Healthcare Pricing Transparency Progress Slow

Does your hospital offer transparent pricing estimates for prospective patients? Some leading hospitals are already doing this and at some state websites you can compare average costs for procedures at facilities across the state. However, these are the exceptions, so we take another look at what’s going on in the national drive to achieve healthcare pricing transparency.

Does your hospital offer transparent pricing estimates for prospective patients? Some leading hospitals are already doing this and at some state websites you can compare average costs for procedures at facilities across…

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How Medical Necessity Pertains to Patients and Providers

What happens when physicians disagree on what is medically necessary? What’s the difference between outright fraud and failure to accurately meet medical necessity for services that were rendered? Let’s explore these issues in greater detail.

When it comes to the healthcare system in the USA, much remains to be determined. Will the quality go down in a single-payer healthcare system, as taxes skyrocket? Or, will a reduction in costs…

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Improving Hospital Point-of-Service Collections

In an era of high deductibles, how do you solve the patient collections problem? One solution is,”when hiring front-of-house staff, Gray [Josh Gray, VP of research at athena health] suggests establishing expectations and make clear that new hires understand collecting outstanding balances at the time of service is critical and hold them accountable.

In an era of high deductibles, how do you solve the patient collections problem? One solution is,”when hiring front-of-house staff, Gray [Josh Gray, VP of research at athena health] suggests establishing…

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Will 2017 Be the Year for Major Healthcare Price Transparency Reform?

Primary goals of healthcare reform include the core principles of reducing healthcare spending and providing a cost-effective, high-quality care. Healthcare price transparency is a key piece to this puzzle in the form of tools that allow consumers to compare prices for healthcare services among multiple providers. Learn more about the outlook for healthcare price transparency in 2017.

Primary goals of healthcare reform include the core principles of reducing healthcare spending and providing a cost-effective, high-quality care. Healthcare price transparency is a key piece to this puzzle in the form of tools that allow consumers to…

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