Cari Levy, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine-Health Care Policy Research

Publications

  • Wojtusiak J, Asadzadehzanjani N, Levy C, Alemi F, Williams AE. Computational Barthel Index: an automated tool for assessing and predicting activities of daily living among nursing home patients. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2021 Jan 9;21(1):17. PubMed PMID: 33422059
  • Gillespie SM, Li J, Karuza J, Levy C, Dang S, Olsan T, Kinosian B, Intrator O. Factors Associated With Hospitalization by Veterans in Home Based Primary Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33524340
  • Manheim C, Haverhals L, Gilman C, Karuza J, Olsan T, Edwards S, Levy C, Gillespie S. VA Home Based Primary Care Teams: Partnering with and Acting as Caregivers for Veterans. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2021 Jan-Mar;40(1):1-15. PubMed PMID: 33411588
  • Landis-Lewis Z, Kononowech J, Scott WJ, Hogikyan RV, Carpenter JG, Periyakoil VS, Miller SC, Levy C, Ersek M, Sales A. Designing clinical practice feedback reports: three steps illustrated in Veterans Health Affairs long-term care facilities and programs. Implement Sci. 2020 Jan 21;15(1):7. PubMed PMID: 31964414
  • Bickel KE, Kennedy R, Levy C, Burgio KL, Bailey FA. The Relationship of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to End-of-life Care Received by Dying Veterans: a Secondary Data Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb;35(2):505-513. PubMed PMID: 31792872
  • Kononowech J, Landis-Lewis Z, Carpenter J, Ersek M, Hogikyan R, Levy C, Phibbs C, Scott W, Sales AE. Visual process maps to support implementation efforts: a case example. Implement Sci Commun. 2020 Nov 25;1(1):105. PubMed PMID: 33292818
  • Griffith MF, Levy CR, Parikh TJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Eber LB, Palat ST, Gozalo PL, Teno JM. Nursing Home Residents Face Severe Functional Limitation or Death After Hospitalization for Pneumonia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Dec;21(12):1879-1884. PubMed PMID: 33263287
  • Haverhals LM, Gilman C, Manheim C, Bauers C, Kononowech J, Levy C. Implementation of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative: Facilitators and Barriers to Early Implementation Across Seven VA Medical Centers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33157178
  • Griffith MF, Levy CR, Lum HD, Teno JM, Dale CR. Trends in Advance Care Planning for Patients with COPD in an Integrated Health Care System. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33147425
  • Ayele R, Manges KA, Leonard C, Lee M, Galenbeck E, Molla M, Levy C, Burke RE. How Context Influences Hospital Readmissions from Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Rapid Ethnographic Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32943342
  • Miller SC, Scott WJ, Ersek M, Levy C, Hogikyan R, Periyakoil VS, Carpenter JG, Cohen J, Foglia MB. Honoring Veterans' Preferences: The Association Between Comfort Care Goals and Care Received at the End of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32911038
  • Magid KH, Galenbeck E, Levy C. How Pragmatic are Trials in Nursing Home Settings?. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Dec;21(12):1821-1823. PubMed PMID: 32859515
  • Intrator O, Li J, Gillespie SM, Levy C, Davis D, Edes T, Kinosian B, Karuza J. Benchmarking Site of Death and Hospice Use: A Case Study of Veterans Cared by Department of Veterans Affairs Home-based Primary Care. Med Care. 2020 Sep;58(9):805-814. PubMed PMID: 32826746
  • Lum HD, Dukes J, Daddato AE, Juarez-Colunga E, Shanbhag P, Kutner JS, Levy CR, Sudore RL. Effectiveness of Advance Care Planning Group Visits Among Older Adults in Primary Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Oct;68(10):2382-2389. PubMed PMID: 32726475
  • Bickel KE, Levy C, MacPhee ER, Brenner K, Temel JS, Arch JJ, Greer JA. An Integrative Framework of Appraisal and Adaptation in Serious Medical Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Sep;60(3):657-677.e6. PubMed PMID: 32446974
