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1478 Articles Matching "costs"

How To Fix A Broken System: Caring For Spine Pain And Disability

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Low back and neck pain are the number one cause of disability in the world. Eight out of 10 people will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their life and treatment costs billions of dollars each year. Adding to this burden are other spine conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, scoli......
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Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates....
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Billionaires’ Initiative Targets Costs From Chronically Ill Patients, Which Make Up Vast Majority Of Health Spending

Sep 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The initiative, created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase, is geared toward cutting health care costs, and recent moves signal where officials are looking to improve...
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Medicaid spending hits $592.2 billion in 2017, 73 million in enrollment

Sep 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new federal report shows Medicaid is quickly on its way to become a $1 trillion program. However, the brunt of the spending continues to be on non-expansion enrollees, despite administration fears over costs of...
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California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

Sep 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
California's insurance commissioner accused pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe Humira, tainting their relationship with patients and driving up insurance...
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Some startup insurers are ditching the deductible

Sep 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients'...
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All-payer claims databases: a work in progress

Sep 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Although 16 states have all-payer claims databases, there's no evidence they have helped lower healthcare costs. Advocates say the databases should empower lawmakers and consumers by providing reliable...
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Paying People To Lower Their Cholesterol Works But Is It Cost-Effective?

Sep 15, 2018 , Forbes
Offering financial rewards to patients who lower their bad cholesterol by adhering to statin regimens could help prevent heart disease, but there are lingering questions about whether such a strategy is worth the added healthcare...
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Want To Know What Opioid Lawyers Are Up To In Texas? It Costs Thousands To Find Out

Sep 14, 2018 , Forbes
Texas counties are asking for more than $20,000 to fulfill requests to inspect the billing records of the lawyers they hired to sue the opioid...
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There’s A Crisis In Confidence For Americans In What Anyone In Washington Is Doing To Curb Drug Prices

Sep 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Just 23 percent approve of steps President Donald Trump has taken to lower high drug costs, but only 20 percent approve of what Democrats in Congress are doing and 16 percent approve of how Republicans are handling the problem. Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Alex Azar promises the administration has "disruptive" changes coming....
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Separated families sue Trump administration over mental health treatment

Sep 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The US government should cover mental health treatment costs for immigrant children who officials separated from their parents, a new lawsuit argues....
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Latin America Offers Sound Diagnosis For E-Health Investors

Sep 13, 2018 , Forbes
As Latin America’s population ages, e-health companies that help patients, doctors and health care providers connect and reduce costs are on the...
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Low Health Literacy Costs U.S. Employers $5 Billion A Year

Sep 13, 2018 , Forbes
Low health literacy costs employers and health insurers $4.8 billion annually in administrative expenses, Accenture...
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Lawmakers call for greater oversight of air ambulance operators

Sep 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) urged the agency to use regulatory action to curb the growing costs of emergency air...
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Hospitals Band Together to Manufacture Essential Generic Drugs

Sep 12, 2018 , RxList
Tired of the high drug costs and shortages of lifesaving generic drugs, major hospitals and hospital systems in the United States, including the Mayo Clinic, have come together to create Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic drug...
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Health Law Rates To Drop 9.3% In New Jersey As Hike Request Fails

Sep 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In other news on health insurance costs, rate hikes will remain flat for thousands of retired state employees and teachers in Georgia, who were expecting...
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Youth soccer injury prevention program saves healthcare costs

Sep 08, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - An injury prevention program tailored to children's soccer is not only more effective than typical warmups and stretches at keeping players safe, it's also associated with lower healthcare costs, a Swiss study suggests....
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Mobile health app boosts HCAHPS scores, lowers costs at South Shore Health System

Sep 08, 2018 , Mobile Health News
The pregnancy app, developed in-house with some help, allowed the hospital to improve its OB-maternity HCAHPS by 68 percent and cut printing costs for paper handouts by...
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Commentary: Why FDA’s software precertification program may be bad for business

Sep 08, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Epstein Becker & Green's Bradley Merrill Thompson says the FDA's much-touted program is riddled with unseen costs and unanswered...
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‘Food Is Medicine’ Concept Flourishes As States Seek Innovative Solutions Toward Lowering Health Costs

Sep 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
For example, physicians in a dozen states write “prescriptions” for fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and groceries — scripts that can be exchanged for tokens to buy produce. In other public health news: cancer, flu shots, supplements, the power of thoughts, scooter injuries and...
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