Onward and upward
- The All-Payer Rate Setting Model for Pricing Medical Services and Drugs. Anderson, Gerard; Herring, Bradley // AMA Journal of Ethics;Aug2015, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p770
The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of alternative models for medical services and drugs pricing including the Common Payment Method and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) payment system used by the Medicare program for physicians, and the All-Payer Rate Setting.
- SAVE THOUSANDS ON YOUR HEALTH CARE. Kesner, Julian // Prevention;Sep2007, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p51
The author reports on various ways in which people can save money on their health care costs. Ten things which people can do to save money are discussed in the article, including negotiating hospital bills, asking for cheaper medication, and filling prescriptions at large retail chains. The...
- Drugs drive rise in healthcare costs. // Medical Marketing & Media;Apr2001, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p7
Reports on the impact of increase in spending for prescription drugs on health care costs.
- Get the Best Drugsâ€”for Less. // Consumer Reports on Health;Mar2016, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p2
The article reports on a survey by "Consumer Reports" magazine on the increase in medication costs in the U.S. as of March 2016 including the average amount being spent by participants for medication, percentage who had to make difficult financial choices, and money-saving strategies.
- Economist says NICE should approve fewer costly drugs. O'Dowd, Adrian // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/7/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7609, p11
The article discusses a recommendation from economist Peter Smith, director of the Centre for Health Economics, at the University of York, that Great Britain's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) should approve fewer costly drugs. Smith, speaking before a health select...
- West Virginia. // State News (Council of State Governments);Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p23
Discusses the effort of West Virginia's state government to control rising cost while maintaining quality health care for public sector health insurance plans through the Accessible Intelligent Medication Strategies (AIMS). Role of registered pharmacists and physicians in implementing AIMS;...
- Growth in prescription drug spending slows. Johnson, Linda A. // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition;4/27/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 25, p4
The article reports that spending for prescription drugs in the U.S. grew at a slower rate with a 2.3 percent increase in spending by Americans and their insurers for prescription drugs in 2010 as compared to a 5.1 percent increase in 2009.
- Critiquing drug ads. Sandroff, Ronni // Consumer Reports on Health;Jan2008, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p2
The author reflects on the impact of prescription drug advertisements on the prescription drug expenditures of patients in the U.S. The author mentions about the Consumer Reports (CR) Best Buy Drugs, a public education program that offers strategies for reducing prescription drug costs. It was...
- Medicines management. Griffiths, Matt // Nursing Standard;1/7/2015, Vol. 29 Issue 19, p30
Patients can get help with prescription charges. Matt Griffiths explains how to advise them.