Healthcare Cost & Expenditures

December 13, 2017
Overuse of medical services has been a costly issue in US healthcare for decades. Now in its fifth year, the Choosing Wisely initiative from ABIM Foundation seeks to increase conversations between physicians and patients to help them make wise decisions about appropriate care and reduce the use of low-value services.
December 13, 2017
US healthcare spending is on the rise, and is expected to comprise over 20% of the gross domestic product by 2025. Current expenditures are expected to double by 2060 if the pace of spending in the past decade continues. In this healthcare landscape, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) have increasingly become the subject of scrutiny, as IVDs are perceived as contributing to soaring costs.
December 13, 2017
Transformative therapies with high up-front costs will exacerbate the need to address gaps between payers when costs and benefits occur at different times.
December 12, 2017
Amending regulations to expand the “safe harbor” by allowing predeductible coverage of high-value services and medications for chronic diseases would provide Americans a plan option that better meets their clinical and financial needs.
December 12, 2017
Right now is a critical time for the healthcare industry to evaluate how patients are financially burdened by novel treatments that can provide tremendous outcomes, said Joshua R. Richter, MD, of the John Theurer Cancer Center.
December 11, 2017
Is transfusion dependence a barrier to hospice utilization among older patients with leukemia who are enrolled in Medicare?
December 11, 2017
A presentation at the fall live meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition® focused on the clinical and economic consequences of not meeting glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes.
December 08, 2017
Los Angeles County found that investing in supportive housing and combating homelessness among people with complex medical and behavioral health issues ultimately saved the county money.
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