Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

 

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR), a unit in the school's Commonwealth Medicine division, is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide. This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers in the Center for Health Policy and Research.

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Publications from 2017

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A Structured Approach Using the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR): Building the Evidence for Oral Health Interventions in the Population With Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Alexandra Bonardi, Christine J Clifford, and Nira Hadar

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Massachusetts Innovative Action to Support those Aging with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD), Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Sharon Oxx, Christine J. Clifford, and Emily Lauer

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Approaching Document Review in a Systematic Way, Linda M. Cabral

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Testing U.S. State-Based Training Models to Meet Health Workforce Needs in Long-Term Care, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Nadine Edris, Clare C. Luz, Daniel P. Ochylski, Anita Stineman, Leanne Winchester, and Susan A. Chapman

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Prescription contraception use and adherence by women with substance use disorders, Gillian J. Griffith, Tara Kumaraswami, Stavroula A. Chrysanthopoulou, Kristin M. Mattocks, and Robin E. Clark

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Substance Use Disorder Privacy Law Limits Both Payers, Prescribers, Kimberly J. Lenz and Tyson Thompson

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Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning, Jennifer Reidy, Jennifer Halvorson, Suzana Makowski, Delila Katz, Barbara Weinstein, Christine McCluskey, Alex Doering, Kathryn DeCarli, and Jennifer Tjia

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Counting and Computing with Microsoft Excel, Laura A. Sefton

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The Effect of a Federal Controlled Substance Act Schedule Change on Hydrocodone Combination Products Claims in a Medicaid Population, Stephanie Tran, Pavel Lavitas, Karen Stevens, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Karen M. Clements, Caroline J. Alper, Kimberly J. Lenz, Mylissa K. Price, Tasmina Hydery, Jennifer L. Arnold, Mito Takeshita, Rachel Bacon, Justin P. Peristere, and Paul L. Jeffrey

Publications from 2016

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Ask Why Again and Again and Again, Ruth Aboagye, Sai Cherala, Pam Senesac, and Joan Johnston

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Anatomy of a Fishbone (Diagram), Ruth Aboagye, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Joan Johnston, and Sai Cherala

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Making Your Webinar Accessible, Angie Aguirre

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The Role of Managed Care Pharmacy in Improving Access to Naloxone: Findings from the AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group, AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group and Kimberly J. Lenz

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Lessons From a Care Management Pilot Program for People With Acquired Brain Injury, Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Judith A. Savageau, Deborah Croucher, and Kathryn Bradley

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Evaluating the Full Potential of Your Staff, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Karen M. Clements, Robin E. Clark, Pavel Lavitas, Parag Kunte, Camilla S. Graham, Elizabeth O'Connell, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul Jeffrey

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Pregnancy Characteristics and Outcomes among Women at Risk for Disability from Health Conditions Identified in Medical Claims, Karen M. Clements, Monika Mitra, Jianying Zhang, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design, Rachel Gershon, Lisa Morris, and Warren J. Ferguson

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The Importance of Learning Objectives in Program Design and Evaluation, Debi Lang

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Using Plain Language in Evaluation, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra

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Overview of Comprehensive Hepatitis C Virus Medication Management in a State Medicaid Program, Pavel Lavitas, Mark A. Tesell, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mylissa K. Price, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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The Beauty of Banner Tables, Pei-Pei Lei and Carla Hillerns

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Access to substance use treatment among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically, Elliott J. Liebling, Jesse L. Yedinak, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, and Brandon D.L. Marshall

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Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities, Monika Mitra, Vera E. Mouradian, Michael H. Fox, and Carter Pratt

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Cancer of the uterus and treatment of stress incontinence: a pilot study, Katina Robison, Elizabeth Lokich, Sonali Raman, Christine Luis, Christina Raker, Melissa A. Clark, and Kyle Wohlrab

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Recruitment and Retention of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians post MA Health Care Reform: 2008 vs. 2013 Physician Surveys, Judith A. Savageau, Linda J. Cragin, Warren J. Ferguson, Laura A. Sefton, and Joan Pernice

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Behavioral Health Screening among Massachusetts Children Receiving Medicaid, Judith A. Savageau, David Keller, Georgianna Willis, Kathleen Muhr, Gideon Aweh, Jack Simons, and Emily Sherwood

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Searching for Literature Using Google Scholar, Laura A. Sefton

