Tag: insurance

1. Insulin costs steadily increased from 2006-2017. However, the out-of-pocket costs to privately insured patients remained consistent, in-part due to decreased cost-sharing. 2. Privately insured consumers with health savings accounts (HSAs) paid significantly more in out of pocket costs in comparison to those with health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) or no-account...
1. After the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there was an increase in Medicaid coverage rates and decrease in uninsurance and private insurance rates among new mothers earning less than 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL). 2. Nearly half a million new mothers were uninsured...
1. In this repeated cross-sectional study, there were no significant differences observed between hospital discharges before or after the implementation of Medicaid and Medicare. 2. The ACA implementation, similarly, did not significantly increase mean days in hospital or hospital discharges across the study population. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: This...
  1. Based on this retrospective cohort analysis, there is substantial variation in markup of charges across the United States for services performed for uninsured or out-of-network patients. 2. Emergency department services demonstrated greater markup (4.4-fold average increase compared to Medicare/Medicaid) than internal medicine services (2.1-fold increase). Hospital for-profit ownership, percentage...
1. Individuals who searched for services using a price transparency service prior to receiving care had lower claims payments made by themselves and/or their insurer compared to those who did not utilize the price transparency service. 2. Claims payments for individuals who utilized the price transparency service were about 13%...
Image: PD  1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that the government consider restricting high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to individuals over 18 years of age.  2. The AAP recommends that HDHP policies be redesigned to provide primary care visits and other beneficial procedures without deductible or co-pay.  3. If children are...
Image: PD  1. In the United States, uninsured patients who are hospitalized were significantly less likely to undergo interhospital transfer compared to patients with private insurance.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)           Study Rundown: Previous studies have suggested that uninsured patients presenting to the emergency department are more likely...
Image: PD/L. Dexter US Navy 1. Electronic health records databases can be used by providers to track insurance coverage of their patients. 2. In this study, 30% of children who were uninsured on their first clinic visit remained uninsured at subsequent visits, suggesting the need for insurance surveillance and intervention. Evidence Rating Level:...