Healthcare Transparency

Shock billing exec order urges naming and shaming aggressive billers | 9/26/2020

… of coverage affairs at Willis Towers Watson. Surprise billing is the largest excellent healthcare problem for American shoppers and companies, stated Cynthia Fisher, founding father of Affected person Rights Advocate, a gaggle that helps healthcare transparency . “On a regular basis persons are having freeway theft dedicated towards them,” she stated. Reforming steadiness billing is a part of the Trump administration’s broader attempt to increase market competition and consumer choice in …

Transparency Rule Should Be Improved To Better Benefit Consumers | 9/10/2020

Transparency Rule Should Be Improved To Better Benefit Consumers Share on Facebook Posted by Alex Hendrie , Tom Hebert on Thursday, September 10th, 2020, 10:45 AM PERMALINK The Trump Administration has pushed for healthcare transparency that benefits American patients and curbs the opacity of the health system. To that end, the administration has proposed a rule on “Transparency in Coverage” that is designed to encourage healthcare insurers to be more transparent …

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Why FHIR will disrupt the healthcare payer landscape in 2021 and beyond | 9/9/2020

… change the way we exchange data internally within a payer landscape. Everyone is talking about FHIR interoperability in healthcare. FHIR is like the “ninja of care coordination” and holds promise in terms of driving healthcare transparency and better patient access. FHIR is an extremely open standard that is a potent framework to drive common information models across the care continuum. The candidate resource lists have expanded over time as FHIR …

ATR Releases List of 2020 NH & RI State Pledge Signers (Primary Election) | 9/5/2020

… of five of those services, some more shoppable than others, to evaluate the program. These studies showed no impact on prices or price dispersion over two years. Given these findings, future proposals to implement healthcare transparency should be heavily scrutinized to ensure they actually benefits consumers. While any effort to reduce opacity to consumers should be applauded, it is important to remember that past efforts to bring transparency into the …

New Research Paper Indicates Price Transparency May Not Equate to Lower Prices | 9/4/2020

… nominee, Joe Biden, has also called for greater transparency in healthcare pricing and the issue is even included in the Democratic party platform . With such bipartisan agreement, it is likely that the issue of healthcare transparency is here to stay and may resume center stage once COVID-19 is behind us. There seems to be bipartisan agreement that price transparency in healthcare would result in lower costs to end-consumers …

Mandy’s Thu Blog: True Healthcare Transparency and A Man on a Mission | KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM | 9/3/2020

Images: Getty Images) WOULDN’T IT BE NICE IF WE JUST KNEW WHAT MEDICAL PROCEDURES COST? My guest today is on a mission to force price transparency in healthcare. Why is this such a big deal? Because if prices were truly transparent, real competition could occur. I’m talking with Cynthia Fischer about this at 1, find out more about their cause and organization by clicking here . NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES …

Mercatus Study Outlines Pitfalls of Healthcare Transparency | 9/1/2020

… of five of those services, some more shoppable than others, to evaluate the program. These studies showed no impact on prices or price dispersion over two years. Given these findings, future proposals to implement healthcare transparency should be heavily scrutinized to ensure they actually benefits consumers. While any effort to reduce opacity to consumers should be applauded, it is important to remember that past efforts to bring transparency into the …

Mercatus Study Outlines Pitfalls of Healthcare Transparency | 9/1/2020

… of five of those services, some more shoppable than others, to evaluate the program. These studies showed no impact on prices or price dispersion over two years. Given these findings, future proposals to implement healthcare transparency should be heavily scrutinized to ensure they actually benefits consumers. While any effort to reduce opacity to consumers should be applauded, it is important to remember that past efforts to bring transparency into the …

Healthcare Transparency Mandates — First, Do No Harm | 8/28/2020

Senior Research Fellow Get the Latest Mercatus News Follow everything happening at the Mercatus Center from week to week by subscribing to This Week at Mercatus. Each week, we will send you the latest in publications, media, and events featuring Mercatus research and scholars. Email …

