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ACA exchange plans on average paid 89% of what commercial group plans paid for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
Traditional Vaccination Playbook Doesn’t Work with COVID
New study finds financial incentives and other behavioral nudges made little difference among certain groups.
Tweak the Affordable Care Act to Mandate Backstop Health Insurance
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‘Nudges’ to Reduce Opioid Overuse Also Decrease Inappropriate Benzodiazepine Prescriptions
Informing physicians when a patient dies of an overdose may provide the needed “nudge” to improve prescribing practices.
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