Price transparency needed from all stakeholders, HFMA task force says
Hospitals and health plans should serve as front-line resources on healthcare price information for patients who want to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. But government and employers should also help consumers understand healthcare prices, according to a report released today by a task force promoting guidelines and recommendations for price transparency.
Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud
(Reuters) - Within hours of the U.S. government's unprecedented release last week of a trove of Medicare billing data, a small fraternity of lawyers who specialize in representing whistleblowers in healthcare fraud cases began to mobilize.
These lawyers earn their living bringing cases on behalf of employees at drug companies and healthcare providers who believe their bosses or colleagues may be cheating the federal Medicare system by bribing doctors to prescribe certain drugs, for example, or inflating bills.
Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The uninsured rate among adults aged 18 and older in the states that have chosen to expand Medicaid and set up their own exchanges in the health insurance marketplace has declined significantly more this year than in the remaining states that have not done so. The uninsured rate, on average, declined 2.5 percentage points in the 21 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have implemented both of these measures, compared with a 0.8-point drop across the 29 states that have taken only one or neither of these actions.
Physician payment data may drive hospital, insurer decisions
Insurers want to know which doctors routinely order the most services and the costliest treatments. Hospitals want to know which physicians to partner with for accountable care programs. Fraud investigators and researchers want to know who is ordering unnecessary services or billing excessively. Consumer groups and individual consumers want to know which doctors have the most experience with complex procedures.
Healthcare Pop Mobile Application
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