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This study uses claims data from a large US health insurer to describe the proportion of times patients who had undergone elective surgery at in-network facilities with in-network primary surgeons received out-of-network bills between 2012 and 2017.
This cross-sectional study uses rates of vitamin D and triiodothyronine level testing to examine the association of recent policies, recommendations, and systems of care with changes in the use of low-value services at regional and national levels in Canada and the United States.
This Viewpoint provides an example of linking research to legislative changes that protect sex trafficked children from harmful exposures to the justice system.
This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial compares smartphones with wearable devices for remotely monitoring the duration of physical activity of patients after hospital discharge to home.
This cross-sectional survey study of community-dwelling US adults aged 50 to 64 years examines their perspectives on health insurance, health care, and employment near retirement.
This Viewpoint exposes the need for environmentally sustainable oncology practices and facilities and evaluates strategies for achieving both.
This cohort study examines the associations of implementation of patient-centered medical home models in US Department of Veterans Affairs clinics with rates of utilization of high-cost health care.
This economic evaluation of drug insurance claims examines whether the implementation of reference pricing is associated with physicians and patients shifting to lower-cost drugs, thereby reducing consumer cost sharing and the prices paid by employers.
This Viewpoint discusses the adverse effects on patients of low billing quality (such as extremes in billing practices, pricing, and collection tactics), and proposes a 5-item rating system benchmarking billing quality to reduce financial harms and barriers to care, and improve health care quality and patient outcomes.
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