Healthcare Costs

Lower Spending Seen In Practices With More High-Needs Patients

Lower Spending Seen In Practices With More High-Needs Patients

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Practices with a higher proportion of high-needs patients achieve lower spending and utilization.

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

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The American College of Rheumatology's head of government affairs dissects the AHCA proposal and explains what it means for rheumatologists and their patients.

Support for Healthcare Law Increasing, Says Poll

Support for Healthcare Law Increasing, Says Poll

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Increase in the health law's popularity is largely due to an increase in support among independents.

Higher Spending Physicians Do Not Achieve Better Outcomes

Higher Spending Physicians Do Not Achieve Better Outcomes

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Study examined average physician spending using a random sample of Medicare patients.

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

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Data from 4 years before state Medicaid expansions and 2 years afterward.

American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns About Proposed AHCA

American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns About Proposed AHCA

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American College of Rheumatology provides mixed opinions on the proposed American Health Care Act.

Patients Seldom Request Health Care Cost Estimates

Patients Seldom Request Health Care Cost Estimates

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Data comes from two combined quantitative surveys, one involving patients and the other physicians or other health care providers, practice administrators, and C-suite executives.

AMA, ACP Voice Opposition to GOP Healthcare Reform Bill

AMA, ACP Voice Opposition to GOP Healthcare Reform Bill

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Responses come after House leadership introduces the American Health Care Act, the proposed replacement for Obamacare.

Meaningful Healthcare Reform Efforts: Dead on Arrival

Meaningful Healthcare Reform Efforts: Dead on Arrival

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Healthcare reform must be based on common sense and shared responsibility — not on more layers of administrative burden.

Healthcare Spending Poised to Increase Once Again — At 5.6% Annually

Healthcare Spending Poised to Increase Once Again — At 5.6% Annually

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Analysis estimates national health expenditures will amount to nearly 20% of GDP by 2025.

American College of Rheumatology Sends Congress Its Healthcare Reform Wish List

American College of Rheumatology Sends Congress Its Healthcare Reform Wish List

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Letter to Congress outlines the needs of patients with rheumatic diseases and the importance of early access to specialty care.

Patients With Chronic Conditions Face Steep Costs Under High-Deductible Healthcare Plans

Patients With Chronic Conditions Face Steep Costs Under High-Deductible Healthcare Plans

Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.

Increases in Personal Health Care Spending Continues in the US

Increases in Personal Health Care Spending Continues in the US

Personal health care spending increased for 143 of 155 conditions; over the study period, spending on low back and neck pain and diabetes increased the most.

Effects of ACA on Medication Cost and Adherence

Effects of ACA on Medication Cost and Adherence

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The proportion of all Americans who did not fill a prescription in the previous year due to affordability issues increased from 1999 to 2009.

Insurance Exchange Enrollees May Have Less Choices in 2017 Under Affordable Care Act

Insurance Exchange Enrollees May Have Less Choices in 2017 Under Affordable Care Act

Health insurers have faced challenges in building insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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