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Understanding the factors that increase or reduce costs and the ways that payments affect the choices people make can help improve health and health care decision making.

Blog Post       Program that Rewards Consumers for Choosing Lower Priced Providers Offers Modest Savings

Program that Rewards Consumers for Choosing Lower Priced Providers Offers Modest Savings

There are numerous obstacles to consumer price shopping in health care and shifting patients’ behavior has been difficult. Recently, some insurers have used financial rewards to get beneficiaries to use lower-priced providers. In this ‘plain language summary,’ new research indicates the strategy may have some affect, although overall impacts of the program are modest.
Posted Feb 8, 2022 By Kristin Rosengren
Blog Post

2021 Reinhardt Lecture Discusses Prices as Signals

The annual Reinhardt Lecture honors a national leader who reflects the high standards of Professor Uwe Reinhardt. The 2021 lecturer was Dr. Sherry Glied, who honored Dr. Reinhardt’s trailblazing focus on price, rather than quantity, with a discussion of the role of price as a market signal. The following plain language summary offers highlights from the transcribed remarks, as delivered at the virtual 2021 Annual Research Meeting and published in the journal Health Services Research.
Posted Nov 30, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
Past Event

Webinar: What’s Next for Price Transparency?

This webinar covered the impact of price transparency reporting thus far. Panelists discussed what additional efforts are necessary to provide consumers with accurate information to make more informed decisions.
Date & Time October 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET Location Online
Blog Post       New Resources Enable Investigators to Expand Research into Dual-Eligible Individuals

New Resources Enable Investigators to Expand Research into Dual-Eligible Individuals

Lack of data regarding dual-eligible individuals has long hindered the development of effective policy solutions and care improvement. AcademyHealth organizational member Arnold Ventures highlights new resources to help the research community strengthen and expand evidence at a critical time in the policy debate.
Posted Sep 27, 2021 By Arielle Mir
Blog Post       Building a Better Evidence Base to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Building a Better Evidence Base to Address the Social Determinants of Health

A recent literature review revealed most studies of social need interventions were poorly designed, inadequately documented, and inconsistently presented. In this post, Robert Dubois of the National Pharmaceutical Council, an AcademyHealth Organizational Member, outlines the state of the research and provides recommendations to improve study design quality.
Posted Aug 5, 2021 By Robert W. Dubois, M.D., Ph.D.
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to the Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions

Implementation Science: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to the Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions

Understanding the economic impact of health interventions is critical for developing effective programs that can be replicated in different settings. At the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, experts shared their top tips about evaluating the economics of a new or existing initiative.
Posted Jul 28, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick