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Consumer choice and cost containment

United States. Health Care Financing Administration. Office of Research and Demonstrations

Consumer choice and cost containment

SAFECO"s United Healthcare plan

by United States. Health Care Financing Administration. Office of Research and Demonstrations

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Office of Research and Demonstrations ; Washington, D.C. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Baltimore, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Safeco Insurance Company of America,
  • Employee Health Benefit Plans,
  • Health planning,
  • Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska,
  • Health services administration,
  • Government employees" health insurance,
  • Health Insurance,
  • United Healthcare (Health Maintenance Organization),
  • Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSAFECO"s United Healthcare plan.
    SeriesHealth care financing grants and contracts report, HCFA pub -- no. 03183., Health care financing grants & contracts report, HCFA pub -- no. 03183.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA413.5.U55 C66 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 274 p. :
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25592532M
    OCLC/WorldCa15366135

    It is an important information gathering tool for consumers who want to compare prices so they can make more informed decisions about their health care. When the price of a normal good falls, there are two identifying effects: The substitution effect contributes to an increase in the quantity demanded because consumers substitute more of the good for other goods. Andrews maximizes utility by purchasing 5 pounds of apples per month. Robitscher, J. The Orphan Drug Act provided incentives for the development of drugs in very small markets, including tax benefits and extension of exclusivity.

    This wide range in prices is difficult to account for, and without more comprehensive price transparency, consumers face a difficult time choosing the most cost-efficient option. Consumer reviews have changed many an industry. When the price of a good goes up, people react to the higher price by substituting or switching away from that good, buying less of it and instead buying more of other goods. Download "ib. The market demand curve for all three consumers, shown in Panel bis then found by adding the quantities demanded at each price for all three consumers.

    So, why not when choosing a new dentist? Google Scholar 4. Cost-effectiveness analysis typically though not necessarily focuses on the current costs and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, ignoring impacts on future innovation. When consumer-driven health care was first introduced in the early s, it was wildly unsuccessful.


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Consumer choice and cost containment by United States. Health Care Financing Administration. Office of Research and Demonstrations Download PDF Ebook

Dutton, D. This creates the challenge of how to curb health care spending while continuing to enjoy the improvements in quality and quantity of life that result from innovation in medical care.

These systems have been integrated into and can interact with the local grid So that for example excess power produced by the solar arrays can be exported to the utility grid. The substitution effect always involves a change in consumption in a direction opposite that of the price change.

Andrews maximizes utility by purchasing 5 pounds of apples per month.

How Price Transparency Can Control the Cost of Health Care

Once again, we see that as the price falls, consumers tend to buy more of a good. Fein, R. The passage of the Orphan Drug Act resulted in an increase in the market size for Consumer choice and cost containment book unprofitable drugs.

Many medical products are examples of such goods. Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Cost Containment One strategy used by many countries to improve the allocation of health care dollars is cost-effectiveness analysis. The whole philosophy of consumer-driven health care plans is to put the power in the hands of the employees.

Consumers, Pricing, Research and Development, and Innovation, likewise found that pharmaceutical sector cost containment strategies lower revenues [11].

Preview Unable to display preview. The substitution effect increases quantity demanded to qs, but the income effect reduces it from qs to q2. The full text of the article can be found at the link above. Jayadev and Stiglitz suggest that we could increase innovation and decrease costs by using value based pricing, which would link the price to the marginal value of the innovation [17].

At the heart of this theory are three assumptions about human nature. APCDs, however, have recently experienced a setback due to a Supreme Court ruling that states can no longer mandate insurers to submit claims data that is at odds with the softer requirements laid out in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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Then we can draw some conclusions about the choices a utility-maximizing consumer could be expected to make. Andrews consumes at each price. Rates vary depending on where the service is provided, what kind of insurance the patient has, and Consumer choice and cost containment book factors.

The Orphan Drug Act provided incentives for the development of drugs in very small markets, including tax benefits and extension of exclusivity.

Dickman, R.The adoption of cost-containment policies likely depends on other policy goals such as quality of care, equity and efficiency. In many instances, the pursuit of a cost-containment strategy may come at the cost of one or more of these goals. This would require balance of cost-containment efforts with Consumer choice and cost containment book important health system galisend.com by: 4.

Health care reform and cost containment in Portugal. In book: Health Care and Cost Containment in the European Union, Editors: E. Mossialos and J.

Le Grand equity and consumer protection. tests are run less for diagnosis and more for the record, contributes to cost increases. ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO COST CONTAINMENT. The era of physicians making decisions unencumbered by external concerns is concluding.

The consumer, his insurance company, his employer, and the government are all concerned about cost.Previous discussions pdf this workshop series, such as the stakeholder perspectives described in Chapter 2, highlight the importance pdf consumers in reorienting health care in the United States toward a value-driven galisend.com was heard that consumers play a critical role in the medical decision-making process and make multiple decisions in the path of care that ultimately impact the value of.Mar 01,  · Price Transparency as a Cost-Lowering Tool.

Download pdf the price of health care services can be confusing. Rates vary depending on where the service is provided, what kind of insurance the patient has, and other factors. It’s difficult, therefore, for patients to determine the amount they will pay for a given test or procedure.The adoption of cost-containment policies likely depends ebook other policy goals ebook as quality of care, equity and efficiency.

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