The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Costs which are directly identifiable with a particular service.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The status of health in rural populations.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
The status of health in urban populations.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.
That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Statistical models of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, as well as of financial considerations. For the application of statistics to the testing and quantifying of economic theories MODELS, ECONOMETRIC is available.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.
Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
The practice of nursing in the work environment.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.
Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.
All organized methods of funding.
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
Health care provided to individuals.

Development of the physical therapy outpatient satisfaction survey (PTOPS). (1/4244)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purposes of this 3-phase study were (1) to identify the underlying components of outpatient satisfaction in physical therapy and (2) to develop a test that would yield reliable and valid measurements of these components. SUBJECTS: Three samples, consisting of 177, 257, and 173 outpatients from 21 facilities, were used in phases 1, 2, and 3, respectively. METHODS AND RESULTS: In phase 1, principal component analyses (PCAs), reliability checks, and correlations with social desirability scales were used to reduce a pool of 98 items to 32 items. These analyses identified a 5-component model of outpatient satisfaction in physical therapy. The phase 2 PCA, with a revised pool of 48 items, indicated that 4 components rather than 5 components represented the best model and resulted in the 34-item Physical Therapy Outpatient Satisfaction Survey (PTOPS). Factor analyses conducted with phase 2 and phase 3 data supported this conclusion and provided evidence for the internal validity of the PTOPS scores. The 4-component scales were labeled "Enhancers," "Detractors," "Location," and "Cost." Responses from subsamples of phase 3 subjects provided evidence for validity of scores in that the PTOPS components of "Enhancers," "Detractors," and "Cost" appeared to differentiate overtly satisfied patients from overtly dissatisfied patients. "Location" and "Enhancer" scores discriminated subjects with excellent attendance at scheduled physical therapy sessions from those with poor attendance. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: In this study, we identified components of outpatient satisfaction in physical therapy and used them to develop a test that would yield valid and reliable measurements of these components.  (+info)

Screening Mammography Program of British Columbia: pattern of use and health care system costs. (2/4244)

BACKGROUND: The use of mammography for screening asymptomatic women has increased dramatically in the past decade. This report describes the changes that have occurred in the use of bilateral mammography in British Columbia since the provincial breast cancer screening program began in 1988. METHODS: Using province-wide databases from both the breast cancer screening program and the provincial health insurance plan in BC, the authors determined the number and costs of bilateral mammography services for women aged 40 years or older between Apr. 1, 1986, and Mar. 31, 1997. Unilateral mammography was excluded because it is used for investigating symptomatic disease and screening abnormalities, and for follow-up of women who have undergone mastectomy for cancer. RESULTS: As the provincial breast cancer screening program expanded from 1 site in 1988 to 23 in 1997, it provided an increasing proportion of the bilateral mammographic examinations carried out each year in BC. In fiscal year 1996/97, 65% of bilateral mammographic examinations were performed through the screening program. The cost per examination within the screening program dropped as volume increased. Thirty percent more bilateral mammography examinations were done in 1996/97 than in 1991/92, but health care system expenditures for these services increased by only 4% during the same period. In calendar year 1996, 21% of new breast cancers were diagnosed as a result of a screening program visit. INTERPRETATION: Substantial increases in health care expenditures have been avoided by shifting bilateral mammography services to the provincial screening program, which has a lower cost per screening visit.  (+info)

The economic burden of asthma: direct and indirect costs in Switzerland. (3/4244)

Asthma mortality increased in Switzerland between 1980 and 1994. This study aimed to assess the economic burden of asthma in this country. Chart reviews were conducted for the last five patients seen for asthma in physician practices in 1996 and 1997. Direct expenditures and indirect costs for asthma-related morbidity were determined. A total of 589 patient charts were completely analysed, including 117 children's charts, obtained from 120 office-based physicians. The annual direct medical costs were CHF 1,778 and the mean annual indirect costs were CHF 1,019 per patient for all patients. The total estimated cost of asthma in Switzerland in 1997 was nearly CHF 1,252 million. Direct medical expenditures approached CHF 762 million, or 61% of the total. In 1997, the indirect costs for asthma were estimated to have exceeded CHF 490 million. Of these costs CHF 123 million (25%) was associated with morbidity and nearly CHF 368 million (75%) was associated with looking after asthmatic patients who had to be cared for at home. This study provides evidence that asthma is a major healthcare cost factor in Switzerland, amounting to approximately CHF 1,200 million per year. The data suggest that cost savings can be achieved by improving primary care for asthma in an ambulatory setting.  (+info)

The cost of obesity in Canada. (4/4244)

BACKGROUND: Almost one-third of adult Canadians are at increased risk of disability, disease and premature death because of being obese. In order to allocate limited health care resources rationally, it is necessary to elucidate the economic burden of obesity. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the direct costs related to the treatment of and research into obesity in Canada in 1997. METHODS: The prevalence of obesity (body mass index of 27 or greater) in Canada was determined using data from the National Population Health Survey, 1994-1995. Ten comorbidities of obesity were identified from the medical literature. A population attributable fraction (PAF) was calculated for each comorbidity with data from large cohort studies to determine the extent to which each comorbidity and its management costs were attributable to obesity. The direct cost of each comorbidity was determined using data from the Canadian Institute of Health Information (for direct expenditure categories) and from Health Canada (for the proportion of expenditure category attributable to the comorbidity). This prevalence-based approach identified the direct costs of hospital care, physician services, services of other health professionals, drugs, other health care and health research. For each comorbidity, the cost attributable to obesity was determined by multiplying the PAF by the total direct cost of the comorbidity. The overall impact of obesity was estimated as the sum of the PAF-weighted costs of treating the comorbidities. A sensitivity analysis was completed on both the estimated costs and the PAFs. RESULTS: The total direct cost of obesity in Canada in 1997 was estimated to be over $1.8 billion. This corresponded to 2.4% of the total health care expenditures for all diseases in Canada in 1997. The sensitivity analysis revealed that the total cost could be as high as $3.5 billion or as low as $829.4 million; this corresponded to 4.6% and 1.1% respectively of the total health care expenditures in 1997. When the contributions of the comorbidities to the total cost were considered, the 3 largest contributors were hypertension ($656.6 million), type 2 diabetes mellitus ($423.2 million) and coronary artery disease ($346.0 million). INTERPRETATION: A considerable proportion of health care dollars is devoted to the treatment and management of obesity-related comorbidities in Canada. Further research into the therapeutic benefits and cost-effectiveness of management strategies for obesity is required. It is anticipated that the prevention and treatment of obesity will have major positive effects on the overall cost of health care.  (+info)

The economic impact of Staphylococcus aureus infection in New York City hospitals. (5/4244)

We modeled estimates of the incidence, deaths, and direct medical costs of Staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitalized patients in the New York City metropolitan area in 1995 by using hospital discharge data collected by the New York State Department of Health and standard sources for the costs of health care. We also examined the relative impact of methicillin-resistant versus -sensitive strains of S. aureus and of community-acquired versus nosocomial infections. S. aureus-associated hospitalizations resulted in approximately twice the length of stay, deaths, and medical costs of typical hospitalizations; methicillin-resistant and -sensitive infections had similar direct medical costs, but resistant infections caused more deaths (21% versus 8%). Community-acquired and nosocomial infections had similar death rates, but community-acquired infections appeared to have increased direct medical costs per patient ($35,300 versus $28,800). The results of our study indicate that reducing the incidence of methicillin-resistant and -sensitive nosocomial infections would reduce the societal costs of S. aureus infection.  (+info)

Mixed signals: public policy and the future of health care R&D. (6/4244)

The incentives facing health care research and development (R&D) are influenced by the ambiguous signals sent by private and public insurance decisions affecting the use of, and payments for, existing technologies. Increasingly, that uncertainty is exacerbated by confusion over technologies' impact on health care costs, how costs are to be measured, and the social difficulty of determining medical "need" for purposes of insurance coverage. R&D executives appear to believe that "major" advances are more likely to win such coverage and thus to be profitable. The products that result, therefore, may make the current policy dilemma of cost containment versus service restriction more acute rather than less so. If the aim of policy is to cut costs, innovative remedies are necessary.  (+info)

Use of resources and costs of palliative care with parenteral fluids and analgesics in the home setting for patients with end-stage cancer. (7/4244)

BACKGROUND: In 1992 a home care technology project was started in which infusion therapy in the home setting was made available for patients with end-stage cancer. Beside aspects of feasibility and quality of life the resource utilization and costs of this transition was studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a cost evaluation study, to determine the actual cost of managing patients with endstage cancer who require parenteral administration of fluid or analgesics in the home setting. A total of 128 patients were prospectively followed, with a detailed analysis of some aspects in a sample of 24 patients. RESULTS: The cost for each patient was found to be between $250.00 and $300.00 per day, half of which are for hospital charges, even with this active home care technology program. One-third of the costs can be attributed to primary health care activities, in particular those of the district nurses. A hypothetical control group (n = 25) was constructed based on current practice and chart review. Patients in this group would have cost around $750.00 per day. With a median treatment period of 16 days this means a saving of $8000.00 per patient. CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that significant savings can be obtained by implementing programs transferring palliative care technology to the home setting.  (+info)

Breast cancer screening by mammography in Norway. Is it cost-effective? (8/4244)

BACKGROUND: Mammography screening is a promising method for improving prognosis in breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this economic analysis, data from the Norwegian Mammography Project (NMP), the National Health Administration (NMA) and the Norwegian Medical Association (NMA) were employed in a model for cost-effectiveness analysis. According to the annual report of the NMP for 1996, 60,147 women aged 50-69 years had been invited to a two-yearly mammographic screening programme 46,329 (77%) had been screened and 337 (0.7%) breast cancers had been revealed. The use of breast conserving surgery (BCS) was in this study estimated raised by 17% due to screening, the breast cancer mortality decreased by 30% and the number of life years saved per prevented breast cancer death was calculated 15 years. RESULTS: The cost per woman screened was calculated 75.4 Pounds, the cost per cancer detected 10.365 Pounds and the cost per life year (LY) saved 8.561 Pounds. A raised frequency of BCS, diagnosis and adjuvant chemotherapy brought two years forward, follow-up costs and costs/savings due to prevented breast cancer deaths were all included in the analysis. A sensitivity analysis documented mammography screening cost-effective in Norway when four to nine years are gained per prevented breast cancer death. CONCLUSION: Mammography screening in Norway looks cost-effective. Time has come to encourage national screening programmes.  (+info)

