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UnitedHealthcare Expands Effort to Rein in Rising Costs of Cancer Treatment
Kaiser Health NewsLink to more items from this source
Oct. 29, 2015
"UnitedHealthcare said Thursday it will expand its high-profile test of whether bundled payments for chemotherapy can help slow rising cancer treatment costs, part of a growing effort by insurers to find new ways to pay for care. Results from United's initial pilot test -- reported last year -- were puzzling: The overall cost of cancer care for patients in the study dropped by 34 percent, even as spending on chemotherapy drugs spiked significantly.... [R]esults from three other efforts showed decidedly smaller savings compared with United's stunning 34 percent drop[.]"

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