioid agonist therapy provided at opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and Office-based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with medical and behavioral health care and other services, including those addressing social determinants of health...
December 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114061/mental-health-screening-quality-improvement-learning-collaborative-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Lee S Beers, Leandra Godoy, Tamara John, Melissa Long, Matthew G Biel, Bruno Anthony, Laura Mlynarski, Rachel Moon, Mark Weissman
BACKGROUND: In the United States, up to 20% of children experience a mental health (MH) disorder in a given year, many of whom remain untreated. Routine screening during annual well visits is 1 strategy providers can use to identify concerns early and facilitate appropriate intervention. However, many barriers exist to the effective implementation of such screening. METHODS: A 15-month quality improvement learning collaborative was designed and implemented to improve screening practices in primary care...
November 7, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017488/understanding-collaborative-care-implementation-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-core-functions-and-implementation-challenges
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Jessica M Lipschitz, Justin K Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P Post, James F Burgess
BACKGROUND: The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is infrequently adopted in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Almost all VA medical centers have adopted a co-located or embedded approach to integrating mental health care for primary care patients. Some VA medical centers have also adopted a telephone-based collaborative care model where depression care managers support patient education, patient activation, and monitoring of adherence and progress over time...
October 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965738/post-acute-care-setting-facility-characteristics-and-post-stroke-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthew Alcusky, Christine M Ulbrict, Kate L Lapane
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize research comparing post-stroke health outcomes between patients rehabilitated in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). Secondly, to evaluate relationships between facility characteristics and outcomes. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and CINAHL searches spanned January 1, 1998 to October 6, 2016 and encompassed MeSH and free-text keywords for stroke, IRF/SNF, and study outcomes. Human and English limits were used...
September 28, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965319/digitally-driven-integrated-primary-care-and-behavioral-health-how-technology-can-expand-access-to-effective-treatment
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REVIEW
Lori Raney, David Bergman, John Torous, Michael Hasselberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Widespread implementation of integrated primary care and behavioral health is possible, but workforce shortages, competencies to deliver evidence-based approaches, and sufficient reimbursement are lacking. There are numerous telehealth solutions that could be utilized to assist with integration efforts that have the potential to be successfully used alone or in combination. This will require that the developers of such technologies understand the current evidence base for effective integration efforts and apply this knowledge to new solutions...
September 30, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963077/payment-and-care-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-patients-toward-a-specialized-medical-home-for-complex-care-patients
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James L Gajewski, Mark B McClellan, Navneet S Majhail, Parameswaran N Hari, Christopher N Bredeson, Richard T Maziarz, Charles F LeMaistre, Michael C Lill, Stephanie H Farnia, Krishna V Komanduri, Michael J Boo
Patient-centered medical home models are fundamental to the advanced alternative payment models defined in the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Plan Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The patient-centered medical home is a model of healthcare delivery supported by alternative payment mechanisms and designed to promote coordinated medical care that is simultaneously patient-centric and population-oriented. This transformative care model requires shifting reimbursement to include a per-patient payment intended to cover services not previously reimbursed such as disease management over time...
September 28, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916017/payment-for-integrated-care-challenges-and-opportunities
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Katherine Hobbs Knutson
A multidisciplinary team approach to care and robust care coordination services are primary components of almost all integrated care delivery systems. Given that these services have limited reimbursement in fee-for-service payment arrangements, integrating care in a fee-for-service environment is almost impossible. Capitated payment models hold promise for supporting integrated behavioral and physical health services. There are multiple national examples of integrated care delivery systems supported by capitated payment arrangements...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900839/behavioral-health-integration-into-primary-care-a-microsimulation-of-financial-implications-for-practices
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Sanjay Basu, Bruce E Landon, John W Williams, Asaf Bitton, Zirui Song, Russell S Phillips
BACKGROUND: New payments from Medicare encourage behavioral health services to be integrated into primary care practice activities. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the financial impact for primary care practices of integrating behavioral health services. DESIGN: Microsimulation model. PARTICIPANTS: We simulated patients and providers at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), non-FQHCs in urban and rural high-poverty areas, and practices outside of high-poverty areas surveyed by the National Association of Community Health Centers, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and National Health Interview Survey...
September 12, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898403/healthcare-financing-systems-for-increasing-the-use-of-tobacco-dependence-treatment
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REVIEW
Floor A van den Brand, Gera E Nagelhout, Ayalu A Reda, Bjorn Winkens, Silvia M A A Evers, Daniel Kotz, Onno Cp van Schayck
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, which makes it essential to stimulate smoking cessation. The financial cost of smoking cessation treatment can act as a barrier to those seeking support. We hypothesised that provision of financial assistance for people trying to quit smoking, or reimbursement of their care providers, could lead to an increased rate of successful quit attempts. This is an update of the original 2005 review. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this review was to assess the impact of reducing the costs for tobacco smokers or healthcare providers for using or providing smoking cessation treatment through healthcare financing interventions on abstinence from smoking...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881009/seeking-a-better-landscape-for-therapy-development-in-neuromuscular-disorders
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Jane Larkindale, John D Porter
While the neuromuscular field has seen accelerated approval of a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and full approval of one for spinal muscular atrophy, these experiences have shown that objective data and an adequate level of effect are essential for drug approval and reimbursement. The appropriateness and validity of biomarkers and clinically meaningful endpoints, and an understanding of disease progression rates, all played essential roles in the levels of evidence for these drugs. Such tools are best developed through integration of clinical data...