This study demonstrates a major influence of prehypertension and hypertension on healthcare costs in a large cohort of children, independent of body mass index.
Living with Ulcerative Colitis Study (LUCY) in England: a retrospective study evaluating healthcare resource utilisation and direct healthcare costs of postoperative care in ulcerative colitis ...
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Skin cancers caused by indoor tanning are responsible for $343 million a year in direct medical costs for U.S. patients, a recent study suggests. On top of those direct healthcare costs, lost productivity and early deaths among patients with melanoma and other malignancies tied to tanning bed use will exceed $127 billion over the lifetime of the people currently diagnosed with these cancers, the study also found.
Studies have indicated a pervasive pattern of decreasing healthcare costs during elderly patients last year of life. The aim of this study was to explore the predictors of high healthcare costs (HC) in elderly liver cancer patients in Taiwan during their last month of life (LML). Costs of hospitalization, outpatient visits, aggressiveness of care, and associated costs for elderly (age ≥ 65 y) patients with liver cancer in the LML were analyzed using a national insurance database. An HC was defined as being greater than the 90th percentile (US $5093) in the LML, amounting to 38.95% of total healthcare costs. We enrolled 2121 subjects who died during 1997-2011. Mean healthcare costs per person in their LML were US $8042 ± 3477 in the HC group and US $1407 ± 1464 in the non-HC group (p | 0.001). For patients receiving aggressive end-of-life (EOL) cancer care (e.g. intensive care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anticancer treatment, and a high number of admission days), comorbidities of chronic kidney
The average per-capita cost of health-care services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare increased at a more-moderate pace in 2010, according to data released today by Standard & Poors.. For 2010, health-care costs covered by commercial insurance rose by 7.75 percent and Medicare claim costs increased at 3.27 percent, the report said.. Compared to May 2010, commercial costs are down 2.13 percentage points and Medicare, down 3.57 percentage points.. The December year-end report shows that the trend of slowing annual growth rates in health-care costs that started in early/mid-2010 continued through the end of 2010, says David M. Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at Standard & Poors.. Ann Schrader: 303-954-1967 or [email protected] ...
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Research program involves estimating the changes in direct healthcare costs due to changes in smoking behavior in large populations, and changes in exposure to passive smoking and health care cost and utilization attributable to adoption of smoke-free laws. Dr. Lightwood has done research in cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of disease prevention and management programs, cost savings attributable to smoking cessation, and the economics of infectious disease control. ...
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to estimate the annual socioeconomic cost of diseases in Korea. METHODS: We estimate both the direct and indirect costs of diseases in Korea during 2003 using a prevalence-based approach. The direct cost estimates included medical expenditures, traffic costs and caregivers cost, and the indirect costs, representing the loss of production, included lost workdays due to illness and lost earnings due to premature death, which were estimated based on the human capital theory. The cost estimates were reported at three different discount rates (0, 3 and 5%). RESULTS: The cost of diseases in Korea during 2003 was 38.4 trillion won based on 0% discount rate. This estimate represents approximately 5.3% of GDP. The direct and indirect costs were estimated to be 22.5 trillion (58.5% of total cost) and 15.9 trillion won (41.5%), respectively. It was also found that the cost for those aged 40~49 accounted for the largest proportion (21.7%) in relation to age groups. The ...
There is limited evidence on the costs associated with ipilimumab. We investigated healthcare costs of all Dutch patients with advanced cutaneous melanoma who were treated with ipilimumab. Data were retrieved from the nation-wide Dutch Melanoma Treatment Registry. Costs were determined by applying unit costs to individual patient resource use. A total of 807 patients who were diagnosed between July 2012 and July 2015 received ipilimumab in Dutch practice. The mean (median) episode duration was 6.27 (4.61) months (computed from the start of ipilimumab until the start of a next treatment, death, or the last date of follow-up). The average total healthcare costs amounted to €81 484, but varied widely (range: €18 131-€160 002). Ipilimumab was by far the most important cost driver (€73 739). Other costs were related to hospital admissions (€3323), hospital visits (€1791), diagnostics and imaging (€1505), radiotherapy (€828), and surgery (€297). Monthly costs for resource use other ...
OBJECTIVES: Low dose computerised tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer can reduce lung-cancer-specific mortality. The objective of this study was to analyse healthcare costs and healthcare utilisation of participants in the Danish lung cancer CT-screening trial (DLCST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This registry study was nested in a randomised controlled trial (DLCST). 4104 participants, current or former heavy smokers, aged 50-70 years were randomised to five annual low dose CT scans or usual care during 2004-2010. Total healthcare costs and healthcare utilisation data for both the primary and the secondary healthcare sector were retrieved from public registries from randomisation - September 2011 and compared between (1) the CT-screening group and the control group and, (2) the control group and each of the true-positive, false-positive and true-negative groups. RESULTS: The median annual costs per participant were significantly higher in the CT-screening group (Euros [EUR] 1342, interquartile ...
Freddie Henriksson (. ), Sten Fredrikson and Bengt J nsson (. ). Abstract: This study has used a cross-sectional, bottom-up design to determine the cost to society of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Sweden in 1998. The total cost of MS was estimated at 4 868 MSEK, meaning an annual cost of 442 500 SEK per patient. Direct costs accounted for about 67% of total cost, and direct costs were dominated by the cost of personal assistants and drugs. Indirect costs accounted for about 33% of total costs and were totally dominated by the cost of long-term sickness absence from work and early retirement. Intangible costs were estimated at 2 700 MSEK. A former Swedish study on MS for 1994, using main diagnosis to calculate costs, showed the total cost to be 1 736 MSEK. Increased disability as measured by EDSS was found to have a major impact on the cost of the disease and on quality of life. Both direct, indirect and informal care costs rose significantly with increased EDSS and were higher during a relapse. ...
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The novel findings of this study are that elderly liver cancer patients with HCs in their LML include patients receiving aggressive EOL cancer care such as ICU care, ventilator support, anticancer treatment, and a high number of admission days. Additionally, comorbidities such as CKD, esophageal varices with bleeding and receiving opioid medicine are significant independent positive predictors of HCs. However, patients with more admission times in the LML, comorbidities of ascites and hypertension were significantly negative predictors of HCs.. The cost of cancer care has increased dramatically in the past 20 years, particularly at EOL [26], thus taxing a burdened health care system. Carlson et al. reported that Medicare patients with healthcare costs greater than the 95th percentile consumed 40% of total Medicare costs from 1998 to 2002 [42]. In the current study, 212 patients (10%) had HCs (, US $5093 per person), accounting for 38.95% of the total healthcare costs of this population. Our ...
California ranks second in the nation in cases of HIV, with over 170,000 persons currently living with HIV with the direct healthcare cost to California approaching $1.8 billion annually. A curative treatment is therefore a high priority. A stem cell based therapy offers promise for this goal, by providing an inexhaustible source of protected, HIV specific immune cells that would provide constant surveillance and potential eradication of the virus in the body.. ...
Results There were 12,717 eligible patients in the primary cohort: the majority (86%) were female and the mean age was 51 years. Overall, 61% of patients had claims associated with extra-glandular disease manifestations. These patients experienced a higher disease burden with 41% reporting pain, fatigue and/or insomnia, compared with 12% of patients with glandular disease only who reported pain, fatigue and/or insomnia. Patients in the primary cohort incurred greater annual healthcare service costs (1.6 times greater for all causes and 1.5 times greater for pSS-related causes) and healthcare resource utilisation compared with the sicca-free comparator cohort. The largest difference in SS-related resource utilisation was in the number of office visits (primary cohort: 5.8 visits per patient; comparator cohort: 4.7 visits per patient). Patients with extra-glandular disease also incurred greater average annual costs and used more healthcare resources than patients with glandular disease only. ...
Excess weight is a common condition associated with an increased incidence of conditions including type-2 diabetes, vascular diseases, osteoarthritis, depression, and certain cancers, as well as with higher mortality. It is also associated with higher total healthcare spending, but the associations with different types of healthcare services are not well understood. In addition, most evidence comes from the US, with no reliable individual participant data pertaining directly to the UK. Given differences between countries in terms of healthcare organisation, delivery, and financing, and in population characteristics, it is important to generate evidence for different jurisdictions. This project summarises the existing evidence on healthcare costs in relation to body mass index, and provides novel estimates for the UK. Estimates of percentage differences in annual healthcare costs for overweight and obese adults, compared to adults at healthy weight, will be estimated, overall and separately for ...
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Employers using wellness programs are seeing a 6.1 percent average annual medical cost trend reduction and a 13.5 percent average annual medical cost trend reduction among members with core conditions, according to a recent study.
For the first time a comprehensive simulation model regarding cost estimations for HF patient treatment, including outpatient as well as inpatient care was developed. Compared to other existing models which primarily consider hospitalization cost factors, the total cost estimation is implemented in a more exact approach. Additionally the developed model takes costs of outpatient care, costs for monitoring the patients and equipment costs into account. In other studies regarding economic analyses of HF telemonitoring systems these items were considered separately, however not combined in one comprehensive work. In his review Seto concluded that most of the studies included hospitalization costs and telemonitoring equipment costs, but only one study discussed the direct impact of HF telemonitoring on expenses for the patient [11]. A consideration of the so called indirect costs for the patients, currently not implemented, seems to be an improvement of the presented model. For example travel costs ...
For example, you may want to capture certain data simply to determine what costs to build into the price of your products, or you may want to track your companys total cost of safety to show increased profitability, which would include more specific data collection like safety wages and benefits, operational costs and insurance costs.. Since measuring can be time consuming, general cost formulas are available. A Stanford study conducted by Levitt and Samuelson places safety costs at 2.5 percent of overall costs, and a study published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) estimates general safety costs at about 8 percent of payroll.. If it is important for your organization to measure safety as it relates to profitability, more accurate tracking should be done. For measuring data, safety costs can be divided into two categories:. 1. Direct (hard) costs, which include:. o Safety wages. o Operational costs. o Insurance premiums and/or attorneys fees o Accidents and incidents. o Fines and/or ...
The high prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness imposes a substantial financial burden on those affected and on society. The authors present estimates of the economic costs from these causes for 1985 and 1988, based on current and reliable data available from national surveys and the use of new costing methodology. The total losses to the economy related to alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness for 1988 are estimated at $273.3 billion. The estimate includes $85.8 billion for alcohol abuse, $58.3 billion for drug abuse, and $129.3 billion for mental illness. The total estimated costs for 1985, $218.1 billion, include $51.4 billion for direct treatment and support costs; $80.8 billion for morbidity costs, the value of reduced or lost productivity; $35.8 billion for mortality costs, the value of foregone future productivity for the 140,593 premature deaths associated with these disorders, based on a 6 percent discount rate and including an imputed value for housekeeping ...
Health-care costs have been steadily rising over the decades, yet many boomers are planning adequately to cover the costs in retirement.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have a considerable impact on the health of adolescents and young adults in the United States. In 2000, an estimated nine million cases of STDs occurred among persons aged 15-24.1 In addition, STDs impose a substantial economic burden: The direct cost of STDs, including HIV, among all age-groups was estimated to be $9.3-15.5 billion in the United States in the mid-1990s, adjusted to year 2000 dollars.2
Healthcare costs are on the rise. The latest Health Trends Spending Brief from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) notes that the US spend per capita on healthcare costs has exceeded $10,000 in 2017.
The total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007, when the cost was last examined, says the American Diabetes Association. This figure represents a 41% increase over a 5-year period. The study, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the US in 2012, includes direct medical costs of $176 billion, which reflects costs for hospital and emergency care, office visits, and medications; and indirect medical costs totaling $69 billion. Indirect costs include absenteeism, reduced productivity, unemployment caused by diabetes-related disability, and lost productivity due to early mortality ...
The total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007, when the cost was last examined, says the American Diabetes Association. This figure represents a 41% increase over a 5-year period. The study, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the US in 2012, includes direct medical costs of $176 billion, which reflects costs for hospital and emergency care, office visits, and medications; and indirect medical costs totaling $69 billion. Indirect costs include absenteeism, reduced productivity, unemployment caused by diabetes-related disability, and lost productivity due to early mortality ...
Headline: Bitcoin & Blockchain Searches Exceed Trump! Blockchain Stocks Are Next!. Natural By Brandon Turbeville In a new study, a team of researchers set out to estimate the health cost of two chemicals in the European Union - pthalates and DDE. Both of these chemicals are known ...
Estimating the health-care costs of children born to pregnant smokers in England: cohort study using primary and secondary health-care ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A flexible two-part random effects model for correlated medical costs. AU - Liu, Lei. AU - Strawderman, Robert L.. AU - Cowen, Mark E.. AU - Shih, Ya Chen T. PY - 2010/1/1. Y1 - 2010/1/1. N2 - In this paper, we propose a flexible two-part random effects model (Olsen and Schafer, 2001; Tooze et al., 2002) for correlated medical cost data. Typically, medical cost data are right-skewed, involve a substantial proportion of zero values, and may exhibit heteroscedasticity. In many cases, such data are also obtained in hierarchical form, e.g., on patients served by the same physician. The proposed model specification therefore consists of two generalized linear mixed models (GLMM), linked together by correlated random effects. Respectively, and conditionally on the random effects and covariates, we model the odds of cost being positive (Part I) using a GLMM with a logistic link and the mean cost (Part II) given that costs were actually incurred using a generalized gamma regression ...
I need help getting 250 words for the following... What are cost drivers? How do cost drivers relate to cost pools? What are some cost pools? Name two or three different cost drivers for each of these cost.
Despite the evidence demonstrating that the social and economic cost of HIV/AIDS is quite substantial, there are still areas where knowledge of this issue is scant. This review contributes in analysing the effort done in the last decade to measure the cost of illness of this disease and highlights the way forward for advancing in this area. There is a great paucity of information available on the non-medical costs incurred due to HIV/AIDS treatment. The non-medical cost components that were identified and assigned a monetary value comprised lost working time, formal and informal care, and disability payments. Although no studies of this nature have been carried out in France or Germany, research in Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom has revealed that while these values are lower than medical-care costs, they are substantial sums nonetheless.. While there appears to be little doubt that prolonging the life expectancy of carriers of the virus who live in high-income countries increases the cost ...
Our studys biggest strength is its comprehensiveness. This explains why our results seem at variance with an American (Medicare) study that shows decreasing costs at the oldest ages.2 The American study did not include long term home care for elderly people or care in nursing and old peoples homes. It is these costs which cause the exponential increase in costs in old age. Like the American study we found that costs for acute admissions in hospital decrease at the oldest ages (figure 1). Most of these patients are already admitted to a nursing home or are too old or too ill to consider hospital admission useful. A Swedish study, which is older and less complete, showed the same results.9. Our findings correspond largely with those of our earlier study in 1988. 10 11 Studies that are more or less comparable have been published in England,3 Australia,4 and Canada.5 These studies show basically similar cost patterns but with lower shares, particularly for mental retardation and dementia. However, ...
Background and aim. Heart failure (HF) is a common condition associated with poor quality of life (QoL), high morbidity and mortality and is frequently occurring in primary health care (PHC). It involves a substantial economic burden on the health care expenditure. There are modern pharmacological treatments with evident impact on QoL, morbidity, mortality, and proved to be cost-effective. Despite this knowledge, the treatment of HF is considered somewhat insufficient. There are several HF management programmes (HFMP) showing beneficial effects but these studies is predominantly based in hospital care (HC).. The first aim of this thesis was to describe patients with HF in the PHC regarding gender differences, diagnosis, treatment and health related costs (I, II).The second aim was to evaluate whether HFMP have beneficial effects in the PHC regarding cardiac function, quality of life, health care utilization and health care-related costs (III,IV).. Methods. The initial study involved ...
article{97297b71-cb07-4379-b4dd-594c9a4bb994, abstract = {,p,Aims To describe weight-change pathways in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and associated healthcare costs using repeated BMI measurements and healthcare utilization data. Methods Patients with newly-diagnosed T2D with body mass index (BMI, kg/m,sup,2,/sup,) at diagnosis and subsequent measures at year 1-3 were identified. Based on three-year BMI change, patients were assigned to one of 27 BMI change pathways defined by annual BMI change: BMI↗ (≥1 BMI unit increase), BMI→ (<1 BMI unit change), and BMI↘ (≥1 BMI unit decrease). Mean annual and three-year cumulative healthcare costs were estimated for each pathway by combining Swedish unit costs with resource use from primary care and national patient registers. Results Cohort consisted of 15,819 patients; 44% women, mean age of 61 years, HbA1c of 6.7% (50 mmol/mol), BMI of 30.6 kg/m,sup,2,/sup,. Most common BMI pathways (mean costs): BMI→→→ (€5,311), BMI↘→→ ...
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President Obama campaigned on expanding access to health care. Hes still talking about that subject, but lately hes been tying it to cutting health costs. Heres why: If the U.S. expands access without reducing health costs, we will run out of money, he said at the end of his big health summit today.. If people think we can simply take everybody who is not insured and load them up in a system where costs are not under control, its not going to happen, Obama said. Thats true not only for private insurance, he argued, but for Medicare and Medicaid. In the budget blueprint he put out last week, Obama included a number of changes his administration says will save Medicare and Medicaid some $300 billion over 10 years.. Of course, that number seems a bit less impressive when you realize projected spending spending for Medicare and Medicare is projected to hit $1.4 trillion per year in a decade, up from $720 billion this year.. ...
The literature offers competing estimates of disease costs, with each study having its own data and methods. In 2007, the Dutch Center for Public Health Forecasting of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment provided guidelines that can be used to set up cost-of-illness (COI) studies, emphasising that most COI analyses have trouble accounting for comorbidity in their cost estimations. When a patient has more than one chronic condition, the conditions may interact such that the patients healthcare costs are greater than the sum of the costs for the individual diseases. The main objective of this work was to estimate the costs of 10 non-communicable diseases when their co-occurrence is acknowledged and properly assessed. The French Echantillon Généraliste de Bénéficiaires (EGB) database was used to assign all healthcare expenses for a representative sample of the population covered by the National Health Insurance. COIs were estimated in a bottom-up approach, through regressions
Paying for adequate health care has always been a major cost of living, but recent years have seen soaring medical costs for many Americans. An increased focus on precautionary testing and the proliferation of expensive procedures such as MRI scanning have contributed significantly to this trend. A modern MRI scanner can cost $1.8 million or more, and a state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner can cost $2.5 million and up.. However, prescription-drug costs have drawn the most attention. Drug costs have long placed a heavy burden on ailing seniors, cancer patients and others, but many prescription drugs have lately seen stratospheric price spikes. Drug companies typically claim that the high costs of writing off failed development efforts, conducting ongoing research projects and complying with onerous regulatory requirements have forced them to raise prices for their limited portfolios of commercially successful, FDA-approved products.. An investigation launched in late 2014 by the U.S. House of ...
