Healthcare Costs

Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: analysts

Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: analysts

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Escalating healthcare costs in the United States cannot be pinned on an aging population demanding more services for chronic conditions. Instead, higher costs are primarily the result of price increases, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Proposed CMS rule could give some nursing homes extra time to install sprinklers

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Some nursing homes may be able to get a two-year extension on a requirement to install an automatic sprinkler system, under a rule proposed Monday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Too much provider consolidation leads to higher healthcare costs, expert says

Too much provider consolidation leads to higher healthcare costs, expert says

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Healthcare providers are increasing coordination to reduce the cost of care, but overly zealous consolidation can actually end up costing more, an expert panelist said at a Monday briefing.

Healthcare costs will climb 7.5% in 2013, report predicts

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National healthcare costs could jump 7.5% in 2013, which is a faster pace than rates of inflation and the gross domestic product, a new report finds.

Affluent seniors underestimate healthcare costs in retirement, survey finds

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Even affluent older Americans are worried about the high costs of healthcare as they approach retirement age, a new study reveals.

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