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Comparative Effectiveness

New Study Finds PET Imaging Not Associated with Reduction in Downstream Healthcare Utilization and Spending Compared to Conventional Imaging

Cardiac PET, an imaging test for evaluation of coronary artery disease, is advocated by some nuclear cardiologists for its high imaging quality. As with any more costly technology, it is important to ask: is the additional cost of PET offset by reduced downstream costs or better outcomes? According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, the answer is no.

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Comparative Effectiveness

Study Demonstrates How Reducing Consumer Out-of-Pocket Costs for Primary Care Improves the Consumer Experience

To better understand the potential health and financial benefits of VBID models for consumers, we evaluated the impact of a large employer’s decision to remove employee and dependents’ out-of-pocket costs for primary care physician (PCP) visits.

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Comparative Effectiveness

Seven Low-Value Services to Look Out For

Reducing low-value services can help make healthcare more affordable over time without compromising the health outcomes of patients. The Choosing Wisely Campaign is a national initiative that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. HealthCore conducted a claims-based analysis to determine the effectiveness of this campaign on seven of the earliest low-value services.

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Comparative Effectiveness

Use of Biosimilar Growth Factor Increases in Supportive Cancer Care

Interview with Abiy Agiro, PhD, Director, Comparative Effectiveness, Translational Research at HealthCore, Inc.

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