  • Levy C, Galenbeck E, Magid K. Cannabis for Symptom Management in Older Adults. Med Clin North Am. 2020 May;104(3):471-489. PubMed PMID: 32312410
  • Falvey JR, Burke RE, Levy CR, Gustavson AM, Price L, Forster JE, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Impaired Physical Performance Predicts Hospitalization Risk for Participants in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Phys Ther. 2019 Jan 1;99(1):28-36. PubMed PMID: 30602041
  • Haverhals LM, Manheim C, Gilman C, Karuza J, Olsan T, Edwards ST, Levy CR, Gillespie SM. Dedicated to the Mission: Strategies US Department of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Teams Apply to Keep Veterans at Home. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Dec;67(12):2511-2518. PubMed PMID: 31593296
  • Jones CD, Falvey J, Hess E, Levy CR, Nuccio E, Barón AE, Masoudi FA, Stevens-Lapsley J. Predicting Hospital Readmissions from Home Healthcare in Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Dec;67(12):2505-2510. PubMed PMID: 31463941
  • Jones CD, Levy CR. Improved Communication in Home Health Care Could Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Aug 1;179(8):1151-1152. PubMed PMID: 31380950
  • Levy C, Whitfield EA, Gutman R. Medical foster home is less costly than traditional nursing home care. Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec;54(6):1346-1356. PubMed PMID: 31328798
  • Mor V, Wagner TH, Levy C, Ersek M, Miller SC, Gidwani-Marszowski R, Joyce N, Faricy-Anderson K, Corneau EA, Lorenz K, Kinosian B, Shreve S. Association of Expanded VA Hospice Care With Aggressive Care and Cost for Veterans With Advanced Lung Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jun 1;5(6):810-816. PubMed PMID: 30920603
  • Jones CD, Jones J, Bowles KH, Flynn L, Masoudi FA, Coleman EA, Levy C, Boxer RS. Quality of Hospital Communication and Patient Preparation for Home Health Care: Results From a Statewide Survey of Home Health Care Nurses and Staff. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Apr;20(4):487-491. PubMed PMID: 30799224
  • Jones CD, Jones J, Bowles KH, Schroeder S, Masoudi FA, Coleman EA, Falvey J, Levy CR, Boxer RS. Patient, Caregiver, and Clinician Perspectives on Expectations for Home Healthcare after Discharge: A Qualitative Case Study. J Hosp Med. 2019 Feb;14(2):90-95. PubMed PMID: 30785416
  • Gillespie SM, Levy CR, Katz PR. What Exactly Is an "SNF-ist?". JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 1;178(1):153-154. PubMed PMID: 29297015
  • Krause-Parello CA, Levy C, Holman E, Kolassa JE. Effects of VA Facility Dog on Hospitalized Veterans Seen by a Palliative Care Psychologist: An Innovative Approach to Impacting Stress Indicators. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan;35(1):5-14. PubMed PMID: 27895150
  • Haverhals LM, Manheim CE, Mor V, Ersek M, Kinosian B, Lorenz KA, Faricy-Anderson KE, Gidwani-Marszowski RA, Levy C. The experience of providing hospice care concurrent with cancer treatment in the VA. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30467792
  • Gillespie SM, Manheim C, Gilman C, Karuza J, Olsan TH, Edwards ST, Levy CR, Haverhals L. Interdisciplinary Team Perspectives on Mental Health Care in VA Home-Based Primary Care: A Qualitative Study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30424995
  • Dang S, Ruiz DI, Klepac L, Morse S, Becker P, Levy CR, Kinosian B, Edes TE. Key Characteristics for Successful Adoption and Implementation of Home Telehealth Technology in Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care: An Exploratory Study. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29969381
  • Hess PL, Gunzburger EC, Kini V, Liu CF, Jones J, Matlock D, Heidenreich PA, Levy CR, Maddox TM, Grunwald GK, Ho PM. National Trends of Hospital Performance in Acute Myocardial Infarction Care: Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011-2014. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Apr;11(4):e004282. PubMed PMID: 29650717
  • Burke RE, Hess E, Barón AE, Levy C, Donzé JD. Predicting Potential Adverse Events During a Skilled Nursing Facility Stay: A Skilled Nursing Facility Prognosis Score. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 May;66(5):930-936. PubMed PMID: 29500814
  • Holman E, Levy C, Kennedy B. Palliative Care Matters: Lessons From the Loss of a Facility Dog. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Oct;35(10):1362-1364. PubMed PMID: 29514488
  • Sales AE, Ersek M, Intrator OK, Levy C, Carpenter JG, Hogikyan R, Kales HC, Landis-Lewis Z, Olsan T, Miller SC, Montagnini M, Periyakoil VS, Reder S. Correction to: Implementing goals of care conversations with veterans in VA long-term care setting: a mixed methods protocol. Implement Sci. 2018 Feb 9;13(1):29. PubMed PMID: 29426346
  • Gillespie SM, Levy CR, Katz PR. What Exactly Is an "SNF-ist?". JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 1;178(1):153-154. PubMed PMID: 29297015
  • Kennedy LC, Binswanger IA, Mueller SR, Levy C, Matlock DD, Calcaterra SL, Koester S, Frank JW. "Those Conversations in My Experience Don't Go Well": A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Provider Experiences Tapering Long-term Opioid Medications. Pain Med. 2018 Nov 1;19(11):2201-2211. PubMed PMID: 29126138
  • Levy C. Open Spaces and Running into Clarity. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;21(2):264-265. PubMed PMID: 28846470
  • Gilman C, Haverhals L, Manheim C, Levy C. A qualitative exploration of veteran and family perspectives on medical foster homes. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2017 Dec 20;:1-24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29261436
  • Levy C. Open Spaces and Running Into Clarity. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28846470
  • Lum HD, Sudore RL, Matlock DD, Juarez-Colunga E, Jones J, Nowels M, Schwartz RS, Kutner JS, Levy CR. A Group Visit Initiative Improves Advance Care Planning Documentation among Older Adults in Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;30(4):480-490. PubMed PMID: 28720629
  • Ersek M, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Thorpe JM, Smith D, Levy CR, Gidwani R, Faricy-Anderson K, Lorenz KA, Kinosian B, Mor V. Association between aggressive care and bereaved families' evaluation of end-of-life care for veterans with non-small cell lung cancer who died in Veterans Affairs facilities. Cancer. 2017 Aug 15;123(16):3186-3194. PubMed PMID: 28419414
  • Levy C. Bereaved or Relieved Caregivers? Commentary on Events Leading to Hospital-Related Disenrollment of Hospice Patients: A Study of Primary Caregivers' Perspectives. J Palliat Med. 2017 Mar;20(3):214-215. PubMed PMID: 28240963
  • Snowden MB, Steinman LE, Bryant LL, Cherrier MM, Greenlund KJ, Leith KH, Levy C, Logsdon RG, Copeland C, Vogel M, Anderson LA, Atkins DC, Bell JF, Fitzpatrick AL. Dementia and co-occurring chronic conditions: a systematic literature review to identify what is known and where are the gaps in the evidence?. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;32(4):357-371. PubMed PMID: 28146334
  • Burke RE, Cumbler E, Coleman EA, Levy C. Post-acute care reform: Implications and opportunities for hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jan;12(1):46-51. PubMed PMID: 28125831
  • Arnett K, Sudore RL, Nowels D, Feng CX, Levy CR, Lum HD. Advance Care Planning: Understanding Clinical Routines and Experiences of Interprofessional Team Members in Diverse Health Care Settings. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Dec;34(10):946-953. PubMed PMID: 27599724
  • Levy C, Whitfield EA. Medical Foster Homes: Can the Adult Foster Care Model Substitute for Nursing Home Care?. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec;64(12):2585-2592. PubMed PMID: 27739060
  • Alemi F, Levy C, Citron BA, Williams AR, Pracht E, Williams A. Improving Prognostic Web Calculators: Violation of Preferential Risk Independence. J Palliat Med. 2016 Dec;19(12):1325-1330. PubMed PMID: 27623488
  • Sales AE, Ersek M, Intrator OK, Levy C, Carpenter JG, Hogikyan R, Kales HC, Landis-Lewis Z, Olsan T, Miller SC, Montagnini M, Periyakoil VS, Reder S. Implementing goals of care conversations with veterans in VA long-term care setting: a mixed methods protocol. Implement Sci. 2016 Sep 29;11(1):132. PubMed PMID: 27682236
