With continued evaluation and adaptation, ACOs promise to provide sustainable reform of healthcare costs and management for the future.
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.
Recession and recovery, as well as implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage.
There was an increase in mean Medicare costs after discharge that were linked to severity of pre-admission impairment.
Improvement in medication-taking behavior have resulted in cost savings over one year for HTN, DM and hyperlipidemia.
Minorities and uninsured are the most affected, researchers say.
Education concerning cost could improve efficiency and decrease costs, researchers say.
Republicans have capitalized on the misunderstood concept that the ACA is responsible for their health premiums going up and misleading voters to turn them against the ACA.
This nine-point plan includes streamlining in billing, reduction in high facility fees and reducing drug costs.
There were no differences in overall care ratings, receipt of preventive services and acute care use.
State budget projections were accurate for federal, state, and Medicaid spending.
For older adults with multimorbidity, having a specialist as their primary caregiver was linked to a lower continuity of care.
Small practices with one or two physicians have lower overall spending than large practices.
The three-year return on investments for the prevention program was estimated to be as high as 42%.
Raising the cost of unhealthy foods significantly reduces their intake.
In the United States, dermatological conditions cost $75 billion in 2013, researchers say.
A high adherence to bronchiolitis clinical pathway recommendations is linked to shorter LOS and lower costs.
Tobacco-related diseases caused 12% of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012.
Studies suggest that significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.
Strategy would encourage manufacturers and insurers to share accountability for clinical outcomes
The mean costs was lower and the mean number of quality-adjusted life-years was higher in the intervention group.
Without supplemental insurance, out-of-pocket costs average 25% of their annual earnings.
The number of patients living with CLL is projected to increase 55% by 2025 and costs are set to rise 590%.
Prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense, report shows.
Although a hospital may be in an insurance network, the treating physician may not be.
Direct and indirect remuneration fees and copay claw-back fees often skew the cost of prescription medications.
This study shows that considerable costs are associated with smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, hypertension and diabetes among employees.
This study shows that full-time, trained communication facilitators may improve quality of care for patients and reduce overall costs in the ICU.
Physician costs on health IT increased by 40% between 2009 and 2015 and are expected to continue increasing.
This study suggests that the US is spending $78.5 billion a year on health care, lost of productivity and treatment programs on opioid abusers.