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Oklahoma's price transparency rule to make healthcare more consumer friendly

By Alan Condon - Becker's Hospital Review - May 6, 2021

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on May 3 signed into law a price transparency bill requiring healthcare providers, groups and facilities to make cash prices available to consumers for commonly provided services, Poncacitynow.com reports.

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Health care price transparency bill would be a win for taxpayers, employers and consumers

BY JIM STERGIOS AND CHARLIE CHIEPPO, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS - 07/21/20

 Prices for those who pay cash for health care are nearly forty percent lower than health plans pay for the same services.

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It's time to reveal true cost of health care prices: Sen. Mike Braun

By Mike Braun FOX Business - June 30, 2020

I know firsthand that transparency is the trick to reducing the skyrocketing health care cost.

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Opinion: How I paid cash for health care instead of using my insurance plan — and saved money

By: Harry Sit Founder of Advice-Only Financial November 9, 2019

Four years ago, $360 using insurance. This time, $161 paying cash.

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Paying cash for medical care could save you money

By: Marilyn Moritz l Reporter August 16, 2019

It sounds like a crazy idea to pay cash for doctors or medical procedures even if you have health insurance...

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How Trump's Rule on Hospital Prices Could Help Consumers

By Lisa L. Gill - Consumer Reports - June 26, 2019

President's Trumps new rule could help consumers learn the cost of an MRI and other treatment before it happens....

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West Health-Gallup survey: The Great Disconnect Between Perceptions and Realities of the U.S. Healthcare System

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 2, 2019 — Americans are borrowing tens of billions of dollars, skipping treatments and significantly cutting back on household spending to pay for basic healthcare

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How cash-pay patients can beat high-deductible plans

April 28, 2019 By: MARTINE EHRENCLOU, MA | PATIENT 

Many of us now have high-deductible health insurance plans, which makes us “cash-pay” patients until we meet our deductibles.

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What To Do When You Desperately Need Help With Medical Bills

March 29, 2019 By: Casey Bond- Lifestyle reporter for HuffPost

There's a good chance at least some of your medical debt will be forgiven...

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Prescription drug prices can vary by thousands of dollars depending on where you buy them

March 5, 2019- (CBS News) 

The price of the same prescription drug can vary by hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on where you buy it, according to a new report by the U.S. 

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Patients With Primary Care Docs May Get Better Health Care

Feb. 4, 2019 By: Robert Preidt - HealthDay Reporter - One way to get better medical care and more value for your health care dollars is to find yourself a primary care provider, researchers say.

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Considering Cash—& Consumerism—In Service Line Planning

November 12, 2018 

By: Monica E. Oss - Chief Executive Officer & Senior Associate - OPEN MINDS 

 Most health care provider organizations don’t think about consumers paying cash directly for services—for good reason.

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8 ways to improve health care price transparency

 

September 20, 2018  By: Andis Robeznieks- Senior Staff Writer- AMA News    

  Patients are becoming active consumers of health care services, but a lack of transparency regarding the cost of those services hinders their ability to make true value-based decisions.

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20% of uninsured medical services in US are imaging related

August 30, 2018

By: Melissa Rohman - TriMed Media-

 New research from the University of Chicago found that 60 percent of Americans have been surprised to receive a medical bill that they thought would have been covered by insurance.

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Golden ticket: 784 people get medical debt paid off by Kansas City-area doctors

Providers that care about your best interest 

By Andy Marso- The Kansas City Star 

July 25, 2018 

If you get a gold-colored envelope in the mail from a place called “RIP Medical Debt,” don’t throw it away. It’s not junk mail, it’s good news: A group of Kansas City-area doctors has paid your medical bills.

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Want to know what health care costs in Minnesota? You may be in luck. Minnesota legislation may lift the veil. It's passed the Senate and awaits action in House.

 

Helping health care consumers learn more about the subsidies, mandates and secret agreements that produce large disparities in prices paid for the same services is one of Jensen’s main aims with a bill he calls “a step, not a destination” toward lifting the “veil of secrecy” on health care pricing and tapping consumers’ “greatest resource of common sense.”

By D.J. TICE - Star Tribune- May 11, 2018

If state Sen. Scott Jensen, R-Chaska, gets his way, a startling medical innovation will soon be on its way to a primary care clinic near you. Like many aggressive therapies, it may not make you feel better right away. But in time it might, just might, prove to be part of a cure for what ails American health care.

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Update: Minnesota Senate Considers Direct Primary Care Bill

 Putting patients first by providing better financial choices instead of insurance companies in charge of your health care…

MINNESOTA SENATE CONSIDERS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE BILL

 APRIL 30, 2018 By Leo Pusateri

 The Minnesota Senate is considering making it easier for health care providers and patients to enter into direct primary care (DPC) agreements.

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Attractive alternatives for consumers and providers

Only through a freer market in which consumers working directly with businesses and healthcare providers that provide the best care at the most competitive rates, can we begin to better manage and control our healthcare costs.

 The Best Preventative Care is a Freer Market 


By KYLE WINGFIELD Apr 23, 2018

The contract dispute between Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield appears to be over: The two parties this past week confirmed a “handshake deal” at the urging of Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Unlocking the Power of Time

Underpinning all the new health care technology is human contact and listening, which is essential to the physician-patient experience.  For many consumers Direct Primary Care or Concierge Medicine practices can offer another solution to the time element issue.  

 Commentary: Why We Need to Give Doctors Time to Listen

By KATHY BLOOMGARDEN April 2, 2018

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Consumerism driving changes in health care, study finds

By Jeff Falk Rice University News

MARCH 23, 2018

Rising costs and changing attitudes about convenience and the ability to personalize life choices are driving a trend toward greater consumer purchasing power and individual responsibility in health care services, according to a new issue brief by experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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