  • Manheim CE, Haverhals LM, Jones J, Levy CR. Allowing Family to be Family: End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs Medical Foster Homes. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2016 Jan-Jun;12(1-2):104-25. PubMed PMID: 27143576
  • Haverhals LM, Manheim CE, Gilman CV, Jones J, Levy C. Caregivers Create a Veteran-Centric Community in VHA Medical Foster Homes. J Gerontol Soc Work. 2016 Aug-Sep;59(6):441-457. PubMed PMID: 27598768
  • Arnett K, Sudore RL, Nowels D, Feng CX, Levy CR, Lum HD. Advance Care Planning: Understanding Clinical Routines and Experiences of Interprofessional Team Members in Diverse Health Care Settings. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27599724
  • Burke RE, Whitfield EA, Hittle D, Min SJ, Levy C, Prochazka AV, Coleman EA, Schwartz R, Ginde AA. Hospital Readmission From Post-Acute Care Facilities: Risk Factors, Timing, and Outcomes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Mar 1;17(3):249-55. PubMed PMID: 26715357
  • Frank JW, Levy C, Matlock DD, Calcaterra SL, Mueller SR, Koester S, Binswanger IA. Patients' Perspectives on Tapering of Chronic Opioid Therapy: A Qualitative Study. Pain Med. 2016 Oct;17(10):1838-1847. PubMed PMID: 27207301
  • Levy CR, Alemi F, Williams AE, Williams AR, Wojtusiak J, Sutton B, Giang P, Pracht E, Argyros L. Shared Homes as an Alternative to Nursing Home Care: Impact of VA's Medical Foster Home Program on Hospitalization. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56(1):62-71. PubMed PMID: 26384495
  • Levy CR, Zargoush M, Williams AE, Williams AR, Giang P, Wojtusiak J, Kheirbek RE, Alemi F. Sequence of Functional Loss and Recovery in Nursing Homes. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56(1):52-61. PubMed PMID: 26286646
  • Wojtusiak J, Levy CR, Williams AE, Alemi F. Predicting Functional Decline and Recovery for Residents in Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56(1):42-51. PubMed PMID: 26185151
  • Gidwani R, Joyce N, Kinosian B, Faricy-Anderson K, Levy C, Miller SC, Ersek M, Wagner T, Mor V. Gap between Recommendations and Practice of Palliative Care and Hospice in Cancer Patients. J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep;19(9):957-63. PubMed PMID: 27228478
  • Hutt E, Whitfield E, Min SJ, Jones J, Weber M, Albright K, Levy C, O'Toole T. Challenges of Providing End-of-Life Care for Homeless Veterans. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 May;33(4):381-9. PubMed PMID: 25701660
  • Lum HD, Jones J, Matlock DD, Glasgow RE, Lobo I, Levy CR, Schwartz RS, Sudore RL, Kutner JS. Advance Care Planning Meets Group Medical Visits: The Feasibility of Promoting Conversations. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Mar;14(2):125-32. PubMed PMID: 26951587
  • Sutton BS, Pracht É, Williams AR, Alemi F, Williams AE, Levy C. Budget Impact Analysis of Veterans Affairs Medical Foster Homes versus Community Living Centers. Popul Health Manag. 2016 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27128142
  • Hutt E, Whitfield E, Min SJ, Jones J, Weber M, Albright K, Levy C, O'Toole T. Challenges of Providing End-of-Life Care for Homeless Veterans. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25701660
  • Burke RE, Juarez-Colunga E, Levy C, Prochazka AV, Coleman EA, Ginde AA. Rise of Post-Acute Care Facilities as a Discharge Destination of US Hospitalizations. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb 1;175(2):295-6. PubMed PMID: 25437642
  • Levy C, White H. The AMDA Foundation Futures Program: Inspiring the Next Generation of Postacute and Long-Term Care Medical Directors. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Mar;16(3):179-80. PubMed PMID: 25659619
  • Levy C, Kheirbek R, Alemi F, Wojtusiak J, Sutton B, Williams AR, Williams A. Predictors of six-month mortality among nursing home residents: diagnoses may be more predictive than functional disability. J Palliat Med. 2015 Feb;18(2):100-6. PubMed PMID: 25380219
