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Maryland and California’s Efforts to Combat Rising Prescription Drug Costs

August 21, 2018

Can states combat rising prescription drug costs? The rising costs of prescription drugs is a high priority for patients, providers,…

Unnecessary care

Unnecessary surgery happens more often (& costs more) than you think

August 06, 2018

Overuse, misuse, and underuse of care are all types of inappropriate care that can result in negative patient outcomes and…

Jaime King podcast

Jaime King on state efforts to address pharmacy prices

June 04, 2018

CPR’s senior project and research manager, Roz Murray, calls Jaime King, Associate Dean and Faculty Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings…

data tool

Revolutionary: An interactive data tool on health care spending

May 29, 2018

Data is beautiful, even when you’re looking at a monstrous thing like the $2.10 trillion dollars spent in U.S. health…

What are mental health issues really costing us?

March 30, 2018

Did you know that the U.S. spends over $200 billion on mental health disorders, ranking it as one of the…

Health Care Cost Drivers: Cancer

February 13, 2018

You’re probably aware that the U.S. spends a lot on cancer, but do you know how much?  In 2014 roughly $88…

Listening In (With Permission): Dana Goldman on waste and value in Rx spending

January 29, 2018

When Suzanne Delbanco called Dana Goldman, Director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of…

Palliative Care: What is it and how can it benefit employers?

August 22, 2017

Because CPR typically works with employers seeking to improve the value of the health care they buy for an employee…

Health Care Cost Drivers: Pharmaceuticals

August 01, 2017

Last week, CPR explored the impact that health care prices have on health care costs—particularly in markets with less competition…

Health Care Cost Drivers: Prices

July 25, 2017

For any of us who work in health care – even as benefit managers – one of the questions we…

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