Healthcare Transparency Mandates — First, Do No Harm – InsideSources | 8/26/2020

A series of observations about healthcare has given rise to a public policy — mandatory price transparency — that in many markets may be ineffective or even counterproductive. The policy perception is that transparent prices will increase competition and drive prices down. But under certain conditions — common in healthcare markets — the opposite may be true. Mandatory price transparency may reduce competition and drive prices up. Let’s start with some generally true observations …

A Trump Transparency Victory | 7/29/2020

A little-noticed court ruling last month signals a major Trump Administration victory for healthcare transparency . The likely result? Lower hospital bills. Anyone ever confronted with a hospital bill knows it can be a frightening and bewildering experience. In 2019, Trump moved to fix that, instructing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to come up with a plan, and a clear-language format, that would inform patients “about …

COVID-19 and The Growing Demand for Healthcare Transparency - Industry Analysis by Loyale Healthcare | Business Insider | 7/22/2020

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Jul. 22, 2020, 03:05 PM LAFAYETTE, Calif. , July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – Before the COVID-19 public health crisis brought about an operational and financial crisis for many of America’s healthcare providers, a critical transformation was already underway for the industry. The degree to which providers participate in this transformation will have long-term implications for their own sustainability. The coronavirus has not dampened the call …

U.S. And International Kidney Patients Ally To Push Research And Innovation | PR Newswire | 7/17/2020

… collaborating and raising kidney disease awareness. It is now with great pleasure to announce that the Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG) and the American Association for Kidney Patients (AAKP) are partnering to further increase healthcare transparency and raise education awareness for ALL those going through kidney disease. This UK and USA partnership will be at the forefront.” Paul T. Conway , AAKP Chair of Policy and Global Affairs and a 20 …

GOP Senators Propose Lowering Healthcare Costs, Increasing Transparency | Breitbart | 7/2/2020

GOP Senators Propose Lowering Healthcare Costs, Increasing Transparency 113 Adam Berry/Getty Images Sean Moran 2 Jul 2020 Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced legislation on Thursday that would reportedly lower healthcare costs and increase healthcare transparency . The three senators introduced the Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act, which would codify President Donald Trump’s healthcare price transparency executive orders. Trump’s executive orders would …

MDSAVE LAUNCHES HOSPITAL TRANSPARENCY PRODUCT AS COURT UPHOLDS PRICE TRANSPARENCY RULE | Globe Newswire | 6/29/2020

The price transparency rule requires hospitals to display transparent pricing beginning in 2021. Healthcare transparency leader MDsave is launching Private Label Hospital Sites that can bring hospitals into compliance before the deadline. June 29, 2020 10:00 ET Source: MDsave BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Federal momentum towards healthcare price transparency surged forward with the June 23 summary judgment of U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols, upholding the power …

Gold Dome Report - June 2020 #10 | 6/26/2020

… one under the Gold Dome — despite final passage of a bill banning representation of nonanimal products and non-slaughtered animal flesh as meat ( SB 211 ). The House gave final passage to bills providing for healthcare transparency and PBM regulation ( HB 991 and HB 946 ), allowing for background checks for psychologists and physical therapists ( HB 752 ), and eliminating a child abuse registry that may violate due process ( HB 993 ). The Senate …

Q1 2020 Saw Normal Reductions In Presidential Election Year Lobby-Spends… | Wordpress.com | 4/24/2020

… Drug Price Transparency Act ; S. 658 Accelerated Drug Approval for Prescription Therapies Act; S. 660 Efficiency and Transparency in Petitions Act; S. 1895, Lower Health Care Costs Act [ a comprehensive bill designed to improve healthcare transparency and reduce healthcare costs, including prescription drugs ]; H.R. 1499, Protecting Consumer Access Generic Drugs Act; H.R. 1344, Competitive Deals Resulting in Unleashed Generics and Savings (DRUGS) Act; S. 1169, Ensuring Timely Access to Generics …

Q1 2020 Saw Normal Reductions In Presidential Election Year Lobby-Spends… | 4/24/2020