1 INTRODUCTION. Injuries, occupational diseases, and illnesses related to work are negative consequences of human work activities. They represent a significant social and economic burden on individuals, employers, and society. For individuals, the effect is not just the physical pain and suffering, but is also the loss of part of a salary and the inability to maintain a standard of living.. Employers have significant costs associated with occupational injuries, diseases, and death. There are direct costs (payments to be made in cases of injury and illness of workers) and indirect costs (through the absence from work of injured or ill workers; other employees having to stop work because of accidents; and reduced production). According to a study conducted at Stanford University, indirect costs are 1.1 (for the most serious injuries) to 4.5 (for minor injuries) times greater than the direct costs [1].. Worldwide, every day more than 12 workers die on the job (more than 4,500 a year), and every ...
We describe the immediate- and longer-term direct medical costs of care for individuals diagnosed with HIV at CD4 counts <350/mm|sup|3|/sup| (
Despite all the negative news about the state of retirement savings, 48% of us didnt save more in 2018… and 13% of us actually saved less.. The shortfall isnt just about money - its about our health too.. A new research report about leveraging your health to drive 401(k) contributions says you can boost your retirement savings to the tune of $100,000 or more simply by making better health choices.. The research indicates that people who take their healthcare seriously make better financial decisions and have more money to save.. High blood pressure - the plague of so many of us gray hairs - isnt taken seriously by most. Twenty percent of those diagnosed with it dont take their medication, and 50% stop taking it within six months.. But if people with hypertension take their medication, they can realize as much as $2,000 per year in savings on healthcare costs and add three to eight years to their life.. Between the ages of 50 and 85, thats $70,000 in savings.. Type 2 diabetes and high ...
The medication cost of sulfonylureas is less than that of other medications (except metformin); the medication costs of regular and NPH insulin are less than those of the insulin analogs. However, when one considers morbidity, mortality, and costs of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to hypoglycemia, use of sulfonylureas is more expensive than the other classes of medications. Similarly, use of regular and NPH insulins have ultimately a larger total cost than insulin analogs due to hypoglycemia. The cost of insulin, oral agents, and diabetic supplies is only 12.1% of the total annual cost of diabetes-related expenses for patients with diabetes (Table 9 in ref. [5]). ...
More than half (60%) of respondents over 50 years old said they were worried they would have to delay their retirement, possibly because of the impact of government policies or a lack of savings to cover health-care costs, according to the Investopedia report. This can serve as a lesson for millennials. Health-care costs might be dangerously underestimated - today, a couple might need $350,000 to pay for most of their health-care costs. Not everyone can afford their health care - more people have had trouble paying for their health insurance since 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and theyre putting off taking care of themselves: 27% of the public said they or a family member have delayed necessary health care because it was too expensive, with another 23% saying they skipped a medical test or treatment and 21% didnt fill a prescription ...
Elisabeth Rosenthal has continued her series on healthcare costs, Paying Til It Hurts, in the New York Times (12/16, Rosenthal), focusing this time on echo. The article labels echo as a stable technology that hasnt changed much in decades and plagued by a healthcare pricing system that has wide price disparities. Some ASE members were interviewed during her research and Dr. David Wiener, chairman of the Advocacy Committee of ASE, is quoted in the article, which states in part: He attributed the variations to multiple factors, including how many hospitals and doctors perform the procedure, state regulations and the need to subsidize poorly reimbursed services. Needless to say, many of the things cited in the article are inaccurate (echo has had major advancements in the past 20 years with color, Doppler, STI, strain, 3-D, TEE, stress, etc.) and/or misleading (cardiologists do not order most echo testing, for instance) and ASE has written a response that can be viewed on [email protected] to the ...
Breakthroughs in pharmaceutical innovation are poised to change the prevailing business model of the industry - with dramatic effects on healthcare costs and practice.
She expressed optimism that the capacity of medical personnel would be up scaled, saying that their aim was to ascertain healthcare needs of the state with a view to offering help or assistance.. She said that the partnership with Delta was due to the fact that the state has a model that is already operational, but however, pointed out that the company has its focus on the entire country.. She described diabetes and hypertension as major public health concern because they impose significant economic burdens on governments, patients and care-givers.. However, it has also been established that proper disease awareness and good quality of care often lead to very positive outcomes for these conditions.. Access to quality care remains a critical need in our environment, she said.. Odediran further said that the company would be working in collaboration with stakeholders to empower people and healthcare practitioners with the right disease information and capacity to effectively manage the ...
Efforts to eliminate excessive and unnecessary testing and procedures with no demonstrated impact on outcomes are an initial step leadership teams can take to better control costs. Providers should (re)deploy resources to close care gaps among high-cost, high-risk patients and ensure proper care coordination protocols are established and adhered to.. Increasingly complex administrative processes warrant new approaches to organizational management that move beyond siloed structures. Collectively understanding payer-negotiated pricing versus actual care delivery costs is vital to avoiding pricing failures. Reviewing denial causes within the organization is one way providers can target improvement initiatives in this area.. 2) Provide an accurate view of cost at the case level. To enhance healthcare organizations ability to accurately predict care delivery costs, episodic performance data should be used to quantify total cost of care for each patient. Leadership teams should analyze historical ...
Will reform impact health care cost? It will but whether it will drive cost up or down is yet to be determined. The cost of medical care is driven by provider decisions/determinations (in error between 30% and 50% of the time) and patient wants/desires (usually unrelated to needs or what medical science can deliver). Insurance companies call this the medical loss ratio. It is about 80% of the total cost of care. The remaining 20% is the cost of insurance administration. For Medicare and Medicaid this cost is about 3% as administration (claims processing) has been turned into a commodity rather than a profit center. If the people (the government is supposed to be by the people) acknowledge that health care is a right then the logical way to proceed is to expand Medicare/Medicaid for all. The total health care cost would be cut by 17%. Insurance companies would still be in the business of processing claims but would not be in the business of supporting the excessive overhead of marketing, ...
Obesity Needs To Be Treated as a Disease By Patricia Reaney ATHENS (Reuters) - Obesity, which already affects more than 300 million people and an alarming number of children, must be recognized and treated as a disease with deadly complications, a leading expert said on Wednesday. Up to 8 percent of total healthcare costs in some Western countries are attributable to obesity and related problems. It is a leading cause of preventable death -- so shedding excess weight is not just
Pragmatic randomised trials are usually large scale multicentre studies in which interventions or medical policies are compared in a realistic setting.1 The intention is that conclusions from these trials, if accepted, can be adopted directly into medical practice.2 Economic evaluations carried out alongside these trials are increasingly common because it is often important to assess costs and cost effectiveness as well as clinical outcomes.3 Costs are usually derived from information about the quantity of healthcare resources used by each patient in the trial. The quantities of each resource used are multiplied by fixed unit cost values and are then summed over the separate types of resource to give a total cost per patient.4 ...
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"The Hidden Costs of Fossil Fuels". Fischetti, Mark. "The Health Care Burden of Fossil Fuels". Scientific American. Retrieved ... An agreement was eventually reached to determine more standardized safety regulations and to improve pay and health care costs ... A decrease in material costs outweighs the net increase in cost of construction. The increase in construction costs results ... The people most adversely affected also have the least political influence and least access to health care. The term "phasing ...
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Johnson is a co-founder of Redirect Health and has become an evangelist to lower healthcare costs. He notes that half of the ... "How the U.S. Can Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending by $1 Trillion". Harvard Business Review. 2015-10-13. ISSN 0017-8012. ... "Health Costs Cure" (Oct 06, 2015)". Arizona Republic. 2015-10-06. pp. A10. Retrieved 2021-03-31. "More employers go direct to ... Johnson advocates that the free-market approach is the only way to truly cut costs, enabling employers to buy their healthcare ...
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"High Deductibles Spike Health Care Costs." The Hartford Courant, June 28, 2015. ... Attitude LLC published Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare in March 2015 and Net Attitude: ... patrick-affordable-care-act-supreme-court-0628-20150626-story.html "Health Attitude." Sun and Surf Magazine, July 1, 2015. http ... He earned a doctor of health administration degree at the University of Phoenix in March 2014. He and his wife Joanne have four ...
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Jones, RK; Upadhyay, UD; Weitz, TA (2013). "At What Cost? Payment for Abortion Care by U.S. Women". Women's Health Issues. 23 ( ... Cost is a common barrier to abortion care in the United States. The cost of an abortion varies by facility, type of abortion, ... The out-of-pocket costs of abortion contributes to delays in seeking care, which can further increase costs for the procedure ... In addition to covering medical costs, some abortion funds provide child care, transportation assistance, meals, doula services ...
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"Bill Aims To Subsidize Health Care For Laid-Off". NPR. Retrieved 2009-11-08. "COBRA - Reducing the Costs". HealthHarbor. ... that a qualifying employer will not be permitted to take a tax deduction for its health insurance costs unless its health ... "State Continuation Coverage". U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Archived from the original on ... The District of Columbia's Continuation of Health Coverage Act of 2001 applies to employers with a group health insurance plan ...
Public health nursing: practicing population-based care (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 317. ISBN 978- ... they are not cost effective as of 2010.[110] In those who are pregnant, insulin is generally the treatment of choice.[23] ... "Standards of medical care in diabetes--2015: summary of revisions". Diabetes Care. 38 Suppl (38): S4. January 2015. doi:10.2337 ... "Diabetes Care. 35 (12): 2515-20. doi:10.2337/dc12-0669. PMC 3507562. PMID 23173134. Archived from the original on 2016-08-14.. ...
Humphries, M. M.; Thomas, D.W.; Kramer, D.L. (2003). "The role of energy availability in mammalian hibernation: A cost-benefit ... Half of plate to be filled with vegetables, according to Harvard School of Public Health ... Care (of self, children, the elderly). *Child rearing. *Emergency responses. *Safety procedures ... and vegetarianism are all techniques employed by individuals and encouraged by societies to increase longevity and health. Some ...
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The complex cost $1.8 million and was considered the most modern mental health facility in the country.[3] ... mandating that the state take over care for the mentally ill, which had in some cases only been handled at the local level. ... Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. *Local History & Genealogy - Waltham Room, with information on the closing of the ... It was closed in January 1992 as a result of the state's cost-cutting policy of closing its mental hospitals and moving ...
"Complementary alternative health care in Israel and the western world". Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 1 (1): 8. doi ... due to a lack of private or public health insurance, which leads them to seek out lower-cost alternative medicine.[128] Medical ... National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Dept. of Health and ... Saks, M. (2003). Orthodox and Alternative Medicine: Politics, Professionalization and Health Care. Sage Publications. ISBN ...
The cost of homeowner's insurance often depends on what it would cost to replace the house and which additional endorsements or ... Long-term care. *National health. *Payment protection. Life. *Longevity insurance. *Mortgage life ... Insurance is adjusted to reflect the cost of replacement, usually upon application of an inflation factor or a cost index. ... complex replacement cost calculations (which may not reflect the true cost to replace), and reductions in wind damage coverage. ...
"NHS reference costs 2015 to 2016". Department of Health. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.. ... As of August 2008, Cancer Care Ontario reports that the current average incremental cost to perform a PET scan in the province ... CostEdit. This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. ... "Australian Government Department of Health. Retrieved 16 October 2018.. *^ Prekeges, Jennifer (2012). Nuclear Medicine ...
Several political factors influence the cost and eligibility of tax-funded health care, according to a study conducted by ... a cost per person average is only a rough measure of actual cost of care. The annual cost of care will vary state to state ... health care, respiratory care for ventilator dependent and PACE (inclusive elderly care).[32] ... "Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Offer Free Or Low-Cost Health Coverage To Children And Families" ( ...
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Hilliard JW, Johnson ME (2004). "State practice acts of licensed health professions: scope of practice". DePaul J Health Care ... The cost-effectiveness of maintenance chiropractic care is unknown.[11] Analysis of a clinical and cost utilization data from ... Mainstream health care and governmental organizations such as the World Health Organization consider chiropractic to be ... In Australia, most private health insurance funds cover chiropractic care, and the federal government funds chiropractic care ...
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  • Insurers started limiting their customers' choice of providers long before the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, steering patients to preferred doctors and hospitals through restrictive HMOs or more inclusive -- and popular -- PPOs. (
  • Under the Affordable Care Act, the expected health care price spikes for coming year range from 20 to 85 percent. (
  • Concerns about rising health care costs and affordability of health care for families persist despite the enactment of comprehensive health reform legislation in March 2010 (the Affordable Care Act, or ACA). (
  • Felue Chang who is newly insured under an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act receives a checkup from Dr. Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services in Hollywood, Fla. (
  • However, January marks the start of a new Affordable Care Act mandate requiring companies with 50 or more full-time employees to offer health insurance," John Swanciger, CEO of Manta, told eWEEK . (
  • Peak Health Alliance would then partner with an insurance company to package those discounts into plans that dues-paying members can offer to their employees, or that Summit County residents can buy on the state exchange, created under the Affordable Care Act. (
  • And frankly, I give the credit to the Affordable Care Act. (
  • We have done, through the Affordable Care Act and other policy efforts, almost nothing about prices. (
  • White House officials backed the taxation of higher cost health plans in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and others like former Clinton OMB Director Alice Rivlin support a less draconian version of Medicare privatization. (
  • The Affordable Care Act marketplaces have led to new research. (
  • The problem is that the solutions under the Affordable Care Act designed to reduce overall spending give incentives for hospital systems to grow larger and coordinate care more tightly, because they used Medicare spending figures to see where things are going right. (
  • It offered a chance to take stock of the Shore's health care landscape, six years after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, went into effect in a bid to provide health insurance to more Americans, improve quality and slow down an industry that has grown so fast it makes up 17 percent of the nation's economy. (
  • The Affordable Care Act is a key to the underlying change. (
  • In addition, as more than 26 million Americans have lost their jobs, some will also lose their health insurance or move to government insurance programs such as Medicaid or Obamacare plans, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (
  • The Affordable Care Act imposed restrictions on the ability of insurance companies to force policyholders to pay deductibles for certain types of services, with a special emphasis on preventive treatment. (
  • The report projected the net premiums for different income levels under the current Affordable Care Act and the proposed AHCA in 2026. (
  • The Affordable Care Act recognizes this advantage, and has created new incentives to promote employee wellness programs. (
  • Another warning that reform 'bends the cost curve'-up. (
  • Reform health care regulations-such as those governing health insurance and medical malpractice-to promote efficiency in the health care system. (
  • Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending" was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. (
  • Health care industry executives spoke about rising health care costs and the implementation of health care reform legislation. (
  • IF President-elect Clinton has a mandate on any issue it is surely health-care reform. (
  • Although President Bush scarcely troubled to explain how he would contain costs (except to invoke competition and malpractice reform), the regulation-abhorring Reagan and Bush administrations have already put in place a Byzantine regulatory apparatus for rate-setting. (
  • These regulations governing Medicare physician and hospital fees, which can readily be adapted to set prices for all health insurers, are likely to constitute the "backup mechanism" Clinton has referred to in his reform proposals. (
  • These pathbreaking studies will be a significant resource for policymakers and scholars interested in comparative health care systems as well as those interested in health care reform in the United States. (
  • Also, under provisions of health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, HSA owners face the same restriction now applied to FSA owners: You can no longer use plan money to buy over-the-counter drugs without a doctor's prescription. (
  • Health care reform is not going to be free. (
  • So what about this element of the health care reform debate, how it factors into the bigger picture. (
  • There are plenty of small businesspeople that feel the opposite, that they actually feel if this isn't health care reform they can't compete. (
  • BAIER: Here are the numbers in the polls: A new Rasmussen poll out today about health care reform proposed by the president and the Democrats, the favorability at 43 percent opposed, 53 percent, and you can see, roughly the same as it was a few weeks ago. (
  • Many of the victims of gun violence who are uninsured will see their hospital bills go down as President Obama's health care reform law offers more low-income Americans access to Medicaid in many states. (
  • In all the talk of budget changes and healthcare reform, there are a number of health insurance-related programs not getting much media attention. (
  • Some economists worry that health care reform could become more costly if Americans don't start shedding those extra pounds. (
  • But do you think the whole issue of obesity is playing enough of a role in the health care reform debate which is also going on now in Washington? (
  • The same players that opposed health care reform are taking a very different position today. (
  • Containing rising health care costs that are an increasing burden on families, businesses and the federal budget is one of the critical goals of enacting health care reform this year,- Hoyer said. (
  • The fact that this diverse group of stakeholders has voluntarily pledged to work together to slow the growth rate of these costs underscores the broad commitment to making health reform a reality. (
  • Panelists talked about the future and direction of health care reform. (
  • Today, I am honored to present some solutions from my work at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution, as a Commissioner on the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform [1] , and perhaps most importantly, as a practicing internal medicine physician. (
  • The Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-262, 110 Stat. 3177) mandated that VA deliver services to veterans who have service-connected conditions, to veterans unable to pay for necessary medical care, and to specific groups of veterans, such as former prisoners of war. (
  • But the industry's growing problems - not to mention the challenges of health care reform - are creating a sense of urgency and a strong mandate for change. (
  • 1) The country has spent the last six months debating health care reform in town halls, Congress halls, cable shows, morning shows, blogospheres, and dining rooms. (
  • You know, the part where you asked Mr. Murphy if passing tort reform to limit the amount plaintiffs could be awarded for pain and suffering wouldn't bring down health care costs by reducing the amount doctors pay in malpractice insurance premiums? (
  • And he answered, "Yes, that would significantly lower the cost of health care, and we Democrats feel lower health care costs for all Americans are more important than the millions we receive in campaign contributions from the Trial Lawyers Association , so we will press for tort reform. (
  • David Guernsey, who employs 170 people at his office supply business in Virginia, has struggled with the same rising costs to cover his employees -- some years, premiums have gone up 25 percent. (
