A $2,000 average potential bill for out-of-network care, and prevalence of out-of-network “surgical assistants,” shows a need for national policy changes, researchers say.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
Unless Congress closes a loophole in the orphan drug law, new products containing the opioid addiction treatment buprenorphine could be blocked from the market until 2024.
Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees experienced a six-point increase in employment or student status in one year, while employment for all Michiganders stayed the same.
Twenty years ago, research on the health impacts of being uninsured helped build the momentum that led to the Affordable Care Act. But new research shows that accessing care is still unaffordable for many, even after the ACA.
“Prehabilitation” for at-risk patients linked to lower length of stay and total costs by encouraging walking, breathing exercises, nutrition, reducing tobacco and stress.