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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088674/people-s-reasons-for-wanting-to-complete-probation-use-and-predictive-validity-in-an-e-health-intervention
#1
Stephanie A Spohr, Faye S Taxman, Scott T Walters
The criminal justice system tends to emphasize external contingencies (e.g., fees, jail time) to motivate offender compliance. However, people's reasons for desistance vary considerably. This study evaluated the acceptability, utility, and predictive validity of questions that ask about people's reasons for wanting to successfully complete probation. Substance-using probationers (N=113) participated in a web-based computer intervention that targeted substance use and treatment initiation. Questions around seven dimensions of reasons for completing probation were developed to provide tailored feedback during the web-based program...
January 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079709/meaningful-use-of-electronic-health-records-by-outpatient-physicians-and-readmissions-of-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries
#2
Mark A Unruh, Hye-Young Jung, Joshua R Vest, Lawrence P Casalino, Rainu Kaushal
BACKGROUND: Nearly one-fifth of hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries are readmitted within 30 days. Participation in the Meaningful Use initiative among outpatient physicians may reduce readmissions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of outpatient physicians' participation in Meaningful Use on readmissions. SUBJECTS AND RESEARCH DESIGN: The study population included 90,774 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from New York State (2010-2012)...
January 10, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079646/public-health-agency-accreditation-among-rural-local-health-departments-influencers-and-barriers
#3
Kate E Beatty, Paul Campbell Erwin, Ross C Brownson, Michael Meit, James Fey
OBJECTIVE: Health department accreditation is a crucial strategy for strengthening public health infrastructure. The purpose of this study was to investigate local health department (LHD) characteristics that are associated with accreditation-seeking behavior. This study sought to ascertain the effects of rurality on the likelihood of seeking accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using secondary data from the 2013 National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) National Profile of Local Health Departments Study (Profile Study)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077122/relationship-between-risk-assessment-and-payment-models-in-swedish-public-dental-service-a-prospective-study
#4
Gunnel Hänsel Petersson, Svante Twetman
BACKGROUND: To a) compare risk categories in patients selecting a capitation payment (CP) model with those in fee-for-service (FFS), b) determine the 3-year caries increment in the two groups, and c) compare the amount of delivered preventive care in the two groups. METHODS: A comprehensive risk assessment was carried out in 1295 young adults attending eight Public Dental Clinics in the Scania region and 75% could be re-examined after 3 years; 615 had selected the CP model and 310 the traditional FFS...
January 11, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074495/comparison-of-medicaid-payments-relative-to-medicare-using-inpatient-acute-care-claims-from-the-medicaid-program-fiscal-year-2010-fiscal-year-2011
#5
Devin A Stone, Bridget A Dickensheets, John A Poisal
OBJECTIVE: To compare Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) inpatient hospital payments to expected Medicare payments. DATA SOURCES: Medicaid and Medicare claims data, Medicare's MS-DRG grouper and inpatient prospective payment system pricer (IPPS pricer). STUDY DESIGN: Medicaid FFS inpatient hospital claims were run through Medicare's MS-DRG grouper and IPPS pricer to compare Medicaid's actual payment against what Medicare would have paid for the same claim...
January 10, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074438/is-there-variation-in-procedural-utilization-for-lumbar-spine-disorders-between-a-fee-for-service-and-salaried-healthcare-system
#6
Andrew J Schoenfeld, Heeren Makanji, Wei Jiang, Tracey Koehlmoos, Christopher M Bono, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Whether compensation for professional services drives the use of those services is an important question that has not been answered in a robust manner. Specifically, there is a growing concern that spine care practitioners may preferentially choose more costly or invasive procedures in a fee-for-service system, irrespective of the underlying lumbar disorder being treated. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Were proportions of interbody fusions higher in the fee-for-service setting as opposed to the salaried Department of Defense setting? (2) Were the odds of interbody fusion increased in a fee-for-service setting after controlling for indications for surgery? METHODS: Patients surgically treated for lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis (2006-2014) were identified...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074215/-management-of-dysphagia-in-acute-stroke-a%C3%A2-prospective-study-for-validation-of-current-recommendations
#7
B Lindner-Pfleghar, H Neugebauer, S Stösser, J Kassubek, A Ludolph, R Dziewas, M Prosiegel, A Riecker
BACKGROUND: The German expert recommendations on the management of dysphagia in patients after acute stroke suggest an algorithm for clinical and technical investigations to identify patients at risk for aspiration and thus reduce the rate of aspiration pneumonia. The effectiveness of this algorithm has, however, not yet been prospectively validated . METHODS: In this study 144 consecutive stroke patients were assessed by a full bedside swallowing assessment including the screening procedures of standardized swallowing assessment (SSA) and 2 out of 6...
