Medical economics

Capping out-of-network hospital bills could create big savings

Placing limits on what hospitals can collect for out-of-network care could yield savings similar to more-sweeping proposals such as Medicare for All or setting global health spending caps, according to a new RAND Corporation ...

Medications

Payments to physicians may increase opioid prescribing

US doctors who receive direct payments from opioid manufacturers tend to prescribe more opioids than doctors who receive no such payments, according to new research published by Addiction. The report found that the association ...

Health

Bundling doesn't cut medicare payments for medical conditions

(HealthDay)—Bundling of payments for five common medical conditions is not associated with changes in Medicare payments per episode or health outcomes, according to a study published in the July 19 issue of the New England ...

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