New reports recommend Medicare consider patients’ education level, income, marital status and other health-affecting circumstances when paying or grading health care providers.
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A higher BMI means a lower chance of a good-quality death, a new study of people with and without obesity finds. That also means higher costs for the Medicare system.
U-M findings from an official Healthy Michigan Plan evaluation show a slice of the ACA’s financial impact on hospitals in the state.
A new digital tracking system was behind the decrease — suggesting a potential partial solution that other health systems could adopt to fight the opioid epidemic.
A new study finds hospitals vary widely on where they send patients for post-surgical care — and that accounts for huge variation in cost.
As a new health insurance year begins and a health policy debate swirls, research examines what people with chronic illnesses spend on health care.