HCFO Research Presented at 2012 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Publication Date: 
September 12, 2012

At the 2012 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Orlando Florida, HCFO-funded research was presented on two peer-reviewed panels. Slides from all panels are available for download from the AcademyHealth website.

Innovations in Care Delivery
Chair: Sharon Long, Urban Institute
Research Panel: While the sole physician practice model was the norm for decase, alternative modes of care delivery that emphasize patient convenience in their design are taking hold in many markets. This panel will explore innovations in case delivery, the growing use of alternative care sites, and implications for overall utilization and costs.

Scott Ashwood, RAND
The Impact of Retail Clinics on Utilization and Cost

Ellyn Boukus, Center for Studying Health System Change
The Growing Role of Workplace Health Clinics

Ateev Mehrotra, RAND
A Comparison of eVisits and Office Visits for Sinusitis and Urinary Tract Infections at Four Primary Care Practices

Tracy Yee, The Center for Studying Health System Change
The Surge in Urgent Care Centers: Implications for Costs and Care Coordination

Medication Adherence, Utilization, and Expenditures
Southern Hemisphere IV
Chair: Becky Briesacher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Research Panel: This comprehensive panel will address the clinical and financial benefits of policies to improve medication adherence and the impact of these policies on the larger health care system.

Niteesh Choudhry, Harvard Medical School
Factors Influencing the Success of Value-Based Insurance Design Programs

Amy Davidoff, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Impact of Medication Adherence on Medicare Expenditure among Beneficiaries with Heart Failure

Christine Lu, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Unintended Impacts of a Medicaid Prior Authorization Policy on Access to Medications for Bipolar Illness

Matthew Maciejewski, Department of Veterans Affairs, Durham and Duke University
Can Value-Based Insurance Design Bend the Cost Curve?