  • Burke RE, Juarez-Colunga E, Levy C, Prochazka AV, Coleman EA, Ginde AA. Rise of post-acute care facilities as a discharge destination of US hospitalizations. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb;175(2):295-6. PubMed PMID: 25437642
  • Hutt E, Whitfield E, Min SJ, Jones J, Weber M, Albright K, Levy C, O'Toole T. Challenges of Providing End-of-Life Care for Homeless Veterans. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25701660
  • Burke RE, Rooks SP, Levy C, Schwartz R, Ginde AA. Identifying Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Nursing Home Residents in the United States. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 May 1;16(5):395-9. PubMed PMID: 25703449
  • Burke RE, Juarez-Colunga E, Levy C, Prochazka AV, Coleman EA, Ginde AA. Patient and Hospitalization Characteristics Associated With Increased Postacute Care Facility Discharges From US Hospitals. Med Care. 2015 Jun;53(6):492-500. PubMed PMID: 25906015
  • Levy CR, Alemi F, Williams AE, Williams AR, Wojtusiak J, Sutton B, Giang P, Pracht E, Argyros L. Shared Homes as an Alternative to Nursing Home Care: Impact of VA's Medical Foster Home Program on Hospitalization. Gerontologist. 2015 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26384495
  • Pracht EE, Levy CR, Williams A, Alemi F, Williams AE. The VA Medical Foster Home Program, Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, and Avoidable Hospitalizations. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26250930
  • Frank JW, Levy C, Calcaterra SL, Hoppe JA, Binswanger IA. Naloxone Administration in US Emergency Departments, 2000-2011. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26621354
  • Mor V, Joyce NR, Coté DL, Gidwani RA, Ersek M, Levy CR, Faricy-Anderson KE, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Kinosian BP, Lorenz KA, Shreve ST. The rise of concurrent care for veterans with advanced cancer at the end of life. Cancer. 2015 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26670795
  • Frank JW, Binswanger IA, Calcaterra SL, Brenner LA, Levy C. Non-medical use of prescription pain medications and increased emergency department utilization: Results of a national survey. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Dec 1;157:150-7. PubMed PMID: 26564754
  • Levy CR, Zargoush M, Williams AE, Williams AR, Giang P, Wojtusiak J, Kheirbek RE, Alemi F. Sequence of Functional Loss and Recovery in Nursing Homes. Gerontologist. 2015 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26286646
  • Wojtusiak J, Levy CR, Williams AE, Alemi F. Predicting Functional Decline and Recovery for Residents in Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes. Gerontologist. 2015 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26185151
  • Lum HD, Mody L, Levy CR, Ginde AA. Pandemic influenza plans in residential care facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul;62(7):1310-6. PubMed PMID: 24852422
  • Burke RE, Jones CD, Levy C, Ginde AA. Electronic communication capabilities of residential care facilities at times of transition. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul;62(7):1381-3. PubMed PMID: 25039508
  • Rolland Y, Resnick B, Katz PR, Little MO, Ouslander JG, Bonner A, Geary CR, Schumacher KL, Thompson S, Martin FC, Wilbers J, Zúñiga F, Ausserhofer D, Schwendimann R, Schüssler S, Dassen T, Lohrmann C, Levy C, Whitfield E, de Souto Barreto P, Etherton-Beer C, Dilles T, Azermai M, Bourgeois J, Orrell M, Grossberg GT, Kergoat H, Thomas DR, Visschedijk J, Taylor SJ, OPERA Study Team, Handajani YS, Widjaja NT, Turana Y, Rantz MJ, Skubic M, Morley JE. Nursing home research: the first International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) research conference. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 May;15(5):313-25. PubMed PMID: 24767432
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Geriatric Medicine

General Information

Department: Medicine-Health Care Policy Research
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