Clinical CareHow to Encourage Hospital Patients to Speak Up About Concerns
Many hospitalized patients are reluctant to raise concerns about their care, which reduces opportunities for improvement.
Clinical CareCostly Confusion: Medicare's Wellness Visit Isn't The Same As An Annual Physical
Federal law prohibits Medicare from paying for annual physicals, and patients who get them may be on the hook for...
FinanceHospitals, Insurers at Odds Over Surprise Medical Bills Legislation
While insurers and hospitals alike see balance billing as a problem, they disagree on its causes and solutions.
Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details
Consumers who use alternative portals don't have the same shopping experience as applicants accessing state or federal marketplaces.
How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly's Half-Price Insulin Make?
Between 2009 and 2017 the wholesale price of a single vial of Humalog, the Eli Lilly and Co.-manufactured insulin, nearly...
FinanceAs Hospitals Post Price Lists, Consumers Are Asked To Check Up On Them
CMS Administrator Seema Verma has enlisted the public in an unusual effort to monitor whether hospitals are complying with a...
Clinical CarePatients Experiment With Prescription Drugs To Fight Aging
A small but growing number of doctors prescribe drugs 'off-label' for their possible anti-aging effects, even though there is scant...
FinanceEmployers Rewarding Patients for Choosing Lower-Priced Providers
Implementing a rewards programs program for employees who utilize low-priced provider options has proven effective.
StrategyBig Pharma Gave Money To Patient Advocacy Groups Opposing Medicare Changes
KHN's Pre$cription for Power database now includes nearly 14,000 transactions, totaling $163 million in donations from 26 drugmakers to 650...
Clinical CareReduced Healthcare Competition Linked to Lower Patient Satisfaction
Researchers find that market concentration has a negative impact on all 10 of the patient satisfaction measures in Hospital Compare.
Texans Can Appeal Surprise Medical Bills, But The Process Can Be Draining
The Texas Department of Insurance's mediation program can intervene when Texans complain about an unexpected bill. Historically, the state program...
FinanceRising Prices Lead to All-Time High Healthcare Spending
Americans are paying more for the same amount of healthcare, according to a new report from HCCI.