Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States' health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study.
Bed fires can grow quickly, creating life-threatening situations within minutes. Seeking to curb the danger of these fires, NIST researchers supported a 2007 mattress standard. Now, more than a decade later, a NIST study has found that the standard has done its job and done it well, saving an estimated 65 lives over a two-year period.
New research in the November 2020 issue of JNCCN identifies metastatic pancreatic cancer patient subgroups with the highest relative cost-effectiveness from maintenance olaparib, a PARP inhibitor.
The study showed that health insurance expansions increased early-stage cancer diagnoses, while rates of late-stage cancer decreased.
Most women are receiving fewer than half the services recommended during their comprehensive postpartum medical checkup, according to a study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers.
High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become much more common among all racial/ethnic and income groups, but the health savings accounts (HSAs) that make these plans potentially workable are far less common among Black, Hispanic, and lower-income enrollees--and the gap is growing.
Since the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion program went into effect 10 years ago, the U.S. has seen a larger reduction in the number of uninsured low-income, rural residents, compared to their urban contemporaries. But the likelihood of repeated visits to emergency rooms for non-urgent reasons has not decreased.
Researchers compared the rate of death for patients diagnosed with breast, colorectal or lung cancer and living in states that expanded Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with states that didn't.
Researchers examined whether the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with changes in non-COVID health care use among a large population of individuals with employer-sponsored insurance, specifically preventive services (e.g., pediatric vaccinations), elective services (e.g., orthopedic surgery) and nonelective services (e.g., labor and delivery care) in March and April 2020 compared with the same months in 2018 and 2019.
Analysis of national survey data of Americans with disabilities finds they overwhelmingly view health care access as a human right, but many barriers stand in their way, including insurance tied to employment and policy makers not listening. They also view the ACA positively, even though they span the political spectrum.