In the Literature:
Managed Care: HDHPs – Cost Shift but No Swing to High-Value Care
A new Managed Care article discusses how consumers are being asked to pay more with HDHPs but aren’t incentivized to choose high-value care. This finding, coupled with a recent report that 40% of households can’t cover an unexpected $400 expense, supports the amendment of IRS rules to allow HDHPs to provide predeductible coverage of high-value services. Find more on HSA-HDHP reform here.
Medicine at Michigan: Mark Fendrick Discusses Low-Value Care
In an interview with Medicine at Michigan, Mark Fendrick defines low-value care and sheds light on the impact of low-value care on national health spending and population health outcomes.
AJMC Podcast: Examining Consumer Cost-Sharing and a Precision Benefit Design
The American Journal of Managed Care podcast episode, featuring Mark Fendrick, discusses a recent paper that examines the effects of increased cost-sharing on patients with major depressive disorder. Listen here.
BMJ Quality & Safety: Study Provides Support for Benefits of V-BID
An editorial in BMJ Quality & Safety discusses a recent study examining the effects of changes in copayment policy on initial medication non-adherence.
Journal of Health Economics: Visits Increase When Copayments are Eliminated
A recent study found that when care is free of charge, individuals increase their number of doctors visits by as much as 10%.
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