AcademyHealth 2017 Annual Research Meeting

New Orleans, LA
Jun 25, 2017 to Jun 27, 2017

Join us at AcademyHealth 2017 Annual research meeting in New Orleans!

AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The meeting features compelling sessions, panels on critical and emerging issues in Health Services Research, and presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.

Below we highlight panels and presentations featuring work related to social prescribing.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data and Tools for Studying Social Factors and Health
Sunday, June 25, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Bolden 5

Session Description:
This session presents NCHS research resources that can support examination of social factors and health. Presentations showcase how linked survey and administrative data, and data visualization strategies, can be used for studying health status and social environment, as well as methodological considerations in examining these relationships.

Chair: Ernest Moy, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Speakers

  • Patricia Lloyd, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics
  • Clinton Thompson, National Center for Health Statistics
  • Lauren Rossen, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Florence Lee, National Center for Health Statistics

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Across the Continuum
Sunday, June 25, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Bolden 5

One paper being presented during this panel may be of particular interest to social prescribing researchers.

Session Chair: Jae Kennedy, Washington State University

Paper of Particular Interest:


Services for Social Determinants of Health Delivered in Primary Care Settings: Measurement & Prevalence
Sunday, June 25, 2017
5:20 PM - 5:40 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Strand 12

Authors:

  • Joshua R. Vest, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health;
  • Abdulaziz Bako, Indiana University Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health – Indianapolis;
  • Suranga N. Kasthurirathne, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University;
  • Shaun Grannis, Regenstrief Institute.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation and Healthcare Expenditures Among Low-Income Adults
Monday, June 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Strand 12

Authors:

  • Seth Berkowitz, Massachusetts General Hospital;
  • Hilary Seligman, Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center;
  • James Meigs, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital;
  • Sanjay Basu, Stanford University.

The Relationship Between Community Benefit Spending by Nonprofit Hospitals and the Sociodemographics of Their Local Community
Monday, June 26, 2017
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Strand 12

Authors:

  • Krisda Chaiyachati, VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania;
  • Mingyu Qi, The University of Pennsylvania;
  • Rachel Werner, The University of Pennsylvania.

Solving Disparities through Payment and Delivery System Reform
Monday, June 26, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Celestin A

Session Description:
Payment systems generally do not directly encourage reduction of health disparities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Finding Answers: Solving Disparities through Payment and Delivery System Reform program sought to understand how alternative payment models might intentionally promote health equity. This panel will discuss lessons learned from three early innovators.

Chair: Marshall H. Chin, University of Chicago

Panelists:

  • Andrea Ducas, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
  • Peter Milgrom, University of Washington;
  • Elizabeth Howell, The Mount Sinai Medical Center;
  • Len Nichols, George Mason University.

Value-Based Payment Models and Disparities: Promise or Peril?
Monday, June 26, 2017
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Strand 13

During this session, there are 2 papers being presented that may be of particular interest to researchers focusing on social prescribing.

Session Chair: Karen Joynt, JAMA and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Discussant: Alyna T. Chien, Harvard Medical School

Papers of Particular Interest:

  • Understanding the Effect of Patient Socio-Demographic Factors on Readmission through Decomposition Analysis
    • Zhenqiu Lin, PhD, Yale/Yale New Haven Health - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, CT;
    • Shuling Liu, PhD, Yale/Yale New Haven Health - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, CT;
    • Jacqueline Grady, MS, Yale/Yale New Haven Health - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, CT;
    • Karen Dorsey, MD, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT;
    • La'Mont Sutton, MPH, Yale/Yale New Haven Health - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, CT;
    • Leora I. Horwitz, MD, MHS, New York University Langone Medical Center & New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY;
    • Susannah M. Bernheim, MD, MHS, Yale/Yale New Haven Health - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation & Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
  • Medicare’s Physician Value-Based Modifier (VM) Program: Association of Social and Medical Complexity with Program Performance
    • Lena Chen, MD, MS, HHS, Washington, DC;
    • Lok Wong Samson, MHS, PhD, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC;
    • Clara Filice, MD, MPH, MHS, Atrius Health, Boston, MA;
    • Karen Joynt, MD, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Community Health Workers: Enhanced and Sustainable Roles Under New Models of Care and Payment
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Bolden 5

Authors:

  • Susan Chapman, University of California, San Francisco;
  • Jennifer Schindel, Consultant;
  • Jacqueline Miller, University of California, San Francisco.

Lessons from Medicare Care Coordination Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Medicaid
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Bolden 6

Authors:

  • Randall Brown, Mathematica Policy Research;
  • Kate Stewart, Mathematica Policy Research;
  • Katherine Bradley, Mathematica Policy Research;
  • Joseph Zickafoose, Mathematica Policy Research;
  • Henry Ireys, Mathematica Policy Research;
  • Edward Schor, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Expanding Measures of Social Risk to Inform Evaluations of Medicare Quality and Payment Policies
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Celestin F

Session Description: Providers are increasingly accountable for patient outcomes. The IMPACT Act charges ASPE with examining social risk and performance under Medicare’s payment policies. We present the NAM report, Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment and novel survey linkage to measure social and medical risk.

Chair: Robin Yabroff, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services

Panelists:

  • Mark Hayward, The University of Texas at Austin;
  • James Noon, US Census Bureau;
  • Sarah Lewis, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Wafa Tarazi, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Innovation at the Intersection of Housing and Health
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Strand 12

Authors:

  • Elaine Waxman, Urban Institute;
  • Corianne Scally, Urban Institute.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Agenda and Accounting for Model Overlap in Evaluations
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Celestin F

Session Description: With the growth of alternative payment models, overlap is becoming a more common phenomenon. We will how to think about the impact of co-occurring initiatives on model evaluations. We will explore topics such as model goals, eligibility, the role of intermediate outcome measures, and the use of randomization.

Chair: Renee Mentnech, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Speakers

  • Susannah Cafardi, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
  • Randall Brown, Mathematica Policy Research;
  • Grecia Marrufo, The Lewin Group;
  • Renee Mentnech, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Evaluating Complex Interventions
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Strand 10

Session Description: This session will explore a range of rigorous methodologies for evaluating complex health interventions. After providing a brief overview of the various evaluation types (randomized experiments, quasi-experimental designs, observational designs, qualitative, and mixed methods), the session will focus on several rigorous study designs that can be used to evaluate public health or other social service interventions. Panelists will provide a general description of the study designs; examples of how the designs were used to evaluate specific health or social service interventions, strengths and weaknesses of the designs, timeline and budget considerations, and policy implications.

Chair: Brian Quinn, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Speakers:

  • Gareth Parry, Institute for Healthcare Improvement;
  • Brian Mittman, Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

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