Posts tagged ‘cost reduction’

Reference Pricing — Coming soon to a health plan near you?


There is great interest in reference pricing in the US for select medical procedures and branded drugs. While only 10% of mid-sized and large employers are utilizing reference pricing, more than 2/3 of employers have an interest in this payment technique. If it takes hold, there is a potential impact on utilization, revenue and quality of care that manufacturers will need to address.

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Continue Reading November 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM 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

Compensation Specialists Via Episodic Payments Lowers the Cost of Care, According to Study


Compensating oncologists via episodic payments lowers the cost of care significantly compared to FFS payment.

Continue Reading March 30, 2015 at 3:08 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

Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program to Give Incentive Payment Boost to 37% More Hospitals in 2015 Than 2014


in 2015, 463 more hospitals will be seeing a Medicare value-based purchasing program payment boost than 2014.

Continue Reading March 18, 2015 at 9:17 AM Leave a comment

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