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Health Insurance Idea Born at U-M Could Help Millions of Americans Spend Less for the Care They Need Most

School of Public Health Professor A. Mark Fendrick discusses the new federal policy that, if adopted by health insurance providers, can significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients with chronic conditions. July 17, 2019. #5-15mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #GovernmentandPolitics #HealthcareCosts #Policy #healthcare #Finance #AMarkFendrick ​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Helping Patients Shop Around for Healthcare Could Control Costs Better Than Current System

Michigan Ross professor Shima Nassiri and colleagues evaluate the potential of reference pricing and how this practice could open the possibility for many services and lower healthcare costs at the same time. July 12, 2019. # #Business #web-article #MichiganRoss #Business #HealthandWellness #HealthcareCosts #Pricing


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Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Michigan Medicine Assistant Professor Pooja Lagisetty reveals in a study the large racial and financial discrepancies in how Americans receive treatments to aid in opioid addiction, noting trends in outpatient prescriptions of buprenorphine. May 8, 2019. #Kara-Gavin #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #MichiganHealth #HealthandWellness #Opioids #Addiction #HealthcareCosts #Inequality #PoojaLagisetty ​​​​​​​​​​​


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High-deductible Health Plans, Explained

Michigan Medicine Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Jeffrey Kullgren explains what a high-deductible health plan is, why the number of people with it is increasing, and the risks associated. April 25, 2019. #5mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Society #HealthcareCosts #healthcare #MedicalAdvice #JeffreyKullgren


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Study: Medicaid Expansion Improves Access to Family Planning

Michigan Medicine assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology Michelle Moniz finds the Healthy Michigan Plan, the state's Medicaid expansion, to improve family planning and access to birth control for young and previously uninsured women. August 31, 2018. #MichelleMoniz # #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #ObstetricsandGynecology #HealthcareCosts #healthequity #Medicare/Medicaid ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Study Reveals Blind Spot in Coverage of Low Vision Devices

U-M Kellogg Eye Center Ophthalmologist Joshua Ehrlich uncovers a significant blindspot in the usage of low vision devices, such as magnifiers and large print materials, by racial and ethnic minorities, likely correlated with the lack of healthcare coverage of these tools. September 6, 2018. # #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #Ophthalmology #RaceandEthnicity #Diversity,Equity,andInclusion #HealthcareCosts ...


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What Would Happen if Hospitals Openly Shared Their Prices?

U-M Professor of Economics Zach Y. Brown discusses the uselessness of the recent policy on hospitals posting their prices, for the lists are nearly incomprehensible. Brown urges healthcare providers to move towards transparency and ease. January 30, 2019. #5-15mins #web-article #TheConversation #GovernmentandPolitics #Health/Wellness #HealthcareCosts #Medicine #Medicare #Medicaid #ZachYBrown


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IHPI Seminar: Helping Patients in High-deductible Health Plans Get the Care They Need...

Michigan Medicine assistant professor of internal medicine Jeffrey T. Kullgren proffers advice for enrollees in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and their providers, to optimize care for less. September 24, 2018. #30-60mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #GovernmentandPolitics #HealthandWellness #HealthcareCosts #PublicPolicy #MedicalAdvice


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High-value Preventive Health Care May Also Result in Unnecessary, Expensive Services

School of Public Health researchers find that the increase of high-value preventative care may lead to an increase in expensive services with little to no health benefit. These services need to be advertised to only specific populations in need. March 7, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #Health/Wellness #Government/Politics #healthcare #HealthcareCosts #Finance


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Medicaid Expansion in Michigan: What Primary Care Providers Say

Michigan Medicine Professor of Internal Medicine Susan Goold finds folks received care for ailments that would have led them to the ER prior to Medicaid expansion. An increase in preventative care was credited. June 13, 2018. # #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Government/Politics #Medicare/Medicaid #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #HealthcareCosts