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These fees affect uninsured Americans and privately insured patients who use out-of-network physicians.
Findings were from private practice pain management clinics for opioid patients.
There was no difference in the rate at which orders were placed across study arms for pediatric-focused clinicians.
Studies suggest that significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.
First-in-class drugs are fast-tracked, while follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to be approved.
Higher prices and taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say.
Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.
"We don't yet know for sure what the Republican 'replacement' for the ACA is going to be, because they don't know themselves."
The greatest areas of growth in absolute terms were inpatient well-newborn care, ADHD and asthma.
The highest spending was on diabetes, ischemic heart disease and low back and neck pain in 2013.
There were greater reductions in readmission rates compared with those at non-penalized hospitals.
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.
Patients are increasingly being charged for overnight visits to the emergency room and urgent care facility.
This physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative showed that the delivery of primary care has improved, but expenses and patient experiences have not.
There were meaningful changes in insurance status, location and type of ER visits seen in first year of ACA.
The option to renew a registration online after the expiration date will no longer be available.
The cost of brand-name drugs for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than the inflation rate.
Strategy would encourage manufacturers and insurers to share accountability for clinical outcomes