Health Affairs

Knowns and unknowns of US drug pricing

In the U.S. spending on drugs represents 10% of overall health care costs.(1) Together, hospital and physician expenditures account for 6 times the spending on drugs.(2) Despite a recent uptick in the rate of drug cost growth, ...

Nov 11, 2015
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Waiving Medicare's 3-day rule lessens hospital stay

For nearly 50 years Medicare has required patients to endure at least a three-day stint in the hospital before they become eligible for coverage of skilled nursing care afterward. A new study, however, finds that the main ...

Aug 03, 2015
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Some hospitals marking up prices more than 1,000 percent

The 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and workers' compensation insurers, more than 10 times ...

Jun 08, 2015
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