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COIN Investigators & Staff

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Ashok Reddy, MD, MS, BS
Title: Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT)
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, University of Washington
Location: Seattle
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See Dr. Reddy's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials

Ashok Reddy, MD, MSc, is a primary care physician and health services researcher at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and Core Investigator at the Seattle Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN). Dr. Reddy is the Associate Director of the Primary Care Analytics Team (PCAT) for the VHA’s Office of Primary Care. His research focuses on improving primary care delivery for multimorbid patients and understanding the impacts of changes in primary care payment and delivery. Dr. Reddy received his medical degree from University of Washington and his Masters in Health Policy Research from University of Pennsylvania.

The following images visualize Dr. Reddy's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Reddy's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Reddy's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Reddy's publications and grants. The categories are based on 41 publications and 2 grants.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Health Services
Health Services Clinical Research
Behavioral and Social Science Mental Health
Prevention Behavioral and Social Science
Aging Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
Patient Safety Comparative Effectiveness Research
Breast Cancer Prevention
Digestive Diseases  
Prostate Cancer  

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Recent Publications



Swankoski KE, Reddy A, Grembowski D, Chang ET, Wong ES. Intensive care management for high-risk veterans in a patient-centered medical home - do some veterans benefit more than others? Healthc (Amst). 2023 Feb 8;11(2):100677. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2023.100677. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36764053
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Golob AL, Geyer J, O'Keeffe C, Nelson K, Song C, Vanderwarker C, Britton J, Reddy A, Wong E, Schuttner L. Automatic medication refills to improve glycaemic control among patients with diabetes and low medication adherence. BMJ Open Qual. 2023 Feb;12(1):e001985. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2022-001985.
PMID: 36746551.
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Deeds SA, Moore CB, Gunnink EJ, Wheat CL, Robinson AE, Bomsztyk MD, Geyer JR, Chen A, Godbout RM, Nelson KM, Dominitz JA, Reddy A. Implementation of a mailed faecal immunochemical test programme for colorectal cancer screening among Veterans. BMJ Open Qual. 2022 Nov;11(4):e001927. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2022-001927. PMCID: PMC9670919. PMID: 36384879
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Chen A, Beste LA, Strack K, Geyer J, Wheat C, Nelson K, Reddy A. COVID-19 Vaccinations Among US Veterans with Mental Illness: a Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Aug 15. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07763-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35970960
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Sabbatini AK, McConnell KJ, Parrish C, Frogner BK, Reddy A, Zatzick DF, Kreuter W, Basu A. Impact of a statewide Emergency Department Information Exchange on health care use and expenditures. Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13963. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35235203
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Gray KE, Rao M, Gunnink E, Eschenroeder L, Geyer JR, Nelson KM, Reddy A. Home Telehealth in the Veterans Health Administration: Trends and Correlates of Length of Enrollment from 2010 to 2017. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar 1:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07452-1. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC8886698.
PMID: 35230624
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Moldestad M, Sayre G, Rinne S, Kaboli PJ, Reddy A, Sanders KM, Mao J, Henrikson NB, Sterling R, Nelson KM, Wong ES. Perspectives on Training and Working in the VHA: Implications for Primary Care Physician Recruitment and Retention. Acad Med. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004619. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35139527.
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Schuttner L, Haraldsson B, Maynard C, Helfrich CD, Reddy A, Parikh T, Nelson KM, Wong E. Factors Associated With Low-Value Cancer Screenings in the Veterans Health Administration. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 1;4(10):e2130581. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.30581.
PMID: 34677595.

Beste LA, Chen A, Geyer J, Wilson M, Schuttner L, Wheat C, Rojas J, Nelson K, Reddy A. Best Practices for an Equitable Covid-19 Vaccination Program. NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv. 2021 Sep 15;2(10):10.1056/CAT.21.0238. doi: 10.1056/CAT.21.0238.
PMCID: PMC8443122.

Sterling R, Rinne ST, Reddy A, Moldestad M, Kaboli P, Helfrich CD, Henrikson NB, Nelson KM, Kaminetzky C, Wong ES. Identifying and Prioritizing Workplace Climate Predictors of Burnout Among VHA Primary Care Physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul 29:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07006-x. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC8321506.
PMID: 34327656

Reddy A, Nelson KM, Wong ES. Primary Care Spending in the Veterans Health Administration in 2014 and 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2117533. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17533.
PMID: 34279651

Nelson K, Reddy A, Stockdale SE, Rose D, Fihn S, Rosland AM, Stewart G, Denietolis A, Curtis I, Mori A, Rubenstein L. The Primary Care Analytics Team: Integrating research and clinical care within the Veterans Health Administration Office of Primary Care. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun;8 Suppl 1:100491. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2020.100491. Epub 2021 Jun 23.
PMID: 34175100

Marcotte LM, Reddy A, Zhou L, Liao JM. Nationwide Use of Telehealth Among Commercially Insured Individuals 2007-2017. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May 4:1–3. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06816-3. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC8096139.
PMID: 33948797

