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Double Trouble: High-Deductible Plans Raise Maternity Care Costs Across 2 Calendar Years

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we're talking with the author of a study published in the June 2024 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® about how annual high-deductible insurance plans increase maternity care costs when pregnancies cross 2 calendar years.

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we're talking with the University of Southern California's Erin Duffy, PhD, MPH, an author of a study published in the June 2024 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®.

Her study, "Deductible Double Jeopardy: Patients May Pay More Out of Pocket When Pregnancy Crosses 2 Years," discusses how annual high-deductible insurance plans may increase maternity care costs when pregnancies cross 2 calendar years, causing patients to hit their cost-sharing limits twice.

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