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More than a dozen states have enacted various protective measures to protect patients from surprise medical bills. This post outlines why federal action is needed and recommendations on how to move forward. (more…)
It’s the last thing you want to worry about during a trip to emergency room. Yet, millions of Americans have to deal with surprise medical bills. Paul Ginsburg and his colleagues at Brookings offer solutions for how to eliminate them.
Experts propose to reforming the way that fixed monthly payments to MA plans are determined, replacing the current, overly complex structure with one that would enhance competition, simplify beneficiary choice through standardization, and save an estimated $10 billion annually. (more…)
A Billion Here, a Billion There: Selectively Disclosing Actual Generic Drug Prices Would Save Real Money
Opportunities exist to lower spending on generic drugs—and reduce total health care spending.
MACRA assumes a wide range of attractive APM opportunities available to physicians, but the reality is that the opportunities are limited, especially for physicians in specialties outside of primary care. (more…)