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Dysfunctional Department Store Demonstrate Health Care Hoodwinks

Recently, a storewide sale sign lured me into a local department store. I meandered the aisles until I found a birthday gift for my toddler: a cute magnetic fishing pole toy. But to my surprise, I couldn’t find the item’s price anywhere. Not on the box, not on the shelf. ...
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Big plans for BidenCare doomed if Republicans keep Senate majority

President-elect Joe Biden’s ambitious plan for a dramatic and costly overhaul of America’s health care sector that would start us down the road to socialized medicine and worse health care has no chance of approval if Republicans capture majority control of the U.S. Senate. And even if Democrats manage to control the Senate by ...
Commentary

Industry Voices—Surprise! There’s a better fix for surprise bills

Federal health officials are trying to reignite the debate over surprise medical bills. In a report issued earlier this summer, the Department of Health and Human Services urged Congress to do something about surprise bills, saying the practice represents a market failure that cannot be corrected on its own. The ...
Commentary

Hey, GOP: Run on transparency in healthcare

Republicans have concluded their national convention without offering a detailed policy plan for the next four years. Instead, they have stuck with their 2016 platform and offered seven bullet points outlining their priorities when it comes to healthcare. Among those seven are promises to reduce health insurance premiums and end surprise medical bills. They ...
California

Read Revcycle Intelligence Story on Surprise Medical Billing Brief

Surprise Billing Price Controls Decreasing Care Quality in CA By: Jacqueline LaPointe, Reporter Researchers at the Pacific Research Institute are warning Congressmembers to steer clear from price controls as a solution for surprise billing after finding that the policy approach had unintended consequences in California. In a new brief, researchers found ...
California

New Brief Shows Impact of California’s Surprise Medical Billing Law: Lower Quality Care, Reduced Access, Higher System Costs

California’s surprise medical billing law (Assembly Bill 72) – which imposes price controls on the rates out-of-network physicians can charge at in-network facilities – is hurting patients with lower quality care, reduced access, and higher health care system costs, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical ...
Commentary

A Surprise in the Congressional Stimulus Package?

A proposed fix for surprise medical bills may end up on the cutting-room floor as negotiations over the multi trillion-dollar economic stimulus package wrap up on Capitol Hill. Last week, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., were trying to get their plan, which would essentially cap bills ...
Commentary

Surprise billing: Not all fixes are created equal

Congress is still fighting about surprise medical bills. The House Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee are both trying to line up bipartisan support for their competing approaches. Neither committee’s approach is right. Congress must go back to the drawing board and come up with a fix ...
Commentary

The promise and perils of surprise medical bill reform

Congress appears set to do something about surprise medical bills. Last month, the House Energy and Commerce Committee cleared a bill that would address the issue for a final floor vote. The Senate is planning to vote on a similar measure after its August recess. No one likes to receive ...
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“HELP-ing” to Make Health Care More Affordable

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee has just released a bi-partisan bill authored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that would make health care more affordable and more transparent for patients. These reforms are not grandiose fantasies that are destined to fail, such as ...
Blog

Dysfunctional Department Store Demonstrate Health Care Hoodwinks

Recently, a storewide sale sign lured me into a local department store. I meandered the aisles until I found a birthday gift for my toddler: a cute magnetic fishing pole toy. But to my surprise, I couldn’t find the item’s price anywhere. Not on the box, not on the shelf. ...
Commentary

Big plans for BidenCare doomed if Republicans keep Senate majority

President-elect Joe Biden’s ambitious plan for a dramatic and costly overhaul of America’s health care sector that would start us down the road to socialized medicine and worse health care has no chance of approval if Republicans capture majority control of the U.S. Senate. And even if Democrats manage to control the Senate by ...
Commentary

Industry Voices—Surprise! There’s a better fix for surprise bills

Federal health officials are trying to reignite the debate over surprise medical bills. In a report issued earlier this summer, the Department of Health and Human Services urged Congress to do something about surprise bills, saying the practice represents a market failure that cannot be corrected on its own. The ...
Commentary

Hey, GOP: Run on transparency in healthcare

Republicans have concluded their national convention without offering a detailed policy plan for the next four years. Instead, they have stuck with their 2016 platform and offered seven bullet points outlining their priorities when it comes to healthcare. Among those seven are promises to reduce health insurance premiums and end surprise medical bills. They ...
California

Read Revcycle Intelligence Story on Surprise Medical Billing Brief

Surprise Billing Price Controls Decreasing Care Quality in CA By: Jacqueline LaPointe, Reporter Researchers at the Pacific Research Institute are warning Congressmembers to steer clear from price controls as a solution for surprise billing after finding that the policy approach had unintended consequences in California. In a new brief, researchers found ...
California

New Brief Shows Impact of California’s Surprise Medical Billing Law: Lower Quality Care, Reduced Access, Higher System Costs

California’s surprise medical billing law (Assembly Bill 72) – which imposes price controls on the rates out-of-network physicians can charge at in-network facilities – is hurting patients with lower quality care, reduced access, and higher health care system costs, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical ...
Commentary

A Surprise in the Congressional Stimulus Package?

A proposed fix for surprise medical bills may end up on the cutting-room floor as negotiations over the multi trillion-dollar economic stimulus package wrap up on Capitol Hill. Last week, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., were trying to get their plan, which would essentially cap bills ...
Commentary

Surprise billing: Not all fixes are created equal

Congress is still fighting about surprise medical bills. The House Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee are both trying to line up bipartisan support for their competing approaches. Neither committee’s approach is right. Congress must go back to the drawing board and come up with a fix ...
Commentary

The promise and perils of surprise medical bill reform

Congress appears set to do something about surprise medical bills. Last month, the House Energy and Commerce Committee cleared a bill that would address the issue for a final floor vote. The Senate is planning to vote on a similar measure after its August recess. No one likes to receive ...
Blog

“HELP-ing” to Make Health Care More Affordable

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee has just released a bi-partisan bill authored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that would make health care more affordable and more transparent for patients. These reforms are not grandiose fantasies that are destined to fail, such as ...
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