Despite growing knowledge, defining and measuring low-value care remains challenging. Recently published research highlights opportunity for progress in nonobvious low-value care.
This webinar, hosted by the Research Community on Low-Value Care, discussed the unique needs of the senior population when it comes to low-value care.
The Healthy Marketplace Index: Furthering Transparency to Improve our Understanding of Commercial Healthcare Markets Across the Country
A new report from the Health Care Cost Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, examined relative healthcare prices across the U.S. and found widespread healthcare price variation across metro areas.
Webinar: Starting a Serious Conversation About Health Care Spending: What can we Learn From the Past and From Elsewhere?
This new webinar series seeks to promote serious evidence-based discussions related to costs, value, and allocation of health care spending.
While prescription drug costs are a complex issue with multiple reasons for high prices, several states are exploring policies to address the problem.
Presentations at this year’s Annual Research Meeting underscored the importance of looking beyond the numbers to assess value, both in terms of the ultimate cost/benefit of an intervention as well as the factors that we assume influence value.
New research from Ishani Ganguli of Harvard Medical School examines the factors that can influence health care costs for high-cost patients and reveals a complex relationship between trust, patient activation and cost.
Most Individuals Enrolled in High-Deductible Health Plans Are Not Engaging in Cost-Conscious Consumer Behavior
Individuals enrolled in HDHPs face high cost sharing and stand to benefit from engaging in consumer behaviors to help them save money; yet, few enrollees are engaging in these consumer behaviors.
Recent findings from AcademyHealth’s Payment Reform for Population Health Initiative, featured in Health Affairs yesterday, identify several strategies to leverage current Medicaid authorities to promote and provide prevention services.
Robin Gelburd of FAIR Health, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, highlights findings from a recent white paper around the growth of alternative places of health care service and medical pricing.