  • They have leverage over the health care industry to be able to drive their premiums down, and yet we have to be able to compete with those folks. (
  • Total costs - including premiums and out-of-pocket payments for employees and dependents - are expected to be about $13,482 per employee this year and are projected to rise to $14,156 next year. (
  • and how the cost of health insurance premiums has increased in the past decade for both workers and employers. (
  • The cost of insurance premiums and employee medical claims is at an all time high and continues to rise. (
  • Other insurance premiums such as life insurance are also lower when an individual has lower health risks. (
  • One of the quickest ways they have to control the growth in premiums, or cost of coverage, without significantly changing the insurance is to raise an employee's deductible. (
  • According to the study that consolidates the results of several Urban Institute studies, lower costs are due in part to the benefits of the health insurance exchanges, which will offer policies that have set premiums that don't vary based on age, marital status or health. (
  • We find that employer costs have decreased primarily as a result of a steady decrease in the fraction of workers with coverage and a large decrease in the rate of growth of insurance premiums. (
  • We conclude that the shift to managed care does not appear to be directly responsible for significant cost savings because managed care premiums are almost as high as those for fee-for-service plans, on average. (
  • To cope with rising costs, Maryland employers have shifted a larger share of monthly premiums to employees and increased the use of deductibles and copayments. (
  • As costs go up relative to income, more businesses decide not to offer coverage - and even when insurance is offered, more families elect not to pay the premiums and become uninsured. (
  • Including premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents, the total per-employee cost of health care is estimated to be $14,642 this year and projected to be $15,375 in 2020, with employers footing about 70% of that tab and employees the rest. (
  • People care about premiums. (
  • Long story short, if Democrats stand up in a world of rising premiums and higher deductibles and say Obamacare is causing a slowdown in health care cost growth, people are going to look at them like they're insane. (
  • He asserts that it will take $922 this year, on average, in extra premiums for employer-provided family health insurance. (
  • Healthcare costs are rising, which drives up premiums for employer-sponsored, private insurance plans. (
  • Bush advocated allowing small businesses and nonprofit organizations to band together to purchase group health insurance plans, known as Association Health Plans, that would pool their risk, presumably lowering premiums. (
  • If you pick a plan with higher premiums, more of your health costs will be covered. (
  • A 65-year-old couple retiring today can expect to spend at least $250,000 on health care premiums alone. (
  • But you will pay monthly premiums for Part B (doctor services and outpatient care), Part D (prescription drugs), and supplemental coverage which may pick up the cost for deductibles, co-pays and medications. (
  • Compared to last year, average annual premiums for family coverage rose just 3 percent in 2014, continuing a string of relatively modest increases in premium costs. (
  • Moreover, workers pay only about 29 percent of the premiums charged for family coverage, shouldering $4,823 on average out of the $16,834 total cost. (
  • But paying premiums is just half of the health care story. (
  • If you frequently need medical services, however, you might end up better off by paying higher monthly premiums on your insurance if it reduces your deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. (
  • According to Kaiser, 36 percent of large employers and 18 percent of small employers offer lower premiums, reduced deductibles or higher employer contributions toward health care costs if an employee participates in the company wellness program. (
  • In addition to estimating that 23 million fewer people would have insurance in 2026 than the current baseline and that the bill would decrease the deficit by $119 billion, the report looked at the American Health Care Act's potential effects on health insurance premiums for those in the individual market. (
  • While the report found that, in general, premiums would decrease, it found that would mostly be due to the sky-high cost that would be faced by older and poorer people. (
  • Employers are encouraging employees to use lower-cost, high-quality providers because it saves employers money as well. (
  • Employers are recognizing that traditional cost-control techniques alone aren't able to reduce costs to the point where they are no longer a drain on the bottom line," said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. (
  • The stakeholders should include representatives from state health care and insurance agencies, insurers, providers, large employers, and consumers groups. (
  • Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing. (
  • A report out today suggests that employers with fewer than 50 employees are expected to reap substantial savings on their health-care costs in 2014, according to the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization in Washington, D.C. (
  • Note that employers with fewer than 50 employees aren't required to contribute to their workers' health-care costs under the new law and wouldn't face a penalty if they didn't. (
  • Then, the savings on premium contributions, which are expected to stem from reduced insurance costs as more and more people seek coverage, would be offset by employer responsibility assessments -- a.k.a., fines for employers with 50 to 100 workers that don't offer insurance. (
  • Further, a recent report from McKinsey & Co., which polled 1,329 private employers, found that 30% of companies surveyed would likely stop offering workers health insurance after the bulk of the law's reforms take effect in 2014. (
  • They're forming a nonprofit, the Peak Health Alliance, that will try to negotiate lower hospital, clinic and physician prices on behalf of some of the largest employers in the area, including the county and the towns of Silverthorne and Breckenridge. (
  • This paper analyzes the components of changes in employers' health care costs over the 1992-94 and 1987-93 periods. (
  • But even the lower figure is very likely to be inflated, notes Brian Marcotte , CEO of the National Business Group on Health , a coalition of about 420 large employers that conducts the survey. (
  • The proportion of employers that believe virtual care will play a significant role in how health care is delivered in the future continues to grow, from 52% for 2019 to 64% for 2020. (
  • Nearly all employers will offer telehealth services for minor, acute conditions in 2020, while 82% will offer virtual mental health services. (
  • A third (34%) of employers will deliver advanced primary care through on-site or near-site health centers, while a quarter of them (26%) are contracting or expecting to contract with advanced primary care providers in select geographic markets. (
  • You can see here, the study shows the mandates will cost employers at least $49 billion a year - putting 5.2 million workers at risk for unemployment or reduced work hours and another 10.2 million employees will face stunted wages as a loss - and a loss of benefits as their employers try to find a ways to fund the mandate, as the bills are written now. (
  • One of the things that has been missing, I think, from the broader health care debate has been a discussion of what impact it will have on small businesses and employers. (
  • I don't care who did that study, it's obvious if you are going to impose a mandate on employers, there's a cost. (
  • Loathe to let insurance costs continue to skyrocket, employers are taking a bigger role in providing care to their workers. (
  • J ust as patients are taking a more active role in managing their health, a handful of employers, too, are being more aggressive about their covered employees' health. (
  • In the next few years, the authors write, providers will see a marked increase in the number of direct contracts with employers, as businesses seek out higher-quality care at a lower price. (
  • In southeastern Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care system has formed an ACO now comprising 60 employers, with promises to new members that it will reduce costs by 10 percent. (
  • Brian Klepper, chief executive officer of the National Business Coalition on Health, believes that the "jig is up" in employers' minds, and health care leaders who don't take notice of this trend will fall behind the market. (
  • And if costs continue to rise, without any regulatory intervention, workers and employers alike will continue to pay more for health insurance while experiencing no added benefit in return for their money. (
  • the American health care market has transformed tax-exempt "nonprofit" hospitals into the towns' most profitable businesses and largest employers, often presided over by the regions' most richly-compensated executives. (
  • Making healthy choices and knowing how employers and insurance companies are dealing with rising health-care costs can help you manage your expenses. (
  • As health-care costs continue to rise, employers are finding ways to manage them while still offering employees health insurance benefits. (
  • In some cases, employers may choose not to offer coverage if insurance costs get too high. (
  • Employers are bracing for more health care cost increases over the next few years as the new health care law unfolds, according to a survey released today. (
  • The National Business Group on Health 's annual survey on health care plans found that more than half of the U.S. employers it surveyed were planning to make changes to their plans even though they might lose their " grandfather status . (
  • U.S. employers continue to struggle with health care costs , a trend that began 20 years ago, Helen Darling, the group's president, said at a news conference today. (
  • To cut costs and limit spending, employers are promoting cost sharing and shifting more costs to employees, according to the survey. (
  • Even though it was right after the health care law was passed and some rules have since then changed, employers had a "pretty good sense of where this was headed," Darling said. (
  • Employers included in the survey estimated that on average, their health care costs would increase by seven percent in 2010 and 8.9 percent in 2011. (
  • According to the survey, 33 percent of employers are planning to eliminate coverage for future retirees to curb costs. (
  • Both solutions are designed to help employees choose the right benefits and health care delivery to lower costs for them and employers. (
  • The tool is designed to ensure employees receive the right care while containing costs for themselves and their employers. (
  • Mercer notes that employers were able to contain these costs without enrolling more employees into high-deductible plans. (
  • In Bush's formulation, individuals, not their employers, would pay for health care, thus giving them an incentive to keep spending low. (
  • A growing number of employers are asking employees to contribute a larger percentage of their health care costs," said Evren Esen, director of SHRM's survey programs. (
  • Topics included how healthcare costs continue to impact employers, state and the federal government's ability to deliver healthcare, and why the two factors for growth in healthcare spending, healthcare inflation and growing senior population, are continually high. (
  • Benefits costs will rise only 5% for employers that take certain cost-reduction measures, instead of 6.5% for companies that do not, according to a June survey of employers representing 7.5 million workers by the National Business Group on Health. (
  • The challenge employers face is: 'How do you keep costs from spiraling out of control but not shift all of it to the employee? (
  • The other major cost-saving measure for employers cited in the study is related to wellness programs. (
  • health or how much money it saves employers. (
  • The AMA and nearly 60 other organizations call on health care and long-term care employers to require that their employees get vaccinated. (
  • The first biosimilar drug approved for the U.S. market has put the spotlight on how such medications could help employers with their ongoing health care cost battle, while biologic-drug makers are fighting biosimilars in court. (
  • Health plans and employers who provide insurance have seen an overall decline in healthcare use of about 30% to 40% excluding COVID-19 patients, according to Tim Nimmer, the global chief actuary at Aon, a benefits company that advises large corporations and health plans. (
  • Private insurers, employers and government officials are providing urgency to these efforts, and the federal health care law passed two years ago helped accelerate them. (
  • Yet even as the growth of U.S. health care costs starts to slow, employers are increasingly taking steps to hold their benefit costs in check. (
  • Employers should be interested in these findings, because, directly or indirectly, they end up paying for a large portion of these health care costs," stbye said. (
  • Low health care literacy can drive up health care costs for employees and employers. (
  • Includes data on health care, retirement, paid leave and work/life benefits offered by employers across the United States. (
  • 54 percent of the companies' surveyed plan to offer onsite or nearby health centers in 2018. (
  • And 54 percent of the companies surveyed plan to offer onsite or nearby health centers in 2018, a share that could increase to nearly two-thirds by 2020. (
  • The province will spend nearly $22 billion on health care in 2018/19. (
  • A 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Americans don't use health care services at significantly higher rates, compared to 12 other developed nations. (
  • Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, reports that under his analysis national health spending will rise under the bills by $222 billion over the next 10 years. (
  • A growing number of large companies are turning to telemedicine services, opening workplace health centers and exploring other nontraditional ways to deliver and pay for health care. (
  • Plus, some insurers boost the coinsurance rate for non-emergency visits to the ER and waive the consumer's coinsurance payment entirely for convenience-care centers. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that gun violence deaths cost the U.S. economy $37 billion and gun injuries $3.7 billion in 2005 , the last year the public health agency conducted an analysis. (
  • Such arrangements will come in many forms, from payer-designated centers of excellence for specialty care to narrow networks for all of a company's covered employees, to directing services for an entire population to the leading area networks. (
  • Based on the most recent figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as of 2011, costs have ballooned to more than 2.7 trillion dollars and account for approximately 18 percent of GDP. (
  • The study highlights that it is important for clinicians and care centers to take systematic steps to try to optimize outcomes for patient who undergo ablation for AF-not only to benefit the patient (which is key), but also to save healthcare dollars, Mansour told heart wire from Medscape. (
  • The institute is the home of internationally recognized centers of excellence in medical and public health informatics, aging, and health services and health systems research. (
  • For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently says that 75,000 patients die annually, in hospitals alone, from infections alone - just one cause of harm in just one kind of care setting. (
  • But as more insurers raise deductibles and switch from fixed-dollar co-payments to coinsurance -- which bases out-of-pocket expenses on a percentage of the total costs -- you have an incentive to take more control over how much you spend. (
  • These are costs that you have to pay for your care, such as copayments and deductibles. (
  • You will no longer have to pay coinsurance, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket costs. (
  • As more patients face larger deductibles and co-payments, it is reasonable to expect that physician practices provide more understandable information about their cost and quality. (
  • People care about deductibles. (
  • The main way companies are keeping healthcare costs in line is by shifting workers into high-deductible health plans, defined by the Internal Revenue Service as having deductibles above $1,250 for an individual. (
  • Those savings also outpace the costs to insurers of waiving COVID-19 related co-pays, deductibles, tests and other care, which most insurers have agreed to waive. (
  • Workers also have to cover any copayments and deductibles on their health insurance coverage, and increasingly, they've had to pay more out of their pockets before their insurance coverage starts to make payments at all. (
  • Unfortunately, other rules governing deductibles and copayments aren't always uniform across different health insurance plans and providers. (
  • Consumers often do not understand that the cost of their health care is much higher than the out-of-pocket expenses they pay each year, writes columnist Philip Moeller. (
  • He uses a health savings account to set aside money for expenses, and he likes how the plan has made him more aware of costs. (
  • About 95% of the expenses for health care payers are directly linked to the cost of care. (
  • Payers can also help providers do a better job of managing chronic care patients, who account for a disproportionate share of health care expenses. (
  • Future retirees are expected to spend 18 percent of their household income on health care expenses, compared to 8 percent for current retirees, according to the report. (
  • The typical couple with average drug expenses needs approximately $270,000 to cover medical costs throughout retirement, says Cara Sjodin, vice president of health wealth advisor services with OptumHealth Financial, a United HealthCare Company. (
  • For example, a person who smokes, has high cholesterol and is obese may need as much as $150,000 more than a healthy, nonsmoker for health care expenses in retirement, she says. (
  • Health savings accounts, or HSAs, are tax-advantaged savings accounts that can be used to pay for qualifying medical expenses. (
  • And you build up money tax-free and can take it out tax-free when it's used for qualified medical expenses, explains Paul Fronstin, director of the Health Research and Education Program at the Employee Benefit Research Institute. (
  • Patients who aren't in receipt of a qualifying benefit but are on a low income and whose savings are less than £16,000 (or £23,500 if in a care home) may be eligible for assistance with their NHS travel expenses. (
  • The latest report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute says expectations of catastrophic health care expenses in retirement are likely flawed. (
  • For Millennials, student loan debt, credit cards and health care expenses all measured equally as causes for "extreme" amounts of financial stress, a survey found. (
  • If you don't have health insurance or if you only have a very minimal plan, it's easy for expenses to quickly build up. (
  • If you don't have insurance, one of your biggest medical expenses will probably be the high cost of prescription drugs. (
  • The difference is the money put in them may only be used for health care expenses. (
  • The net cost of private insurance (for example, administrative expenses and operating margins for commercial payers). (
  • Forty-one percent of Americans polled say they decreased contributions to a savings plan because of health care expenses. (
  • The government would help out with tax breaks allowing people to save money for medical expenses by using tax-free Health Savings Accounts. (
  • These are savings accounts that allow you to set aside pre-tax money for health care expenses. (
  • Neither include out-of-pocket expenses or long-term care costs. (
  • You can expect these to take up a big chunk of your expenses and are big drivers of rising health care costs. (
  • It's a great place to save money for future health care costs because contributions aren't taxed when they go in, or when they come out -- as long as the funds are used for health care expenses. (
  • Only 41% of consumers surveyed understand what long-term health care expenses will be in retirement, and only one-third are confident they are saving at an appropriate rate to cover long-term health care needs. (
  • The legal basis was the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Regulations SI no 551 of 1988. (
  • New regulations were introduced by the National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Regulations 2003. (
  • 5. Ozminkowski RJ, Ling D, Goetzel RZ, Bruno JA, Rutter RR, Isaac F, Wang S. Long-term impact of Johnson & Johnson's Health & Wellness Program on health care utilization and expenditures. (
  • if they affect the delivery, cost or quality of services in another health service area, or if the proposed service is highly specialized (e.g. heart surgery and kidney care) and requires regional coordination to insure high quality and efficient utilization. (
  • EPI's report isn't the first time that researchers have blamed costs, as opposed to utilization of services, for inflating the U.S.'s overall health spending. (
  • Women with a history of abuse by intimate partners have significantly higher health care costs and utilization than women with no history of such abuse, according to a study conducted at Group Health, a Seattle-based health plan. (
  • The higher costs and utilization continued long after the abuse ended, the research team from Group Health, the University of Washington (UW), and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) found. (
  • Health care utilization was higher for all categories of service during and after IPV compared to women who had not been abused. (
  • Health care utilization was still 20 percent higher five years after women's abuse ceased compared to women who had never experienced IPV. (
  • While previous studies have shown increased health care costs and utilization among women abused by their partners, this is the first study to determine how those factors relate to the time of abuse. (
  • Since these findings questioned the general belief that high body mass leads to poor health outcomes, stbye and his colleagues sought to better understand the rates of obesity-related disease, or morbidity, by measuring health care utilization and costs. (
  • For taxpayers, government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are major parts of federal and state budgets and increasing costs require either additional revenue or reductions in benefits, eligibility, or payment rates. (
  • Use existing health care programs-such as Medicaid or private insurance sold through government-run electronic exchanges-to accelerate the trend toward coordinated, risk-based care. (
  • A significant proportion of these medical costs is paid by Medicaid and Medicare, and one recent analysis concluded that total Medicaid spending would be almost 12 percent lower in the absence of obesity. (
  • By establishing a health benefit exchange and expanding Medicaid coverage, Maryland is on a path to extend access to affordable health care to hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and small businesses. (
  • Progress on costs is also critical for the state budget, which includes both Medicaid and the state employees' health care program. (
  • That means taxpayers paid for victims' care either through government programs like Medicaid or through publicly-funded programs that subsidize hospital care for those who don't have insurance and can't afford to pay. (
