Health care is shifting from physicians’ offices (POs) to more costly hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). Compounding this shift in care is the fact that prices for hospital-based outpatient care are increasing faster than physician prices. Ultimately, employers and workers bear the brunt of cost differences when HOPDs perform services that can be provided in less costly POs or in stand-alone labs or imaging facilities. This webinar will present findings from a recent EBRI study on cost differences in health care services by site of treatment. You will also hear from speakers who are trying to address these cost differences with health plans and health care providers.
- Paul Fronstin, Director of the Health Research and Education Program, EBRI
- Dr. Scott Josephs, Chief Medical Officer, Cigna
- Mark Weinstein, ICUBA, Moderator