Cindy Parks Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Growth in spending on substance use disorder treatment services for the privately insured population
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 160:143-50. 2016
  2. pmc Early experience with electronic prescribing of controlled substances in a community setting
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:e44-51. 2013
  3. pmc Establishing the feasibility of measuring performance in use of addiction pharmacotherapy
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 45:11-8. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence and cost of pneumonia in medicare beneficiaries
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University Schneider Institute on Healthcare Systems, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Chest 142:973-81. 2012
  5. pmc Prescribers' expectations and barriers to electronic prescribing of controlled substances
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:375-81. 2012
  6. pmc Advancing performance measures for use of medications in substance abuse treatment
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:35-43. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Research to practice: adoption of naltrexone in alcoholism treatment
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Heller Graduate School MS035, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 24:1-11. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Use of buprenorphine for addiction treatment: perspectives of addiction specialists and general psychiatrists
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:909-16. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint How do seniors use their prescription drug discount cards?
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutefor Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of psychotropic medications among adolescents, 1994 to 2001
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:63-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Growth in spending on substance use disorder treatment services for the privately insured population
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 160:143-50. 2016
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  2. pmc Early experience with electronic prescribing of controlled substances in a community setting
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:e44-51. 2013
    ..In 2010, the US Drug Enforcement Administration issued regulations allowing electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), a practice previously prohibited...
  3. pmc Establishing the feasibility of measuring performance in use of addiction pharmacotherapy
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 45:11-8. 2013
    ..An important methodological point is that results are sensitive to specifications, so that standardization is critical to measuring performance across systems...
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence and cost of pneumonia in medicare beneficiaries
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University Schneider Institute on Healthcare Systems, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Chest 142:973-81. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Prescribers' expectations and barriers to electronic prescribing of controlled substances
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:375-81. 2012
    ..To better understand barriers associated with the adoption and use of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), a practice recently established by US Drug Enforcement Administration regulation...
  6. pmc Advancing performance measures for use of medications in substance abuse treatment
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:35-43. 2011
    ..This article summarizes those findings by identifying a number of critical themes related to advancing SUD pharmacotherapy performance measures, highlighting examples from the field, and recommending actions for policy makers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Research to practice: adoption of naltrexone in alcoholism treatment
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Heller Graduate School MS035, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 24:1-11. 2003
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Use of buprenorphine for addiction treatment: perspectives of addiction specialists and general psychiatrists
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:909-16. 2008
    ..This study examined prescribing practices for buprenorphine, including facilitators and barriers, and the organizational settings that facilitate its being incorporated into treatment...
  9. ncbi request reprint How do seniors use their prescription drug discount cards?
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutefor Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..This suggests that some had other options or that more effort is needed to assure that seniors understand the value of drug savings programs and how to use them...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of psychotropic medications among adolescents, 1994 to 2001
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:63-9. 2006
    ..This study examined trends in the prescription of psychotropic medications to adolescents aged 14 to 18 years in office-based care in the United States from 1994 to 2001...
  11. doi request reprint Substance abuse treatment organizations as mediators of social policy: slowing the adoption of a congressionally approved medication
    Stanley S Wallack
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 37:64-78. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that such policies would be more effective if they incorporate an understanding of all three internal systems...
  12. pmc Effect of an expenditure cap on low-income seniors' drug use and spending in a state pharmacy assistance program
    Christine E Bishop
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1010-28. 2009
    ..To estimate the impact of a soft cap (a ceiling on utilization beyond which insured enrollees pay a higher copayment) on low-income elders' use of prescription drugs...
  13. pmc Incidence and cost of pneumonia in older adults with COPD in the United States
    Marian Ryan
    Brandeis University, Schneider Institute on Healthcare Systems, Heller School, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e75887. 2013
    ..To estimate the incidence of pneumonia by COPD status and the excess cost of inpatient primary pneumonia in elders with COPD...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of health plan design and management on retirees' prescription drug use and spending, 2001
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..Although we did not find lower rates of use in plans with aggressive cost sharing, this may be attributable in part to their higher drug use associated with mail-order incentives...
  15. ncbi request reprint Incentive-based formularies
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:2186-8. 2003
  16. doi request reprint Prescriber response to unsolicited prescription drug monitoring program reports in Massachusetts
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 23:950-7. 2014
    ..To describe prescriber response to unsolicited patient reports from the Massachusetts prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health plans' strategies to control prescription drug spending
    Stanley S Wallack
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:141-8. 2004
    ..These efforts have focused on lowering the cost per prescription by emphasizing generic substitution and therapeutic interchange of less costly drugs...
  18. doi request reprint The diminished pipeline for medications to treat mental health and substance use disorders
    Peggy L O'Brien
    Dr O Brien and Dr Hodgkin are with the Institute for Behavioral Health and Dr Thomas is with the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts e mail Ms Levit and Dr Mark are with the Department of Behavioral Health and Quality Research, Truven Health Analytics, Washington, D C
    Psychiatr Serv 65:1433-8. 2014
    ..This study examined the state of the current psychotropic drug pipeline and potential barriers to psychotropic drug development...
  19. doi request reprint Update on prescription monitoring in clinical practice: a survey study of prescription monitoring program administrators
    Nathaniel Katz
    Inflexxion, Inc, Newton, Massachusetts 02464, USA
    Pain Med 9:587-94. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a benchmark of the current status of PMPs for healthcare providers upon which to engage PMP administrators...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differences in prescription drug use in HMO and self-insured health plans
    Stanley S Wallack
    Brandeis University
    Med Care Res Rev 64:98-116. 2007
    ..Furthermore, when cost sharing was set at zero, HMO plans were found to have significantly fewer and cheaper medications, resulting in lower per-enrollee medication expenditures...