There's a growing trend in the healthcare industry–disclosing costs for services. In any other industry, that's a no-brainer necessity for a consumer to make an informed decision about what to purchase. But when it comes to health insurance, consumers often must determine whether to undergo a test, procedure or exam without knowing those services' accompanying price tags.
Colorado's state-run health insurance exchange has drawn the attention of 11 insurers seeking to sell about 250 health plans to individuals and small groups
Hospital and health system leaders briefed Congressional staff Friday on the problems they face due to inappropriate payment denials by Medicare recovery audit contractors, AHA News reported.
Although Massachusetts has served as a role model for many aspects of the federal health reform implementation, most states' health insurance exchanges won't resemble the version in Massachusetts.
The chance for a consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) to compete in the Vermont health insurance exchange was shot down Wednesday by state regulators due to financial solvency and corporate governance issues,
California has become the eighth state to release detailed information about plans and prices that insurers proposed for its state-run health insurance exchange. And since its 7 million uninsured population is the largest in the nation, the rates provide the most in-depth look at how much consumers will pay when they buy coverage through online marketplaces this fall.
A new study by University of Michigan researchers concludes that the healthcare industry might get far more bang for its buck spending more on younger rather than older populations. The study,...
Hospital-acquired bloodstream infections--an avoidable medical condition--can rack up huge profits for hospitals, according to a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles owes Medicare more than $2.24 million in overpayments made during a three-and-a-half period, according to an Office of Inspector General report.
One of the overarching themes of this year's annual health information data security conference, "Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security"--jointly hosted this week by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights--was the issue of patient trust. Patients, however, have good reason to be skeptical about their information remaining secure.