Healthcare Spending

Out-of-Pocket Patient Spend Soars as Utilization is Unchanged

February 14, 2019 - Healthcare costs and out-of-pocket patient spending is increasing, despite consistent healthcare utilization, according to the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report. The report, which looked at claims data for about 40 million individuals on employer-sponsored health plans, revealed that healthcare spending is continuing to rise. “Health...

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Can Medicaid Packages Help Boost Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Boosting patient responsibility for their own healthcare – particularly financial responsibility – may have a positive effect on patient engagement levels. In a first-year analysis of Indiana’s Medicaid program, Healthy...


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