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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
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Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634166/development-and-validation-of-the-pediatric-medical-complexity-algorithm-pmca-version-2-0
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Tamara D Simon, Mary Lawrence Cawthon, Jean Popalisky, Rita Mangione-Smith
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA) was developed to stratify children by level of medical complexity. We sought to refine PMCA and evaluate its performance based on the duration of eligibility and completeness of Medicaid data. METHODS: PMCA version 1.0 was applied to a cohort of 299 children insured by Washington State Medicaid with ≥1 Seattle Children's Hospital outpatient, emergency department, and/or inpatient encounter in 2012...
June 20, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632945/developing-multidisciplinary-clinics-for-neuromuscular-care-and-research
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REVIEW
Sabrina Paganoni, Katie Nicholson, Fawn Leigh, Kathryn Swoboda, David Chad, Kristin Drake, Kellen Haley, Merit Cudkowicz, James D Berry
Multidisciplinary care is considered the standard-of-care for both adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders and has been associated with improved quality of life, resource utilization, and health outcomes. Multidisciplinary care is delivered in multidisciplinary clinics that coordinate care across multiple specialties reducing travel burden and streamlining care. In addition, multidisciplinary care setting facilitates the integration of clinical research, patient advocacy, and care innovation (e.g., TeleHealth)...
June 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631981/patient-centered-radiology-where-are-we-where-do-we-want-to-be-and-how-do-we-get-there
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Jennifer L Kemp, Mary C Mahoney, Vincent P Mathews, Max Wintermark, Judy Yee, Stephen D Brown
Purpose The objectives of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Patient-Centered Radiology Steering Committee survey were to (a) assess RSNA members' general attitudes and experiences concerning patient-centered radiology, with specific attention paid to radiologist-to-patient communication; (b) examine the members' barriers to communicating more directly with patients; and (c) explore their perceptions of how such barriers can be overcome. Materials and Methods A total of 5999 radiologists were invited by e-mail to complete an anonymous electronic survey developed by the Steering Committee and the RSNA Department of Research...
June 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628932/-european-collaboration-in-medical-device-assessment-one-step-towards-cross-border-health-care
#5
Julia Mayer, Sabine Ettinger, Anna Nachtnebel
Aim The aim of this paper was to present the legal framework as well as previous experience in transnational collaboration regarding the assessment of medical devices for reimbursement decisions. Furthermore, the possible benefit of transnational collaboration for various stakeholders will be discussed. Methods Experiences gathered with the compilation of overall 6 joint rapid assessments of medical devices within the completed European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) Joint Action 2 (JA2) are summarised and discussed...
June 19, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628931/-the-probabilistic-efficiency-frontier-a-value-assessment-of-treatment-options-in-hepatitis-c
#6
Axel C Mühlbacher, Andrew Sadler
Background The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) recommends the concept of the efficiency frontier to assess health care interventions. The efficiency frontier supports regulatory decisions on reimbursement prices for the appropriate allocation of health care resources. Until today this cost-benefit assessment framework has only been applied on the basis of individual patient-relevant endpoints. This contradicts the reality of a multi-dimensional patient benefit. Objective The objective of this study was to illustrate the operationalization of multi-dimensional benefit considering the uncertainty in clinical effects and preference data in order to calculate the efficiency of different treatment options for hepatitis C (HCV)...
June 19, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628586/building-a-pediatric-oral-health-training-curriculum-for-community-health-workers
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Molly Martin, William Frese, Christie Lumsden, Anna Sandoval
OBJECTIVES: Community health workers (CHWs) are a promising approach to oral health promotion in high-risk populations. This article describes the process of creating a pediatric oral health CHW training curriculum. DESIGN: Existing curricula were identified through outreach efforts to experts in the oral health and CHW fields, as well as PubMed and Google searches. After coding basic information, curricula were mapped to define oral health domains. Then group discussion was employed to determine final curriculum contents...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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/28626811/the-enrich-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-a-combination-intervention-package-to-improve-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-initiation-adherence-and-completion-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-ethiopia-rationale-and-design-of-a-mixed-methods-cluster-randomized
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Andrea A Howard, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Suzue Saito, Tsigereda Gadisa, Amrita Daftary, Zenebe Melaku
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) prevents tuberculosis among HIV-positive individuals, however implementation is suboptimal. Implementation science studies are needed to identify interventions to address this evidence-to-program gap. OBJECTIVE: The ENRICH Study is a mixed methods cluster randomized trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of a combination intervention package (CIP) to improve IPT implementation in Ethiopia. DESIGN: Ten health centers were randomized to receive the CIP or standard of care...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625181/when-sterile-processing-goes-down-an-economic-analysis-of-alternative-strategies-for-supporting-the-service
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Susan E Mittenzwei, Jeannie L Topkoff, Mary T Bessesen, Clifford A Porter, Gurdev S Rai, Westyn Branch-Elliman
Given steam-quality challenges at our facility, the financial impact of options for reopening the sterile processing service unit were explored; duration of closure was the major driver of costs. Other potential negative effects of operating-room shutdowns include injury to facility reputation, loss of staff, loss of reimbursements, and harm to residency programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;1-3.
June 19, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625004/distribution-weighted-cost-effectiveness-analysis-using-lifetime-health-loss
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Ulrikke J V Hernæs, Kjell A Johansson, Trygve Ottersen, Ole F Norheim
BACKGROUND: It is widely acknowledged that concerns for the worse off need to be integrated with the concern for cost effectiveness in priority setting, and several countries are seeking to do so. In Norway, a comprehensive framework for priority setting was recently proposed to specify the worse off in terms of lifetime loss of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). However, few studies have shown how to calculate such health losses, how to integrate health loss into cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) and how such integration impacts the incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs)...
