1. Optimizing Telehealth Strategies for Subspecialty Care: Recommendations from Rural Pediatricians.

    Telemedicine and e-Health 21(8):622 (2015) PMID 25919585

    Telehealth offers strategies to improve access to subspecialty care for children in rural communities. Rural pediatrician experiences and preferences regarding the use of these telehealth strategies for children's subspecialty care needs are not known. We elicited rural pediatrician experiences ...
  2. Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections in Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Visits.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 175(7):1234 (2015) PMID 26011763

  3. Early Marketplace Enrollees Were Older And Used More Medication Than Later Enrollees; Marketplaces Pooled Risk.

    Health Affairs 34(6):1049 (2015) PMID 26019223

    Little is known about the health status of the 7.3 million Americans who enrolled in insurance plans through the Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act in 2014. Medication use may provide an early indicator of the health needs and access to care among Marketplace enrollees. We used ...
  4. The opportunity costs of informal elder-care in the United States: new estimates from the American Time Use Survey.

    Health Services Research 50(3):871 (2015) PMID 25294306 PMCID PMC4450934

    To provide nationally representative estimates of the opportunity costs of informal elder-care in the United States. Data from the 2011 and 2012 American Time Use Survey. Wage is used as the measure of an individual's value of time (opportunity cost), with wages being imputed for nonworking indi...
  5. Hospital and regional variation in Medicare payment for inpatient episodes of care.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 175(6):1056 (2015) PMID 25867180

  6. Including physicians in bundled hospital care payments: time to revisit an old idea?

    JAMA 313(19):1907 (2015) PMID 25856460

  7. Medicare's Step Back from Global Payments — Unbundling Postoperative Care

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(15):1385 (2015) PMID 25839843

    Owing to concerns about the accuracy of payments for postoperative care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that surgeries for which it has bundled payments for care during a 10- or 90-day global period will be shifted to a 0-day global period. Many ...
  8. Medicare's Step Back from Global Payments - Unbundling Postoperative Care.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(15):1385 (2015) PMID 25839843

    Owing to concerns about the accuracy of payments for postoperative care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that surgeries for which it has bundled payments for care during a 10- or 90-day global period will be shifted to a 0-day global period.
  9. Medicare's Step Back from Global Payments — Unbundling Postoperative Care

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(15):1385 (2015) PMID 25839843

    Owing to concerns about the accuracy of payments for postoperative care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that surgeries for which it has bundled payments for care during a 10- or 90-day global period will be shifted to a 0-day global period. Many ...
  10. Medicare's Step Back from Global Payments - Unbundling Postoperative Care.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(15):1385 (2015) PMID 25839843

    Owing to concerns about the accuracy of payments for postoperative care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that surgeries for which it has bundled payments for care during a 10- or 90-day global period will be shifted to a 0-day global period.
  11. Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections at retail clinics, physician practices, and emergency departments.

    The American journal of managed care 21(4):294 (2015) PMID 26014468

    To compare antibiotic prescribing among retail clinics, primary care practices, and emergency departments (EDs) for acute respiratory infections (ARIs): antibiotics-may-be-appropriate ARIs (eg, sinusitis) and antibiotics-never-appropriate ARIs (eg, acute bronchitis). We analyzed retail clinic da...
  12. Ensuring excellence in centers of excellence programs.

    Annals of Surgery 261(2):237 (2015) PMID 25565122

    Studies have found associations between better outcomes and a variety of structural and process criteria that help explain the wide outcome variations that occur across hospitals. In response, Centers of Excellence programs have been developed by multiple third parties. Despite this, programs ha...
  13. Ensuring excellence in centers of excellence programs.

    Annals of Surgery 261(2):237 (2015) PMID 25565122

    Studies have found associations between better outcomes and a variety of structural and process criteria that help explain the wide outcome variations that occur across hospitals. In response, Centers of Excellence programs have been developed by multiple third parties. Despite this, programs ha...
  14. The Volume-Quality Relationship in Antibiotic Prescribing: When More Isn't Better.

    Inquiry (Rochester) 52 (2015) PMID 25672338 PMCID PMC4327773

    For many surgeries and high-risk medical conditions, higher volume providers provide higher quality care. The impact of volume on more common medical conditions such as acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has not been examined. Using electronic health record data for adult ambulatory ARI visits,...
  15. The Volume-Quality Relationship in Antibiotic Prescribing: When More Isn't Better.

    Inquiry (Rochester) 52 (2015) PMID 25672338 PMCID PMC4327773

    For many surgeries and high-risk medical conditions, higher volume providers provide higher quality care. The impact of volume on more common medical conditions such as acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has not been examined. Using electronic health record data for adult ambulatory ARI visits,...
  16. Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study.

    British Medical Journal (Abstracts) 351:h3480 (2015) PMID 26157077 PMCID PMC4496786

    To determine the diagnostic and triage accuracy of online symptom checkers (tools that use computer algorithms to help patients with self diagnosis or self triage). Audit study. Publicly available, free symptom checkers. 23 symptom checkers that were in English and provided advice across a range...
  17. The Volume-Quality Relationship in Antibiotic Prescribing: When More Isn't Better.

    Inquiry (Rochester) 52 (2015) PMID 25672338

    For many surgeries and high-risk medical conditions, higher volume providers provide higher quality care. The impact of volume on more common medical conditions such as acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has not been examined. Using electronic health record data for adult ambulatory ARI visits,...
  18. The volume-quality relationship in antibiotic prescribing: when more isn't better.

    Inquiry 52 (2015) PMID 25672338 PMCID PMC4327773

    For many surgeries and high-risk medical conditions, higher volume providers provide higher quality care. The impact of volume on more common medical conditions such as acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has not been examined. Using electronic health record data for adult ambulatory ARI visits,...
  19. Paying for telemedicine.

    The American journal of managed care 20(12):983 (2014) PMID 25526386

    Objectives We used the 2003-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to evaluate average annual total and out-of-pocket expenditures by nonelderly adults with asthma. Study Design We divided patients diagnosed with asthma into 4 groups, based on whether or not they had had an asthma attack in the p...
  20. Paying for telemedicine.

    The American journal of managed care 20(12):983 (2014) PMID 25526386

    Objectives We used the 2003-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to evaluate average annual total and out-of-pocket expenditures by nonelderly adults with asthma. Study Design We divided patients diagnosed with asthma into 4 groups, based on whether or not they had had an asthma attack in the p...