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Excess Fees by Physicians Causing Financial Burden for Patients

Excess Fees by Physicians Causing Financial Burden for Patients

These fees affect uninsured Americans and privately insured patients who use out-of-network physicians.

Satisfaction Influenced by Patient Perception of Provider Concerns

Satisfaction Influenced by Patient Perception of Provider Concerns

Findings were from private practice pain management clinics for opioid patients.

Providing Price Information Has Varying Effects for Type of Clinician

Providing Price Information Has Varying Effects for Type of Clinician

There was no difference in the rate at which orders were placed across study arms for pediatric-focused clinicians.

High Health Care Deductibles Burden Many Families

High Health Care Deductibles Burden Many Families

Studies suggest that significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.

Higher Drug Prices Driven by Excessive FDA Regulations

Higher Drug Prices Driven by Excessive FDA Regulations

First-in-class drugs are fast-tracked, while follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to be approved.

Higher Tobacco Control May Save Lives and Generate More Income

Higher Tobacco Control May Save Lives and Generate More Income

Higher prices and taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say.

Breast Cancer Screenings Increase Since ACA Initiation

Breast Cancer Screenings Increase Since ACA Initiation

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.

Senate Begins Fight to Appeal the ACA

Senate Begins Fight to Appeal the ACA

"We don't yet know for sure what the Republican 'replacement' for the ACA is going to be, because they don't know themselves."

US Health Care Spending on Children Soars

US Health Care Spending on Children Soars

The greatest areas of growth in absolute terms were inpatient well-newborn care, ADHD and asthma.

Increasing Health Care Spending in the US Continues

Increasing Health Care Spending in the US Continues

The highest spending was on diabetes, ischemic heart disease and low back and neck pain in 2013.

Lower Readmission Rates in Hospitals With ACA Program Penalties

Lower Readmission Rates in Hospitals With ACA Program Penalties

There were greater reductions in readmission rates compared with those at non-penalized hospitals.

Physicians for Universal Health Care?

Physicians for Universal Health Care?

Despite our love for a fee-for-service health-care system, health care in the US costs individuals and the government more than in any other industrialized nation — while providing less.

Overnight ER Visits Causing Medical Bill Surcharges

Overnight ER Visits Causing Medical Bill Surcharges

Patients are increasingly being charged for overnight visits to the emergency room and urgent care facility.

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

This physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

Update on the 'Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative'

Update on the 'Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative'

Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative showed that the delivery of primary care has improved, but expenses and patient experiences have not.

Medicare Expansion Varies Insurance Status of ER Visits

Medicare Expansion Varies Insurance Status of ER Visits

There were meaningful changes in insurance status, location and type of ER visits seen in first year of ACA.

Critical Changes in DEA Registration Renewal Process

Critical Changes in DEA Registration Renewal Process

The option to renew a registration online after the expiration date will no longer be available.

Soaring Costs of Prescriptions for Elderly Continue

Soaring Costs of Prescriptions for Elderly Continue

The cost of brand-name drugs for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than the inflation rate.

Outcomes-Based Pricing Suggested for Expensive, Novel Drugs

Outcomes-Based Pricing Suggested for Expensive, Novel Drugs

Strategy would encourage manufacturers and insurers to share accountability for clinical outcomes

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