Containing Health Costs In A Consumer-based Model
- Consumer health care spending in 2001. // Compensation & Working Conditions;Dec2002, pN.PAG
Reports on the increase in consumer spending on health care in the U.S. in year 2001. Comparison of the 2001 increase and 1996 to 1999 period.
- Consumer-directed healthcare bandwagon loses steam. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare Executive;Jul2007, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p40
The article reports on the decreased enthusiasm of consumers to consumer-directed healthcare (CDHC) programs in the U.S. It states that despite earlier promises that CDHC would reduce healthcare spending by encouraging more efferent purchase of health services, consumer confusion and higher...
- Consumer-Driven Health Plans: New Developments and the Long Road Ahead. Scheffler, Richard M.; Felton, Mistique C. // Business Economics;Jul2006, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p44
The continued rise in U.S. healthcare spending, along with growth in the number of uninsured, has spurred the move toward consumer-driven health plans. We review new legislation covering such plans, analyze their penetration in the marketplace, and predict their growth. We also use current...
- Are Health Care Costs Crippling Consumers? // Insurance Networking News;May2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p10
The article reports on the study conducted by Deloitte LLP which shows that consumers in the U.S. spend about 14.7% more on health care than what the government reveals.
- Spending Trends. // Pharmaceutical Executive;Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p26
The article focuses on the study on consumer's spending for prescription drugs in the U.S. for 2005. The study reveals that there has been a five-fold increase in the spending for prescription drugs by Americans when the 1990's $40.3 billion spent was compared to $200.7 billion spent in 2005....
- BY THE NUMBERS: KEEPING THE STATUS QUO. MAYER, KATHRYN // Benefits Selling;Jan2013, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p13
A chart is presented that shows the percentage of U.S. consumers choosing a particular option to reduce health care costs.
- Effects of transparency tools tough to determine. Edlin, Mari // Managed Healthcare Executive;Sep2007, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p40
The article discusses the significance of healthcare transparency on consumers, providers, and pharmacy benefits managers who share information on the cost of treatments, screenings, and drugs in the U.S. Sander Domaszewics of Mercer Health and Benefits stated that the problem is whether cost...
- Resources on hospital quality boost choice comparison for employee-consumers. Sweeney, Kevin; E. B. N. // Employee Benefit News;4/15/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p20
Emphasizes the importance for employee-consumers in the U.S. to take the initiative on issues such as hospital cost, quality and efficiency. Explanation that employee-consumers initiative could prompt hospitals to provide accessible information that could boost employee-consumers' choice;...
- Staying the Treatment Course. Stolz, Richard // Employee Benefit News;May2006, Vol. 20 Issue 6, Special section p2
Looks at how pharmacy benefit managers in the U.S. are helping employers stick to their strategic vision for controlling expenses and improving health outcomes. Increase in the overall drug costs in 2006; Drug cost issues that employers are beginning to face; Tools which equip employees to be...