February 2018

Dual Enrollees Experience Higher Levels of Spending

January 21, 2018


Patients dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid have higher levels of Medicare spending compared to other beneficiaries, and it can impact hospitals' performance on a Medicare cost measure, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness in Multiple Myeloma Treatments

January 06, 2018


New drugs to treat multiple myeloma (MM) have provided clinical benefits, but a study published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy found not all of them can be considered cost effective.

New Value-Based Insurance Plan Helps Consumers Who Use Healthcare the Most

September 12, 2017


As the healthcare industry struggles to address rising costs and unaffordable care, attention is turning to value-based benefit design options. Altarum has released its outline for a new value-based insurance design model that it will test at pilot sites across the country.