Cost of care

How Hospitals Respond to Value-based Payment

Yaa Akosa Antwi shares new research on the impact of a pay-for-performance program on hospital quality.

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The Race to Prepare for Medicare’s New Drug Pricing Powers

Congress gave Medicare historic new powers to lower drug prices, but lawsuits, loopholes and opposition from the drug industry could undermine them.

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Dems’ New Drug Pricing Deal: What You Need to Know

Stacie Duestzina shares key takeaways from the drug pricing provisions of the new Inflation Reduction Act.

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Abortion Funds’ Growing Role Post-Roe

Independent abortion funds have been flooded with donations post-Roe. How do these funds work and what role will they play in a post-Roe world?

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How Second Opinions Cost Female Physicians Big Money

Manasvini Singh shares new research that examines whether male patients trust female physicians less.

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Good Intentions Gone Awry

Why has a little-known program designed to help hospitals and clinics that serve low-income people become so controversial?

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Do Higher Hospital Prices Reflect Greater Investments in Quality?

Benedic Ippolito shares new research that examines whether hospitals with higher prices also offer higher quality care.

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Hospitals Scooping Up Physician Practices Drives Health Care Prices Up

Aditi Sen shares new research that examines whether hospital consolidation increases health care prices.

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‘Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care’ Digital Story

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Fixing the Obamacare ‘Glitch’ That Pushed One Couple to Divorce

The Biden administration is trying to close a gap in the Affordable Care Act that blocks 5 million people from getting affordable health care.

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