Tag Archives: costs

Medicaid may be the driver to reducing costs

Medicaid may be the best driver for healthcare cost reductions, according to Dr. Anita Cattrell, chief innovation officer for Evolent Health, which works with provider-led Medicaid plans to coordinate medical care with social resources for housing, food and behavioral health counseling. Cattrell co-developed Evolent’s Social Needs Index, which flags to physicians when aggregated data suggests… Read More »

When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, Rice study says

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of healthcare rises even though there’s no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. As hospitals gain more control over physicians, they may incentivize delivery of more services but not necessarily higher… Read More »

Drug costs should be a ‘prominent issue’ in Trump trade talks: Mount Sinai Health CEO

The Trump administration should make the rising cost of medicine a leading issue in trade talks with countries around the world, Mount Sinai Health System CEO Kenneth Davis told CNBC on Friday. “We marvel at the fact that U.S. drug costs are two to six times higher than they are in the rest of the… Read More »

Senate committee proposes massive bill to lower healthcare costs

Providers and payers were hit with a series of proposed legislation, policies and court action this week that affects drug prices, surprise bills and their contracts. This includes Senate and House committee bills to lower drug costs and for single-payer healthcare, a Health and Human Services announcement ending LGBT discrimination protections in the Affordable Care… Read More »

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring up the Affordable Care Act to lowering drug prices, as Democrats tried to hold Republicans to their campaign promises to secure coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and rein in the cost of prescription medicine. But Democratic leaders appeared to… Read More »