Health Spending

Employer strategies to reduce health costs and improve quality through network configuration

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Employer strategies to reduce health costs and improve quality through network configuration

Collectively, employers are the largest purchaser of health care in the United States, providing benefits for over 153 million people.  There is considerable interest in how employers can use their purchasing power to improve quality and reduce cost in the healthcare system. Employer plans typically include plan networks, in which enrollees face lower out-of-pocket expenses […]

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What do we know about cardiovascular disease spending and outcomes in the United States?

What do we know about cardiovascular disease spending and outcomes in the United States?

This collection of charts and a related brief explore trends in health outcomes, quality of care, and treatment costs for heart disease and related conditions. Mortality rates have improved dramatically ever since mortality due to coronary heart disease reached its …

A new way of measuring health costs sheds light on recent health spending trends

A new way of measuring health costs sheds light on recent health spending trends

This brief is the result of a collaboration between the Kaiser Family Foundation and the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis. Cynthia Cox is with the Kaiser Family Foundation; Abe Dunn, Lindsey Rittmueller, and Bryn Whitmire are with the Bureau