January 10, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073552/ciguatera-fish-poisoning-incidence-health-costs-and-risk-perception-on-moorea-island-society-archipelago-french-polynesia
#8
Ewen Morin, Clémence Gatti, Tamatoa Bambridge, Mireille Chinain
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) is a non-bacterial seafood poisoning well characterized in the remote archipelagos of French Polynesia, yet poorly documented in the Society archipelago, most notably on Moorea, the second most populated island in French Polynesia, which counts a high proportion of fishermen fishing on a regular basis. To address this knowledge gap, a holistic study of the ciguatera issue was conducted on Moorea. First, ciguatera risk was analysed in terms of incidence rate, fish species most commonly involved and risk stratification in Moorea lagoon based on 2007-2013 epidemiological data...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073489/cost-comparison-of-initial-lobectomy-versus-fine-needle-aspiration-for-diagnostic-workup-of-thyroid-nodules-in-children
#9
Katherine J Baxter, Heather L Short, Mitali A Thakore, Jeremy G Fisher, David H Rothstein, Kurt F Heiss, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: Though uncommon in children, pediatric thyroid nodules carry a higher risk of malignancy than adult nodules. While fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has been well established as the initial diagnostic test in adults, it has been more slowly adopted in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the comparative cost of FNA versus initial diagnostic lobectomy (DL) in the pediatric patient with an ultrasound-confirmed thyroid nodule. METHODS: A decision tree model was created using an adolescent with an asymptomatic thyroid nodule as the reference case...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073146/value-based-care-in-hepatology
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Mario Strazzabosco, John I Allen, Elizabeth O Teisberg
The migration from legacy fee-for-service reimbursement to payments linked to high value health care is accelerating in the United States because of new legislation and re-design of payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Since patients with chronic diseases account for substantial use of health care resources, payers and health systems are focusing on maximizing the value of care for these patients. Since chronic liver diseases impose a major health burden worldwide affecting the health and lives of many individuals and families as well as substantial costs for individuals and payers, hepatologists must understand how they can improve their practices ...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071874/medicare-program-advancing-care-coordination-through-episode-payment-models-epms-cardiac-rehabilitation-incentive-payment-model-and-changes-to-the-comprehensive-care-for-joint-replacement-model-cjr-final-rule
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This final rule implements three new Medicare Parts A and B episode payment models, a Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Payment model and modifications to the existing Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model under section 1115A of the Social Security Act. Acute care hospitals in certain selected geographic areas will participate in retrospective episode payment models targeting care for Medicare fee-forservice beneficiaries receiving services during acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, and surgical hip/femur fracture treatment episodes...
3, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069851/less-intense-postacute-care-better-outcomes-for-enrollees-in-medicare-advantage-than-those-in-fee-for-service
#12
Peter J Huckfeldt, José J Escarce, Brendan Rabideau, Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Neeraj Sood
Traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare's prospective payment systems for postacute care provide little incentive to coordinate care or control costs. In contrast, Medicare Advantage plans pay for postacute care out of monthly capitated payments and thus have stronger incentives to use it efficiently. We compared the use of postacute care in skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation facilities by enrollees in Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare after hospital discharge for three high-volume conditions: lower extremity joint replacement, stroke, and heart failure...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069850/spending-on-care-after-surgery-driven-by-choice-of-care-settings-instead-of-intensity-of-services
#13
Lena M Chen, Edward C Norton, Mousumi Banerjee, Scott E Regenbogen, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, John D Birkmeyer
The rising popularity of episode-based payment models for surgery underscores the need to better understand the drivers of variability in spending on postacute care. Examining postacute care spending for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries after three common surgical procedures in the period 2009-12, we found that it varied widely between hospitals in the lowest versus highest spending quintiles for postacute care, with differences of 129 percent for total hip replacement, 103 percent for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and 82 percent for colectomy...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068138/payment-reform-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home-enabling-and-sustaining-integrated-behavioral-health-care
#14
Benjamin F Miller, Kaile M Ross, Melinda M Davis, Stephen P Melek, Roger Kathol, Patrick Gordon
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a promising framework for the redesign of primary care and more recently specialty care. As defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the PCMH framework has 5 attributes: comprehensive care, patient-centered care, coordinated care, accessible services, and quality and safety. Evidence increasingly demonstrates that for the PCMH to best achieve the Triple Aim (improved outcomes, decreased cost, and enhanced patient experience), treatment for behavioral health (including mental health, substance use, and life stressors) must be integrated as a central tenet...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068050/access-to-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-for-employees-of-certain-indian-tribal-employers-final-rule
#15
(no author information available yet)
This final rule makes Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. Section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) authorizes Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that carry out certain programs to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for their employees. Tribal employers and tribal employees will be responsible for the full cost of benefits, plus an administrative fee...
28, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068048/patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-hhs-notice-of-benefit-and-payment-parameters-for-2018-amendments-to-special-enrollment-periods-and-the-consumer-operated-and-oriented-plan-program-final-rule
#16
(no author information available yet)
This final rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment program; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on the Federal platform. It also provides additional guidance relating to standardized options; qualified health plans; consumer assistance tools; network adequacy; the Small Business Health Options Programs; stand-alone dental plans; fair health insurance premiums; guaranteed availability and guaranteed renewability; the medical loss ratio program; eligibility and enrollment; appeals; consumer-operated and oriented plans; special enrollment periods; and other related topics...
22, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067955/cancer-preventive-services-socioeconomic-status-and-the-affordable-care-act
#17
Gregory S Cooper, Tzuyung Doug Kou, Avi Dor, Siran M Koroukian, Mark D Schluchter
BACKGROUND: Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be an important barrier to the receipt of cancer preventive services, especially for those of a lower socioeconomic status (SES). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated out-of-pocket expenditures for recommended services, including mammography and colonoscopy. The objective of this study was to determine changes in the uptake of mammography and colonoscopy among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries before and after ACA implementation...
January 9, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062822/improving-health-care-for-spanish-speaking-rural-dairy-farm-workers
#18
Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux
BACKGROUND: Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health (DGMH) is a medical student group that provides on-site health services for Spanish-speaking dairy workers in rural Vermont and New Hampshire in conjunction with a federally qualified health center (FQHC). STUDY OBJECTIVE: This project was undertaken to evaluate and improve the services provided by DGMH and the FQHC and to refine understanding of the target population. METHODS: We surveyed 25 workers at 6 collaborating dairy farms to identify health priorities and concerns and perceived barriers and facilitators to health care for these workers...
January 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061965/report-of-the-acr-s-economics-committee-on-value-based-payment-models
#19
Giles W Boland, Lucille Glenn, Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, Saurabh Jha, Mark Mangano, Samir Patel, Kurt A Schoppe, David Seidenwurm, John Lohnes, Ezequiel Silva, Richard Abramson, Daniel J Durand, Laura Pattie, Pamela Kassing, Richard E Heller
A major outcome of the current health care reform process is the move away from unrestricted fee-for-service payment models toward those that are based on the delivery of better patient value and outcomes. The authors' purpose, therefore, is to critically evaluate and define those components of the overall imaging enterprise that deliver meaningful value to both patients and referrers and to determine how these components might be measured and quantified. These metrics might then be used to lobby providers and payers for sustainable payment solutions for radiologists and radiology services...
January 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061894/reasons-why-specialist-doctors-undertake-rural-outreach-services-an-australian-cross-sectional-study
#20
Belinda G O'Sullivan, Matthew R McGrail, Johannes U Stoelwinder
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to explore the reasons why specialist doctors travel to provide regular rural outreach services, and whether reasons relate to (1) salaried or private fee-for-service practice and (2) providing rural outreach services in more remote locations. METHODS: A national cross-sectional study of specialist doctors from the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey in 2014 was implemented. Specialists providing rural outreach services self-reported on a 5-point scale their level of agreement with five reasons for participating...
January 7, 2017: Human Resources for Health
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