Visits to primary care providers drop sharply as costs rise: NPR

Filed Under: Costs

Visits to primary care providers drop sharply as costs rise: NPR

“Efforts across the U.S. in recent years to encourage medical students, nurse practitioners and others to go into primary care, especially in underserved areas, are built on a consensus in research: Primary care is good for patients,” Etelena Renken writes for NPR. “‘It’s the foundation of the health care system,’ says Dr. Ishani Ganguli, Harvard […]

Bill of the month — $1,496 Kerydin prescription was a costly surprise : Shots, NPR

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Bill of the month — $1,496 Kerydin prescription was a costly surprise : Shots, NPR

“When Anne Soloviev, a retiree who lives in Washington, D.C., received a prescription to treat toenail fungus, she never thought to ask how much the medicine cost,” writes Shefali Luthra over at NPR. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for KHN “When Anne Soloviev went to Braun Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., for her semiannual […]

ClearHealthCosts and PriceCheck featured in JAMA Internal Medicine

Summary: Our work on PriceCheck was featured in JAMA Internal Medicine on Nov. 17, in an article by one of our California partners, ¬†Lisa Aliferis of KQED, along with an editor’s note by the JAMA editor. The editor’s note called us “bold” and a supplier of “essential information,” and called for more of the same […]