This last paper is most similar to this study in which we examine changes in medication adherence associated with a copayment
increase in patients with lower and higher comorbidity burdens.
In contrast to current Medicare policy the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has issued a new recommendation that seniors be charged copayments
for home health care visits.
Gerdes said, because most patients can no more afford the $30 copayment
than the $50 one.
For a total of 2,830 employees, copayments
for statins were eliminated and the co-payment for clopidogrel was significantly reduced.
Research finds that even modest health insurance copayments
discourage older women from getting mammograms.
LOUIS -- Offering consumers the incentive of waiving patient prescription copayments
for a limited period of time is effective in promoting greater use of generic medications, according to a report by pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc.
The results were different for the question about whether the women in the sample believed that the copayment
had affected others in the institution.
As insurance costs go up, employers cut back--sometimes reducing coverage, reducing financial support, or increasing deductibles and copayments
Federal law allows states to require beneficiary contributions, such as premiums and cost sharing (coinsurance, copayments
, and deductibles), for at least some Medicaid and SCHIP beneficiaries.
But Bernard pointed out to the man that, per pill, Claritin now costs less than many people's copayment
for the prescription drug.
VA's prescription drug copayment
, however, increased from S2 to $7 for a 30-day supply.
Actuarial data show a $5 increase in an office visit copayment
(from $5 to $10), for example, can reduce the number of office visits by 25% to 30%.