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Price of Insulin Doubles, Increasing Spending for Members, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Dramatic increases in the price of insulin are driving a rapid uptick in overall spending for diabetes care, according to new data from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). Between 2012 and 2016, the point of sale price for insulin...

Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Back Care Cut Opioid Use, Costs

by Thomas Beaton

Payers could improve outcomes, increase cost-effectiveness, and reduce opioid use for lower back pain by expanding non-pharmacological coverage such as physical therapy and chiropractic care, according to a new study published in JAMA...

Narrow Insurance Networks Can Limit Options for Cancer Care

by Jesse Migneault

Cancer patients may have limited access to top-tier healthcare options if enrolled in narrow insurance networks, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Policymakers and payers...

Chronic Care Management Fund Aids Underinsured Patients

by Jesse Migneault

The HealthWell Foundation has launched the Movement Disorders Fund to provide financial support for those patients unable to pay insurance premiums or copays for necessary chronic care management. The fund is available to qualifying...

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