  • The Medicaid costs of gun violence alone that year amounted to approximately $327 million. (
  • But because Medicaid is a government-subsidized program, Howell noted, the cost of gun violence to taxpayers will go up. (
  • It shifts Medicaid costs to state taxpayers by cutting federal funding to states for the program. (
  • 2006-07-13T23:20:01-04:00 Witnesses testified on how the senior population contributes to health care costs including Medicaid and retiree health benefits. (
  • Witnesses testified on how the senior population contributes to health care costs including Medicaid and retiree health benefits. (
  • Another argument is that hospitals that take care of more Medicaid and Medicare patients have to shift costs more heavily to private clients, because those government insurance programs pay less than the cost of care. (
  • The Connecticut Hospital Association, the hospitals' lobbying group, says Medicare covers 89 percent of the cost of delivering services, and Medicaid covers 69 percent. (
  • Meanwhile, hospitals where Medicaid and Medicare represent a higher proportion of the patients lower their costs to match their revenues, Cooper said. (
  • A structural shift sweeping U.S. health care - hospitals acquiring physicians' practices - is leading to sharply higher fees as the new owners levy outpatient and other costs often for no change in services, The Wall Street Journal reported . (
  • Economists who study health care markets say people who live in rural places tend to pay more for health care than city dwellers do, typically because rural places have fewer hospitals. (
  • The cost of delivering a baby has gone up an average of 9 percent at Palm Beach County hospitals, just one example of rising hospital costs throughout the state. (
  • Some hospitals say the average costs do not take into consideration longer than normal stays due to severity or age of a patient. (
  • Boca Raton Community Hospital had lower costs than many hospitals in several categories of care. (
  • While primary care accounts for only 5% to 7% of total health care costs, it can influence up to 90% of the spend by steering consumers to the most efficient providers and keeping them out of emergency rooms and hospitals, for example. (
  • So, honey, don't try to justify the outrageous escalating costs of health care by citing a plethora of skilled professionals and services that hospitals offer. (
  • Rising costs like these, health specialists say, are partly due to overexpansion of hospitals, sophisticated medical equipment and medical services. (
  • Northern Virginia has taken a step toward regional planning that would look beyond its own borders by signing an agreement with two neighboring jurisdictions to prevent unnecessary duplication of hospitals and other health services. (
  • Currently there is no formal exchange of information or coordinated effort among the area's health planning agencies to control the growth of new hospitals, sophisticated medical equipment or expensive services in the region. (
  • The true economic cost of gun violence is much larger that what hospitals are spending on care. (
  • Like hospitals, Boeing hopes to better engage health care consumers in how they use their benefits. (
  • A cancer wonder drug called Rituxan cost $13,702, a 400 percent markup from the average price paid by all hospitals for this dose. (
  • One way insurance companies help control costs is by working with hospitals and other providers to create plan networks. (
  • Providers, namely hospitals and large regional health care systems, are increasingly being asked by payers to accept at-risk reimbursement, where payment is heavily influenced by the quality and outcome of patient care. (
  • In 2020, a new law will require Connecticut hospitals to tell the state how much they much they charge for health emergencies. (
  • One argument is that teaching hospitals have higher costs, because of the resources devoted to training the next generation of doctors and nurses. (
  • The data also show that nonprofit hospitals charge the same as for-profit hospitals, though government-owned hospitals, such as UConn Health, tend to charge less. (
  • It's a gross generalization," says Dirschl, "but the incentives for hospitals and physicians in U.S. health care have been historically different. (
  • Starting in 2010, the ACA lowered the annual increases that Medicare pays to hospitals, home health agencies and private insurance plans. (
  • Medicare payment changes always provoke fears - in this case, that private plans would flee the program and that the quality of care in hospitals would suffer. (
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Americans delay elective surgeries and avoid doctors and hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare spending declines have more than offset the added costs of COVID-19 care, insurance executives and experts say, boosting U.S. health insurer profits. (
  • Most of the country has been under stay-at-home orders, and many non-emergency care visits and elective procedures have been canceled to help hospitals manage the surge of coronavirus patients. (
  • Federal authorities have said hospitals could resume more routine care as appropriate, as states begin to ease some social-distancing measures. (
  • After years of self-acknowledged profligacy, hospitals, doctors and health insurers say there is a strong effort under way to bring medical costs under control. (
  • But there are also signs that insurers, which traditionally have focused on paying hospitals and doctors the least they can, are working much more closely with providers to improve care. (
  • Without such collaboration, realizing the benefits of electronic health records will continue to be a frustrating illusion to most hospitals and practices," he wrote. (
  • The long-awaited Colorado bill to create a variation of a public health insurance option - an effort that has garnered national attention and the ire of hospitals - was introduced Thursday afternoon, just before the midway point of the legislative session. (
  • From all causes there have been numerous other studies, including "A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care" by John T. James, PhD that estimates 400,000 unnecessary deaths annually in hospitals alone. (
  • Less than one quarter of care takes place in hospitals. (
  • Relying on vicarious liability or direct corporate negligence, claims may also be brought against hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations or medical corporations for the mistakes of their employees and contractors. (
  • Topping the list of health care cost initiatives planned for 2020 is implementing more virtual care solutions, which 51% of the 147 survey respondents said they will be doing. (
  • Almost half (49%) of survey respondents said they plan to pursue an advanced primary care strategy in 2020, and an additional 26% expect to consider doing so by 2022. (
  • The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new MEPS data file (August 2020, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and Stats, SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format). (
  • Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program: A Data Book ," (July 2020, .pdf format, 200p. (
  • A. " Older People are Less Pessimistic about the Health Risks of Covid-19 ," by Pedro Bordalo, Katherine B. Coffman, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer (w27494, July 2020, .pdf format, 29p. (
  • B. " Variation in Health Care Prices Across Public and Private Payers ," by Toren L. Fronsdal, Jay Bhattacharya, and Suzanne Tamang (w27490, July 2020, .pdf format, 58p. (
  • B. " Medicare Beneficiaries' Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Care ," by Claire Noel-Miller (June 2020, .pdf format, 8p. (
  • Under two scenarios that CBO examined, the total real resources (in 2010 dollars) necessary to provide health care services to all veterans who seek treatment at VA would range from $69 billion to $85 billion in 2020, representing cumulative increases of roughly 45 percent to 75 percent since 2010. (
  • Although veterans from recent conflicts will represent a fast-growing share of enrollments in VA health care over the next decade, the share of VA's resources devoted to the care of those veterans is projected to remain small through 2020, in part because they are younger and healthier than other veterans served by VA. (
  • FILE PHOTO: Nurse Leah Silver cares for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in the COVID ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake during the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle, Washington, U.S. April 24, 2020. (
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, last week posted first-quarter earnings above Wall Street expectations and kept its profit forecast in place for 2020, despite an economy battered by massive layoffs and business shutdowns to slow the spread of the virus. (
  • Which brings us to another market-driven argument that underlies the Ryan proposal and other conservative nostrums for controlling health care costs: that because Americans have insurance they are not prudent purchasers of health coverage. (
  • ALEXANDRIA, Va. - More than three-quarters (79 percent) of organizations that provide health care coverage to their employees are very concerned about controlling health care costs, according to the lates t Strategic Benefits-Health Care Survey report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). (
  • Almost one-fifth (19 percent) of organizations that provide health care coverage indicated that the use of consumer-directed health plans, such as health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts, was the most successful tactic for controlling health care costs. (
  • The average in-network cost of an emergency-room visit is about $933 -- which you'd likely pay out of pocket with a high-deductible policy. (
  • College professor Bill Cantor said he's seen his premium fall to only $95 a month for family coverage from around $300 since he switched to a high-deductible health plan a few years ago. (
  • They can only be used in conjunction with HSA-eligible, high-deductible health insurance plans. (
  • The bill would permit high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide chronic disease prevention and treatment-which some say is critical to reducing health care costs-prior to participants having met their deductible. (
  • Researchers say more can be done to encourage consumer behaviors and make them more helpful for participants in high-deductible health plans. (
  • In addition, only people who have a high deductible health insurance plan qualify for the accounts. (
  • It's been aggressive in managing health care costs in recent years, through retooling supplier agreements, reducing the number of plans offered and eliminating administrative redundancies. (
  • Last year, Consumer Reports found 30 percent of Americans with private health insurance have received a surprise bill, where their insurance plan paid less than they expected. (
  • Of the 46 million Americans living without health care, an outsized majority -- about 60 percent -- work for small businesses, according to the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute. (
  • If you're like most Americans, you're shouldering a larger portion of your health care costs. (
  • Americans concerned about runaway medical spending need to know about the successes that Japan has experienced and the problems the country has encountered in its effort to control costs while maintaining quality of care. (
  • The increased health risks for major disease that come with obesity carry not only a high social price tag but also a high economic one-relative medical costs for the obese are estimated to be 36 to 100 percent higher than for Americans of healthy weight. (
  • to improve the health and health care of all Americans. (
  • President Obama took to the road yesterday in another effort to persuade Americans they need to embrace a health care overhaul. (
  • The narrative that has come up, that has developed, is that America spends so much more because Americans demand more health care. (
  • Health care isn't expensive because Americans use too many services. (
  • Another report released today by private research firm Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said that while Americans' confidence in their health care plan fell when the law was passed earlier this year, it has since then gone back up to previous levels. (
  • By 2030, one in five Americans will be over age 65, compared with only one in eight today, and per capita medical costs in a given year are approximately three times greater for those 65 and over than for younger individuals. (
  • While extended hospital stays, particularly in intensive care units, can rack up massive bills for individuals, that pales compared to the savings from millions of Americans delaying care. (
  • And, their main interest in health care is convincing a majority of Americans they need government to solve their problems. (
  • The South Whitley, Indiana, company also helps cover about half the cost of that deductible with contributions to an employee health reimbursement arrangement account, Controller Eric Trump said. (
  • The system has provided ample reimbursement for high-tech care for complicated illness while underpaying for the primary and preventive care needed to support people in health and wellness. (
  • In recent years, primary care has been weakened by reimbursement systems that pay only for brief clinical office visits. (
  • But "what they all have in common is that they're moving away from the fee-for-service model and encounter-based reimbursement to more comprehensive population health management, where they do whatever it takes to keep people healthy," says Marcotte. (
  • HealthMine says its findings are relevant to the increased use of account-based health plans, which include health savings accounts (HSAs) and health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), and increase plan participant responsibility for cost management. (
  • Where agency took corrective action following several supplemental protests, request that Government Accountability Office recommend reimbursement of costs is denied where the initial protest grounds were not clearly meritorious, and corrective action was not unduly delayed in response to supplemental issues raised by the protester after receipt of the agency report. (
  • However, our Regulations do not contemplate a recommendation for the reimbursement of protest costs in every case where an agency takes corrective action, but rather only where an agency unduly delays taking corrective action in the face of a clearly meritorious protest. (
  • Thus, as a prerequisite to our recommending the reimbursement of costs where a protest has been resolved by corrective action, not only must the protest have been meritorious, but it also must have been clearly meritorious. (
  • If a car is used reimbursement will be for the cost of fuel at the local mileage rate and unavoidable car parking and toll charges. (
  • Change must also come to outpatient specialty care. (
  • Table 1 provides longitudinal Medicare data on physician and clinical services (largely the outpatient setting), hospital care (inpatient), post-acute care spending, spending on prescription drugs and medical products (durable medical equipment, and other non-durable medical products). (
  • Medical services are provided through the inpatient and outpatient facilities run by the Veterans Health Administration. (
  • They were also more likely to use services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, hospital outpatient care, emergency department care, and acute inpatient care during and after periods of IPV. (
  • Although only 10% of total health expenditures, spending on prescription drugs has received considerable attention because of its rapid growth (114% from 2000 to 2010). (
  • 2. Goetzel, RZ, Anderson DR, Whitmer RW, Ozminkowski RJ, Dunn RL, and Wasserman J. The relationship between modifiable health risks and health care expenditures: an analysis of the multi-employer HERO health risk and cost database. (
  • Mr. Clinton's plan would create a National Health Board to set an annual "global" budget governing health expenditures. (
  • According to a 2015 report by the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S's high health expenditures don't correlate to longer, healthier lives for its residents. (
  • High national expenditures obviously don't promise good health outcomes for residents. (
  • Given these trends, the state enacted Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012 with the ambitious goal of bringing health care spending growth in line with growth in the state's overall economy by establishing the health care cost growth benchmark, a statewide target for the rate of growth of total health care expenditures. (
  • What is the measure of Total Health Care Expenditures? (
  • Total health care expenditures (THCE) is a per-capita measure of total state health care spending growth. (
  • This data is then used to measure the state's health care expenditures against growth of the Commonwealth's economy. (
  • There are promising signs that federal programs and policies, as well as aggressive private sector activities, have helped to curb cost growth in Medicare and overall health expenditures. (
  • In 1970, national health expenditures totaled 74.9 billion dollars, or 7.2 percent of GDP. (
  • They aimed to estimate how the cost of caring for a patient with AF in the US in the year after an ablation procedure differs from healthcare expenditures in the preceding year. (
  • Starting with the open enrollment period this fall, certain Boeing employees will have the option to either keep their current health plans, or receive care exclusively from one of two accountable care organizations. (
  • There are nearly 500 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) nationwide, half in Medicare. (
  • Stress may significantly raise your long-term health risks, leading to higher health care costs over your lifetime. (
  • If the requirement were such that the kind of coverage we offer were dramatically different, dramatically more comprehensive, and the cost accordingly would go up significantly -- then that would be a problem,' he said. (
  • Not surprisingly, then, the obesity epidemic is a major driver of health care costs in the United States, and the costs may continue to increase significantly in the future if it is not controlled. (
  • Health care payers can significantly reduce health care costs by encouraging providers to focus on prevention, take a more collaborative approach to discussing treatment options with patients, and streamline how they deliver care. (
  • Every other advanced country in the world has significantly lower costs than ours and provides more readily available care, and nearly all of them provide healthcare that's at least as good or better than ours. (
  • Lawmakers could significantly shrink these costs by making firearms less widely available, Howell said. (
  • Significantly, the authors found that lower Medicare spending does not translate into lower prices for private payers - a conclusion that has far-reaching consequences for federal health policy and the cost of medical care in the country. (
  • But most seem to think that Medicare's administrative costs are significantly undersold. (
  • To improve patient outcomes, winning health care payers are forging partnerships with providers to reduce practice variation, using big data to help standardize practices and procurement across their networks, and engaging in shared decision-making with patients. (
  • The mandate for payers and providers alike is clear: secure better outcomes at lower cost. (
  • However, one of the most researched and emerging solutions to reducing healthcare costs is to address social determinants of health (SDOH), which, according to the CDC , include "conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of life-risks and outcomes. (
  • Though this is not an easily resolved issue, one thing is for certain- without sustainable and effective solutions, healthcare prices will only continue to rise, inevitably making it more difficult for communities and individuals to achieve long-term success in healthcare outcomes. (
  • To accelerate progress, we will use mapping technology to find 'hot spots' of poor outcomes and high cost, allowing for targeting of outreach efforts and coordination with public health coalitions. (
  • To support better outcomes at lower costs, specialists should wherever possible be paid for a package of services (such as all care related to a knee replacement) and not individual services (such as each office visit, surgery, and re-operation on the path to a knee replacement). (
  • RWJF is engaging health care providers, policymakers, and consumer groups in efforts to provide the right health care at the right price, stem rising health care costs, and improve overall health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. (
  • Can a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients streamline healthcare, cut waste, and lead to better clinical outcomes? (
  • If private health insurance really improved health-care outcomes in ways that public systems did not, then the introduction of single-payer would indeed be a bad idea. (
  • Following the passage of Chapter 58, health care policy efforts in Massachusetts focused on enhancing the transparency of the state's health care system and identifying health care cost drivers. (
  • Collect data on cost, quality, delivery-system infrastructure, and population health to create a profile of the state's health care industry. (
  • On the state's health insurance exchange, Summit County is part of a pricing region that includes almost all of Colorado's scattered mountain towns, as well as farms and ranches near the Utah border. (
  • All the area health planning organizations will continue to make decisions concerning health care in their own jurisdictions. (
  • Most healthcare organizations have a formal costing process, but few are able to achieve visibility across the entire episode of care. (
  • Many organizations are capitalizing on electronic records, quality indicator data, new cost methodologies, and the cloud. (
  • Purchasers are becoming more empowered and more aware, and the successful health care organizations will be the ones who can cater to that. (
  • To halt some of the increasing costs, one-half of organizations indicated that they increased employee contributions to health care costs in 2014, while about one-quarter (26 percent) of organizations said they planned to increase employees' share in 2015. (
  • A member of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, Dr. Tierney leads the Regenstrief Institute, one of the country's oldest and largest medical research organizations dedicated to improving health care systems. (
  • Each year health-related spending grows, virtually always outpacing spending on other goods and services, meaning that the size of that slice increases. (
  • and can result in individuals not receiving the health care services they need. (
  • An annual survey by the National Business Group on Health found a broad range of services offered by many larger companies designed to curb their costs . (
  • The business group also found a big increase in the number of companies that offer services to help workers make decisions and navigate the health care system. (
  • It is co-chaired by Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Bill Ritter Jr., JD, former governor of Colorado. (
  • The ultimate success of cost containment depends on whether effective measures are found to deal with the peculiar economic relationships involved in the purchase of health-care services. (
  • For example, although the government purchases almost 50 percent of all health-care services, it has been reluctant to throw its enormous buying power behind competitive solutions such as obliging beneficiaries of government programs to participate in competitively delivered programs. (
  • It covers spending on various medical services, sources of health spending, employer-sponsored health coverage and the impact on businesses and people. (
