Health Care Cost

Higher Drug Cost Causes Stronger Nocebo Effect

Higher Drug Cost Causes Stronger Nocebo Effect

Nocebo hyperalgesia was stronger when the treatment was labeled as an expensive medication versus a cheap medication.

Physicians Finding Workaround Solutions for Rising Cost of Medications

Physicians Finding Workaround Solutions for Rising Cost of Medications

Some physicians are creating new ways to work around the rising costs of prescription medications.

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs.

Guidance on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Guidance on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Up to 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes, which can results in not just financial risk, but patient harm.

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

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Healthcare is shifting to a value-based system that evaluates outcomes and cost, promising to provide a sustainable healthcare cost reform.

Cost Estimate Offered by Most Health Care Providers

Cost Estimate Offered by Most Health Care Providers

Most provider organizations can offer a cost estimate, although few patients request one.

Hip, Knee Replacements Overcharged by Hospitals?

Hip, Knee Replacements Overcharged by Hospitals?

Some US hospitals might be charging private insurers twice as much for knee and hip replacements as the implants typically cost.

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