A study published in The American Journal of Managed Care®
) was highlighted in Becker’s Hospital Review
and RevCycle Intelligence
articles discussing how care coordination reduces emergency department (ED) costs. The study, “ED-Based Care Coordination Reduces Costs for Frequent ED Users
,” found that patients enrolled in the program had 35% fewer ED visits and 31% fewer ED admissions, which led to a 15% reduction in ED costs. The authors concluded that future efforts to promote population health and control costs may benefit from incorporating similar programs into acute care delivery systems.
The National Pharmaceutical Council’s
CER Daily Newsfeed on Thursday included 2 articles from the AJMC®
newsroom. The first article, “How Value Frameworks Define Durable Survival of New Immuno-Oncology Agents
,” covered a study that found new immuno-oncology agents are providing durable survival for some patients, but the cost of these treatments is very high, which is a cause for concern. The second article, “The Impact High OOP Costs Have on Patients Filling Prescriptions for Oral Cancer Drugs
,” reported on study findings that concluded that while patients with cancer may have more options for oral cancer medications, high out-of-pocket costs still prevent a barrier to access.