  • This is the total amount you have to pay for medical services before your health insurance will start to pay. (
  • Detailed here is information on the key mechanism of cost constraint: a fee schedule that covers virtually all medical services and rewards inexpensive services while making expensive services unprofitable. (
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  • But the rising cost of healthcare services is a long-standing debate. (
  • Indeed, more emphasis will need to be given to primary care services, which are often the lifeline for preventative and routine healthcare services in a given community. (
  • For a number of years, it's felt like a crisis to our commissioners and to our community as a whole," said Sarah Vaine, assistant county manager for health, safety and human services. (
  • Consumers may get copies of the free brochure by calling 1-800-342-0828 or through local health council or district offices of the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. (
  • The PCE deflator health care component is about the all-in price of purchasing health care services and seeks to measure "inflation. (
  • Budget wonks care about the price of health care services, but human beings want to know how much they personally will have to spend on health care. (
  • If forward-looking investors think that future increases in health care spending will be met with legislative efforts to curb health care spending, then investments that rely on future high levels of health care spending won't be made and the system will lack the capacity to deliver ever-growing levels of services. (
  • I firmly believe that out of all the verticals we've been talking about for the past two days, healthcare may be a slower adopter, but probably has the biggest potential for benefit, if you look at the impact on improving care, saving lives, and cutting costs," Greg Carter, head of Cisco System's Internet of Everything services group at Cisco, told the audience. (
  • In other developed nations, the cost of a patient discharge is $6,000 versus $18,000 in the US, said Pranav Patel, general manager at GE Healthcare Services. (
  • If you have questions about help with health costs, join the Help with Health Costs team on Facebook , where the NHS Business Services Authority will respond to your queries Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. (
  • You also can't claim if you're visiting your local GP, dentist or another primary care service provider for routine check-ups or other services, such as vaccinations or cervical cancer screening, as these are excluded from the scheme. (
  • Urgent primary care services during out-of-hours periods (between 6.30pm and 8pm on weekdays, weekends or bank holidays) are also excluded. (
  • Working directly with the employer instead of through an insurer intermediary will allow Providence-Swedish - a partnership between Seattle-based Swedish Health Center and Renton-based, 27-hospital Providence Health & Services - to behave more like and the other fast-evolving, consumer-focused giants of the world. (
  • And in New Mexico, Presbyterian Healthcare Services formed an ACO with Intel Corp. and 5,400 employees, sharing in risk, operating a work-site clinic, and earning bonuses for meeting quality goals and hitting cost targets. (
  • Routine services cost thousands of dollars. (
  • According to Senate testimony from Gregory Demske, an assistant inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services: "Physicians routinely receive substantial compensation from medical-device companies through stock options, royalty agreements, consulting agreements, research grants, and fellowships. (
  • Reduce your need for medical services, and you'll spend less money on health care over time. (
  • These services are designed to help you and your family handle specific conditions like cancer, obesity, heart health and pregnancy. (
  • About the real price of health care services they'll be able to check them comparing go to different locations. (
  • Insurers will have to provide preventive services such as mammograms and colonoscopies without cost sharing or charging co-pays. (
  • The goal of a health care delivery system is to deliver services that meet established standard in both cost and quality. (
  • To provide health care services, VA depends on discretionary funding that the Congress provides in annual appropriation acts. (
  • it also required VA to develop and implement an enrollment system to facilitate the management and delivery of health care services. (
  • Our findings suggest that excess fat is detrimental at any level," said lead author Truls stbye, M.D., Ph.D., professor of community and family medicine at Duke and professor of health services and systems research at Duke-National University of Singapore. (
  • It does not apply to primary care or community services and it does not apply to visitors. (
  • Paying people to use lower-price medical providers can help reduce health care spending. (
  • As health care costs continue to rise, practitioners in India are working to lower prices -- and bring their innovations closer to American shores. (
  • Together these provisions will dramatically reduce financial burdens for many people with lower income or significant health care needs. (
  • 3. Find lower-cost after-hours care. (
  • Many are turning to workplace health programs to help employees adopt healthier lifestyles and lower their risk of developing costly chronic diseases. (
  • In 35 other countries, people enjoy better health care at a much lower cost. (
  • We currently pay twice as much per person and get lower quality healthcare than the average of 35 other countries. (
  • Also ask about lower-cost facilities and medicines. (
  • If all smokers quit, health care costs would be lower at first, but after 15 years they would become higher than at present. (
  • If you do not think that this is how economic efficiency happens, then you cannot expect any form of this approach to address the basic problem with American health care, and indeed you would expect this approach to result in lower quality and less readily available care. (
  • Want Lower Health Care Costs? (
  • The authors find that obesity raises medical costs by $430.33, and that a 10 percent reduction in the BMI of each obese person would only lower costs by $45.28. (
  • Primary care practices that are medical homes can share in the savings when their patients are healthier at lower cost, with the remaining savings passed to Maryland families, businesses and taxpayers. (
  • The people who succeed in the future will be those who excel at delivering a better-quality outcome for a lower cost. (
  • By negotiating lower-cost contracts with these provider networks, they can pass on cost savings to you. (
  • This article will teach you how to cut your prescription costs, negotiate with your provider for lower health care costs, and save money in a health care fund. (
  • Again, the international comparison should put this to rest, as in all those other countries, with much lower health spending, everyone is fully covered. (
  • Shifting health care costs to employees can lower employee job satisfaction and pose a barrier for attracting new talent. (
  • About one-half of respondents said they utilized health and wellness educational initiatives (56 percent) and lower-cost generic prescription drugs (48 percent) to control costs. (
  • Health care costs dropped by $341 annually per person for SBI patients taking oral diabetes drugs and by $241 for SBI patients taking statins to lower cholesterol. (
  • Cost savings induced by the ACA are particularly beneficial because they could increase quality while they lower spending. (
  • The reduction in technology development means lower costs but also fewer ways to treat sick people. (
  • While UCLA Health System has long prided itself on being at the forefront of treating patients like Giselle, it is now trying to lower sharply the cost of providing that care. (
  • The drive to lower costs is resulting in numerous efforts. (
  • The Cleveland Clinic, another medical powerhouse that has little difficulty attracting patients and demanding high prices, is trying group visits for diabetic patients so more people can be seen at a lower cost. (
  • The Regenstrief Institute's clinician-researchers work to improve care and lower health costs. (
  • I don't know if it's something we need around the whole state if it doesn't lower costs. (
  • Of the nearly half of survey respondents who report they have experienced health care cost increases in the past year, 24% state they have decreased their contributions to retirement plans, and 17% have taken a loan or withdrawal from a retirement plan. (
  • Twenty-six percent of workers surveyed by EBRI have decreased contributions to their retirement plan, and 27% have delayed retirement due to increased health care costs. (
  • Only 36% have budgeted to make monthly contributions to their health care savings, and 32% have savings goals to cover long-term health care costs. (
  • Of the 48% who say their health care costs have increased, more than one-quarter have decreased their retirement plan contributions. (
  • But aside from the occasional high-profile dust-up, insurers hesitated to exclude providers from their networks when costs went up. (
  • Bivens found that out-of-pocket costs for workers increased by 53.5 percent from 1999 to 2016, and costs paid by insurers increased by 48.5 percent over the same time period. (
  • Health insurers could largely benefit this year from a more gradual resumption of discretionary and elective care, analysts agreed. (
  • Nor is it easy to measure administrative costs among private insurers. (
  • As of now, no one I spoke with knew of good data separating the costs of dealing with Medicare and with private insurers. (
  • Despite the many cost-reducing provisions in the ACA, system-wide health care costs are still projected to rise faster than national income for the foreseeable future, and this cost growth has important implications for government and family budgets. (
  • This fact sheet on health care costs presents key statistics about the growth, level and impact of rising U.S. health care costs. (
  • Even if the epidemic does not worsen, these costs are likely to prove an unsustainable burden on the health system given the long-term growth of the federal debt. (
  • When asked which current issues could hinder their growth in 2016, an unstable global economy topped the list at 29 percent, followed by quality of partnerships and vendors (25 percent), healthcare costs (22 percent), presidential election results (12 percent), and rising minimum wage (11 percent). (
  • The most widely used measure of employer health care costs, the health insurance component of the Employment Cost Index, indicates that cost growth has decelerated since 1989. (
  • Does the Growth in Cost Per Case Really Explain More of Spending Growth than Treated Prevalence? (
  • For our progress to be sustainable, however, the growth in health care spending must be slowed and brought into balance. (
  • While growth in health costs stays flat, companies are employing more virtual care, innovating primary care, and seeking solutions to specialty drug costs. (
  • Historically - throughout the 2000s, for example - trends in health care costs were volatile, with the growth rate spiking for two or three years and then receding, Marcotte says. (
  • But at least the rate of growth in health care costs is more predictable now. (
  • Virtual care for musculoskeletal health, the category of physical conditions that has the greatest impact on health care cost, shows the greatest potential for growth, according to the NBGH. (
  • The agreement comes at a time when each of the health planning agencies is developing comprehensive plans for health care growth and distribution in their jurisdictions. (
  • But the news that health care cost growth has slowed dramatically over the past several years has been greeted by progressives with a lot of caution and is rarely discussed by Democratic Party elected officials at all. (
  • And wonks at the CBO also worry about health care cost growth. (
  • So when health care cost growth slows, shouldn't people be happy? (
  • Now the fact of the matter is that health care cost growth is slowing. (
  • But House Republicans said they aren't holding their breath on the cost-cutting proposal, which Obama said on Monday would cut the rate of growth of national health care spending by 1.5 percent each year during the next decade. (
  • The HPC Board may modify the statutory annual health care cost growth benchmark pursuant to a public hearing process and engagement with the Legislature. (
  • The rapid rate of growth in health care spending has contributed to a crowding-out effect for households, businesses, and government, reducing resources available to spend on other priorities. (
  • THCE is calculated on a per capita basis to control for increases in health care spending due to population growth. (
  • Under the framework set forth in Chapter 224, the HPC Board may modify the annual health care cost growth benchmark established in statute for calendar year 2022. (
  • Our nation has struggled with the burden of our health care costs and spending, approximately 18% of our GDP and rising, which has eroded wage growth, diminished our ability to invest in our children's education, and challenged our global competitiveness. (
  • However, even if we continue to reduce the growth of health care costs and improve overall value, demographic trends and constrained state and local budgets will drive health and retirement spending toward an even larger share of the economy. (
  • Health care costs have dramatically escalated over time, though the rate of that growth has slowed in recent years. (
  • Amidst rapidly escalating prices, the annual rate of cost growth has slowed in recent years. (
  • The law has two overarching goals: Cover almost everyone, and slow the growth of medical care costs. (
  • Their goal is to slash the rate of growth in the nation's $2.7 trillion health care bill by roughly half to keep it more in line with overall inflation. (
  • Health insurance has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments in the non-life insurance industry with 30% growth in 2010-11 with annual premium collections being over Rs 6,000 crores. (
  • would be a good thing, we'd still be facing the question of how to slow the rate of cost growth. (
  • Engaging customers through the use of mobile devices and social networking should be able to reduce health care costs, but studies have yet to prove the correlation exists, according to Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life. (
  • How to Reduce Health Care Costs? (
  • An evaluation of Duke University's Live for Life Health Promotion Program and its impact on employee health. (
  • Negotiations have barely begun, but Colorado's insurance commissioner, Michael Conway, is excited about the strategy and is already planning to try it elsewhere, perhaps by nudging the state employee health plan to join a statewide alliance that would bargain with health care providers. (
  • U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) adds, "Today's small businesses often face the harsh choice between ending employee health coverage or facing bankruptcy. (
  • Half of health care spending is used to treat just 5% of the population. (
  • Reducing future federal budget deficits is a major focus in national policy debate, and spending on federal health programs is a primary target. (
  • Federal health spending is projected to grow from 5.6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2011 to about 9.4% of GDP by 2035. (
  • David Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, talks about trends in health care spending. (
  • A new study published in the journal Health Affairs shows that the government will account for half of all health care spending within a decade. (
  • Establish statewide baselines and goals for health care spending, quality improvement, and population health and publicly report on the results. (
  • I would like to focus here on the role that investment in public health and prevention can play as a complementary strategy for controlling health care spending. (
  • Beyond direct medical spending, additional costs from obesity are driven by increased rates of disability and by reduced productivity. (
  • The impact of obesity on health care spending is likely to increase in the coming years unless further preventative steps are taken. (
  • The American healthcare system is complex, and has many key stakeholders, each with their own opinion on how to fix healthcare spending. (
  • According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health spending in 1999 averaged $3,993 per person in Maryland, about the national average. (
  • Greater spending on health care has led to substantial increases in the price of health insurance. (
  • Over the last decade, health care spending has grown faster than Maryland's economy as a whole. (
  • A key root cause of high health care spending in Maryland - and across the country - is a lack of balance in our health care system. (
  • In 2010, national health care spending averaged $8,402 per person. (
  • If only the economy were growing as much as health care spending. (
  • Between 2000 and 2010, health care spending per person grew at an average rate of nearly 6 percent a year -- much higher than the 2.4 percent inflation rate. (
  • Taxpayers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year to care for the victims of gun violence, according to a report from the Urban Institute released Friday. (
  • You can see that health care construction spending crashed during the recession and hasn't bounced back . (
  • it's that the failure to ramp up construction spending reflects pessimism (or optimism, depending on your viewpoint) about the future volume of health care revenues. (
  • A new study published by the Journal of Health Affairs reports the obesity-related health spending has doubled in the last decade. (
  • The industries with the most to lose from proposed changes to the nation's health care system vowed Monday to work with the White House - and each other - to strip out at least $2 trillion in unnecessary medical spending in the next decade. (
  • While Massachusetts is a national leader in innovative and high-quality health care, it is also among the states with the highest health care spending. (
  • Co-author Zack Cooper, a Yale assistant professor of health policy and economics, called the report "a myth busting exercise," because Obamacare's incentives were built on lessons drawn from Medicare spending patterns. (
  • That means regions that look great on Medicare spending aren't necessarily those with good cost control for private customers, and vice versa. (
  • [2] The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that almost 30 percent of these costs, or 765 billion dollars, are attributable to wasteful spending in poor care delivery, excessive administrative costs, unnecessarily high prices, and fraud. (
  • Biosimilars "could really be a godsend for holding pharmaceutical costs in check," said Dr. Steve Miller, St. Louis-based chief medical officer at pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc. "Otherwise, we're going to see ever-increasing (spending) for the pharmacy side of the benefit (plan), and it's not going to be sustainable. (
  • Both of these changes improve patient health even as they reduce spending. (
  • The Institute of Medicine has been reporting for more than a decade that a third or more of medical spending could be eliminated while increasing patient health. (
  • Each of these factors is contributing to the reduction in health-care spending. (
  • Most companies now offer health coverage that requires employees to pay an annual deductible before insurance kicks in, and the size of that deductible has soared in the past decade, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust. (
  • Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. (
  • It's a $2.6 trillion problem, according to 2010 data from The Kaiser Family Foundation - a health expenditure increase ten-times the $256 billion spent in 1980. (
  • A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust looked at the costs of employer-provided health insurance coverage, and the headline number seemed relatively promising. (
  • When the principal reforms under the health-care law go into effect in 2014, the smallest businesses may benefit the most. (
  • Although the Urban Institute report suggests that the health-reforms may in fact level the playing field for some small businesses, not all small companies would see such benefits. (
  • The project team from the University of Virginia's Miller Center assembled the 12-member State Health Care Cost Containment Commission in early 2013. (
  • Offered here is an analysis of the key issues of cost-containment by specialists followed by reactions from some of America's best-known experts on health care delivery and finance. (
  • This collection provides an authoritative study of successful cost-containment in the Japanese health care system-a chronicle of success that is neither a statistical illusion nor a result of sociocultural factors. (
  • Technology, labor costs and a lack of competition were cited as some of the factors fueling higher costs, which were reported on Wednesday in Tallahassee by James Bracher, executive director of the Florida Health Care Cost Containment Board. (
  • The cost of normal childbirth deliveries rose an average of 9.5 percent in the final six months of 1988 in Palm Beach County, while the cost of Caesarean deliveries jumped 9.6 percent, the containment board reported in its semiannual survey. (
  • Neil Vernegaard, Humana's hospital administrator, said he thinks the makeup of the patients treated by Humana for back pain may have affected the cost figure cited by the containment board. (
  • We must make difficult decisions in the coming years to encourage system-wide cost containment and sustainable health care transformation. (
  • If you're going to do health-care cost containment, it's going to have to be stealth. (
  • Find out your magic number - the amount of money you could save on health care in retirement. (
  • The AARP Health Care Costs Calculator is an educational tool designed to estimate your health care costs in retirement. (
  • It's not your father's retirement, thanks to health care costs. (
  • Learn how your current health conditions will affect your retirement costs. (
  • You can't bank on a health savings account to solve all your health care needs in retirement. (
  • The firm's first white paper shows how effectively managing health conditions can save money for employees, and if that savings is invested in retirement plans, generate more income in retirement. (
  • Seventy-nine percent of employees indicate they have experienced an increase in health care costs, and of those, 63% say they are reducing the amount they are saving for retirement, a survey finds. (
  • No matter how you break it down, health care costs in retirement are expected to keep going up. (
  • Your health care will likely be cheapest during your first year of retirement. (
  • Because women live longer, a 65-year-old woman can expect to spend $22,000 more in total health care costs over the course of her retirement than a man her same age. (
  • Primary care is often acknowledged as the foundation of any high-performing health care delivery system. (
  • Create an "alliance of stakeholders" to improve the quality and cost efficiency of the health care system. (
  • 2012-12-04T22:12:19-05:00 Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient and debated how much should be saved overall. (
  • Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient and debated how much should be saved overall. (
  • and profound changes in how people use and regard the health-care system. (
  • A comprehensive picture of costs in Japan's effective and efficient health care system. (
  • The Japanese health care system provides universal coverage to a healthy but aging population. (
