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Medicare

Medicare program spent $1.8 billion in 2019 on drugs without confirmed clinical benefits
Published Aug 25, 2022
A study, published in May, found some drugs approved by the FDA's "accelerated approval" program were available on the market for years without having verified clinical benefits
Health Policy Forum
CMS administrator discusses pandemic 'inflection point'
Published Jan 13, 2022
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure spoke Friday as part of the university's Health Policy Forum series
Health care costs
Hospital prices for radiology services 2 to 6 times higher than Medicare rates, study shows
Published Dec 13, 2021
Study compares radiology prices set by hospitals to prices set by Medicare and finds a substantial discrepancy between what patients pay
Q+A
Hearing aid coverage could be 'transformational'
Published Nov 15, 2021
Expanding Medicare coverage to pay for hearing aids would improve the quality of life for millions of older Americans, says Nicholas Reed of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health
Health policy
Requests for brand name prescription drugs cost Medicare additional $1.7B in 2017
Published March 4, 2021
Opting for generic over brand name prescription drugs would save hundreds of millions a year, study finds
Health spending
Taken for a ride
Published Jan 2, 2020
Study suggests that patients are overpaying for air ambulance services because of a market failure within the industry
Medical markup
Study: ER patients routinely overcharged
Published May 30, 2017
'Price gouging' especially prevalent among for-profit hospitals that treat minorities, uninsured patients / Hopkins Medicine
End the 'doc fix' charade
Published Jan 23, 2013
James Burdick of the School of Medicine urges Congress to stop perpetuating a dysfunctional system / The Baltimore Sun