Research Articles from Managed Care

Richard C. Weiss, MS; Gary R. Bazalo, MS, MBA; Heather Thomson, MS; Eric Edwards, MD, PhD
Albert I. Wertheimer, PhD, MBA; Frances A. Brentson, MS
Santosh J. Agarwal, BPharm, MS; Gary V. Delhougne, JD, MHA; Levi Citrin, JD; Jill E. Sackman, DVM, PhD; Anthony J. Senagore, MD, MS, MBA
Angela K. Hochhalter, PhD; Rashmita Basu, PhD; Karim Prasla, PharmD; Chanhee Jo, PhD
Andrea DeVries, PhD; Gosia Sylwestrzak, MA; Abiy Agiro, PhD; Thomas Power, MD

UM for outpatient discretionary echocardiography appeared to reduce testing rates significantly

Kathryn S. Kolibaba, MD
Although this practice can optimize long-term patient outcomes, it is not routine in clinical practice
Navin K. Singh, MD; Nancy L. Reaven, MA; Susan E. Funk, MBA

There was little difference between the options in terms of the frequency and cost of return visits. Patients receiving one-stage reconstructions returned slightly less often for breast-related services during the first 18 months after reconstruction, but the difference was not statistically significant.