  • This system has resulted in the provision of quality health care to the entire population at roughly half the cost of American health care. (
  • Editor's Note: For Campaign 2012 , Alice Rivlin wrote a policy brief proposing ideas for the next president on America's health care system. (
  • Keeping the costs of obesity from overwhelming the health care system will require a renewed focus by the next president on obesity prevention . (
  • Obamacare itself cannot just be reformed, because it is deeply rooted in exactly the wrong idea about how to control health-care costs….It puts into practice the notion that the way to make health-care financing more efficient is to make it a centralized system managed largely by the government, so that the only way to really squeeze costs is to tighten price controls. (
  • Numerous studies continue to find that resolving problems centered around SDOH often mitigates downstream health problems, leading to an overall cost-savings for the patient, healthcare system, and community. (
  • Maryland's health care system has become known for providing high-quality care - but very often for conditions that could have been prevented in the first place. (
  • A more effective and efficient health care system starts with primary care. (
  • REP. JOHN ADLER, D-N.J.: I have real concerns about the failure so far to incorporate the sort of cost controls that will make our system affordable for businesses and for taxpayers for years to come. (
  • Which is very important and then you're also looking at cost in some cases you get the best doctor for the lowest book system. (
  • AGFA HealthCare Corporation of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, requests that our Office recommend that it be reimbursed the costs of filing and pursuing its protest against the award of a contract to Philips Healthcare of Andover, Massachusetts, under request for proposals (RFP) No. VA-260-08-RP-0167, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs for an enterprise-wide Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). (
  • The president, who has emphasized his desire to build an 'ownership society,' sketched a vision for the nation's health system radically different from today's employer-based, government-supported system. (
  • Many of the president's critics, including most Democrats, argue that Bush's health care plan amounts to shifting the burdens of an out-of-control health care system onto individuals who cannot afford them, leaving the poorest and sickest patients without care. (
  • Scripps Health , a nonprofit health system in San Diego, has launched a research project called Wired 4 Health through its Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) to see how mobile medical devices impact health care costs. (
  • Through this study, we will be able to demonstrate where these technologies are providing the most economic value to the health care system and where there is room for improvement," Chris Van Gorder , CEO of Scripps Health, said in a statement. (
  • In October 2012, Scripps Health announced that Qualcomm Foundation, the company's philanthropic subsidiary, had awarded the health system a $3.75 million grant to fund research at STSI on digital technologies that aid the practice of medicine. (
  • After Yale New Haven Health System absorbed St. Raphael in 2012, it gained a 76 percent share of metro New Haven inpatient business. (
  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the future costs for VA to treat enrolled veterans will be substantially higher (in inflation-adjusted dollars) than recent appropriations for that purpose, partly because more veterans are likely to seek care in the VA system but mostly because health care costs per enrolled veteran are projected to increase faster than the overall price level. (
  • VA's enrollment system includes eight categories that determine veterans' eligibility and priority for access to health care. (
  • Could lean processes transform the U.S. health care system, with its spiraling costs and inconsistent quality? (
  • So how can a health care system run with this? (
  • With help from BCG, the University of North Carolina Health Care System (UNC Health Care) launched a lean pilot program that is increasing efficiency and enabling the hospital to serve more patients. (
  • Giselle sees specialists in a program coordinated by UCLA Health System. (
  • She regularly sees a host of pediatric specialists, including an ophthalmologist, an endocrinologist and a neurologist at UCLA Health System. (
  • By enrolling young patients with complex and expensive diseases in a program called a medical home, the system tries to ensure that doctors spend more time with patients and work more closely with parents to coordinate care. (
  • The effort is part of a much broader ambition by UCLA Health System to reduce its costs by 30 percent, or hundreds of millions of dollars, over the next five years, according to Dr. David T. Feinberg, the system's president. (
  • Regardless of what happens to the law, the market will force the system to become more efficient," said Paul H. Keckley, the executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, a research arm of the consultant Deloitte. (
  • UCLA Health System is scrutinizing its use of imaging procedures on patients in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. (
  • Concerted efforts to reduce repeat procedures, reduce complications, and make the procedure more successful will not only ease the suffering of patients with AF but could save the healthcare system many thousands of dollars, he said. (
  • But they can help us deal with larger health system and cultural issues. (
  • Health City Cayman Islands is a new frontier for India's largest for-profit hospital chain. (
  • He carefully picked the doctor, then called the hospital to ask how much the surgery would cost. (
  • For example, the average in-network cost of an MRI at a hospital is $1,145, but the average in-network cost at an independent radiology facility is just $560, says Kang. (
  • At $258 a day for room and board, my 17-day hospital stay cost Blue Cross $4,386. (
  • The distribution of the reimbursed cost of COVID-19 hospital care among payment sources varies across states and over time because of variations in policy and the changing epidemiology of the disease. (
  • A hospital visit in this ski town costs about 40 percent more than a visit less than 100 miles away in Denver. (
  • In 2015, an overnight hospital stay cost 80 percent more, according to a study commissioned by the Summit Foundation, a local community group with a mission to help working families. (
  • The higher local cost of living in a resort community means higher pay for hospital staff. (
  • Regular readers of this blog should know that when it comes to the price of hospital care, it's competition that matters, not insurance companies. (
  • Hospital market structure stands out as one of the most important factors associated with higher prices, even after controlling for costs and clinical quality. (
  • There may have been more complicated patients,' said Ken Peltzie, a vice president at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, on why the cost of the average treatment of back pain rose at his hospital by about 20 percent, to $2,410. (
  • Another factor in higher costs in South Florida is the nursing shortage and the reliance on nursing agencies rather than staff nurses, said George Birch, president of the South Florida Hospital Association. (
  • A hospital spokeswoman cited the hospital's non-profit status as the reason for keeping costs down. (
  • The RAND Corp. found that improved access to primary care could have avoided many hospital admissions in our state. (
  • Effective primary care can reduce the number of hospital admissions for chronic illness by 25 percent or more. (
  • A day in a Northern Virginia hospital costs an average of $176, double what it was five years ago. (
  • Blue Cross analysts project that at the present rate of construction, the metropolitan area will have more than 1,170 unneeded hospital beds by 1980, which will cost $70 million a year to maintain. (
  • About 80 percent of the cost of treating victims of gun violence in 2010 was borne in part by taxpayers, according to an analysis of hospital and insurance data by researchers at the nonpartisan think tank. (
  • Notably, the report found that the average cost of a hospital visit for a gun violence victim is $14,000 more than that of the average hospital stay, due to the severity of the injuries often involved. (
  • The Internet of Things in healthcare -- a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients -- has the power to drastically cut waste and save lives, says panel. (
  • Don't provoke healthcare workers by forgetting that the actual point of the hospital is not IT, it's treating patients, he added. (
  • If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). (
  • You must have a referral from a healthcare professional to a specialist or a hospital for further NHS treatment or tests (often referred to as secondary care). (
  • This applies whether your treatment is provided at a different location (hospital or clinic) or on the same premises as where your GP or another health professional issued the referral. (
  • You can't claim help with travel costs if you're visiting someone in hospital. (
  • Canada ranks among the bottom of OECD universal health-care countries for the number of doctors and hospital beds. (
  • Each hospital has different internal prices, and they apparently aren't based on anything objective, such as cost. (
  • Health plans may require that surgery patients go to the hospital the day of the procedure instead of the night before, cutting one whole day of hospitalization fees. (
  • The letter was signed by executives from the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the American Medical Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the American Hospital Association, and Service Employees International Union. (
  • Eight babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at a Pennsylvania hospital were infected and three died. (
  • The average hospital stay costs us $3,181, compared with $837 in Canada. (
  • Often, getting care at a clinic is cheaper than having the same procedure in a hospital. (
  • The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions including diabetes and asthma . (
  • In Connecticut, where hospital consolidation has been growing, the state passed a law that took effect Dec. 1 that requires the state Office of Health Care Access to do a cost and market impact review before allowing mergers. (
  • UNC Health Care is an 800-bed hospital and medical school. (
  • As an important local public hospital and trauma center, UNC Health Care needed more space. (
  • Based on claims information it has reviewed, Aon said the cost of a hospitalized patient runs from $30,000 to $80,000 while a patient who goes to the hospital and is sent home runs up claims of around $1,500 to $2,500. (
  • Democratic lawmakers and the governor have made the problem of ballooning hospital costs a major focus this year, and the plan is one element of their mission to reduce those costs. (
  • The Hospital Travel Costs Scheme was established in the British National Health Service in 1988. (
  • Patients and their children in receipt of means tested benefits, or on a low income, could get help with the cost of travel to hospital appointments. (
  • Hospital Travel Costs Scheme:Current Practice and best Practice Guide. (
  • Hospital costs associated with such medical errors were estimated at $324 million in October 2008 alone. (
  • A duty was owed: a legal duty exists whenever a hospital or health care provider undertakes care or treatment of a patient. (
  • A systematic review of 56 published studies of worksite health programs showed that well-implemented workplace health programs can lead to 25% savings each on absenteeism, health care costs, and workers' compensation and disability management claims costs. (
  • If people stopped smoking, there would be a savings in health care costs, but only in the short term. (
  • From the perspective of health care costs, early prevention can produce substantial savings. (
  • Consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch breaks down how to keep the costs from breaking your budget. (
  • And by dedicating themselves to specific savings to be reinvested into health care, they're providing important assistance in achieving affordable, quality coverage for all,- he added. (
  • Actually, there are no health care cost savings in the Ryan-Boehner budget, just cost shifts . (
  • Witnesses testified regarding health savings accounts, which were created as part of the 2003 Medicare law. (
  • But John Malley, St. Louis-based national practice leader of pharmacy benefit consulting at Aon Hewitt, expects the effect of biosimilars on U.S. health care savings to be muted for a while. (
  • But these states are still seeing cost savings from the law - and they are participating in other ways. (
  • However, many other patients incurred added costs, which suggests that striving to do better would not only benefit patients but would also cut costs, and this study provides a glimpse of the potential cost savings. (
  • A nose job in Brazil, for example, can cost about 60 percent less than in the U.S. Similar savings can be expected for a spinal fusion in Turkey. (
  • Even factoring in the cost of travel, the savings can be substantial. (
  • Who Should Use a Health Savings Account? (
  • Consumers have much more skin in the game, and that may be fine if you're healthier and don't use a lot of health care. (
  • By emphasizing routine primary care screenings, healthier lifestyles, and working with individuals at a grass-roots community level, more progress can be made towards creating healthier societies, thereby fulfilling the "proactive" approach. (
  • Some advanced primary care provider networks back their promise to deliver healthier populations at attractive costs by taking on some degree of risk: if they don't deliver, they're paid less. (
  • Headspace is the meditation and mindfulness app helping health care professionals live happier and healthier. (
  • Private insurance would kick in to pay for only the most expensive, catastrophic health care costs, after a substantial deductible. (
  • CVS Health, a pharmacy company that owns health insurer Aetna, reports in May. (
  • The medical community needs to transform care," said Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, the chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the state's largest insurer. (
  • And many people within the industry are still wedded to the status quo, said Dr. Michael W. Cropp, the chief executive of Independent Health, an insurer in Buffalo. (
  • What counts as an 'administrative cost' for a health insurer? (
  • RAND researchers have sought to measure the health care costs of state and federal health plans, hospice treatment, and certain health behaviors. (
  • This weekly recap focuses on what private health plans pay compared to what Medicare pays, when COVID-19's global spread really began, laws that could reduce firearm deaths, and more. (
  • All health insurance plans include out-of-pocket costs. (
  • Out-of-pocket costs allow health plans to share medical costs with you. (
  • It also calls for the development of common positions on health planning issues and the establishment of criteria to identify health facilites or plans that would affect more than one jurisdiction. (
  • Input from the individual agencies in each other's plans hopefully will produce common positions on health planning issues, a Northern Virginia health planner said. (
  • Similarly, if private health insurance plans actually met patients' needs and remained affordable, it would be much easier to believe that recent Democratic interest in Medicare for All is part of some nefarious, ideologically motivated plot, as Trump suggests. (
  • In addition, some plans may deny hospitalization or charges for a medical procedure if they find it exceeds normal costs or is an unnecessary treatment. (
  • The Ryan budget assumes that the problem with health costs is that consumers don't pay enough out of pocket for care and that plans are too generous. (
  • The NBGH estimates that more than 50 percent of health care plans will lose their "grandfather status" after the first year. (
  • Some health plans offer health advocates or case managers. (
  • Many health plans offer discounts on things like gym memberships or eyewear. (
  • involving physicians and other providers, nurses, care managers, health plans and well trained pharmacists,' said Michael Madden, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Gateway Health Plan, which provided pharmacy claims data for the study. (
  • Some of those programs have been with Medicare patients Aetna manages through Medicare Advantage plans, and some have been with commercial clients, such as a program that coordinated with Inova Health, which has nearly 70 percent of the Northern Virginia market. (
  • Sarah Adelman from the New Jersey Association of Health Plans speaks during the Asbury Park Press Business Roundtable on health care affordability in Neptune. (
  • He spends his time walking clients through the pros and cons of health insurance plans . (
  • Sarah Adelman, vice president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, a trade group. (
  • That would occur, the CBO said, because states could rescind the essential health benefits provision, meaning insurance companies could offer skimpier coverage plans. (
  • Among employer-based plans, the largest firms had the lowest costs. (
  • Plans covering companies with at least 1,000 employees had a mere 7 percent in administrative costs. (
  • As the opioid epidemic worsens, health plans are getting hit with large bills from out-of-network substance abuse treatment facilities. (
  • Teaching severely and catastrophically ill plan members how to more effectively use health care and plan for end-of-life care can help health plans reduce costs. (
  • A shift in economic power to emerging markets, an aging population and an increase in unhealthy behaviors are contributing to rising costs for global medical plans. (
  • Direct contracting and health care bundling are emerging strategies for self-funded benefit plans seeking greater predictability and control over health care costs. (
  • Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. (
  • A 2009 study found that childhood obesity alone is responsible for $14.1 billion in direct medical costs annually. (
  • The way medical costs are paid for removes the price tags when the product is being selected and encourages us to spend someone else's money. (
  • Therefore, neither health insurance nor BMI can be treated as exogenous in estimating a cost function and a Tobit model must be used to account for corner solutions when the individual does not visit a provider and incurs no medical costs. (
  • The recent pattern isn't necessarily a good thing, he adds, since 4% to 5% inflation in medical costs has tended to be about twice the general inflation rate. (
  • They then calculated the financial impact of such health problems for two popular Orange County, Calif., beaches--Newport and Huntington--using average salaries and medical costs for the area. (
  • An Asbury Park Press roundtable meeting brings healthcare and business leaders together to examine how medical costs can be better controled. (
  • UnitedHealth warned last week that medical costs would likely increase in the second half of the year. (
  • Women in the study had higher overall medical costs across all BMI categories, but men saw a sharper increase in medical costs the higher their BMIs rose. (
  • As health care costs rise, policymakers and industry leaders are increasingly interested in developing accurate ways to measure and, ultimately, to try to reduce them for the individual patient as well as for society as a whole. (
  • State and federal policymakers are considering adding state-backed public options to the individual market in an effort to expand health coverage and improve affordability. (
  • The ultimate value of this research is for policymakers, who are well aware of the substantial costs involved with cleaning up water pollution, but need to know the other side of the equation--the costs associated with not cleaning up the water, Dwight says. (
  • The hope is that by encouraging preventive care, companies will save money in the long run by avoiding costlier treatments down the road. (
  • Toby Stark (right) from Stark Associates speaks during the Asbury Park Press Business Roundtable on health care affordability in Neptune. (
  • The law provides new standards for private health insurance, including identifying minimum benefits for health insurance, placing limits on cost sharing for covered benefits, and establishing new rules for private health insurance that assure access to coverage for people with health problems and limit premium and contribution differences based on health-related factors. (
  • Administrative data such as insurance claims offer a potentially powerful data source to examine the relative benefits and costs of competing drug treatments. (
  • You can claim travel costs for your children if you're eligible for any of the benefits described under condition 1 and your child has been referred for treatment as outlined in condition 2 and condition 3. (
  • The survey results are available online at . (
  • This survey is one of SHRM's six-part Strategic Benefits Survey report series featuring wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements, health care, leveraging benefits to retain employees, leveraging benefits to recruit employees, and communicating benefits. (
  • Try the tips below to help you get the most from your benefits and save money on your care. (
  • A health advocate can help you get the most of your benefits. (
  • When benefits enrollment season arrives this fall, employees around the country can expect to see the impact of corporate cost-cutting on their finances. (
  • Data on average premium and out-of-pocket increases consumers can expect in their next benefits packets will follow from other research groups covering the health insurance industry. (
  • Only by eliminating unnecessary care can we ensure that everyone benefits from saving money in health care. (
  • Health insurance is one of the most important benefits that employees get from their jobs. (
  • Alice Rivlin highlights the twin health care challenges facing America and the next president: covering the uninsured while curbing unsustainable increases in health care costs and their impact on the debt. (
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance is the most common form of coverage in the United States, with about 147 million people enrolled. (
  • Paducah, Kentucky, resident Emmett Krall says the annual deductible of $3,500 on his employer-sponsored health insurance makes him think about cost more than he wants to, especially since his 10-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last year. (
  • A recent survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that overall, 53 percent of workers said they'd like to tear up their time cards for good, but they'll likely have to continue to punch the clock because they need to keep their employer-sponsored health insurance. (
  • Enrolled veterans typically have more than one source of health care available to them and choose to use VA for only a small portion of their health care, relying on other sources such as Medicare, employer-sponsored insurance, or the Department of Defense's TRICARE program. (
  • The researchers are currently working to evaluate the impact of employer-sponsored weight and health management programs on health care costs. (
  • The solutions are meant to provide education and support in the areas of behavioral health, physical therapy, digital coaching, condition management, medical decision support, and sleep, among others. (
  • This is the payment you make for certain health care provider visits and prescriptions. (
  • And you often do not have to pay a copay for health screenings, vaccines, and annual well visits. (
