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Reimbursement approaches

Samir Malkani, Sheri A Keitz, David M Harlan
The current diabetes epidemic threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system unless we redesign how diabetes care is delivered. The number of endocrinologists is grossly inadequate to provide care for all individuals with diabetes, but with the appropriate utilization of the primary care workforce and alternative healthcare providers working together in teams, effective diabetes care can be provided to all. We propose a patient-centered, goal-based approach with resources devoted to care coordination, measurement of outcomes, appropriate use of technology, and measurement of patient satisfaction...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
Amanda N Fader, Tim Xu, Brian J Dunkin, Martin A Makary
BACKGROUND: Surgery is one of the highest priced services in health care, and complications from surgery can be serious and costly. Recently, advances in surgical techniques have allowed surgeons to perform many common operations using minimally invasive methods that result in fewer complications. Despite this, the rates of open surgery remain high across multiple surgical disciplines. METHODS: This is an expert commentary and review of the contemporary literature regarding minimally invasive surgery practices nationwide, the benefits of less invasive approaches, and how minimally invasive compared with open procedures are differentially reimbursed in the United States...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Mark A Healy, Jason C Pradarelli, Robert W Krell, Scott E Regenbogen, Pasithorn A Suwanabol
BACKGROUND: Despite substantially improved survival with metastatic site resection in colorectal cancers, uptake of aggressive surgical approaches remains low among certain patients. It is unknown whether financial determinants of care, such as insurance status, play a role in this treatment gap. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of insurance status on metastasectomy in patients with advanced colorectal cancers. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study...
November 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Georgi Iskrov, Tsonka Miteva-Katrandzhieva, Rumen Stefanov
BACKGROUND: Limited resources and expanding expectations push all countries and types of health systems to adopt new approaches in priority setting and resources allocation. Despite best efforts, it is difficult to reconcile all competing interests, and trade-offs are inevitable. This is why multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) has played a major role in recent uptake of value-based reimbursement. MCDA framework enables exploration of stakeholders' preferences, as well as explicit organization of broad range of criteria on which real-world decisions are made...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Juan Yang, Katherine E Atkins, Luzhao Feng, Mingfan Pang, Yaming Zheng, Xinxin Liu, Benjamin J Cowling, Hongjie Yu
BACKGROUND: To explore the current landscape of seasonal influenza vaccination across China, and estimate the budget of implementing a national "free-at-the-point-of-care" vaccination program for priority populations recommended by the World Health Organization. METHODS: In 2014 and 2016, we conducted a survey across provincial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect information on regional reimbursement policies for influenza vaccination, estimated the national uptake using distributed doses of influenza vaccines, and evaluated the budget using population size and vaccine cost obtained from official websites and literatures...
October 13, 2016: Vaccine
Debjani Mueller, Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea, Tara Schuller, Marco Chiumente, Jeonghoon Ahn, Andres Pichon-Riviere, Sebastian García-Martí, David Grainger, Elizabeth Cobbs, Marco Marchetti
OBJECTIVES: Health technology assessment (HTA) yields information that can be ideally used to address deficiencies in health systems and to create a wider understanding of the impact of different policy considerations around technology reimbursement and use. The structure of HTA programs varies across different jurisdictions according to decision-maker needs. Moreover, conducting HTA requires specialized skills. Effective decision making should include multiple criteria (medical, economic, technical, ethical, social, legal, and cultural) and requires multi-disciplinary teams of experts working together to produce these assessments...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Emily L Aaronson, Michael R Filbin, David F M Brown, Kathy Tobin, Elizabeth A Mort
BACKGROUND: The release of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS) latest quality measure, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1), has intensified the long-standing debate over optimal care for severe sepsis and septic shock. Although the last decade of research has demonstrated the importance of comprehensive bundled care in conjunction with compliance mechanisms to reduce patient mortality, it is not clear that SEP-1 achieves this aim. The heterogeneous and often cryptic presentation of severe sepsis and septic shock, along with the multifaceted criteria for the definition of this clinical syndrome, pose a particular challenge for fitting requirements to this disease, and implementation could have unintended consequences...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sabine E Grimm, Simon Dixon, John W Stevens
BACKGROUND: Health technology assessments (HTAs) that take account of future price changes have been examined in the literature, but the important issue of price reductions that are generated by the reimbursement decision has been ignored. OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of future price reductions caused by increasing uptake on HTAs and decision making for medical devices. METHODS: We demonstrate the use of a two-stage modeling approach to derive estimates of technology price as a consequence of changes in technology uptake over future periods on the basis of existing theory and supported by empirical studies...
September 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Eric D Shirley, James O Sanders
Quality of care is a multidimensional concept encompassing safety, efficiency, outcomes, and the patient experience. Traditional quality metrics, such as mortality rates, complication rates, and patient-reported outcomes, are time-consuming and cost-consuming to obtain and risk-stratify. The implications of reimbursement related to patient satisfaction and the ease of data collection have contributed to the perception that satisfaction is a global indicator of health-care quality; however, high satisfaction scores are not consistently correlated with traditional outcome and safety indicators...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Arnela Suman, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Rachelle Buchbinder, Maurits W van Tulder, Johannes R Anema
Background To reduce the burden of low back pain (LBP) in the Netherlands, a multidisciplinary guideline for LBP has been implemented in Dutch primary care using a multifaceted implementation strategy targeted at health care professionals (HCPs) and patients. The current paper describes the process evaluation of the implementation among HCPs. Methods The strategy aimed to improve multidisciplinary collaboration and communication, and consisted of 7 components. This process evaluation was performed using the Linnan and Steckler framework...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
Betty Jo Rocchio
The reimbursement structure of the US health care system is shifting from a volume-based system to a value-based system. Adopting a comprehensive data analytics platform has become important to health care facilities, in part to navigate this shift. Hospitals generate plenty of data, but actionable analytics are necessary to help personnel interpret and apply data to improve practice. Perioperative services is an important revenue-generating department for hospitals, and each perioperative service line requires a tailored approach to be successful in managing outcomes and controlling costs...
