Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Consumer Directed Health Plan Impact on Low-Value Service Utilization and Spending

Neeraj Sood, University of Southern California

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January 01, 2017
December 31, 2018
$50,000

Using data from a large national insurer, this study will examine how enrollment in a consumer directed health plan (CDHP) affects the use of and spending for 26 measures of low-value outpatient care. The work extends prior research showing CDHPs reduce use and spending overall and should inform discussions of the extent to which the growing use of CDHPs can reduce waste in the health care system.