June 17, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624301/ultrasound-elastography-with-imaging-overcoming-emerging-technology-reimbursement%C3%A2-challenges
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Courtney C Moreno, Nikhar Kinger, Pardeep K Mittal, James Spivey, Deborah A Baumgarten, Richard Duszak
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June 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624065/trends-in-open-and-endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-utilization-in-the-medicare-patient-population
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Tsun Yee Law, Samuel Rosas, Zachary S Hubbard, Lee Onn Chieng, Harvey W Chim
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is performed with an open or endoscopic approach. Current literature suggests that the endoscopic approach is associated with higher costs and a steeper learning curve. This study evaluated the billing and utilization trends of both approaches. METHODS: A retrospective review of a Medicare database within the PearlDiver Supercomputer (Warsaw, IN) was performed for patients undergoing open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) or endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) from 2005-2012...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623461/neuropsychological-test-administration-by-videoconference-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Timothy W Brearly, Robert D Shura, Sarah L Martindale, Rory A Lazowski, David D Luxton, Brian V Shenal, Jared A Rowland
The purpose of the current systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effect of videoconference administration on adult neurocognitive tests. We investigated whether the scores acquired during a videoconference administration were different from those acquired during on-site administration. Relevant counterbalanced crossover studies were identified according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Twelve studies met criteria for analysis. Included samples consisted of healthy adults as well as those with psychiatric or neurocognitive disorders, with mean ages ranging from 34 to 88 years...
June 16, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623386/the-antipsychotic-agent-quetiapine-is-increasingly-not-used-as-such-dispensed-prescriptions-in-norway-2004-2015
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Pål Gjerden, Jørgen G Bramness, Ingunn Fride Tvete, Lars Slørdal
PURPOSE: The antipsychotic agent quetiapine was introduced in Norway in 2003. We have assessed changes in dispensed prescriptions, including dosing, of quetiapine in Norway from 2004 to 2015. METHODS: Data on the sales of antipsychotics and antidepressants were drawn from the Norwegian Prescription Database. A total of 47,474 outpatients filled 195,622 prescriptions of quetiapine. Reimbursement codes, use of antipsychotics or antidepressants 12 months prior to the first prescription of quetiapine and estimated mean volume used measured as defined daily doses (DDDs) per day were used as proxies for diagnoses...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622547/co-morbidity-and-clinically-significant-interactions-between-antiepileptic-drugs-and-other-drugs-in-elderly-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
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Emmi Bruun, Lauri J Virta, Reetta Kälviäinen, Tapani Keränen
PURPOSE: A study was conducted to investigate the frequency of potential pharmacokinetic drug-to-drug interactions in elderly patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. We also investigated co-morbid conditions associated with epilepsy. METHOD: From the register of Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) we identified community-dwelling patients aged 65 or above with newly diagnosed epilepsy and in whom use of the first individual antiepileptic drug (AED) began in 2000-2013 (n=529)...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622186/a-90-day-bundled-payment-for-primary-single-level-lumbar-discectomy-decompression-what-does-big-data-say
#17
Nikhil Jain, Sohrab S Virk, Frank M Phillips, Elizabeth Yu, Safdar N Khan
Episode-based bundling may become the major form of reimbursement for many elective spine procedures. As the amount for a 90-day episode of care is not known for a lumbar discectomy, we analyzed the previous reimbursements from Commercial payers (2007-Q2 2015), Medicare Advantage (2007-Q2 2015), and Medicare (2005-2012) for a primary single-level lumbar discectomy/decompression. Distribution of payments among various service providers was studied and a 90-day bundle was simulated. Depending on the payer type, the average facility costs constituted 59...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619689/risks-and-benefits-of-opportunistic-salpingectomy-during-vaginal-hysterectomy-a-decision-analysis
#18
Lauren A Cadish, Jonathan P Shepherd, Emma L Barber, Beri Ridgeway
BACKGROUND: Fallopian tubes are commonly removed during laparoscopic and open hysterectomy to prevent ovarian and tubal cancer, but are not routinely removed during vaginal hysterectomy due to perceptions of increased morbidity, difficulty, or inadequate surgical training. OBJECTIVE: We sought to quantify complications and costs associated with a strategy of planned salpingectomy during vaginal hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: We created a decision analysis model using TreeAgePro...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619604/clinical-implementation-of-pharmacogenomics-for-personalized-precision-medicine-barriers-and-solutions
#19
REVIEW
Michelle Elizabeth Klein, Md Masud Parvez, Jae-Gook Shin
Clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics (PGx) leads to personalized medicine, which improves the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of treatments. Although PGx-based research has been conducted for more than a decade, several barriers have slowed down its widespread implementation in clinical practice. Globally, there is an imbalance in programs and solutions required to empower the clinical implementation of PGx between countries. Therefore, we aimed to review these issues comprehensively, determine the major barriers, and find the best solutions...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618868/appropriate-use-criteria-for-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-united-states
#20
Arup K Bhadra, Roy Altman, Vinod Dasa, Karen Myrick, Jeffrey Rosen, Vijay Vad, Peter Vitanzo, Michelle Bruno, Hillary Kleiner, Caryn Just
OBJECTIVE: A workgroup of clinical experts has developed an Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The increasingly broad and varied use of HA injections, lack of published clinical guidance, and limited coverage for their use has created the imperative to establish appropriateness criteria. METHODS: The experts of this workgroup represent rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, sports medicine, and nursing clinicians with substantive knowledge of intra-articular HA therapy...
July 2017: Cartilage
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