1558 Articles Matching "costs"

Ageism Costs Billions in Health Care Dollars

Nov 17, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Ageism Costs Billions in Health Care DollarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2018 12:00:00...
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Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

Nov 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who don't get these gifts, a U.S. study suggests....
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Poor Worker Health Costs U.S. Employers Half Trillion Dollars A Year

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
Poor worker health costs U.S. employers $530 billion a year, the Integrated Benefits Institute...
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After Reorganization And Promises To Save Money On Connecticut’s Inmate Care, State Official Expects Increase Of $7M

Nov 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After UConn Health explained it couldn't sustain the health care needs of 14,000 prisoners in the face of budget cuts, the state took it over and announced it could save $8 million in costs. Now, officials are presenting a different picture, saying older inmates require better care and startup costs are high. News on care of prisoners comes out of California, Ohio and New Hampshire,...
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California Clears CVS-Aetna Deal After Concession To 'Not Increase Premiums'

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
California regulators approved CVS Health's acquisition of Aetna after securing a commitment to "not increase premiums as a result of acquisition...
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German health minister calls for faster adoption of biosimilar drugs

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
Germany's health minister Jens Spahn has called for faster adoption of cheaper copies of biotech drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases to reign in rising public healthcare costs....
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with untreated hearing loss incur substantially higher total health care costs compared to those who don't have hearing loss -- an average of 46%, totaling $22,434 per person over a decade, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt......
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Viewpoints: Time To Right A Serious Wrong And Ban Menthol Cigarettes; Problems With Single-Payer Go Beyond Costs

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health topics and...
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Medicare Costs Drop As Humana Shifts Doctors To Value-Based Models

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Medical costs were 15.6% lower for seniors enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans that paid physicians via value-based models last year, the insurer...
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Express Scripts looks to limit rebate model, lower drug costs in 2019

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Express Scripts will add approved lower-cost generics to its National Preferred Flex Formulary and exclude the branded drug, and possibly other drugs in the therapy class, from its...
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Few people exercise as much as they should—contributing $117 billion in annual US health costs

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Only 26 percent of men, 19 percent of women and 20 percent of adolescents meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for physical...
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Medicaid birthing model yields success for CMS

Nov 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal initiative targeting pregnant Medicaid patients reduced medical costs for both mothers and their...
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These Founders Use Empathy To Revolutionize The U.S. Healthcare System

Nov 09, 2018 , Forbes
With high healthcare costs and poor health outcomes, the U.S. medical system is ripe for disruption. This duo of Harvard and MIT computer science graduates have built software to help better facilitate care management of patients driven from their own experiences with the healthcare...
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Cardiac devices can cost six times more in U.S. than in Europe

Nov 09, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Implanted heart devices like pacemakers and stents can cost two to six times more in the U.S. than in Germany, where costs are among the lowest in Europe, a recent study suggests....
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Companies Embark On Initiative With Hospitals To Chart Ways For Lowering High Costs Of Childbirth

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Few details have been worked out, but one approach is to recommend hospitals to workers where fewer complications and better outcomes occur. In other industry news, the CEO of Kaiser Permanente discusses the quality of care and its...
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U.S. companies team up with hospitals to reduce employee maternity costs

Nov 08, 2018 , Reuters
General Electric Co and other large companies are trying to chip away at rising childbirth costs for U.S. employees, working directly with hospitals to reduce cesarean sections and related complications....
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'Meat taxes' would save many lives and cut health care costs, study says

Nov 08, 2018 , CNN Health
It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global "meat tax" could save 220,000 lives and cut health care bills by $41 billion each year, according to a new study....
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Health experts propose a red meat tax to recoup $172 billion in health care-costs

Nov 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
Researchers at Oxford University want governments around the world to introduce a tax on red and processed...
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How Walmart Beats Amazon In The Big Easy

Nov 07, 2018 , Forbes
Walmart and Ochsner Health Network in New Orleans are offering a new "accountable care plan" to employees that could be a national model to reducing costs and improving quality of care to the retailer's U.S....
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Stroke Survivors And Those At Risk Urged To Focus On Yoga And Tai Chi

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
One of Australia’s biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found. Stroke costs the country $5 billion a year through treatment and loss of productivity, affecting 56,000 Australians in 2017, equivalent ......
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