Study suggests patients influenced more by providers than potential out-of-pocket costs.
The deal has widely been compared to CVS’s proposed merger with Atena—since both cases involve the increasingly blurred lines in the healthcare industry—as insurance companies become more involved in direct care.
Using OptumLab data, researchers found some anticoagulants are easier on kidneys.
On-site and near-site clinics, along with wellness programs, are producing good results for employees of Minnesota companies.
State study projects a nearly 35 percent increase with employers likely picking up much of the tab.
Edina, St. Louis Park and Bloomington passed similar ordinances earlier this year.
Another study found that most employees with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) aren’t comparison shopping for medical care.
Most residents report having health insurance and say system is on “the right track.”
In most cases, costs for at-home care or care at an assisted living facility surpassed and continued to rise faster than what the U.S. as a whole is experiencing, according to a recent report.