PayerHow Billing Turns a Routine Birth Into a High-Cost Emergency
A quick exam to evaluate labor in a small triage room can generate substantial charges.
PayerMedicare Plans' 'Free' Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost
Services are at the center of heated negotiations on Capitol Hill among Democrats as they seek to expand a number...
StrategyPharma Campaign Cash Delivered to Key Lawmakers With Surgical Precision
Granting Medicare broad authority to intervene in setting prices has divided Democrats.
Telehealth23andMe Will Spend $400M to Acquire Lemonaid Health
The consumer-focused genealogy researcher says the acquisition will advance its "vision of individualized primary care that empowers consumers to live...
PayerOpinion: A Procedure That Cost $1,775 in New York Was $350 in Maryland. Here's Why.
It wasn't easy for Maryland to enact its unique healthcare system.
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part Three: Social Determinants
"Medicare Advantage plans have a unique and growing opportunity to address the needs of socioeconomically vulnerable populations and improve their...
TechnologyAI and APIs Team Up to Solve Provider Directory Problem for Patients
Ribbon Health AI tech powers Health Karma patient-friendly provider navigation and telehealth service.
NursingHygienists Brace for Pitched Battles With Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws
Illinois trails many other states in allowing dental hygienists unsupervised contact with patients. In Colorado, on the extreme end, hygienists...
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part Two: Portfolio Strategy and Leading Carriers
Portfolios are designed to "make care more affordable, accessible and convenient," in the words of one executive.
Payer'An Arm and a Leg': Hello? We Spend 12M Hours a Week on the Phone With Insurers
In many cases, the companies are not actually getting paid to provide insurance.
Revenue CycleHow to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care
Many people who qualify for financial assistance never apply.
TelehealthSchedule Online Visits First? It's the Next Big Thing in Health Insurance
Many insurers offering virtual-first plans hire outside firms to provide medical staff.