New AHIP Report in AJMC Highlights Rising Prices for Hospital Services, 2008-2010
A new study published in the March issue of The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) provides new data on trends in hospital prices across the country. The report, conducted by researchers at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), found that from 2008 to 2010 inpatient hospital prices increased 8.2% per year with wide variation in price levels and growth rates across states and localities.
Pitt Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
A new study published online today in The American Journal of Managed Care found that in Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost-saving compared to no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while also improving health outcomes. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC note that policymakers and insurers should consider generic-only coverage, rather than no gap coverage, to both conserve healthcare resources and improve health.
Two Industry Leaders Align to Bring Value-Based Medicine® to New Heights in the Managed Care Community
The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) announced today a strategic alliance program with the Center for Value Based Medicine. As a leader in providing unique information systems and developing unique strategies for patients, physicians, and organizations to ensure success in the healthcare field, the Center shares a passion with AJMC for advancing the discussion of Value-Based Medicine® and related healthcare analyses and services.
Cigna Study: Post-Hospital Discharge Outreach Reduces Readmissions 22 Percent for High Risk Gastrointestinal, Heart, and Lower Respiratory Patients
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. January 2, 2012 -- A randomized control study of 3,988 high-risk gastrointestinal, heart or lower respiratory patients by global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) found that prioritized, telephonic outreach by health plan case managers following hospital discharge reduced future readmissions by 22 percent. The results of the study are published in the December 2012 issue of the independent, peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care.
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