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Report: Varying treatment prices raise health care costs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health care costs in Utah rose as hospitals and doctors increased rates and charged wildly different amounts for common procedures, according to a Utah Foundation report ... phar... read more

‘Very significant growth’: Magic Valley health care providers get creative to serve booming population

More people have jobs that don't offer health insurance, he said, noting costs are rising and ... occupancy rates vary depending on whether it's independent living, assisted living (which is tradition... read more

Cause for Concern

First economists have to figure out whether the recent reports ... rising, you are less likely to consume more health care for the same reason that you are less likely to consume other goods—it costs ... read more

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Prescription Drug Rate Growth to Slow in 2019, Increasing 4.92%

August 13, 2018 - Hospitals and health systems should anticipate prescription drug rates to increase by 4.92 percent in ... systems to reduce their drug spending is the University of Utah, the report ... read more


Access, costs, quality vary widely by area, analysis finds

A Commonwealth Fund analysis of more than 40 measures of healthcare access, quality and cost found ... with higher rates of being uninsured and less preventive care, but some low-income communities sc... read more

Health Savings Accounts: The Intersection Of Retirement And Health Care

HSAs allow individuals who are covered by high-deductible health plans to receive tax-preferred treatment of ... Retirement Health Care Costs Data Report©." National averages are used for supplemental ... read more

July, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE Rising ER prices ... according to updated data from the Health Care Cost Institute. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE Medicare readmission rates vary widely among BPCI Advanced conditions: ... read more

Medicaid's Ties to Puerto Rico's Recovery

Puerto Rico’s health care system was already convulsing ... Residents suffer from higher rates of chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma, and the percentage of people who are elderly is quickly r... read more

Hospital rates vary greatly in Maryland

That makes it more difficult to comparison shop at a time when rising deductibles mean that patients are paying a larger share of their health care bills. The average price for common procedures can v... read more

Health-Care Issues States Should Watch in 2015

Given that the program typically pays doctors only about 60 percent of Medicare levels, which is often below private insurance rates, and Medicaid enrollment is rising ... care plans, according to the ... read more

In California, Obamacare premiums to jump 13.2%

The announcement comes as major insurers around the country seek even bigger rate ... of the health law, including presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, have been quick to seize on these rising ... read more

Medicare is pricier in unhealthy states, study says

Louise Sheiner, a senior fellow at Brookings and author of the study, says it dispels conventional wisdom, which contends that wasteful spending on health care is due to treatment practices that vary ... read more



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