Medical economics

January 12, 2022
Resource allocations for health and education should be based on evidence, not politics thumbnail

Resource allocations for health and education should be based on evidence, not politics

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain If resource allocation decisions were made based on evidence rather than internal and external politics, the education sector would get a large […]
March 11, 2021
Medicare paid 50% more for neurology drugs over 5 years while claims rose only 8% thumbnail

Medicare paid 50% more for neurology drugs over 5 years while claims rose only 8%

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study of Medicare payments has found that over a five-year period, the payments for medications prescribed to people with neurologic […]
March 1, 2021
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Bundled payments with co-pay waivers creates substantial cost savings

Providing patients discounts for using medical providers that agree to charge one set price for expensive procedures such as knee replacement surgery can result in savings […]
March 1, 2021
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Why some rural enrollees in Medicare Advantage are switching to traditional Medicare

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than one out of every 10 seniors (10.5%) enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, also known as a Medicare managed care […]
February 17, 2021
The ACA marketplace is open again for insurance sign-ups. Here's what you need to know thumbnail

The ACA marketplace is open again for insurance sign-ups. Here’s what you need to know

Credit: CC0 Public Domain For people who’ve been without health insurance during the pandemic, relief is in sight. In January, President Joe Biden signed an executive […]
February 13, 2021
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Biden administration to undo Medicaid work requirements

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of mayors and governors to discuss a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of […]
January 30, 2021
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Medicaid expansion in New York has improved maternal health, study finds

A study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found that Medicaid expansion in 2014 in New York […]
December 23, 2020
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COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need to share precious intensive care bed resources across Europe

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research shows that a majority of European anaesthesiologists and intensive care specialists believe that precious intensive care (ICU) capacity should be […]
December 21, 2020
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Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

Biochemists work inside a buffer preparation room at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Asia Pacific) in Singapore. The city-state’s coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from […]
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