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Parents of Hospitalized Children Want to Understand Costs

Yet, fewer than one in 10 families say an actual cost conversation occurred

Americans Struggling With High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Adults younger than 65 years twice as likely to report not filling needed prescriptions due to cost versus seniors

Obesity Ups Medical Spending for Long-Term Cancer Survivors

Survivors with obesity have additional $3,216 in medical spending per person per year, translating to $19.7 billion in 2016

Most Preprocedural Urinalyses Represent Low-Value Care

Between six and 28 percent of preprocedural urinalyses that were not indicated were followed by an antibiotic prescription

Patients Burdened by Cost of Diagnostic Imaging Interpretations

Half of patients are liable for some costs of secondary imaging interpretation, but only 17.1 percent made out-of-pocket payments

Smartphone-Only Internet Tied to Lower Patient Portal Use

When adjusting for smartphone-only use, low income tied to lower likelihood of utilizing patient portal

U.S. Medical Debt High, but Varies Geographically

Debt higher in the South, in lowest income ZIP codes, and in states without Medicaid expansion

Perceived Financial Barriers Hinder Cervical Cancer Screening

72 percent of low-income, uninsured, or publicly insured women perceived financial barriers to screening

One in Five Privately Insured Births May Result in a Surprise Medical Bill

Surprise bills more frequent and larger with cesarean delivery and neonatal intensive care

Biden Administration Pushes Forward With Law on Surprise Medical Bills

Proposed provisions would more clearly outline charges to be expected during medical emergencies, offer protections to consumers