healthcare costs

Three Big Reasons U.S. Healthcare Spending Outpaces Other High-Income CountriesA new study looks at how U.S. healthcare spending compares to 10 other high-income countries. Here are three of the biggest areas in which U.S. spending is higher.
How to help parents cut healthcare costsThe cost of healthcare can be overwhelming for patients’ families. Here are ways to cut parents’ out-of-pocket medical expenses and even help your bottom line.
No insurance is growing problem for heart patients, providersTwo new studies address the financial implications of unexpected major healthcare expenses for common cardiovascular conditions and procedures.
Ten ways hospitals can manage rising drug costs
Ten ways hospitals can manage rising drug costsFluctuations in drug pricing and medication shortages are among the reasons for rising drug prices. Learn how you can protect your hospital’s bottom line.
Survey reveals how patients believe providers can drive better outcomesA study from West reveals interesting findings about patient engagement, prevention, wellness, and quality of care.
Food stamp program participation could impact health costsA new study reveals how participation in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program could impact healthcare costs for low-income individuals.
Retailers and PBMs Laud Generic/Biosimilar Savings
Retailers and PBMs Laud Generic/Biosimilar SavingsSavings from generic and biosimilar drugs are making PBMs and pharmacies, as well as patients, happy.
Small Drops in Vaccination Rates Could Cause Big Increases in Health-Care CostsA 5% drop in MMR vaccine use could lead to as much as $4.1 million in health-care costs.
Three ways payers can help consumers make wise healthcare decisionsPayers can facilitate action on the part of physicians to appreciate the growing awareness and financial responsibility of their patients and to better use a shared decision-making approach. Here’s three ways how.
Three attributes of successful healthcare cost transparency toolsMany healthcare organizations’ cost transparency tools fall short on goals and member usage because they fail to incorporate these critical elements.