Effect of High-Deductible Insurance on Health Care Use in Bipolar Disorder
High-deductible health plan members with bipolar disorder experienced a reduction in nonpsychiatrist mental health provider visits but no changes in other utilization.
Cost Burden of Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in Commercially Insured Patients
Rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in a commercially insured population doubled after availability of new direct-acting antivirals. Member out-of-pocket spending was kept low while the health plan bore 99% of spending on HCV medications.
High-Deductible Insurance: Two-Year Emergency Department and Hospital Use
High-deductible health plan members had sustained reductions in emergency department visits over 2 years but initial reductions in hospital utilization and costs were not sustained.
High-Deductible Health Plans and Costs and Utilization of Maternity Care
High-deductible benefit design was associated with increased out-of-pocket costs for maternity care, but had no adverse impacts on receipt of recommended prenatal and postpartum care.
Use of Well-Child Visits in High-Deductible Health Plans
When preventive care was exempt from the deductible, well-child visits did not change for children switching from traditional plans to high-deductible plans.
Changing Medication Use in Managed Care: A Critical Review of the Available Evidence
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