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Researchers found that the facility fees hospitals and their clinics routinely add to the bill helps drive the price increases.
A study in the journal Health Affairs found a majority of people don’t associate price and quality in health care services.
California cities increasingly are billing patients for paramedic services that they say were not covered by insurers. One 85-year-old woman took on city hall.
Families USA and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review are collaborating on a series of patient guides on treatment and screenings.
High-deductible health plans don’t necessarily trigger comparison shopping or informed health care choices by consumers, according to a survey published in Tuesday’s JAMA Internal Medicine.
Open enrollment under Obamacare started Nov. 1 – if you’re uninsured, now’s the time to consider options.
Lawmakers, insurers and others have floated proposals to combat the spike in prescription drug prices, but will any of them gain traction?
The clinics have agreed to disclose more fully which health insurance plans consider them “in network.”
Researchers report that prices for a dozen procedures and tests were 8 to 26 percent higher in counties with the highest level of physicians concentrated in large group practices.
Researchers looked at women’s health services around the country and found stark disparities between cities but also within health care markets.
The Health Care Cost Institute’s analysis of billing claims from three of the biggest commercial insurers finds that health services can be expensive in some areas while bargains in others. The findings complicate an assumption about health care markets.
Seeking to create smarter consumers, the California insurance department unveils a website showing wide variation in costs and quality of medical services across the state.
In an analysis, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review concluded that price cuts are needed to control the budgetary impact.
Consumers in New York are getting new protections against “balance billing,” where insurers bill patients for the difference between what insurers pay and what providers want, and states considering similar laws are watching closely.