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Eliminating out-of-pocket costs increases PCP visits, reduces ED use

Eliminating out-of-pocket costs increases PCP visits, reduces ED use
May 27, 2016

Elimination of out-of-pocket expense for children’s primary care visits increased usage of primary care providers and decreased usage of emergency medicine providers, according to recent research in The Journal of Pediatrics.

“The current study demonstrates that using patient out-of-pocket costs for PCP office visits to incentivize greater use was associated with significant changes in behavior related to health services utilization and costs,” Martín-J. Sepúlveda, MD, FACP, senior executive adviser of Watson Health at IBM Corp. in Yorktown Heights, New York, and colleagues wrote. “The results add to the evidence base of the positive impact of accessible, affordable primary care for children.”

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