Articles for Healthcare Cost & Expenditures
April 23, 2017 | Christina Mattina
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.
April 22, 2017 | Laura Joszt
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.
April 21, 2017 | Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
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.
April 21, 2017 | Nancy D. Beaulieu, PhD; Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH; Robert Wild, MS, MPH; and Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
High-cost patients are only modestly concentrated in specific hospitals and healthcare markets.
April 20, 2017 | Joseph Alvarnas, MD
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.
April 20, 2017 | S. Mantravadi, PhD, MS, MPH
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.
April 19, 2017 | Joanna P. MacEwan, PhD; John J. Sheehan, PhD; Wes Yin, PhD; Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, PhD; Jeffrey Sullivan, MS; Desi Peneva, MS; Iftekhar Kalsekar, PhD; and Anne L. Peters, MD
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.
April 18, 2017 |
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.