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Post-Project Debriefings as Part of Performance Improvement, Laura A. Sefton, Judith A. Savageau, and Linda M. Cabral

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Driving Change: Tips for Helping Stakeholders Stay Motivated, Joshua P. Twomey and Joan Johnston

Publications from 2015

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Proceedings of the AMCP Partnership Forum: Breaking the Link Between Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder, AMCP Partnership Forum and Paul L. Jeffrey

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American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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Adherence to Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines in a Medicaid Program, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Gideon Aweh, and Elizabeth O'Connell

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To Transcribe or not to Transcribe….that is the Question, Linda M. Cabral

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Evaluation in Times of Change or Crisis, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, William H. Fisher, and Bruce A. Barton

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Interventions to Improve Access and Health Behaviors in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A National Resource for Oral Health, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Cindy K. Fleming

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A Systematic Review of Oral Health Interventions to Reduce Disparities in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Results of a Novel Approach, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Educating Dental Health Professionals about People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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A Quest to Eliminate Double-Barreled Survey Questions, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Smart Survey Design: Randomization of Response Options, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion, Wen-Chieh Lin, Monica Bharel, Jianying Zhang, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Robin E. Clark

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Dialogue Education, Parts 1 & 2, Theresa McGauley-Keaney

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Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression symptoms among women with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jianying Zhang, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Bruce A. Barton

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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities, Monika Mitra, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Pregnancy outcomes among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, Karen M. Clements, Xiaohui Cui, and Hafsatou Diop

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Pregnancy Outcomes Among U.S. Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Esther Son, Alexandra Bonardi, Paul T. Swoboda, and Leah Igdalsky

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The academic and health policy conference on correctional health: evaluation of its academic and scientific impact, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, and Laura A. Sefton

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Identifying the Best Place to Publish Your Evaluation Findings, Judith A. Savageau and Len L. Levin

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Today’s Librarian and Building an Evaluation Team, Judith A. Savageau and Len L. Levin

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Improving Performance: Facts, Flowcharts, Fishbones, Five Whys, and the Failure, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Sai Cherala, Joan Johnston, and Ruth Aboagye

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Behind bars: the compelling case for academic health centers partnering with correctional facilities, Robert L. Trestman, Warren J. Ferguson, and Jeff Dickert

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An Evaluator’s Journey Toward Bayes: Part I, Joshua P. Twomey

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An Evaluator’s Journey Toward Bayes: Part II, Joshua P. Twomey

Publications from 2014

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Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection, Sarah A. Arias, Zi Zhang, Carla Hillerns, Ashley F. Sullivan, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ivan Miller, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Linda Cabral and Jillian Richard-Daniels on Using Qualitative Data Collection to Better Understand Measure Development and Reporting, Linda M. Cabral and Jillian Richard-Daniels

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Clarifying the role of the mental health peer specialist in Massachusetts, USA: insights from peer specialists, supervisors and clients, Linda M. Cabral, Heather Strother, Kathy Muhr, Laura A. Sefton, and Judith A. Savageau

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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on Facilitation Not Dictation: How a QI Team Succeeds, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on The Best Laid Plans: Navigating the Potholes and Pitfalls of Group Facilitation, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and William H. Fisher

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Not paying for catheter-associated urinary tract infections: more difficult than it seems, Robin E. Clark and Karen M. Clements

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Systematic Review of Evidence of Interventions Addressing Disparities in Oral Health for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Year 2, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement, William H. Fisher, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Gideon Aweh

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Implementation of an opioid management initiative by a state Medicaid program, Maria M. Garcia, Michael C. Angelini, Tara Thomas, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Rapid generation of balanced trial distributions for discrimination learning procedures: A technical note, Christophe J. Gerard, Harry A. MacKay, Brooks Thompson, and William J. McIlvane

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Evaluation of a statewide implementation of supported employment in Massachusetts, Alexis D. Henry, Lobat Hashemi, and Jianying Zhang

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Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei on You had me at Hello: Effective Email Subject Lines for Survey Invitations, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Mapping Your Route To Patient-centered Medical Home Recognition, Joan D. Johnston, Jaime Vallejos, and Jeanne Cohen

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In a neighborhood near you: how community health workers help people obtain health insurance and primary care, Debi Lang, Linda J. Cragin, Deborah Raymond, and Sue Kane

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Debi Lang and Sharon Grundel on Youth Program Ingredients: How to Measure Success and Tell the Story, Debi Lang and Sharon Grundel

