Tag: Health Insurance Pricing

Publish Your Prices, Boost Your Bottom Line | HealthLeaders Media

Publish Your Prices, Boost Your Bottom Line | HealthLeaders Media

Publicly listing prices for common surgeries helped to boost revenue and patient satisfaction. That’s the finding from a small study of ambulatory surgical centers across the country by Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the April issue of The American Surgeon. Consumers are increasingly demanding more control over their healthcare decisions, including how much they […]

Where is price transparency in healthcare?: Mark Galvin (Opinion) | cleveland.com

Where is price transparency in healthcare?: Mark Galvin (Opinion) | cleveland.com

In almost every industry in the United States, consumers are able to easily access price information to shop. The first requirement to bring buyers and sellers together in a market is to agree on what will be paid for goods or services. For those of us who have studied even the most basic economic theory […]

Doctors should know the cost of the drugs they prescribe, but most don’t | Dallas News

Doctors should know the cost of the drugs they prescribe, but most don’t | Dallas News

On July 1, more than 30,000 new doctors will begin medical residency and have the honor of serving patients across the spectrum of health care. I am one of them. And I’m concerned that we will contribute to the $750 billion epidemic of excessive health care spending, according to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, and risk […]

St. Cloud Regional partners with MDsave to bring price transparency | Orlando Sentinel

St. Cloud Regional partners with MDsave to bring price transparency | Orlando Sentinel

MDsave is an online healthcare marketplace that offers patients prices that are pre-negotiated with individual doctors or hospitals. Patients can search by their geography and procedure, provider, specialty or disease to find the pricing offered by MDsave. Patients then choose the best option, add it to the cart and check out online. The price includes […]

State weighs adding data to health transparency site | News4Jax

State weighs adding data to health transparency site | News4Jax

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There is no “launch date” for new data to be uploaded to a Florida website aimed at improving health-care price transparency, a top state official told members of an advisory council on Thursday. Molly McKinstry, deputy secretary for health quality assurance at the Agency for Health Care Administration, said the state hasn’t […]

Jeff Bezos Just Did Trump a Big, Big Favor on Drug Pricing | ThinkAdvisor

Jeff Bezos Just Did Trump a Big, Big Favor on Drug Pricing | ThinkAdvisor

Amazon.com Inc. entered the U.S. drug business with a big splash on Thursday. With the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack, a Boston startup that has regulatory approval to deliver medicines throughout the country, the retail giant is taking its price-chopping, consumer-friendly approach to prescription drugs. “Their scale will allow them to negotiate prices in a […]

PODCAST: both sides of price transparency | bluenotes

PODCAST: both sides of price transparency | bluenotes

Transparency around healthcare pricing in the form of comparison services in Australia could have the unintentional effect of leading to higher prices, according to an academic and expert in the sector. Speaking to bluenotes on podcast, Professor Anthony Scott of The University of Melbourne said there was no straightforward solution to the issue. “Transparency is […]

Senate pushes for stronger drug-pricing policy than Trump proposal | Modern Healthcare

Senate pushes for stronger drug-pricing policy than Trump proposal | Modern Healthcare

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to use stronger tactics to curb high drug prices than its tempered strategy unveiled last month. In its first hearing on the White House’s drug pricing blueprint, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed for price controls and broad-strokes negotiation. The […]

The real disease: Price transparency key to saving Medicare and lowering the debt | TheHill

The real disease: Price transparency key to saving Medicare and lowering the debt | TheHill

The lethal combination of poor leadership and reckless entitlement spending has put us on the road to disaster. If we don’t take action now, in addition to bankrupt social programs, we’ll soon be faced with even higher interest rates and decreased economic growth — not to mention an impossible political situation when the next generation realizes […]

Office Visit: A pricing advantage | The Journal Record

Office Visit: A pricing advantage | The Journal Record

A local daily newspaper recently ran an editorial calling for the establishment of price transparency legislation for health care providers. Their call for this change was appropriate but only half the story. Who could be opposed to greater transparency in any field of endeavor? But there is more to this story. Most people in this […]