  • Announced on Aug. 6, the STSI study will examine the cost of screenings and emergency visits, as well as their frequency and purpose, Scripps reported. (
  • 2. OVER 70%of all ER, urgent care, and doctor office visits can be safely handled over the phone. (
  • Using health insurance claims data for 17,703 Duke employees participating in annual health appraisals from 2001 to 2011, the researchers related costs of doctors' visits and use of prescription drugs to employees' BMIs. (
  • Measuring costs related to doctors' visits and prescriptions, the researchers observed that the prevalence of obesity-related diseases increased gradually across all BMI levels. (
  • 1 The ACA changed the health care landscape considerably by providing significant financial assistance to help people with low and moderate incomes afford coverage and associated cost sharing. (
  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Maryland auto shop owner Brian England offers health care coverage to his 18 employees, including part-time staff. (
  • I'm not in the business of trying to find out how to provide health coverage and how to get the right sort of plan. (
  • Altman calls this cost shift a 'quiet revolution in health insurance,' obscured in recent years by the health care overhaul's coverage expansion for people who don't have coverage through work. (
  • But years of rising costs have forced many businesses to scale back their coverage. (
  • Also, subsidies for the smallest firms offering employees insurance coverage are expected to help reduce costs. (
  • What's more, the smallest firms -- those employing fewer than 25 employees -- are expected to experience a significant increase in the number of insurance-coverage options per the health-care law. (
  • It found that companies would rather pay a fine and let their workers find their own coverage through health-insurance exchanges. (
  • Understanding your health coverage. (
  • Obama says I'm going to expand coverage and reduce the cost. (
  • At the same time, a typical type of non-group health insurance coverage supplied by Blue Cross-Blue Shield will soon cost subscribers in Northern Virginia $71.40 a month, compared to a monthly rate of $29.43 five years ago. (
  • More than twelve years ago, the Massachusetts state legislature enacted Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006, a law designed to provide near universal health insurance coverage for state residents. (
  • Today, over 400,000 additional Massachusetts residents have health insurance coverage, giving Massachusetts the highest rate of insurance coverage in the nation. (
  • Depending on your health coverage, you may have the choice to see providers who are in-network or out-of-network. (
  • The anger over the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act's federal health insurance exchange - and over the conflicting explanations about whether people can keep their coverage - has been bipartisan and well-deserved. (
  • Even as coverage efforts are sputtering, success on the cost front is becoming more noticeable. (
  • So even though you might not see your health care coverage premium go up in 2015, the quality of the coverage you receive won't necessarily be as good -- and you could find yourself on the hook for a big up-front payment before your insurance company pays a penny on your claims. (
  • But every year his insurance premium costs rise another 10 or 20 percent, and England worries about the day when the fees will overwhelm him. (
  • Employees are expected to pay 30 percent of those costs. (
  • Health care costs for smokers at a given age are as much as 40 percent higher than those for nonsmokers, but in a population in which no one smoked the costs would be 7 percent higher among men and 4 percent higher among women than the costs in the current mixed population of smokers and nonsmokers. (
  • According to an analysis in the American Journal of Public Health , as little as a 5 percent reduction in the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension would save almost $25 billion annually in medium-term health care costs. (
  • While other countries have seen their costs rise about 50% or so over the past 30 years, ours have skyrocketed, nearly doubling as a percent of GDP. (
  • The Tampa-Lakeland area reported an increase of 17 percent in their cost of treatment of psychoses,' Bracher said. (
  • The obesity elasticity with respect to cost is only .0115 percent. (
  • Health expenditure accounts for between 4 and 15 percent of GDP in OECD countries and constitutes one of the most important expenditure items. (
  • Take into account health care costs and the figure drops further, to 55 percent of average career earnings. (
  • The money in the account rolls over, is 100 percent portable and can be used anytime during your lifetime to pay for health care as well as long-term care. (
  • Seventy-seven percent of U.S. wealthy investors say health is more important than wealth, and 57% are worried their health will deteriorate in the next 10 years. (
  • For families whose earning fell in the bottom 90 percent, total premium costs as a share of their earnings doubled over the same period, from 25.6 to 51.7 percent. (
  • Over the past three years, the percentage of companies indicating that their health care costs went up has remained about the same, yet high, at 69 percent to 74 percent. (
  • Each year between 1980 and 1990, costs rose an average of 11 percent. (
  • From 2000-2007, annual costs grew by an average of 7.6 percent. (
  • But since 2009, costs have escalated by just 3.9 percent each year [4] , [5] , and have been trending downward since 2002. (
  • Those veterans accounted for only about 6 percent of all patients in 2009 and 3 percent of the total dollars obligated for veterans' health care in that year. (
  • Together, these account for 5 percent of the post-2010 cost slowdown. (
  • Annual total health care costs were 19 percent higher in women with a history of IPV ($439 annually) compared to women without IPV in their backgrounds. (
  • This estimate is based on prevalence for IPV of 44 percent - a figure established in a study the Group Health/UW team published in 2005. (
  • The main question,' he said, 'is why are health care costs going up at 2.4 percent a year faster than GDP? (
  • When provided with prices of tests, doctors' testing costs dropped by almost 9 percent. (
  • Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, Bush's Democratic rival in last year's election, criticized Bush in an e-mail to supporters, pushing instead his own plan to expand existing government health programs to cover virtually all the nation's children. (
  • As Uwe Reinhardt and three other health economists summarized succinctly after comparing the prices we pay and the amount of health care we use in the United States with other developed countries, "It's the prices, stupid. (
  • In 2010, the U.S. spent $2.6 trillion on health care, an average of $8,402 per person. (
  • England, however, said he would like to see a government health care plan and an emphasis on preventative care. (
  • When you choose a health plan, you need to understand what your out-of-pocket costs may be. (
  • For an 80/20 plan, you pay 20% of the cost for each service you receive. (
  • The plan pays the remaining 80% of the cost. (
  • Keep in mind that your plan may have a maximum allowable limit for each cost of service. (
  • Choose the right type of health plan based on your location, health, and other preferences. (
  • Now local leaders are working on a plan to drive down prices that could be a model for the state and other places facing high health care costs. (
  • Any of Summit County's 30,000-odd residents who want help picking a plan on the exchange can head to a one-story, dark green building near the Silverthorne outlet mall to sit down with Elise Neyerlin, who manages the health access program at the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, or FIRC, a nonprofit. (
  • For a sixth consecutive year, large companies responding to an annual survey projected that their health care costs will go up by exactly 6% next year unless they implement plan-design alterations and other remedies. (
  • Of course, Heritage is conservative, so they don't like this health care plan. (
  • What's killing the Obama health plan is not the Republicans, it's not the Blue Dogs, it isn't the rallies in the town meetings. (
  • Josh Bivens, EPI's director of research, concluded that the total cost of a family insurance plan provided by a member's employer more than tripled between 1999 and 2016, jumping from an average of $5,791 to $18,142. (
  • Look into discounts or incentives from your health plan or employer for things like gym memberships, weight-loss programs, vision care and smoking cessation. (
  • Your health plan may ask you to go through additional tests or get a second opinion before undergoing a costly surgical procedure or treatment. (
  • The administration has yet to answer the fundamental question of how to pay for its massive multitrillion-dollar health care plan,- he said. (
  • While the extremes of the Ryan-Boehner budget have been widely decried, the underlying assumption behind their Medicare privatization plan is too often accepted by a broad array of health policy advisers. (
  • The latest study from the Segal Group includes plan sponsors' picks for the top five cost-management strategies. (
  • WASHINGTON - President Bush, laying out his domestic priorities in the days leading up to his State of the Union address, visited the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda yesterday to promote his plan to control health care costs. (
  • The ideas 'all aim at empowering people to make decisions for themselves, owning their own health care plan, and at the same time, bringing some demand control into the cost of health care,' Bush said. (
  • Plan ahead by knowing which urgent care center is near you. (
  • You pay less to see providers who are in-network, because they have a contract with your health plan. (
  • 7. Choose a Health Plan That is Right for You. (
  • When choosing a plan , think about the health needs of you and your family. (
  • If you rarely need medical care, then you may want to choose a plan with a higher deductible. (
  • The Pennsylvania Project demonstrated that realizing untapped clinical performance value from a network of pharmacies is as much about the ability of a health plan to foster a supportive environment as it is about the ability of a pharmacy to execute an improvement effort,' said study co-author Mark Conklin, Pharm.D., vice president at Pharmacy Quality Solutions. (
  • New hearing aids cost them about $6,000 and the premium for their supplemental Medicare plan jumped by about $19 a month. (
  • The estimated excess costs to the health plan due to IPV are approximately $19.3 million per year for every 100,000 women enrollee aged 18-64. (
  • The study avoided limitations of previous studies by analyzing a random sample from a large health plan that was representative of the community. (
  • How many of your health plan participants can correctly define the terms "deductible" or "copay? (
  • Plan sponsors can take steps to control these costs but must be mindful of mental health parity requirements when enacting changes. (
  • Based on the current state of health care legislation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the cost of the Medicare program will be approximately 6.4 trillion dollars from 2013-2022. (
  • The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released its long-awaited updated report on the GOP's healthcare bill. (
  • Encourage consumers to choose high-value care based on publicly reported cost and quality data and promote competition among providers through antitrust laws. (
  • According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, two in three American adults are now overweight, including one in three who are obese. (
  • The study is based on data from the Health Care Pricing Project. (
  • The data compare health-care costs in the final six months of 1988 with costs in the first six months of 1988. (
  • Oracle's cost-effective healthcare solution leverages a modern cloud and single source of truth to address risk and cost of care-all while keeping clinical data secure. (
  • Oracle's solution provides this granularity, giving you the ability to combine cost with quality and clinical data for root-cause analysis. (
  • Learn how Oracle is addressing today's healthcare challenges with a comprehensive architecture for combining clinical, omics, quality, and operations data. (
  • It is increasingly possible now with big data to do better analytics for understanding complex diseases, as well as more precision therapies and predictive care," Karlin said. (
  • According to the data, the healthcare costs of the uninsured are being covered by those with insurance. (
  • The Medical Home Care app is a perfect solution to collect health-related data without having to use paper forms, PC or laptop. (
  • The data will enable us to assess whether patients who actively track their health conditions through mobile devices and interact with their health care team through a Web portal will have more success managing their health conditions and, as a result, spend fewer health care dollars," Dr. Cinnamon Bloss, director of social sciences and bioethics at STSI, said in a statement. (
  • The beauty of digital health solutions is that you can deploy and generate results fairly quickly because the nature of remote monitoring is that you you don't have to have a whole bunch of people … bringing data to clinics, which then has to be entered in the systems and analyzed," Valencia said. (
  • Also, the study had data on the women's care over an average of seven years. (
  • Therein lies a problem, however: Most people have no idea how much medical care actually costs. (
  • If a gas station tried to charge you $10 for a gallon of gas, you'd walk away," says Jeffrey Rice, a physician and founder of the Healthcare Blue Book, a Web site that helps people compare prices for medical procedures. (
  • In fact, employees with more risk factors, including being overweight, smoking and having diabetes, cost more to insure and pay more for health care than people with fewer risk factors. (
  • In the U.S., 30 million people have no health insurance and another 40 million are underinsured. (
  • Childhood obesity means more chronic disease will begin earlier in life for more people-driving up lifetime costs considerably. (
  • But people here are fed up with health care costs that seem unreasonably high. (
  • But those costs can be much higher for people who are suffering from certain health conditions. (
  • And people are always afraid that this will be the year that actual costs go in the other direction. (
  • If you are a small business who is offering insurance to you employees, then you are competing with people who are not having the same costs. (
  • They just hire people as consultants and don't offer them health insurance. (
  • It's easy to get confused about this because ordinary people seem to be very worried about the rising cost of health care. (
  • The cost people care about is the price that they personally pay. (
  • People care about co-pays. (
  • What people do not care about is the underlying price trajectory of the service. (
  • But even though people sometimes say they're worried about inflation, in fact people only care about the cost of living. (
  • Dr. Henry Jacobs, president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, says soaring prescription drug costs have forced many people to make difficult decisions. (
  • Telling an invitation-only audience that putting the federal government in charge of health care would be 'bad medicine for the American people,' Bush argued for private solutions instead. (
  • Empty words from the president cannot mask a four-year record of failure,' Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, said in a statement, noting that the number of people without health insurance has grown by 1 million over each of the past four years, to 45 million. (
  • As of the middle of last week, about 150,000 people had been hospitalized, almost half of which were in New York, and more than 45,000 required intensive care, Evercore ISI analyst Michael Newshel said. (
  • Some healthcare appointments that are canceled because of the pandemic will not return because people will decide not to have surgery, or will not need a sick visit, Nimmer said. (
  • Personalized, smarter-with-use, online health programs that empowers people to achieve the health and happiness they deserve. (
  • Instead of providing tax credits based on income and cost of living in an area - like the ACA does - the AHCA would give flat credits to people based on age, ranging from $2,000 for those under 30 to $4,900 for people aged 60 to 64. (
  • After all, if everyone worked hard and became successful they'd be able to afford health care and the only ones out of work would be Democratic Congress people. (
  • In contrast to the recent evidence relating to mortality, which concluded that only more obese people were at a higher risk of death, the current findings suggest that the occurrence of obesity-related illnesses and related costs begin increasing at a healthy weight. (
  • The fact that we see the combined costs of pharmacy and medical more than double for people with BMIs of 45 compared with those of 19 suggests that interventions on weight are warranted," said Marissa Stroo, a co-investigator on the study. (
  • Health care cost slowdown: Nobody cares. (
  • The first wave of the cost slowdown emerged just after the recession and was attributed to the economic hangover. (
  • The ACA does not account for all of the recent cost slowdown. (
  • Continuous Quality Improvement in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: How Much Does It Cost? (
  • Take our advice on how to find the least expensive care without sacrificing quality and you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. (
  • Find out whether the urgent-care center in your neighborhood is in-network," says Amir Mostafaie, director of quality and training at . (
  • Commission headed by 2 former govs lays out steps for states to contain health care costs/improve quality. (
  • Based on conferences held in Washington, D.C., and Izu, Japan, this volume collects original chapters on the overall cost structure, how the negotiated mandatory fee schedule works, specific mechanisms for cost control, the politics of health care financing, and the impact of cost cutting on quality, among other topics. (
  • And the centralized systems worked: they reined in costs while continuing to provide extremely high-quality healthcare. (
  • Healthcare providers need to make a direct link between cost and quality of care. (
  • So they can shop for the highest quality care at the lowest cost. (
  • Indeed, the researchers calculate that the total public health costs would exceed $7 million annually if the coastal water quality had the maximum pollution levels allowed under EPA standards for the entire year. (
  • Improving medication adherence rates improves quality, public health and saves money, and this study demonstrates the value pharmacists can add. (
  • The company has been able to consistently reduce waste and cost through it's commitment to lean and high quality products. (
  • UNC Health Care's desired outcome was clear: Reduce length of stay without affecting quality of care. (
  • The accountable-care movement - which aims to make providers more accountable for the cost and quality of care - has blossomed far beyond expectations. (
  • Health Care Quality: At What Cost? (
  • The author examines the issues surrounding the challenges inherent in maintaining a high level of quality in health care while containing costs in public programs and trying to strike the right balance in monitoring and regulating the quality of health care in the private sector. (
  • The paper concludes with a discussion on quality-cost trade-offs and the limits of quality measures. (
  • Studies are needed to create and test means of helping doctors deliver the highest quality care at the lowest cost. (
  • He calls it 'the right thing to do,' and besides, he knows taking care of his employees makes good business sense. (
  • Individual employees can also save money by improving their health. (
  • Financial costs due to excess health risks among active employees of a utility company. (
  • Under the pay-or-play mandate, it would require to offer health insurance to their employees or pay a tax to the federal government. (
  • Anytime you're going to impose costs on small businesses, they're either going to have to cut the workforce or they're going to have to pass those costs on either to their employees or to their customers. (
  • And it could be a cost in the cost of doing business or it could be a cost translated into fewer employees or unemployment. (
  • The 30,000 or so eligible nonunion employees or retirees who take the second option will gain added perks by patronizing the University of Washington Medicine or Providence-Swedish Health Alliance. (
  • It's also about the partnership with employees - asking them to be engaged in managing their health care experience, their costs and being good consumers. (
  • Attending the event were Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. of Maryland, NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni and Lester M. Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, as well as NIH employees, physicians and others from the health care and insurance industries. (
  • Although costs are not rising as quickly, employees are still being squeezed. (
  • These efforts include trying to keep the health system's own employees healthy by enlisting them in wellness programs or, as at UCLA, eliminating fried food in the cafeteria. (
  • Choose a primary care provider who helps guide you to only the tests and procedures you need. (
  • Fortunately, new models of primary care called 'medical homes' are emerging that support extra time and support for the chronically ill. (
  • We will seek to build on these efforts so that all insurance companies can participate and all primary care clinicians and patients can benefit. (
  • Another rising area of cost-management activity is advanced primary care. (
  • There are various approaches to advanced primary care. (
  • If it's not urgent, it's usually best to visit your primary care doctor or an urgent care center. (
  • Also shown are Dr. Marc Feingold (center), a primary care physician, and Dr. James Matera from CentraState Medical Center. (
  • The inclusion of public and private payers in the measure is intended to reduce the likelihood of "cost-shifting" among different payer types and ensure that gains are shared with both public and private purchasers. (
  • In essence, the idea is to shift focus to making proactive healthcare choices, rather than finding reactive solutions. (
  • Health care is complex, and physicians order tests for many reasons, some based on rational thinking (e.g. whether the results of a test will improve their treatment decisions), some based on non-rational fears (e.g. missing a highly morbid condition such as cancer, even if it's highly unlikely), some based on patient demands and expectations," he wrote. (
  • Retirees as well as workers can take the following steps to mitigate the impact of future health care costs. (
  • The stakes are high both for businesses and for workers who do have health insurance because they bear the brunt of costs for the uninsured," says Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA. (
  • Now any person can afford to use mobile healthcare apps as a convenient and easy-to-use mobile solution that will save time and avoid unnecessary procedures. (
  • The clinic has started reminding its surgeons about the $400 price of a unit of blood as a way of discouraging unnecessary transfusions, which along with other changes in patient care last year helped save $4 million. (
  • Electronic medical record systems and clinical decision support interventions will never alone overcome the costs of unnecessary [medical] testing. (