• Can reducing cost sharing save money?

    Typically, economists believe that subsidizing goods or services increases utilization and the total amount of funds spent on a good. The RAND Health Insurance Experiment (HIE) proved that lowering cost sharing increases total spending on medical goods. Source: Healthcare-Economist Read More

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  • How useful are health rankings?

    According to an HSR editorial by Stephan Arndt, the answer is not very. Generally, county level health rankings are too variable to be of much use. Further, while some metropolitan regions may have large sample sizes, the sample sizes in less densely populated rural counties will be far lower leading to less precise estimates of any […]

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  • Healthcare stocks tumble as Wall Street rout slams sector

    The S&P 500 Healthcare Index closed down 2.25 percent on Monday, as a fifth straight day of Wall Street losses took its tool on industry stocks. At one point, the index was down more than 4 percent. Source: Healthcare Finance News Read More

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  • Home health workers entitled to same overtime, wages as hospital-based workers, court says

    Home health workers employed by an agency are subject to the same minimum wage and overtime pay standards as those who perform similar services in a hospital, nursing home or other setting, according to an August 21 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals. Source: Healthcare Finance News Read More

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  • Personalized medicine is the future. What is personalized medicine?

    “Personalized (or precision) medicine has been broadly described as the administration of the right therapy to the right patient at the right dose and intensity.” However, this is a fairly broad definition. Source: Healthcare-Economist Read More

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