Articles, Data Highlights, and Reports

Journal Articles

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  • Ahluwalia SC, Damberg CL, Silverman M, et al. What defines a high-performing health system: a systematic review. Jt Comm J Qual Pat Saf Epub 2017 July 10. Accessed September 22, 2017.
  • Ahluwalia SC, Harris BJ, Lewis VA, et al. End-of-life care planning in accountable care organizations: associations with organizational characteristics and capabilities. Health Serv Res 2017 May 30 [Epub ahead of print]. Accessed December 7, 2017.
  • Briggs ADM, Alderwick H, Fisher ES.  Overcoming challenges to U.S. payment reform: could a place-based approach help?  JAMA Viewpoint 2018 Apr 17;319(15):1545-6. Accessed June 13, 2018.
  • Cohen GR, Jones DJ, Heeringa J, et al.   Leveraging diverse data sources to identify and describe U.S. health care delivery systems. eGEMs 2017 Dec 15. Accessed February 1, 2018.
  • Colla CH, Fisher ES. Moving forward with ACOs: some answers, more questions. JAMA 2017;177(4):527-8. Accessed August 9, 2017.
  • Colla CH, Lewis VA, Bergquist SL, et al. Accountability across the continuum: the participation of post-acute care providers in accountable care organizations. Health Serv Res 2016;51(4):1595-1611. Accessed August 9, 2017.
  • Colla CH, Lewis VA, Kao L-S, et al. Association between Medicare accountable care organization implementation and spending among clinically vulnerable beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med 2016;176(8):1167-75. Accessed August 9, 2017.
  • Comfort L, Shortell SM, Rodriguez HP, et al.  Medicare accountable care organizations of diverse structures achieve comparable quality and cost performance. Health Serv Res 2018 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] Accessed March 12, 2018.
  • Desai S, McWilliams JM. Consequences of the 340B Drug Pricing Program. New Engl J Med 2018 Feb 8;378(6):539-48. Accessed March 12, 2018.
  • Fisher E, Shortell SM, Savitz L. Implementation science: a potential catalyst for delivery system reform. JAMA 2016 Jan 26;315(4):339-40. Accessed December 7, 2017.
  • Fowler AC, Grabowski DC, Gambrel RJ, et al. Corporate investors increased common ownership in hospitals and the postacute care and hospice sectors. Health Aff (Millwood) 2017 Sep 1;36(9):1547-55. Accessed September 22, 2017.
  • Fraze TK, Lewis VA, Tierney E, et al. Quality of care improves for diabetics in Medicare ACOs: organizational characteristics associated with performance. Popul Health Manage 2017 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] Accessed March 12, 2018.
  • Haverkamp MH, Peiris D, Mainor AJ, et al. ACOs with risk-bearing experience are likely taking steps to reduce low-value medical services. Am J Manage Care 2018 Jul 1;24(7):e216-21. Accessed September 24, 2018.
  • Ivey S, Shortell SM, Rodriguez HP, et al. Patient engagement in ACO practices and patient-reported outcomes in adults with co-occurring chronic disease and mental health conditions. Med Care 2018 Jul;56(7):551-6. Accessed September 24, 2018.
  • Kennedy G, Lewis VA, Kundu S, et al. Accountable care organizations and post-acute care: a focus on preferred SNF networks. Med Care Res Rev 2018 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]. Accessed September 24, 2018.
  • Kranz AM, Dalton S, Damberg C, et al. Using health IT to coordinate care and improve quality in safety net clinics. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2018 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]. Accessed September 24, 2018.
  • Lewis V, Colla C, Fisher E. Perspective: explaining sluggish savings under accountable care. New Engl J Med 2017 Nov 9;377(19):1809-11.
  • Lewis VA, Fraze TK, Fisher ES, et al. ACOs serving high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities lag in quality performance. Health Aff (Millwood) 2017;36(1):57-66. Accessed August 9, 2017.
  • Lewis VA, Murray G, Colla CH. The hidden roles that management partners play in accountable care organizations.  Health Aff (Millwood) 2018 Feb;37(2):292-8. Accessed March 12, 2018.
  • Ly DP, Cutler DM. Factors of U.S. hospitals associated with improved profit margins: an observational study. J Gen Intern Med 2018 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] Accessed March 12, 2018.
  • Machta RM, Maurer KA, Jones DJ, et al. A systematic review of vertical integration and quality of care, efficiency and patient-centered outcomes. Health Care Manage Rev 2018 Apr 2 [Epub ahead of print]. Accessed June 13, 2018.
  • Miake-Lye IM, Chuang  E, Rodriguez HP, et al. Random or predictable? Adoption patterns of chronic care management practices in physician organizations. Implement Sci 2017 Aug 24;12(1):106. Accessed December 7, 2017.
  • Ouayogodé MH, Colla CH, Lewis VA. Determinants of success in Shared Savings Programs: an analysis of ACO and market characteristics. Healthc (Amst) 2017 Mar;5(1-2):53-61. Epub 2016 Sep 28. Accessed August 9, 2017.
  • Ouayogodé M, Meara E, Chang CH, et al. Forgotten patients: Medicare Shared Savings Program attribution omits low-service users and the dying. Am J Manage Care. 2018 Jul 1;24(7):e207-15. Accessed September 24, 2018.
  • Peiris D, Phipps-Taylor MC, Stachowski CA, et al. ACOs holding commercial contracts are larger and more efficient than noncommercial ACOs. Health Aff (Millwood) 2016;35(10):1849-56. Accessed August 9, 2017.
  • Poon BY, Shortell S, Rodriguez HP. Physician practice transitions to system ownership do not result in diminished practice responsiveness to patients. Health Serv Res 2017 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12804. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Roberts E, Mehrotra MD, McWilliams JM. High-price and low-price physician practices do not differ significantly on care quality or efficiency. Health Aff 2017 May;36:5855-64. Accessed July 13, 2017.
  • Rumball-Smith J, Shekele P, Damberg C. Electronic health record "super-users" and "under-users" in U.S. ambulatory care practices. Am J Manag Care 2018 Jan;24(1):26-31. Accessed February 1, 2018.
  • Shortell SM, Poon BY, Ramsay PP, et al. A multilevel analysis of patient engagement and patient-reported outcomes in primary care practices of accountable care organizations. J Gen Intern Med 2017 Jun;32(6):640-7. Epub 2017 Feb 3. Accessed July 13, 2017.
  • Singer S, Kerrissey M, Friedberg M, et al. A comprehensive theory of integration. Med Care Res Rev 2018 Mar 1 {Epub ahead of print]. Accessed June 13, 2018.
  • Woloshin S, Schwartz LM, Bagley PJ, et al. Characteristics of interim publications of randomized clinical trials and comparison with final publications. JAMA 2018 Jan 23;319(4):404-6. Accessed March 12, 2018.

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