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


Neeraj Sood, University of Southern California

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Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018



Summary of the Project:

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.

Related Grantee Work

December 07, 2017

"Impact of Consumer-Directed Health Plans on Low-Value Healthcare"

This analysis examined how switching from a traditional health plan into a high-deductible consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) affected enrollees’ spending overall and for 26 services identified as low-value because they provide no or unclear clinical benefit.

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Author: Reid R, Rabideau B, Sood, N, The American Journal of Managed Care