October 2016: AORN Journal
Hector Eduardo Castro Jaramillo, Mireille Goetghebeur, Ornella Moreno-Mattar
OBJECTIVES: In 2012, Colombia experienced an important institutional transformation after the establishment of the Health Technology Assessment Institute (IETS), the disbandment of the Regulatory Commission for Health and the reassignment of reimbursement decision-making powers to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP). These dynamic changes provided the opportunity to test Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for systematic and more transparent resource-allocation decision-making...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Elizabeth M Venditti
Self-management is critical for the prevention and control of chronic health conditions. Research shows that dietary and physical activity behaviors related to obesity are inextricably linked to the development, course, and outcomes of Type 2 diabetes and its comorbidities. Therefore, a compelling case has been made for behavioral lifestyle intervention as the first-line approach. Academic psychologists and other behavioral scientists have contributed to all stages of obesity and diabetes prevention research and practice...
October 2016: American Psychologist
Jason R Kang, Aaron T Sin, Emilie V Cheung
Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears cause significant shoulder pain and dysfunction. Physical therapy (PT), arthroscopic debridement with biceps tenotomy (AD-BT), and hemiarthroplasty (HA) are treatments shown to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) is a newer surgical treatment option that may offer improved function. A cost-effectiveness analysis of these interventions has never been performed, and no head-to-head comparative effectiveness trials currently exist...
September 29, 2016: Orthopedics
Hans-Joerg Fugel, Mark Nuijten, Maarten Postma
RATIONALE: Stratified Medicine (SM) is becoming a natural result of advances in biomedical science and a promising path for the innovation-based biopharmaceutical industry to create new investment opportunities. While the use of biomarkers to improve R&D efficiency and productivity is very much acknowledged by industry, much work remains to be done to understand the drivers and conditions that favour using a stratified approach to create economically viable products and to justify the investment in SM interventions as a stratification option...
December 25, 2016: New Biotechnology
Jose Luis J Danguilan
Thoracic surgery in the Philippines followed the development of thoracic surgery in the United States and Europe. With better understanding of the physiology of the open chest and refinements in thoracic anesthetic and surgical approaches, Filipino surgeons began performing thoracoplasties, then lung resections for pulmonary tuberculosis and later for lung cancer in specialty hospitals dealing with pulmonary diseases-first at the Quezon Institute (QI) and presently at the Lung Center of the Philippines although some university and private hospitals made occasional forays into the chest...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Abdulellah Alaboudi, Anthony Atkins, Bernadette Sharp, Ahmed Balkhair, Mohammed Alzahrani, Tamara Sunbul
Despite emerging evidence about the benefits of telemedicine, there are still many barriers and challenges to its adoption. Its adoption is often cited as a failed project because 75% of them are abandoned or 'failed outright' and this percentage increases to 90% in developing countries. The literature has clarified that there is neither one-size-fit-all framework nor best-practice solution for all ICT innovations or for all countries. Barriers and challenges in adopting and implementing one ICT innovation in a given country/organisation may not be similar - not for the same ICT innovation in another country/organisation nor for another ICT innovation in the same country/organisation...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Monique C Chambers, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Khaled J Saleh
Hospital readmission is a focus of quality measures used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to evaluate quality of care. Policy changes provide incentives and enforce penalties to decrease 30-day hospital readmissions. CMS implemented the Readmission Penalty Program. Readmission rates are being used to determine reimbursement rates for physicians. The need for readmission is deemed an indication for inadequate quality of care subjected to financial penalties. This reviews identifies risk factors that have been significantly associated with higher readmission rates, addresses approaches to minimize 30-day readmission, and discusses the potential future direction within this area as regulations evolve...
October 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Stuart Faulkner, Myrto Lee, Deming Qin, Liz Morrell, Entela Xoxi, Annalisa Sammarco, Silvia Cammarata, Pierluigi Russo, Luca Pani, Richard Barker
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September 14, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Céline Eiden, Erika Nogue, Caroline Diot, Elisabeth Frauger, Emilie Jouanjus, Yves Léglise, Marie-Christine Picot, Hélène Peyriere
BACKGROUND: In France, buprenorphine has been available for opioid maintenance therapy since 1996 and since then its misuse has been continuously evaluated by the French health authorities. OBJECTIVES: To characterize buprenorphine misuse in Languedoc-Roussillon (LR) region, using three different approaches. METHODS: Three different data sources were analyzed : (i) spontaneous reports (NotS) of buprenorphine misuse or dependence, (ii) a specific periodic survey from specialized care centers (OPPIDUM) over 11 years (2002-2012) and (iii) a drug reimbursement database (DRB)...
December 5, 2016: Substance Use & Misuse
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