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Private health plans paid hospitals 254% of what Medicare would pay during 2022

Written by | 19 May 2024

Prices paid to hospitals during 2022 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 254% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation… read more.

Cost-effective to routinely change surgical gloves and instruments as well as being safer

Written by | 19 Feb 2024

Surgeons who routinely change surgical gloves and instruments are incurring similar costs to those using the same equipment, a new study has found. The economic evaluation funded by… read more.

Tonsillectomy both clinically and cost effective for adults

Written by | 20 May 2023

Scientists say tonsil removal is both clinically and cost effective for adults who get recurrent severe sore throats. The biggest study of its kind, carried out by Newcastle… read more.

Mayo Clinic study puts price tag on cost of menopause symptoms for women in the workplace

Written by | 1 May 2023

Menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, sleep disturbances, joint aches and cognitive difficulties damage the quality of life for millions of women. They also can… read more.

Cataract surgery reimbursements may not be enough for some patients

Written by | 4 Apr 2023

Research suggests that Medicare reimbursements for complex cataract surgery cover less than two minutes of operating time, and an increase to reimbursements for the procedure may be justified. Complex… read more.

Additional anesthesiology residency positions may help hospitals save costs, address projected workforce shortages of anesthesia care professionals

Written by | 1 Feb 2023

Expanding anesthesiology residency programs — even in the absence of federal funding — may help medical institutions save staffing costs and address projected shortages of anesthesia care professionals,… read more.

Evidence-based fall prevention program reduced both harm and costs

Written by | 30 Jan 2023

Despite the large number of patient falls at hospitals, there are few large-scale studies to quantify the cost savings of intervention programs. The Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for… read more.

Hospital parking fees contribute to financial toxicity for cancer patients

Written by | 9 Dec 2022

Transportation to and from cancer centers for outpatient cancer treatments has been identified as one of the two most impactful out-of-pocket costs that cancer patients and their families… read more.

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