News tagged with health care spending

Geographic value index may not produce efficient care

(HealthDay)—A geographically based value index to set Medicare reimbursements may not take into account differences in health care decision-making by individual practitioners or organizations, according ...

Apr 04, 2013
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Study examines impact of minimally invasive surgery

(HealthDay)—For specific types of surgery, minimally invasive procedures correlate with significantly lower health plan spending and fewer days of absence from work, compared with standard surgery, according ...

Mar 21, 2013
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Mental-health parity can cut costs

(Medical Xpress)—Implementation of the Mental Health Parity Act could save tens, possibly hundreds of billions of dollars and prevent needless suffering. The federal government has promised further guidance about how the ...

Dec 24, 2012
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