Trends in Healthcare Payment

Hansen, Kathy; Lavanty, Don
July 2006
Clinical Laboratory Science;Summer2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p130
Academic Journal
The article offers a look at the trends in Medicare payment in the U.S. It was noted that the U.S. Congress has facilitated the consumer-driven movement by providing for health reimbursement accounts and health savings accounts. According to a survey conducted by McKinsey consulting group, only 40% of those covered by traditional employer-paid plans ever ask about the cost of any aspect of their care.


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