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Variation in long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose prescribing across physicians and hospitals, Eric A. Latimer, Adonia Naidu, Erica E. Moodie M, Robin E. Clark, Ashok K. Malla, Robyn Tamblyn, and Willy Wynant

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Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra on Person-Centered Evaluation: Aging and Disability Services, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra

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Pei-Pei Lei on Using InfoPath as a Project Management/Data Collection Tool, Pei-Pei Lei

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Intimate partner violence in the relationships of men with disabilities in the United States: relative prevalence and health correlates, Monika Mitra and Vera E. Mouradian

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Monika Mitra and Lauren Smith on Conducting a Health Needs Assessment of People with Disabilities, Monika Mitra and Lauren Smith

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The effects of supported employment in Latino consumers with severe mental illness, Kim T. Mueser, Gary R. Bond, Susan M. Essock, Robin E. Clark, Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Robert E. Drake, and Rosemarie Wolfe

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Judy Savageau and Kathy Muhr on Working with Different Data Sources, Judith A. Savageau and Kathy Muhr

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Literature Search Strategy Week: Judy Savageau and Laura Sefton on Library Resources and the Important Role They Play in Evaluation Work, Judith A. Savageau and Laura A. Sefton

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Clinical Topic Review 2013 - Behavioral Health Screening Among MassHealth Children and Adolescents, Judith A. Savageau, Georgianna Willis, Kathy Muhr, David M. Keller, Gideon Aweh, and Elizabeth O'Connell

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Simple and Effective: Using Boxplots to Display Individualized Results, Joshua P. Twomey

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Eye-tracking Measures Reveal How Changes in the Design of Aided AAC Displays Influence the Efficiency of Locating Symbols by School-Aged Children without Disabilities, Krista M. Wilkinson, Tara O'Neill, and William J. McIlvane

Publications from 2013

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Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children, Linda G. Bandini, James Gleason, Carol Curtin, Keith Lividini, Sarah E. Anderson, Sharon A. Cermak, Melissa Maslin, and Aviva Must

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Lethal Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention: Beliefs and Behaviors of Emergency Department Providers, Marian E. Betz, Matthew Miller, Catherine Barber, Ivan Miller, Ashley F. Sullivan, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Emergency Department Providers in the Care of Suicidal Patients, Marian E. Betz, Ashley F. Sullivan, Anne P. Manton, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Perspectives of People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Mental Health, Recovery, and Peer Support, Linda M. Cabral, Kathy Muhr, and Judith A. Savageau

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Linda Cabral and Judy Savageau on Improve Your Surveys by Conducting Cognitive Interviews, Linda M. Cabral and Judith A. Savageau

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on So Many to Choose from: How to Select Organizations for a Site Visit, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Using Voice Recognition Software for Transcription, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Utilizing Survey Data in a Traditional In-Person Interview, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Participant Observation as a Data Collection Method, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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Diabetes Care Trends in the MA Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (MA PCMHI) at Mid-Point, Sai Cherala, Judith Steinberg, and Stephen P. Baker

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Responses of state Medicaid programs to buprenorphine diversion: doing more harm than good, Robin E. Clark and Jeffrey D. Baxter

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Uncovering the evidence: Systematic review of interventions to reduce oral health disparities between adults with Intellectual Disability and the general population, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Nancy E. Harger, and Matthew Holder

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Cost-effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for trauma scene transport in the United States, M. Kit Delgado, Kristan L. Staudenmayer, N Ewen. Wang, David A. Spain, Sharada G. Weir, Douglas K. Owens, and Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert

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What Aspect of Dependence Does the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence Measure?, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Judith A. Savageau, Ariel Beccia, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Robert McMillen

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Evaluation of a Patient Communication Program and Patient Appointment Reminder Calls in a Community Health Center Setting, Deborah Gurewich, Heather Posner, Parag Kunte, Susan Levine, and Leah Gallivan

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Carla Hillerns on Thoughtful Tokens of Appreciation to Encourage Study Participation, Carla Hillerns

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Advancing the university mission through partnerships with state Medicaid programs, Jay S. Himmelstein and Andrew B. Bindman

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Christine Johnson on Self-Assessment Medical Home Transformation Tools, Christine Johnson

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Christine Johnson and Terri Anderson on the Quality Improvement – Evaluation Connection, Christine Johnson and Teresa Anderson