How to make health price information more accessible to consumers April 19, 2017 By Tracey Walker National survey and surveys in New York State, Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire point to a need for more actionable price information. Aggressive price growth pushes healthcare spending up November 25, 2016 By Tracey Walker Rise in use of outpatient care and professional services contributed to quicker growth in spending for the privately insured over previous years. Four ways Medicare Part D has affected costs for diabetic patients November 22, 2016 By Tracey Walker Understand Medicare Part D’s design and its coverage gap to offer the most affordable prescription drug options for patients. Top 10 states with the highest uninsured rates November 10, 2016 By Tracey Walker A new report highlights the highest uninsured rates by state. Is your state among the top 10? Copay assistance programs: Managed care pros and cons Do copay assistance program offer a long-term solution for patients? Experts weigh in. Don't overlook vaccines in value-based benefit design September 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker A new study highlights why vaccination costs should be a top consideration when evaluating benefit offerings. Drug spending rising at slower pace March 21, 2016 By Tracey Walker PBM Express Scripts shares findings from its new Drug Trend Report. Antidepressant drug coverage may require special handling November 16, 2015 By Tracey Walker A new Urban Institute study looks at the availability of antidepressants in marketplace insurance plans. Drug adherence low for patients new to diabetes therapy January 23, 2015 By Tracey Walker Many studies have shown that nonadherence to medications is associated with numerous adverse outcomes (including hospitalizations, higher costs, and increased mortality). New study says cancer survivors incur debt and have to tap alternate sources of income to pay for treatment October 09, 2014 By Lisa Smith The average cancer survivor with insurance incurs $712 in monthly bills for physician copayments, prescription drugs and other expenses related to treatment, according to a new study from Washington National’s Institute for Wellness Solutions.