The study found that rebates were associated with increases in out-of-pocket costs for patients by an average of $6 for those with commercial insurance, $13 for Medicare patients and $39 for the uninsured.
Researchers examined the associations between Medicare Advantage star ratings, which are created using data from all enrollees in a plan, and disparities in care for racial/ethnic minorities and enrollees with lower income and less education.
Financing a sustainable global ocean economy may require a Paris Agreement type effort, according to a new report from an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia.
What The Study Did: Researchers examined social connectedness among Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What The Study Did: Researchers estimated the extent Medicare Part B medical services would have been subject to prior authorization under private insurance coverage policies and calculated the associated spending.
Free access to essential medicines increases patient adherence to taking medication by 35 per cent and reduces total health spending by an average of over $1,000 per patient per year, according to a two-year study led by Unity Health Toronto researchers that tested the effects of providing patients with free and convenient access to a carefully selected set of medications.
USC Schaeffer Center researchers found Medicare has significant financial incentives to partner with Medicaid to treat the majority of hepatitis C cases.
A new analysis conducted by the West Health Policy Center and released by its Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA) estimates that the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) could result in hundreds of billions of dollars in lower commercial health insurance costs by 2030.
This new scientific study shows significant benefit of the PolarCap® System in Player Recovery from Sports-Related Concussions, and paves the way for US market clearance with submission of 510(k) pre-market notification to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the PolarCap® System.
Twenty dollars a month might not seem like a lot to pay for health insurance. But for people getting by on $15,000 a year, it's enough to make some drop their coverage - especially if they're healthy, a new study of Medicaid expansion participants in Michigan finds. That could keep them from getting preventive or timely care, and could leave their insurance company with a sicker pool of patients than before.