“At the time of a cancer diagnosis, the incentives of the patient and those of his life insurer align more strongly. Both want him to live as long as possible. Every month of added life is a bonus for the insurer, both in postponing benefits and in collecting additional premiums,” write Goldman and Lakdwalla in The Wall Street Journal.
The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host Dr. William A. Haseltine for a discussion on his latest book, “World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health.”
One increasingly popular strategy to encourage patients to switch to lower-price providers is to financially reward patients who receive care from such providers. Neeraj Sood and colleagues evaluated the impact of a rewards program.
The experts recommendations to the Senate committee aimed at four main goals: improving incentives in private insurance, removing state regulatory barriers to provider market competition, improving incentives in the Medicare program, and promoting competition in the pharmaceutical market.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Schaeffer Center professor John Romley and Cedars-Sinai president and CEO Thomas Priselac write that step one to fix the ACA is accepting that payment cuts and cost shaming do not work.
It may be possible to balance the competing goals of consumer protection and market innovation in state and federal oversight of health plan networks, according to a new opinion piece in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy discuss the negative effects of allowing firms to subsidize the purchase of individual market coverage and why the associated costs are likely to outweigh the benefits to employers and their workers.
The number of physicians excluded from participation in Medicare and state public insurance reimbursement owing to fraud, waste, and abuse increased on average, 20 percent per year, between 2007 and 2017.