Latest Copayment Stories

2012-04-23 23:03:26

Experts in the pharmaceutical industry will detail strategies that health plans can use to combat copay coupons in this April 26 webinar sponsored by Atlantic Information Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Atlantic Information Services, Inc., publisher of Drug Benefit News and Specialty Pharmacy News, is pleased to announce its April 26 webinar, Health Plan Strategies to Combat Consumer Drug Copay Coupons. See webinar details at http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c2p15_042612. As...

2012-03-28 09:53:53

Greater out-of-pocket asthma medication cost was associated with small reductions in medication use and with more frequent asthma-related hospitalizations among children ages 5 years or older, according to a study in the March 28 issue of JAMA. "In recent years, private health plans have attempted to contain medication costs by shifting costs toward patients. Among adults, greater patient medication cost sharing has been associated with reduced medication use and increases in emergency...

2012-03-28 09:36:47

Study is a rare look at how price affects health care decisions for children – and finds higher out-of-pocket costs lead to less medicine use and more hospitalizations for children with asthma Health insurance policies that shift costs to patients through higher co-payments may have serious unintended consequences for children, including less use of effective treatments and an increased number of hospitalizations, according to a new study in JAMA by researchers from the Schaeffer...

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