September 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766986/the-untapped-potential-of-the-nurse-practitioner-workforce-in-reducing-health-disparities
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Lusine Poghosyan, J Margo Brooks Carthon
The growing nurse practitioner (NP) workforce represents a significant supply of primary care providers, who if optimally utilized, are well-positioned to improve access to health care for racial and ethnic minorities. However, many barriers affect the optimal utilization of NPs in primary care delivery. These barriers may also prevent NPs from maximally contributing to efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Our review of the empirical and health policy literature sought to elucidate factors that affect NPs' potential and ability to narrow or eliminate health disparities...
May 2017: Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739479/emergency-department-visits-after-lumbar-spine-surgery-are-associated-with-lower-hcahps-scores
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Jay M Levin, Robert D Winkelman, Gabriel A Smith, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Roy Xiao, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys are used to assess the quality of the patient experience following an inpatient stay. HCAHPS scores are used to determine reimbursement for hospital systems and incentivize spine surgeons nationwide. There are conflicting data detailing whether early readmission or other post-discharge complications are associated with patient responses on the HCAHPS survey. Currently, the association between post-discharge ED visits and HCAHPS scores following lumbar spine surgery is unknown...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716120/advancing-team-based-primary-health-care-a-comparative-analysis-of-policies-in-western-canada
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Esther Suter, Sara Mallinson, Renee Misfeldt, Omenaa Boakye, Louise Nasmith, Sabrina T Wong
BACKGROUND: We analyzed and compared primary health care (PHC) policies in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to understand how they inform the design and implementation of team-based primary health care service delivery. The goal was to develop policy imperatives that can advance team-based PHC in Canada. METHODS: We conducted comparative case studies (n = 3). The policy analysis included: Context review: We reviewed relevant information (2007 to 2014) from databases and websites...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627110/patient-preferences-for-healthcare-delivery-through-community-pharmacy-settings-in-the-usa-a-discrete-choice-study
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M Feehan, M Walsh, J Godin, D Sundwall, M A Munger
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: In order to improve public health, it is necessary to facilitate patients' easy access to affordable high-quality primary health care, and one enhanced approach to do so may be to provide primary healthcare services in the community pharmacy setting. Discrete choice experiments to evaluate patient demand for services in pharmacy are relatively limited and have been hampered by a focus on only a few service alternatives, most focusing on changes in more traditional pharmacy services...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617160/rising-need-for-health-education-among-renal-transplant-patients-and-caregiving-competence-in-care-providers
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Jianfei Xie, Yingzi Ming, Siqing Ding, Xiaoxia Wu, Jia Liu, Lifang Liu, Jianda Zhou
BACKGROUND: Health education positively affects the efficacy of self-management and should be carried out according to the status of patients' needs, knowledge, and the competence of the primary caregivers. OBJECTIVES: This study was to investigate the needs of health education knowledge in transplant patients and the competence of the primary caregivers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a convenient sampling approach. Self-report questionnaires were applied to 351 renal transplantation patients and their primary caregivers...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601245/the-impact-of-discharge-disposition-on-episode-of-care-reimbursement-after-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Karim G Sabeh, Samuel Rosas, Leonard T Buller, Martin W Roche, Victor H Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) accounts for more Medicare expenditure than any other inpatient procedure. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model was introduced to decrease cost and improve quality in TJA. The largest portion of episode-of-care costs occurs after discharge. This study sought to quantify the cost variation of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) according to discharge disposition. METHODS: The Medicare and Humana claims databases were used to extract charges and reimbursements to compare day-of-surgery and 91-day postoperative costs simulating episode-of-care reimbursements...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557520/periodic-health-examinations-and-missed-opportunities-among-patients-likely-needing-mental-health-care
#18
Ming Tai-Seale, Laura A Hatfield, Caroline J Wilson, Cheryl D Stults, Thomas G McGuire, Lisa C Diamond, Richard M Frankel, Lisa MacLean, Ashley Stone, Jennifer Elston Lafata
OBJECTIVES: Periodic health examinations (PHEs) are the most common reason adults see primary care providers. It is unknown if PHEs serve as a "safe portal" for patients with mental health needs to initiate care. We examined how physician communication styles impact mental health service delivery in PHEs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study using audio-recordings of 255 PHEs with patients likely to need mental health care. METHODS: Mixed-methods examined the timing of a mental health discussion (MHD), its quality, and the relationship between MHD quality and physician practice styles...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511946/national-incidence-of-patient-safety-indicators-in-the-total-hip-arthroplasty-population
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Joseph E Tanenbaum, Derrick M Knapik, Glenn D Wera, Steven J Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services use the incidence of patient safety indicators (PSIs) to determine health care value and hospital reimbursement. The national incidence of PSI has not been quantified in the total hip arthroplasty (THA) population, and it is unknown if patient insurance status is associated with PSI incidence after THA. METHODS: All patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) who underwent THA in 2013 were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
September 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509620/the-role-of-social-workers-in-addressing-nonmedical-needs-in-primary-health-care
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Jeannine M Rowe, Victoria M Rizzo, Matthew R Vail, Suk-Young Kang, Robyn Golden
Nonmedical needs are intricately linked to health. Unaddressed nonmedical needs often result in poorer health and increased healthcare costs. Although social workers are well positioned to address nonmedical needs, their role in healthcare environments to address nonmedical needs is limited. The limited role relates to a lack of reimbursement streams, which stems from poor articulation about their unique contributions. An analysis of a case study in which a social worker using AIMS, a protocolized care coordination model, was undertaken to highlight specific activities performed by social workers...
July 2017: Social Work in Health Care
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