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CMS: Hospital price transparency final rule update

December 9th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On December 3, I attended the CMS call on the final rule for hospital price transparency requirements. On December 4, I read an article in the New York Times stating […]

Healthcare price transparency in 2020: Is it enough to control prices?

August 7th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

A proposal was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 29, 2019 stating that hospitals must make public the payer-negotiated price for 300 common shoppable […]

Healthcare price transparency: Are we getting closer?

April 5th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Do patients have the right to know the price of healthcare services before they receive them? This is the question that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is […]

Hospital prices go public: Does it matter?

January 2nd, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

As of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post their prices on the internet for patients to review. The intent is to provide patients with price transparency and allow them to […]

Transparency in healthcare pricing: It’s time

June 20th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In my last blog, I commented on being overcharged by my PBM for a medication that had been removed from their formulary – allegedly because the FDA pulled some old […]

Patients first: Really?

May 7th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The healthcare industry (like every other) has often used catch words and phrases: Patient empowerment, population health, electronic interoperability, pay-for-performance, quality metrics, social factors that affect outcomes, medication compliance, care […]

The many facets of waste in health care

March 9th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The Institute of Medicine estimates that 30 percent of healthcare spending is attributed to waste. Waste in health care not only has a financial impact, but also robs patients of […]

Price transparency: Will it really reduce healthcare costs?

July 8th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

The inability for consumers to know the price of healthcare services prior to receiving care has been identified as an impediment to reducing healthcare costs.  Patients equipped with pricing information […]

U.S. Healthcare Costs: Steps to Reduce Payment Variation and Increase Value

December 10th, 2014 / By Steve Delaronde

In 2003, health policy experts Gerard Anderson and Uwe Reinhardt, along with two Johns Hopkins doctoral candidates, published an article in Health Affairs provocatively titled “It’s The Prices, Stupid: Why […]

What Will Patients Do When They See Your Prices?

July 2nd, 2014 / By Kristine Daynes

Two trends are forcing greater consumerism and price sensitivity in health care. One is that Medicare, Medicaid, and some commercial insurance carriers, are starting to show patients and employers the […]

Price Shopping and Narrow Networks

June 27th, 2014 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Making available hospital prices – amounts paid to hospitals – has historically been handled with a great deal of caution by policy makers. Fear that hospitals will use posted prices […]