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Your Chemo Cost Is Probably Higher If Your Doctor Works For Hospital

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If you have cancer, chances are your outpatient chemotherapy treatment costs are higher if your oncologist works for a health care system than if she has her own practice, a recent study found. The study by the Health Care Cost Institute, a nonprofit research organization, analyzed private health insurance claims and national data ...

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By Not Discussing Money, Doctors and Patients May Miss Chances To Lower Medical Expenses

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Talking about money is never easy. But when doctors are reluctant to talk about medical costs, a patient’s health can be undermined. A study published in Health Affairs explores the dynamics that can trigger that scenario. Patients are increasingly responsible for shouldering more of their own health costs. In theory, that’s supposed to make ...

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