Jonathan R. Sugarman

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Chronic administration of the long-lived narcotic antagonist naltrexone resulted in a marked increase in brain opiate receptors. Similar changes in receptor density were observed for binding of the putative mu agonist [3H]dihydromorphine, the mu antagonist [3H]naloxone, the putative delta ligand [3H]D-Ala2,D-Leu5-enkephalin and [3H]etorphine. In addition,(More)
The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 directed CMS to implement a system to measure and report the quality of dialysis services under Medicare by 2000. Because of this tight timeframe, a rapid-cycle measurement development process was initiated to develop dialysis facility-specific measures that could be released to the public. The result was "Dialysis(More)
The patient-centered medical home has been proposed as a model for transforming primary care and improving efficiency and effectiveness in the health care system. This report outlines and describes the changes that most medical practices would need to make to become patient-centered medical homes. The broad " change concepts, " as the report terms them,(More)
Medicare's health care quality improvement program (HCQIP) is a national effort to improve beneficiaries' quality of care. The end stage renal disease (ESRD) HCQIP was implemented in 1994 in response to criticism about the poor quality of care received by ESRD patients. Quality improvement efforts initiated by the ESRD Networks and dialysis providers in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the properties of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (PCMH-A) as a tool to stimulate and monitor progress among primary care practices interested in transforming to patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). STUDY SETTING Sixty-five safety net practices from five states participating in a national demonstration program for(More)
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