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Low-cost services make up bulk of unnecessary healthcare spending

Low-cost services make up bulk of unnecessary healthcare spending

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 03, 2017

An analysis of Virginia claims found that 93% of low-value services were also low-cost services like lab tests and medications, contradicting claims that unnecessary healthcare spending is concentrated in high-cost services.

Providers slow to adopt value-based pay

By Alex Kacik  |  July 13, 2017

Growing costs, a lack of standardization in how quality is defined, a disengaged workforce, and a lack of trust and transparency between providers, payers and regulators have stalled movement away from volume to value, according to a new survey.

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