Hospitals in Maryland have saved millions of dollars in health care costs by eschewing the tradition fee-for-service model for one that emphasizes overall health, a report released by state regulators shows

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A one-time gene therapy that costs half a million dollars sounds crazy until you add up what it costs to treat some diseases over a lifetime

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If avoiding a miserable, potentially deadly virus isn’t motivation enough to get a flu shot, here’s one more reason: American adults sick with flu cost about $5.8 billion last year in medical visits, medication and lost productivity, according to a new study published in Health Affairs

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Healthy Indiana pushes Medicaid’s traditional boundaries, which is why it has the attention of other conservative states. The plan demands something from all enrollees, even those below the poverty line. The poorest Hoosiers can get coverage with vision and even dental benefits, but only if they make small monthly contributions — ranging from $1 to $28 — to individual accounts similar to health savings accounts

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A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s International Vaccine Access Center examined the projected return on investment of vaccinations during the ten-year period dubbed the “Decade of Vaccines” (2011-2020)

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Researchers, including our Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, are formalizing the evaluation of how Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations report savings distribution and whether the evaluation has any effect on the success of that ACO

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One of the missions of the 2010 federal health law is to slow the soaring cost of health care. A key strategy for Medicare is encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form accountable care organizations (ACOs) to coordinate beneficiaries’ care and provide services more efficiently

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Our Matt DeCamp, MD, PhD discusses what he and colleagues have learned via research into what plans ACOs have for sharing savings. Do their plans distribute savings fairly?

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