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Academy Health Annual Meeting Highlights

Chart a Course to the Truven Health Experts at the 2014 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting

See us in action at the following presentations at Academy Health ARM | June 8-10, 2014 | San Diego

Speaking Sessions | Poster Sessions

Speaking Sessions

Monday, June 9

Payment Reform as a Driver for Innovation: Emerging Research
Truven Speaker: William Marder, PhD, Senior Vice President
Whitepaper:  The Effect of Massachusetts Health Care Reform on Hospital Inpatient Use

Monday, June 9

Innovations in Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Truven Panelist: Catherine Fullerton, MD, MPH, Senior Research Leader
Whitepaper:  A CMS-sponsored Project Evaluating the ACOs and the Extent to which ACOs are Addressing BH Issues

Tuesday, June 10

Administrative Data: Inpatient, ED, and Ambulatory Surgery Care
Truven Speaker: Lauren Wier, MPH, Research Leader
Whitepaper:  An overview of AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a national data resource for researchers to access administrative data on hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery care.


Poster Sessions

Saturday, June 7 | Health Economics Interest Group | 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Predicting Price-to-Charge Ratios for Community Hospitals in the United States

Authors: Mark W. Smith, Yu Sun, Zeynal Karaca, Herbert Wong

Sunday, June 8 | Session A | 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Predictors of Substance Use Prior to and During Pregnancy in the United States: The Role of Maternal Stressors

Authors: Whitney Witt

Association between the Unemployment Rate and Inpatient Cost Per Discharge in the United States, 2005 – 2010

Authors: Jared Maeda, Rachel Henke, Bill Marder, Barry Friedman, Herb Wong

Monday, June 9 | Session B | 9:45 – 11:15 AM

Predicting Price-to-Charge Ratios for Community Hospitals in the United States

Authors: Mark W. Smith, Yu Sun, Zeynal Karaca, Herbert Wong

Medicaid Utilization and Costs for Behavioral Health Care Among Youth in Foster Care

Authors: Anika Hines

Projected Spending on Psychotropic Medications for 2013 – 2020

Authors: Cindy Thomas (Brandeis)

Medicaid Coverage and Financing of Medications to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Authors: Tami Mark

Mental and Substance Use Disorder Spending Projections

Authors: Tracy Yee

Patient Factors Associated With Variation in Same-Hospital Readmission

Authors: Rachel Henke, Hollis Lin, Lauren Wier, Bill Marder, Zeynal Karaca, Herb Wong

Tuesday, June 10 | Session C | 7:30 – 9:00 AM

Patients’ Lengths of Time in Emergency Departments: Variation Across Clinical Conditions

Authors: Ernest Moy (AHRQ), Rosanna Coffey, Marguerite Barrett, Brian Moore, and Kendall Hall

The Relationship Between Local Economic Conditions and AMI Hospital Utilization by Adults and Seniors in the U.S.: 1995-2011

Authors: Ginger Carls, Rachel Henke, Jared Maeda, Bill Marder, Zeynal Karaca, Barry Friedman, Herb Wong

Overuse of Papanicolaou Tests Among Privately Insured Women
Authors: Mark W. Smith, Michael Udwin