Could the controversial decision of three major hospitals save thousands of lives?

There’s been a lot of buzz around hospital systems lately—mostly about mergers and acquisitions and consolidations. But something else has been making headlines recently in the hospital system world: quality. More specifically, the industry is questioning whether or not the number of times a procedure has been performed is an accurate indicator of quality. Currently, …

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7 ways to take control of your physical and financial health in 2016

Happy New Year from the MyMedicalShopper Team! Yup, it’s 2016. And with a new year, comes new goals, and trends, and fads. If you’re looking once again to take control of your healthcare, we’ve got some easy ways to ensure you’re able to take control physically and financially. They’re easy. Really easy. We’re pretty certain …

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Despite law, healthcare price transparency remains murky in MA

If you’ve been keeping up with healthcare news this week, you may have noticed the headlines buzzing about the demand for price transparency or the lack thereof—even in states where it is required by law. The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a non-profit, non-partisan organization—supported by Humana, Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, and UnitedHealthcare—made waves this week …

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Dear Douglas White, price transparency can be stupid

Dear Douglas White, Last week, the team here at MyMedicalShopper read an article published by Kaiser Health News highlighting your frustration with healthcare price transparency, or the lack thereof. We’re writing this week to tell you not to lose faith! Our platform has already helped thousands of New Hampshire residents avoid surprise medical bills, and …

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Healthcare needs a hero

Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act, many employers have been concerned about the looming “Cadillac” tax scheduled to take effect in 2018. Insurance companies and employers with self-funded health plans will be on the hook for this excise tax—to the tune of a 40% penalty on the value of their health plans in …

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Why price transparency is such a big deal in the healthcare industry

  If you’ve been watching the news lately, and you’ve been paying attention, you may have heard some buzz around price transparency in the healthcare industry. Now that this idea is finally getting some attention, you might be wondering: “Should I care about this at all?” The answer is that you should care a lot, …

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