This retrospective cohort study reports that hospital conversion to for-profit status was associated with improved financial margins but not with differences in quality or other measures.
This retrospective study reports that more competition among US physicians is related to lower prices paid by private preferred provider organizations for office visits.
Robinson and Miller determine whether total expenditures per patient were higher in medical groups owned by local hospitals or multihospital systems compared with groups owned by participating physicians in California between 2009 and 2012.
This analysis of claims data from employer-insured patients found that those who accessed a pricing platform to check the cost of clinician visits, laboratory testing services, or imaging studies had lower total claims payments than those who did not check prices.
This Viewpoint addresses the benefits and challenges of adopting indication-specific pricing for cancer drugs.
This Viewpoint discusses ethical issues related to use of price displays for physicians to help contain US health care costs.
This Viewpoint discusses the use of structured payments to patient-centered medical homes as a means of optimizing primary care reimbursement.
This Viewpoint discusses the evolution of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Pioneer accountable care organization model.
This review describes the optimal approach for diagnosing and treating acute cystitis in the outpatient setting using immediate antimicrobial therapy with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, nitrofurantoin, or fosfomycin.
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