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  • Examining Prior Authorization in Health Insurance
    on May 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    This post explains what's known about how insurers use prior authorization as a tool to control costs and encourage cost-effective care, the state and federal laws that govern it, and ongoing policy debates over efforts to impose standards to limit or regulate its use.

  • Insulin Out-of-Pocket Costs in Medicare Part D
    on May 17, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Addressing the cost of insulin continues to be at the forefront of policy discussions around prescription drugs. This analysis describes out-of-pocket spending on insulin products by Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Part D drug plans, along with state-level use and spending data.

  • May 23 Web Event: Executive Actions to Address Prescription Drug Affordability in the U.S.
    on May 16, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    U.S. prescription drug spending per person is about double what it is in peer countries and about 8 in 10 U.S. adults say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable. With the public ranking lowering out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs the top health care priority for Congress, lawmakers have been debating legislative actions to decrease…More

  • Analysis: The Vast Majority of Physicians Accept New Patients, Including Patients With Medicare and Private Insurance
    on May 12, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Despite occasional anecdotal reports of people having trouble finding a doctor who takes their insurance, KFF researchers find in a new analysis that the vast majority of non-pediatric office-based physicians accept new Medicare patients, as well as new private insurance patients. Eighty-nine percent of such physicians accepted new Medicare patients in 2019, and 91 percent…More

  • Most Office-Based Physicians Accept New Patients, Including Patients With Medicare and Private Insurance
    on May 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    This brief examines the share of non-pediatric office-based physicians accepting new patients with Medicare or private insurance and how these rates have changed over time and vary by physician specialties, geographic areas, and physician and practice characteristics across Medicare and private insurance. This analysis further examines the extent to which non-pediatric physicians are opting out of Medicare, by specialty and state.

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