cost of care

As Diabetes Numbers Rise, Costs Mount
As Diabetes Numbers Rise, Costs MountThe pharmacist's role in diabetes care will only continue to grow.
What’s behind wide-scale hospital price variations?
What’s behind wide-scale hospital price variations?Report offers some clues regarding healthcare spending disparities
Does ‘shoppable’ data drive higher value healthcare?New Health Care Cost Institute analysis examines the value that can be derived from providing cost and quality information for non-emergency healthcare services.
Medical schools tackle care costsCost issues work their way into medical school curricula
Does Medicaid mean poorer care?Although low-income families gained greater access to private insurance since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new study urges caution for policymakers looking to replace public programs that outshine private insurance for children’s healthcare.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: The real cost of immunizationMany pediatricians believe that if they pay $30 for an immunization, as long as a payer reimburses them more than $30, they’re OK, said Chip Hart. The fact is, that’s not the case, he explained during his presentation “The Business of Immunization: Protecting Kids without Destroying Your Practice.”
When cost dictates treatment, the patient losesI think that most of us would agree that new technologies generally mean better patient outcomes. But those outcomes always come with an added cost.
Essure and the risks of reoperationA new study examines the risk:benefit of the Essure device. And, does anti-osteoporosis medication in the wake of a fragility fracture reduce the risk of a future fracture? Plus: What role do high maternal blood glucose levels play in her child's future cardiovascular health?
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?A study examines whether computer-assisted detection on mammography provides sufficient benefit for the cost. Plus: Do first-time pregnancy cesarean deliveries increase the preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. And, is conventional wisdom surrounding pregnancy and cancer accurate?
What should healthcare price transparency look like?Health policy experts generally agree that properly tailored transparency tools can help to hold down prices. What is not settled at this point is what transparency should look like.