643 Articles Matching "spending"

The consumerization of healthcare: the good, the bad, the baffling

Feb 16, 2019 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
As consumers start to drive their healthcare experience, concerns about healthcare spending savvy and information overload come to...
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CIOs focus on proving IT's usefulness to drive adoption

Feb 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
After spending billions of dollars on new technology solutions, healthcare leaders must figure out ways to ensure a solid return investment. Children's Health CIO Pamela Arora and Centura Health CIO Ken Lee explain their IT strategies for...
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Research Roundup: Spending On Elderly Patients; Suicide; And Race And Health Coverage

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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Gilead accused of funneling kickbacks to providers to boost sales

Feb 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Gilead Sciences is accused of giving kickbacks to healthcare organizations, government agencies, universities and community groups to boost sales of its hepatitis and HIV drugs, resulting in billions of dollars in excess government...
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Partners-Care New England deal barely bumps Mass. healthcare spending

Feb 14, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The proposed merger of Partners HealthCare and Care New England won't have a dramatic effect on Massachusetts healthcare spending, even if care patterns significantly change, according to the Massachusetts Health Policy...
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NACDS urges DIR reform in statement to House committee

Feb 14, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
In comments to the House Ways and Means committee, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores pointed out that DIR fee reform can reduce patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs and overall healthcare spending, Read More...
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New Reinsurance Model In Medicare Part D

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
CMS is proposing a voluntary, 5-year model that would target rising reinsurance costs in Part D. Participating plans would be issued a target level of spending in the catastrophic segment of the Part D benefit. Plans would reap savings from spending less, while spending more would imply...
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Employer-sponsored healthcare spending reaches record high

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
People are essentially paying more for the same amount of care. Average utilization across all sectors only grew 0.5% from 2016 to 2017, but spending rose 4.2% led by a 3.6% hike in prices, according to a new...
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Medicare, Medicaid contain costs better than private insurers, study says

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
While Republican lawmakers insist trimming Medicare and Medicaid is the only way to rein in federal spending, researchers have found the programs have done a better job at controlling spending than private...
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As Study Shows Hospital Price Growth Is Main Driver Of Health Care Spending, Experts Warn Consolidations Will Make It Worse

Feb 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"What is most worrying to me is that there has been fairly profound consolidation among hospitals and when they gain market power they have the ability to raise prices," said Zack Cooper, the study's co-author. "They have the ability to gain more favorable contractual terms, which allows them to raise prices and resist the new, more sensible payment reforms." In other news from the health industry: artificial hip lawsuits, out-of-pocket costs, insulin pumps and surprise medical bills....
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Hospital price growth driving healthcare spending

Feb 05, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospital prices for inpatient care grew 42% from 2007 to 2014 while physician prices rose 18%, according to a new study. This trend should direct policy reform, researchers...
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IQVIA report: Pharma market to top $1.5T by 2023

Jan 30, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
An average of 54 new active substance launches per year are expected over the next five years, and two-thirds of launches will be specialty products, lifting specialty share of spending to near 50% by 2023 in most developed markets, the report said. Read More...
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More screen time for toddlers is tied to poorer development a few years later, study says

Jan 29, 2019 , CNN Health
Among toddlers, spending a lot of time staring at screens is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study....
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MACPAC wants Congress to slow down DSH cuts

Jan 25, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal advisory panel on Medicaid wants Congress to gradually slow down reductions in payments to disproportionate-share hospitals and to change an outdated methodology used for allocating spending under the...
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Rising insulin prices drive higher diabetes care spending

Jan 23, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The average cost of managing Type 1 diabetes spiked by nearly $6,000 from 2012 to 2016, thanks in large part to insulin prices nearly doubling during that...
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Azar's reference drug pricing model makes inroads with GOP

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration's idea to tie Medicare drug spending to other countries' lower prices is popular with progressive Democrats, but can HHS Secretary Alex Azar bring Senate Republicans on...
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Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

Jan 17, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net...
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Study: Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids

Jan 16, 2019 , WebMD
Fast food, candy, sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks accounted for 86 percent of food ad spending on black-targeted TV programming, and 82 percent of ad spending on Spanish-language TV, according to a new...
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Medicare changes could have some patients paying more for drugs

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients....
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California Governor Proposes Increases For Health Spending And Spotlights Homelessness Crisis In Budget

Jan 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
California Gov. Gavin Newsom projects a massive $21.5 billion surplus as growth slows for Medi-Cal. State legislature news comes out of New York, Georgia and Virginia, as...
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