Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CDC Science In Brief Estimates Potential Cost Savings From Improved Medication Adherence

Medication nonadherence accounts for billions of dollars in avoidable health care costs, millions in avoidable inpatient hospital days, and thousands of avoidable ED visits. A new CDC Science In Brief, How Much Does Medication Nonadherence Cost the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program?, finds that if just 25% of nonadherent Medicare FFS beneficiaries with hypertension became adherent, Medicare could save $13.7 billion per year.

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