UnitedHealth Cancer Care Pilot Reduced Overall Costs Despite Higher Drug Spending
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The bundled payment pilot program resulted in a 34% decrease in overall cancer treatment costs among participating medical centers despite a 179% increase in drug spending, according to results released July 8.
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