||Telehealth Usage Rises with Increase of Covid-19 Cases
||... 19 cases this fall, a similar upswing occurred in the use of telehealth, according to the latest report from FAIR Health , an independent, nonprofit organization, which tracks commercial insurance claims as part of a healthcare cost transparency initiative.Compared to one year ago, October usage of telehealth increased by 3,060%, comprising 5.61% of all ‚Äúclaim lines‚Äù processed by the payers the organization tracks, compared to 0.18% the previous October ...
||... have, doc?'. I was horrified, frightened, and not at all willing to talk to a neurosurgeon. I had to do a project for work on the results of spinal procedures (I work for a healthcare cost transparency company) and lets just say, those numbers are not pretty. 40% of procedures aren't necessary? 18% are worse after the procedure? Those are not odds I'm cool with! And with multiple levels involved ...
||Healthcare Cost Transparency Act benefits consumers with online tools
||Rep. Don Beyer, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, introduced the Healthcare Cost Transparency Act on Friday. The legislation would require all health insurers to offer customers price comparison tools online or by phone to assist those seeking the comparable costs of services they might need. “This legislation would help make the cost of health care more transparent, which would help consumers in two important ways ...
||Daily on Healthcare, presented by SBEC: Trump looks to force hospitals to disclose prices
||... you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue! TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AIMS TO LET PATIENTS SEE CARE COSTS AHEAD OF TIME: The Trump administration unveiled long-awaited healthcare cost transparency policies on Friday. One part of the plan is a proposed rule would require health plans to allow patients to view the costs they would be responsible for paying to undergo a procedure ...
||New website launched in Florida providing healthcare cost transparency
||New website launched in Florida providing healthcare cost transparency New Healthcare Pricing Web Site By Rick Adams November 4, 2019 at 9:49 PM EST - Updated November 5 at 10:58 AM SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A new website is now available to all Floridians, bringing more transparency to healthcare costs. Governor Ron DeSantis announced Monday the Florida Health Price Finder website , which gives residents prices on non-emergency medical procedures in the ...
||US Senate legislation would put physicians out of business, policy expert says
||Becker's Hospital Review
||... physicians. The act , which was introduced June 19 by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and health committee ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., addresses surprise medical bills as well as healthcare cost transparency and drug prices. To settle out-of-network surprise-billing disputes, the legislation requires health plans to pay providers the local median contracted commercial amount insurers have negotiated and agreed upon with other ...
||CashMD launches price transparency tool
||Users can search for the price of a procedure at providers in their area and then book an appointment through the app. 04:02 pm Share With a focus on healthcare cost transparency , CashMD is launching a new platform that will show consumers the expense of various procedures at local medical providers before they book an appointment. Patients are able to search for a certain medical service and see the cost ...
||Viewpoint: Median pricing model is fairest way to resolve surprise-billing disputes
||Becker's Hospital Review
||... costs. The Lower Health Care Costs Act, introduced by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and health committee ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., addresses surprise medical bills as well as healthcare cost transparency and drug prices. To settle out-of-network surprise-billing disputes, the legislation requires health plans to pay providers the local median contracted commercial amount that insurers have negotiated with other providers and ...
||President Trump Signs Executive Order On Healthcare Cost Transparency
||The bill aims to make your doctor bill available to you before you go to the hospital. Author: Thomas Robinson Published: 6:23 Updated: 6:23 GREENSBORO, N.C. — President Trump signed an executive order to clarify health care prices before you have a procedure, big or small. But is his signature strong enough? RELATED: Watch Out For 'Facility Fees' Next Time You Go To The Doctor Here's what we know so far ...
||Report: Trump administration plans executive order on healthcare cost transparency
||Print President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week that would require the healthcare industry to disclose prices, according to a Wall Street Journal report . The order would use government health agencies to force healthcare companies to disclose prices, part of the administration’s broader effort for transparency. The order cold also begin to break up regional hospital and health-insurance monopolies, due to concerns that they ...