The Payer Perspective

Alliance recently led one of the first real-world studies to assess and compare epilepsy-related healthcare resource utilization and economic outcomes among 14,000 patients who received video-EEG (VEEG) in outpatient vs inpatient settings.

The study, “The real-world economic impact of home-based video electroencephalography: the payer perspective,” was published by the Journal of Medical Economics. It concludes that VEEG procedures were significantly less costly in an outpatient vs. inpatient cohort, and epilepsy-related healthcare costs were lower during the follow-up period of 12 months after the procedure.

For patients and payers, outpatient monitoring offers an economically viable alternative to inpatient monitoring, when patient indications are non-urgent, with evidence that supports comparable diagnostic accuracy – more simply stated, outpatient VEEG is cheaper, faster, and delivers equivalent diagnostic value.1

Visit the Journal of Medical Economics website to learn more about this study.

1. Jeremy D. Slater, Michael Eaddy, Conor M. Butts, Inna Meltser & Sharanya Murty (2019) The real-world economic impact of home-based video electroencephalography: the payer perspective, Journal of Medical Economics, DOI: 10.1080/13696998.2019.1636382

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