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A Consumer Guide to Understanding Healthcare Price Transparency: What a Healthcare Consumer Needs to Know to Navigate the Pricing Maze

Medical Price Transparency can be very confusing and frustrating to understand. This guide will help you understand and navigate this complex new consumer process.

College Tuition Sparked A Mental Health Crisis. Then The Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived…Published By Kaiser health news

Despite a lifelong struggle with panic attacks, Divya Singh made a brave move across the world last fall from her home in Mumbai, India. She…

A Consumer Guild of the 70 Shoppable Services Mandated By CMS: In Layman’s Language, What Are They

This guide explains each Shoppable Service in Layman’s Language

Telemedicine Is a Tool — Not a Replacement for Your Doctor’s Touch

Earlier in the pandemic it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments posed risks of coronavirus exposure. Insurers…

Hospitals get 1st CMS warning on price transparency failure

CMS has started issuing its first round of warning letters to hospitals not in compliance with the hospital price disclosure rule, a CMS spokesperson confirmed…

After Accident, Patient Crashes Into $700,000 Bill for Spine Surgery: Published By Kaiser Health News

Mark Gottlieb’s life changed in an instant when another driver crashed into his car, damaging four vertebrae in his upper spine and smashing six teeth.…

CMS Hospital Mandated: Their 70 Shoppable Services: A Listing of the Services With the Appropriate CPT or DRG Codes Consumers Need To Know

An Arm and a Leg: Know Your Healthcare Rights By Kaiser Healthcare News

Transcript published Jan 28, 2021 Note: Most of this transcript is machine-generated, so it’s NOT letter-perfect. We’re doing our best! Also, I’ve left off the…

Baby Blues: First-Time Parents Blindsided by ‘the Birthday Rule’ and a $207,455 NICU Bill

In the nine months leading up to her due date, Kayla Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, meticulously planned for their daughter’s arrival. This story also…

Trump Rule Gives Small Companies a New Tool to Help Workers Buy Health Coverage

Until October, Andrea LaRew was paying $950 a month for health insurance through her job at the Northwest Douglas County Chamber & Economic Development Corp.…

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