… Drug Price Transparency Act ; S. 658 Accelerated Drug Approval for Prescription Therapies Act; S. 660 Efficiency and Transparency in Petitions Act; S. 1895, Lower Health Care Costs Act [ a comprehensive bill designed to improve healthcare transparency and reduce healthcare costs, including prescription drugs ]; H.R. 1499, Protecting Consumer Access Generic Drugs Act; H.R. 1344, Competitive Deals Resulting in Unleashed Generics and Savings (DRUGS) Act; S. 1169, Ensuring Timely Access to Generics …

Resilinc and Intalere Announce Partnership to Help Hospitals Collaborate, Locate and Trade Critical Medical Devices and Supplies | Business Wire | 4/20/2020

… minutes, not days, through a virtual warehouse where hospitals can collaborate and loan or trade medical supplies among thousands of hospitals nationwide. As an existing partner of Resilinc and a board member of the Healthcare Transparency Initiative, we’re excited to partner with Resilinc to provide this level of visibility and coordination to the healthcare industry.” Donations of critical supplies by nonprofits or other businesses are welcome and will be disbursed …

RxSense Builds Technology Leadership Team; Announces Vishal Arora as Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise and Nitin Shingate as Chief Technology Officer of Consumer | 12/4/2019

… passion for innovation that comes from building engineering teams at fast-growing organizations,” said Rick Bates, co-founder and CEO of RxSense. “As we continue to focus on developing industry-leading solutions to improve healthcare transparency and access to affordable medications, we’re looking forward to their contributions to help fuel innovation and the next chapter of our company’s growth.” Arora’s previous engineering experience includes a seven-year tenure at Google …

RxSense Builds Technology Leadership Team; Announces Vishal Arora as Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise and Nitin Shingate as Chief Technology Officer of Consumer | BioSpace | 12/4/2019

… passion for innovation that comes from building engineering teams at fast-growing organizations,” said Rick Bates, co-founder and CEO of RxSense. “As we continue to focus on developing industry-leading solutions to improve healthcare transparency and access to affordable medications, we’re looking forward to their contributions to help fuel innovation and the next chapter of our company’s growth.” Arora’s previous engineering experience includes a seven-year tenure at Google …

Talk:Donald Trump achievements: Healthcare, welfare, and other social issues | 12/1/2019

… articles on ObamaCare as enrollments open again: 1 , 2 – 1990’sguy ( talk ) 08:54, 31 October 2019 (EDT) Based on the rules released yesterday, which I just added, the Trump Administration succeeded in broadening the healthcare transparency rule: [2] – 1990’sguy ( talk ) 16:23, 16 November 2019 (EST) Drug policies Somewhat interesting op-ed criticizing the FDA’s drug approval process: [3] Also, Trump seems to have done a good job at raising …

Talk:Donald Trump achievements: Healthcare, welfare, and other social issues | 11/25/2019

… articles on ObamaCare as enrollments open again: 1 , 2 – 1990’sguy ( talk ) 08:54, 31 October 2019 (EDT) Based on the rules released yesterday, which I just added, the Trump Administration succeeded in broadening the healthcare transparency rule: [2] – 1990’sguy ( talk ) 16:23, 16 November 2019 (EST) Drug policies Somewhat interesting op-ed criticizing the FDA’s drug approval process: [3] Also, Trump seems to have done a good job at raising …

Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter for November 22, 2019 | 11/22/2019

Employers Are Affected by Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules “For the self-insured employer, supporting and rolling out this level of transparency will be costly, with investments in new technology and communication plans to effectively launch the initiative with employees … [T]he employer cost savings will be greatest prior to employees meeting their deductible or out of pocket spending. Once those milestones are reached, there is little incentive for employees to …

The Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules for Employers | 11/21/2019

By Scott Van Horn - November 21, 2019 The Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules for Employers Theory: New healthcare transparency rules provide employees with greater transparency into hospital and doctor pricing, but faces an uphill battle against the industry who rely on negotiated rates staying hidden. Healthcare transparency has been top of mind for many consumers and politicians the past few years. The idea is to give employees more visibility into the …