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Assessing Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings

Assessing Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings

With continued evaluation and adaptation, ACOs promise to provide sustainable reform of healthcare costs and management for the future.

Organizational Changes Recommended for Safer Prescribing

Organizational Changes Recommended for Safer Prescribing

Doctors describe swimming against tide of patient expectations, Rx culture, and organizational constraints.

Higher Inpatient Spending Linked to Better Outcomes

Higher Inpatient Spending Linked to Better Outcomes

Investing more in inpatient care relative to longer-term nursing facilities may help reduce mortality rates, while downstream spending at skilled nursing facilities found to be a strong predictor of mortality.

Patients with Medicaid Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

Patients with Medicaid Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

Patients that are enrolled in Medicaid rate their overall health care at 7.9, on average, on a scale of 1 to 10.

Number of Uninsured American Adults Rises by Two Million

Number of Uninsured American Adults Rises by Two Million

The losses in coverage concentrated among younger adults and people buying their own health insurance policies.

Use of Health Services Largely Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

Use of Health Services Largely Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

The use of health services was largely unchanged, but expenditures of medical services increased in almost every category assessed.

Doctors, Horse Traders, and Used Car Salesmen

Doctors, Horse Traders, and Used Car Salesmen

The profession of medicine — and the delivery of health care in this country — should be free of the same kind of chicanery used to move goods on the open market.

Change in Generic Drug Prices Linked to Market Competition

Change in Generic Drug Prices Linked to Market Competition

The study noted a price change of -31.7% for quadropoly and 47.4% for monopoly.

Significant Number of Seniors Don't Seek Help for Drug Costs

Significant Number of Seniors Don't Seek Help for Drug Costs

Among the respondents who said their medication costs were a burden, 49% had not talked to their doctors about the issue.

Fewer Cardiac Arrests Seen Since ACA Health Insurance Enactment

Fewer Cardiac Arrests Seen Since ACA Health Insurance Enactment

There was an 'extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of the health care law.

Medicare Advantage Shown to Have Significant Racial Disparities

Medicare Advantage Shown to Have Significant Racial Disparities

There were more racial disparity, versus traditional Medicare, for hospital readmissions for 6 major surgeries.

Many Patients Prefer Pharmacy-Driven Model of Primary Care

Many Patients Prefer Pharmacy-Driven Model of Primary Care

Most payer reimbursement decision-makers indicated that their organization would reimburse this model.

Health Care Spending Per State Stabilized From 1991 to 2014

Health Care Spending Per State Stabilized From 1991 to 2014

Recession and recovery, as well as implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage.

Medicare Costs Soar With Pre-Admission Functional Impairments

Medicare Costs Soar With Pre-Admission Functional Impairments

There was an increase in mean Medicare costs after discharge that were linked to severity of pre-admission impairment.

Former Pharma Representatives Being Used by Health Insurers to Lower Costs

Former Pharma Representatives Being Used by Health Insurers to Lower Costs

Former pharma reps are educating doctors about costs of medications and encouraging the use of generic drugs.

Hospitals and States Could be Impacted if H-1B Visa Program Changed, Researchers Warn

Hospitals and States Could be Impacted if H-1B Visa Program Changed, Researchers Warn

"Certain states and employers relied heavily on the H-1B program, whereas others seldom, if at all, used it."

AMA Strives to Improve Drug Pricing Transparency

AMA Strives to Improve Drug Pricing Transparency

At the annual meeting, the physicians' group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients.

Healthcare Rules: How Relevant Are They Today?

Healthcare Rules: How Relevant Are They Today?

A major complaint in healthcare systems is the number of rules that have no beneficial outcomes.

Iowa Physicians Protected by New Bill With Tort Reforms

Iowa Physicians Protected by New Bill With Tort Reforms

Reforms include limiting noneconomic damages for intangibles and stronger expert witness standards.

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