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Becker's ASC Review: 5 Things to Know About Medical Office Visits in 2012

Submitted by jryan@mcol.com on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:28

  1. Patient office visits fell 0.9 percent in 2012 while outpatient and non-emergency room admissions were also down slightly
  2. Increased availability of generics, now accounting for 84 percent of all prescriptions, led to lower utilization of brand drugs
  3. Patients with insurance paid higher deductibles and higher co-pays or co-insurance, and nearly 20 percent of the insured population are now in a consumer-driven health plan
  4. Average out-of-pocket for patient under 65 reached $1,146 in 2012, a 30 percent increase from 2011
  5. Twenty-eight new molecular entities were made available to patients in 2012, including seven with orphan drug designation form the FDA. There were nine new cancer treatments

Source: Becker's ASC Review
Source URL: http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-turnarounds-ideas-to-improve-p...

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