The desire to better coordinate the delivery of healthcare services may also drive up the cost of that care, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.
Over the years, insurers have tried--with varying degrees of success--to rein in prices and moderate the costs of prescription drugs. But to ensure consumers can afford speciality tier drugs, a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation recommends payers team up with state and federal regulators to combat the soaring prices.
Hospitals in the 24 states that didn't expand Medicaid will lose $167.8 billion in additional funding to offset cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement under healthcare reform, an analysis...
The less competitive a health insurance market is, the higher the premium rates are, according to a report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
People living in rural states have access to fewer insurance plans and higher premiums compared to consumers in the rest of the country, according to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Even though the number of sign-ups during the open enrollment for healthcare exchanges increased throughout the first half of 2014, the number of patients going into doctors' offices hasn't, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth.
The first five months of 2014 haven't brought more patients into doctors' offices, despite a large increase in sign-ups for health insurance exchanges, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth. In fact, there was a slight drop in percentage of total new-patient visits compared to the same period last year.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will collaborate with 24 state hospital associations to track the Affordable Care Act's effect on inpatient admissions and emergency department visits.
A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute compares efforts to reduce healthcare disparities in the United States and the European Union.
State Medicaid expansion decisions largely influence cities, as most have low-income populations who would qualify under expanded eligibility, according to a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.