Studies show that between June and August 2021, unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost taxpayers nearly $5.7 billion. However, the vaccine hesitancy rate is decreasing in the U.S.
A new study of commercially insured patients found that bundled payments lowered costs while maintaining or improving care quality. How might these innovative arrangements reduce healthcare spending?
A new study from Mercer shows that 47 percent of employers will not engage in healthcare cost-shifting in 2021 despite increasing costs of employer-sponsored health plans. Employers will be shifting the focus of their plans to telehealth services, behavioral health resources, and voluntary benefits.
Due to the difficulty and complexity of “finding, accessing, and paying for healthcare in America,” half of consumers have avoided care. What does the data tell us about patients’ expectations for price transparency, digital tools, and the post-pandemic future of healthcare?
As a busy healthcare provider, you have a lot on your mind. You work long hours. You strive to make the right decisions for your patients. You monitor government regulations and commercial payer shifts. You manage office staff. You try to maintain a reasonable work-life balance. And somewhere in all this, you also need to …