Consumer Protections are coming to Healthcare

The No Surprises Act prohibits balance billing in the case of surprise medical bills — those for non-emergency services furnished by out-of-network providers during a visit by the patient at an in-network facility — unless the law’s notice and consent requirements are met, according to the Interim Final Rule published earlier this summer. Out-of-network providers …

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Virtual Benefits Administrator and TALON Announce Partnership to Provide Consumers With New Cost Transparency Tools

GERMANTOWN, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virtual Benefits Administrator (VBA), a leading-edge healthcare software company, and TALON, a transformational healthcare technology company, announced their partnership to help insurers provide cost transparency and price comparison tools for health plan members. VBA Cost Transparency powered by TALON is a comprehensive solution aimed at satisfying the Transparency in Coverage Rule going into …

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True Price Transparency means No Surprises

For TALON, healthcare price transparency can be defined as readily available, easily accessible, intuitive information of the price of health care services and procedures that helps define the value of those services and enables patients and other healthcare cost stakeholders (i.e., employers, brokers) to identify, compare, and choose providers that offer low-cost, high-quality, convenient care.  …

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Passive Healthcare Consumers = Exploited Healthcare Consumers

I’ve written previously about the blight of complacency that has descended upon employer-sponsored health insurance. Much of the growth of the unsustainable cost-curve experienced by employers and their employees arises from the complacency of benefit advisors, employers, and their employees. Employee benefit costs—namely, healthcare—appear as the second largest expense item for many employers.   Yet benefit …

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TALON Announces Webinar Series to Prepare for Dramatic Changes in the Healthcare Marketplace

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TALON, the transformational health care technology company preparing clients across the nation for the Transparency in Coverage Rule and No Surprises Act, has announced it will broadcast a series of webinars focusing on groundbreaking changes in the healthcare marketplace and healthcare delivery system. The first such webinar will take place …

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TALON’S Matt McCormick: Many “Platinum” Health Plans Are Scams

Portsmouth, NH For Immediate Release Matt McCormick, Director of Partner Sales for TALON (www.talonhealthtech.com), the transformational healthcare technology company preparing clients to comply with the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage Rule, is taking on the “bronze, silver, gold and platinum” marketing of health plans.  He says it is misleading because the higher-priced, lower-deductible platinum …

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TALON CEO MARK GALVIN: “THE 80/20 RULE DRIVES HEALTHCARE COSTS UP. GET RID OF IT.”

Portsmouth, NH On the heels of the Biden Administration issuing its interim final rule related to the No Surprises Act , Mark Galvin, CEO and Founder of TALON (www.talonhealthtech.com), the transformational healthcare technology company, is urging the federal government to take further action to drive down healthcare costs.  He hopes the Administration will consider rescinding the …

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Health Insurance Premium Rebate Checks Aren’t Good News for America

Ever since 2012, Americans have received rebate checks from their health insurers when the Medical Loss Ratio doesn’t “measure up” to the 80/20 Rule.  In simple terms, the Rule means that insurers must spend 80 percent of their revenue from premiums to pay for the healthcare of their subscribers.  The other 20 percent is theirs to keep.  What …

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TALON FOUNDER MARK GALVIN: “ON JULY 1, 2021, AMERICANS WERE RELEASED FROM HEALTHCARE TYRANNY”

Portsmouth, NH For Immediate Release Mark Galvin, Founder and CEO of TALON (www.talonhealthtech.com), whose transformational technology was studied by policymakers in Washington, DC as they fashioned the Transparency in Coverage Rule (https://talonhealthtech.com/transparency-in-coverage-summary/) and No Surprises Act, said that the United States can consider July 1, 2021 “Healthcare Liberation Day.”   That’s because on that day the Biden …

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