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Value-Based Drug Pricing: Watch Out for Side Effects


What would penicillin cost under value-based pricing, a system in which drug makers set prices based on the benefits of their products to consumers and the larger society, rather than drugs’ costs of production? 59 more words

20 things to know about balance billing


As payers and providers wage war over reimbursement rates for medical services, patients have been increasingly strapped with unanticipated healthcare bills that can have detrimental financial effects. 213 more words

Payments for cost sharing increasing rapidly over time

Payments for cost sharing increasing rapidly over time

Rising cost-sharing for people with health insurance has drawn a good deal of public attention in recent years. 

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We told you so: Ignoring primary care is never a good idea

Last night’s undecided election results raise many questions – and doctors will say: we told you so.

Family doctors have made it very clear during the lead-up to the federal election that it’s crucial for governments to invest in primary care to keep Australians well and out of hospital. 592 more words