Marcotte LM, Reddy A, Zhou L, Razliff A, Unützer J, Chang D, Liao JM. Provision of Collaborative Care Model and General Behavioral Health Integration Services in Medicare. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Apr 15:appips202000265. doi: 10.1176/ Epub ahead of print. PMID: .
PMID: 33853381



Hwang CS, Reddy A, Liao JM. Bridging to value with codes that promote care management. Am J Manag Care. 2020 Nov 1;26(11):e344-e346. doi: 10.37765/ajmc.2020.88528.
PMID: 33196284

Moldestad M, Greene PA, Sayre GG, Neely EL, Sulc CA, Sales AE, Reddy A, Wong ES, Liu CF. Comparable, but distinct: Perceptions of primary care provided by physicians and nurse practitioners in full and restricted practice authority states. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Nov;76(11):3092-3103. doi: 10.1111/jan.14501. Epub 2020 Sep 2.
PMID: 32875584

Deeds SA, Hagan SL, Geyer JR, Vanderwarker C, Grandjean MW, Reddy A, Nelson KM. Leveraging an electronic health record note template to standardize screening and testing for COVID-19. Healthc (Amst). 2020 Sep;8(3):100454. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2020.100454. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMCID: PMC7375319.
PMID: 32919584

Reddy A, Gunnink E, Deeds SA, Hagan SL, Heyworth L, Mattras TF, Nelson KM. A rapid mobilization of 'virtual' primary care services in response to COVID-19 at Veterans Health Administration. Healthc (Amst). 2020 Dec;8(4):100464. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2020.100464. Epub 2020 Aug 18. PMCID: PMC7434426.
PMID: 32992109

Schuttner L, Wong ES, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Reddy A. Association of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation with Chronic Disease Quality in Patients with Multimorbidity. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Oct;35(10):2932-2938. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06076-7. Epub 2020 Aug 6. PMCID: PMC7572962.
PMID: 32767035

Hebert PL, Wong ES, Reddy A, Batten A, Gunnink E, Wagner TH, Liu CF. Events Associated With Changes in Reliance on the Veterans Health Administration Among Medicare-eligible Veterans. Med Care. 2020 Aug;58(8):710-716. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001328.
PMID: 32265354

Schuttner L, Reddy A, White AA, Wong ES, Liao JM. Quality in the Context of Value: Reliability of Quality Metrics in an Academic Health System Shifting Toward Value-Based Payments. Am J Med Qual. 2020 Dec;35(6):465-473. doi: 10.1177/1062860620917205. Epub 2020 May 5.
PMID: 32367726

Liu CF, Hebert PL, Douglas JH, Neely EL, Sulc CA, Reddy A, Sales AE, Wong ES. Outcomes of primary care delivery by nurse practitioners: Utilization, cost, and quality of care. Health Serv Res. 2020 Apr;55(2):178-189. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13246. Epub 2020 Jan 13. PMCID: PMC7080399.
PMID: 31943190

Reddy A, Gunnink E, Taylor L, Wong E, Batten AJ, Fihn SD, Nelson KM. Association of High-Cost Health Care Utilization With Longitudinal Changes in Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 5;3(2):e1920500. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.20500.
PMID: 32022880

Wong ES, Schuttner L, Reddy A. Does machine learning improve prediction of VA primary care reliance? Am J Manag Care. 2020 Jan;26(1):40-44. doi: 10.37765/ajmc.2020.42144.
PMID: 31951358

Schuttner L, Reddy A, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Wong ES. Association of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home with Quality of Life in Patients with Multimorbidity. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jan;35(1):119-125. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05429-1. Epub 2019 Oct 30. PMCID: PMC6957610.
PMID: 31667750



Wong ES, Maciejewski ML, Hebert PL, Reddy A, Liu CF. Predicting Primary Care Use Among Patients in a Large Integrated Health System: The Role of Patient Experience Measures. Med Care. 2019 Aug;57(8):608-614. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001155.
PMID: 31295190

Meo N, Liao JM, Reddy A. Hospitalized After Medical Readiness for Discharge: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative to Identify Discharge Barriers in General Medicine Patients. Am J Med Qual. 2020 Jan/Feb;35(1):23-28. doi: 10.1177/1062860619846559. Epub 2019 May 5.
PMID: 31055946

Moore M, Conrick KM, Reddy A, Allen A, Jaffe C. From Their Perspective: The Connection between Life Stressors and Health Care Service Use Patterns of Homeless Frequent Users of the Emergency Department. Health Soc Work. 2019 May 1;44(2):113-122. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlz010. PMCID: PMC6642452.
PMID: 30855682

Reddy A, Fihn SD, Liao JM. The VA MISSION Act - Creating a Center for Innovation within the VA. N Engl J Med. 2019 Apr 25;380(17):1592-1594. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1815209.
PMID: 31018067

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Grants & Funding


Improving Care for Complex, High-Risk Patients in Primary Care

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Understanding the Impact of Health Information Exchange-Enabled Care Plans to Coordinate Care among High-Need, High-Cost Patients

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