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As insurers and large employers grapple with how to reign in health care costs, a growing number are turning to reference pricing, a benefit design that limits the amount an insurer will pay for certain health care services. As reported by the Associated Press, the Obama administration recently indicated that the use of reference pricing by large group and self-funded group plans does not violate the Affordable Care Act’s cap on patients’ annual out-of-pocket costs...
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- The Impact of Reference Pricing on Consumer Choice and Provider Pricing Strategies for Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic ImagingGrantee Institution:Regents of the University of CaliforniaPrincipal Investigator:Robinson, JamesGrant Period:June 1, 2014November 30, 2015
- Grantee Institution:Regents of the University of California, Los AngelesPrincipal Investigator:Zingmond, DavidGrant Period:March 1, 2014August 31, 2015
- The Effect of Changes in the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) Policies on Hospital Utilization and Patient SafetyGrantee Institution:Regents of the University of California Los AngelesPrincipal Investigator:Needleman, JackGrant Period:December 15, 2013December 14, 2014