For the first time, researchers show how much patients with private insurance actually pay for hospital stays. Costs are high, and rising fast, depending on plan design.
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Nearly all Michigan hospitals saw a drop in uninsured patients after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a finding that may hold lessons for states that haven’t launched similar programs.
The findings of a new Medicare study conflict with popular ideas about which patients cost the most health care dollars in the last year of life — and where potential cost savings lie.
At the end of life, traditional Medicare patients are sicker and frailer than Medicare Advantage patients, a new study shows — a difference that matters for health care planning and policy.
As hospitals work hard to assess their patient safety culture, a new study suggests this measure may be less associated with improving safety and hospital-acquired infection rates than believed or that the measure itself needs to be improved.