Healthcare Cost

Report Documents Grim Current Status and Future of US Hospitals

March 25th 2021, 7:46pm


Survey responses of 320 US hospitals highlight the dire consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on facilities and point to a future of ongoing financial and staffing challenges.

Medicare Patients With CLL Continue to Face High Costs Related to AEs

March 24th 2021, 9:07pm


More than two-thirds of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) survived at least 2 years but were highly susceptible to adverse events (AEs), in a recent study.

Comparing Costs of Wound Therapy in the Post-Acute Setting

March 20th 2021, 6:00pm


Wound care is costly, costing at least $28.1 billion annually for the Medicare population alone. Treating patients with wounds can be complex as they often have multiple comorbidities that impede wound healing.

The Broad Appeal of VBID and Support From Pharma

March 19th 2021, 7:19pm


Generally, life sciences companies are aligned around the benefit of using value-based insurance design (VBID) to address health care costs and ensure that medications get to the patients who need them.

White, Brown Bagging of Therapies Creates Extra Steps for Oncology Practices

March 18th 2021, 10:30pm


Pharmacists from the Cleveland Clinic discuss the impact of payer dispensing requirements, known as white bagging and brown bagging, on oncology practices and on patients.

Shifting Dialysis Away From Employer-Based Coverage Cost Medicare $3 Billion, Study Finds

March 18th 2021, 3:00pm


The study examined the cost to Medicare when patients with end-stage renal disease switched from their employer-based health insurance to Medicare between 2007 and 2017 before the end of the 30-month coordination period.

VBID Can Be a Tool to Address Health Care Affordability Concerns of Consumers

March 17th 2021, 8:29pm


A panel of experts provided consumer insights into value-based insurance design (VBID) and how the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed consumer behaviors in a way that VBID may be able to address as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Early Adopters of VBID Sought to Remove Barriers to High-Value Care

March 17th 2021, 1:30pm


A desire to remove barriers to high-value care and provide services that would improve health and quality of life drove early adopters of value-based insurance design (VBID).

Nonmedical Switching Led to Gaps in COPD Care, Study Says

March 16th 2021, 10:45pm


After Medicare Part D plans stopped covering a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) therapy, patients had gaps in care and increased out-of-pocket costs, according to a recent study.

Are Payment Reform Efforts Enough to Fix Future Medicare Financing Woes?

March 11th 2021, 10:30pm


During a session presented at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) National Health Policy Conference, Michael Chernew, PhD, the director of Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab at Harvard Medical School, and Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, founding director at Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, discussed the potential for Medicare innovation and reforms in 2021 and beyond.