One Enraging Reason Why Health Care Costs Are Killing Us

By Mark Galvin, CEO Talon As of last month, a federal rule called the Hospital Price Transparency Rule took effect.  It mandates that the nation’s 6,000 or so hospitals must reveal the confidential prices they have been charging different insurers and employers for 300 different tests and procedures—like MRIs, blood tests and surgeries.  The data revealed so …

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Mark Galvin: Price transparency critical for ACA success

By Mark Galvin, Manchester Union Leader NEW HAMPSHIRE has always been a national leader helping citizens navigate the complexity of health insurance. In 1851, New Hampshire was the first state in the nation to establish an insurance regulatory agency. In 2003, New Hampshire emerged as the nation’s leader on healthcare transparency, becoming the first state …

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A Real Market in Medical Care? Singapore Shows the Way

Some American companies have embraced elements of it, such as price transparency and HSAs. By George P. Shultz and Vidar Jorgensen, The Wall Street Journal Does a real health-care market exist anywhere in the world? It certainly doesn’t in the U.S., where health-care providers don’t tell patients in advance about pricing, outcomes or alternatives. Consumers …

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COVID Tests Free No Longer?

By Brian O’Connell, TheStreet.com There’s good news and bad news on the COVID-19 front. The good news is that state-by-state testing is up dramatically, with some states like New York (over 4.23 million tests in June); California (4.68 million tests); and Florida (2.2. million tests) leading the way. The bad news? The days of the U.S. …

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MyMedicalShopper Recognized by Healthcare Industry Titan Aite Group

Health plans’ pricing structures have largely remained hidden behind labyrinth-like agreements with health systems. Boston, February 11, 2020 –MyMedicalShopper’s products are designed to offer a simplified tool that presents various costs for medical procedures. This tool can be used by employees to search for and compare prices from a range of providers that offer a certain …

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