It's not just hospitals: Widespread variation in spending associated with primary care practices
Spending level adjustments could save $562 per year, according to a new study.
By Michael Popke|December 22, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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Primary care has come into greater focus in recent years as an important first step in preventing costly health care conditions. But the choice of a primary care provider can impact health care costs.
A new study, details of which will appear in the July 2021 edition of The American Journal of Managed Care, found widespread variation in spending associated with physician practices. As a result, researchers recommend employers “encourage the individuals and families they cover to use more efficient health care providers.”
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