Posts filed under ‘cost of care’

MedSpan Research’s Managed Markets Perspectives


MedSpan Research’s Managed Markets Perspectives: Pay For Performance Programs are becoming more prevalent. Dialysis facilities are already using this type of reimbursement program to improve on quality measures.

Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM 1 comment

Medspan’s Tri-Weekly Newsletter–See What We Have Learned and You Should Know


In May 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 653-page rule that is likely to create the largest changes in managed Medicaid in over ten years. Read the full blog to learn more.

Continue Reading June 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM Leave a comment

Here is What MedSpan Research Has Been Up To and Learning: Our Tri-Weekly Newsletter


Recently, a Modern Healthcare survey determined that a majority of healthcare CEOs supported the transition from Fee-For-Service to Value-Based Compensation. However, their time frame of transition varies. Read our blog entry for more on this subject.

Continue Reading June 8, 2015 at 10:22 AM Leave a comment

American Healthcare Consumers’ Opinions Regarding Healthcare Depends on the Questions Asked


American Consumers’ Opinion Regarding the Affordable Care Act and the Individual Mandate that Would Charge Each Person for Not Obtaining Health Insurance Depends on the Understanding of the Question Being Asked.

Continue Reading April 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM Leave a comment

A Controversial Topic- End of Life Cost of Care Reduced in Hospice


On average, hospice saves $8,700 (12%) in cost of care per patient during the last year of life. Hospice reduces the need for hospitalizations and intensive care unit stays.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 11:06 AM Leave a comment

The Rising Cost for Elderly Living in Private Rooms in Nursing Homes


$87,600 was the national median rate for a year’s nursing home stay per resident in a private room in 2014. This has been a 4.3% increase from 2013 showing rising post-acute care costs.

Continue Reading April 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM Leave a comment

How Many Americans are Skipping Suggested Medical Attention Because of Cost?


Americans are paying more out-of-pocket costs for health care now than any other time in the past decade. At least one out of five Americans from ages 19-64 delays or completely avoids medical attention because of the cost of their deductible and co-insurance.

Continue Reading March 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM Leave a comment

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