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2013-05-09 23:03:54

Castlight CEO Offers Perspective on Health Care Cost Variation SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Today, the federal government released in-depth Medicare provider charge data for the 100 most common inpatient procedures conducted at hospitals across America. Available for the first time, the information highlights the extreme price discrepancies that can occur for the exact same procedure, in the same region, as well as the need for better health care transparency. In regards to the...

2013-05-07 15:50:32

The increasing proportion of the population that received treatment for a specific medical condition — called "treated disease prevalence" -- along with higher spending per treated case accounted for most of the rise in health care spending in the U.S. between 1987 and 2009, according to a recent analysis. In the analysis, published in the May edition of Health Affairs, Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory's Rollins School of Public...

2013-05-07 12:46:21

Slowdown in health care spending growth could save Americans $770 billion, study finds A slowdown in the growth of U.S. health care costs could mean that Americans could save as much as $770 billion on Medicare spending over the next decade, Harvard economists say. In a May 6 paper published in Health Affairs, David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, and co-author Nikhil Sahni, a senior researcher in Harvard's Economics Department, point to several factors,...

2013-05-06 11:22:23

A relatively common urinary tract disorder that can usually be managed in an outpatient setting is adding an estimated $238 million a year to the cost of emergency room visits in the U.S., according to two new studies from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Hematuria, or blood in the urine, adds a "considerable" and "substantial" economic burden on already strained hospital emergency departments, says Khurshid R. Ghani, M.D., of Henry Ford's Vattikuti Urology Institute and lead author of the...


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