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Posted on Oct 11, 2018 (4 days ago)

PatientEngagementHIT.com

Gag Clause Bills Signed into Law, Improves Healthcare Transparency
PatientEngagementHIT.com
Gag clauses have been known as a threat to healthcare price transparency. Proponents of the newly-minted laws say getting rid of gag clauses gives patients greater freedom to access the medications that will work best for them physically and financially.

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Posted today (7 hours ago)

The Hill

Drug industry pledges more price transparency in ads, stops short of full disclosure
The Hill
“We think this kind of transparency is needed across the health-care system,” Ubl said. PhRMA later clarified that companies won't arbitrarily determine the list prices they disclose on their websites. A spokeswoman told The Hill that the “list price ...
Trump Administration, Pharma Exchange Verbal Volleys On Drug-Price TransparencyMuskogee Daily Phoenix
Trump administration to require drug companies to include prices in television adsFierceHealthcare
Pharmaceutical lobby rolls out changes to TV ads to head off regulationWashington Examiner
HealthLeaders Media -PhRMA
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Posted on Oct 1, 2018 (14 days ago)

RevCycleIntelligence.com

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals
RevCycleIntelligence.com
“The policies in the IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule further advance the agency's priority of creating a patient-centered healthcare system by achieving greater price transparency, interoperability, and significant burden reduction so that hospitals can ...


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Posted on Sep 19, 2018 (26 days ago)

HealthPayerIntelligence.com

Payers Play Crucial Role in Healthcare Quality Transparency
HealthPayerIntelligence.com
Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit representing payer and employer organizations, stressed that shortcomings in healthcare transparency lead to significant patient safety risks and higher care costs. Leapfrog ...


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Posted on Sep 20, 2018 (25 days ago)

PatientEngagementHIT.com

Health Pros Nudge Senate Toward Care Quality, Price Transparency
PatientEngagementHIT.com
“Improving transparency in health care prices and quality is an area where the private sector and states are largely leading the charge,” Alexander said introducing the hearing's witnesses including representatives from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma ...


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Posted on Oct 10, 2018 (4 days ago)

Winona Daily News

Jason Ludwigson: Dan Feehan will fight for health care transparency
Winona Daily News
Dan Feehan, who is running for Congress in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, would be a staunch advocate for health care price transparency. Health care is different than many other consumer products. When you need health care it must be ...


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Posted on Sep 18, 2018 (27 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Congress questions its role in healthcare price transparency
ModernHealthcare.com
Three other witnesses made it clear that simple cost transparency wouldn't be enough to improve the healthcare system for patients. Readmission rates, rate of complications and mortality, and reported hazards within a hospital all matter just as much.
More Price Transparency Needed in Health Marketplace, Senators ToldMedPage Today
Nashville Price Transparency Firm Tells Congress To Police Health Care ConsolidationWPLN

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Posted on Oct 2, 2018 (13 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Congress angles for air ambulance cost transparency
ModernHealthcare.com
Last November, a fully insured North Dakotan was dispatched on an 84-mile medical air transport from Langdon, N.D., to Grand Forks. When the charges came in at more than $66,000, out-of-network insurance covered just $16,000. The patient was left with ...


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Posted on Sep 26, 2018 (19 days ago)

WJXT News4JAX

Health care transparency effort lags
WJXT News4JAX
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With just months left in his term, one of Gov. Rick Scott's key health-care initiatives remains in limbo. Scott convinced legislators to set aside $3.5 million to create a new website and to create a claims database that would allow ...

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Posted on Sep 20, 2018 (25 days ago)

American Medical Association

8 ways to improve health care price transparency
American Medical Association
“Achieving meaningful price transparency can help lower health care costs and empower patients to make informed care decisions,” Dr. Madara added. “The AMA supports price transparency and recognizes that achieving meaningful price transparency may ...

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