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The price transparency train: Are all aboard?

August 25, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

When you ask a health care provider for the price of a knee replacement, primary care visit, lab test or even a trip to the urgent care center, the most […]

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Fixing health care in the U.S. requires policy change: Consumers First call to action

April 16, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Families USA 1—a nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization—pulled together a coalition called Consumers First, 2 which issued a Call to Action: “Consumers First has issued A Call to Action […]

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Look beyond pricing to understand health care value

March 26, 2021 / By Megan Carr

As a mom of four growing (and constantly eating) boys, I’m always trying to find ways to manage our grocery bill.  Occasionally, I try the generic brands to see if […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Health care pricing: Why it’s time to consider big changes

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Gordon Moore, and with me today is Dr. Marty Makary. Dr. Makary is a New York Times bestselling […]

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The complex world of health care pricing and why it is time to consider big changes

July 24, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Health care payment in the U.S. is the outgrowth of decades of policy decisions that were not all thought out in advance and thus have become a mess. We pay […]

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CMS: Hospital price transparency final rule update

December 9, 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 […]

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

August 7, 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 […]

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Healthcare price transparency: Are we getting closer?

April 5, 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 […]

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Hospital prices go public: Does it matter?

January 2, 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 […]

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Transparency in healthcare pricing: It’s time

June 20, 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 […]

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Patients first: Really?

May 7, 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 […]

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The many facets of waste in health care

March 9, 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 […]