Healthcare Cost & Expenditures

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A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that adding Medicare fee schedules to hospitals’ electronic health record systems did not significantly impact the number of laboratory tests ordered by physicians.
A new predictive model that relies primarily on patient demographics was able to improve predictive accuracy of identifying high-cost patients in the future at Intermountain Healthcare. The results of the study and the specifics of the model were published in >eGEMs.
At this year’s meeting, themed Fueling the Cancer Moonshot, attendees will gain a better understanding of strategies for success within the community oncology realm.
High-cost patients are only modestly concentrated in specific hospitals and healthcare markets.
As the task of describing value delivery in cancer care seems to grow in complexity the closer that we examine it, this is essential in order to both rationally control the growth of healthcare costs and ensure that we do not undermine patient care.
The oncogenic effects of the hepatitis C virus can impact patient outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and have economic implications for medical spending. This study underscores the importance of treating patients early in the disease process for savings associated with reducing the risks of HCC.
This study describes a widespread variation in medication adherence, pharmacy cost sharing, and medical spending. Increased cost sharing may decrease adherence and increase total diabetes spending.
During this year's Patient Access Network Foundation Challenge, research submitted by Kai Yeung, PharmD, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, was chosen as the paper winner. The main topic of the challenge this year had been Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications.
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